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Amazon 20th Anniversary Shows How Ecommerce and Marketing Have Evolved  Sep 30, 2014 4:16 PM By Joe Colopy

This year marks Amazon’s 20th anniversary, and few can argue the company’s defining and revolutionary impact on commerce. So, as we reflect back on 20 years of Amazon and what lies ahead, what do commerce marketers need to consider in order to stay ahead of the competition?

eBay to Finally Split Off PayPal  Sep 30, 2014 1:45 PM By Tim Parry

Creating two standalone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities in the rapidly-changing global commerce and payments landscape, and is the best path for creating sustainable shareholder value.

Sears Adds Returns, Exchanges to In-Car Pickup  Sep 30, 2014 8:15 AM By Mike O'Brien

To take advantage of the new return/exchange service, customers can visit sears.com, click on the customer service link, choose “returns and exchanges” and follow the prompts to identify the item. For an exchange, they select a new item and get an email confirmation when the replacement is ready for pickup.

Once at the store, they park in a designated In-Vehicle Pickup spot, and notify the store of their arrival via the app. A timer will start on the phone, and a Sears associate will arrive within five minutes and complete the return or exchange.

MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.  Sep 26, 2014 4:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Among other things, the acquisition of ABOL will allow MetaPack to provide its customers with improved visibility into global shipments across carriers and countries. It also offers enhanced delivery intelligence and reporting to better understand delivery challenges like potential delays, so retailers can make adjustments in their supply chain to alleviate issues.

Sport Chalet Re-Launches Website  Sep 25, 2014 10:45 AM By Daniela Forte

The re-launch, which took roughly six months to complete, included a complete redesign of the site, incorporation of features such as Find in Store, sale of a gift cards, and the creation of a community section that integrates customer stories, pictures and experiences.

How to Gain Ad-Traction this Holiday Season  Sep 24, 2014 3:42 PM By Daniela Forte

This holiday season retailers are being given the daunting task with attempting to reach consumers on multi-devices. Here are some insights in how to gain ad-traction during the busiest time of the year, according to this infographic by Adroit Digital.

Leveraging Back-to-School Consumer Trends this Holiday Season  Sep 24, 2014 10:57 AM By Daniela Forte

With the holiday shopping season coming up soon, this infographic by Clarabridge highlights key takeaways from the back-to-school shopping season that retailers can leverage.

Deloitte Forecast: DTC Holiday Sales to Increase 13.5% to 14%  Sep 24, 2014 9:38 AM By Tim Parry

How huge is Holiday 2014 going to be? Deloitte says overall holiday sales are expected to rise 4% to 4.5%, and digital interactions expected to influence 50% of retail store sales.

Smart Furniture Launches Responsive Design Website  Sep 23, 2014 9:48 AM By Daniela Forte

Online furniture retailer Smart Furniture launched its responsive website in August after it saw a change in its web traffic. Here is what T.J. Gentle, president and CEO of Smart Furniture had to say.

4 Key Findings from ChannelAdvisor’s Holiday Ecommerce Study  Sep 23, 2014 7:39 AM By Tim Parry

ChannelAdvisor has released the holiday results of its “Multichannel E-Commerce Study,” which surveyed more than 200 online retailers in the U.S. and U.K. that averaged $3 million to $5 million in revenue in 2013. Here are four key findings that should help you adjust your planning in time for the holidays.




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