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In today’s hyper-connected environment, producing slow-loading or unavailable content is equal to providing no digital content at all. While the challenge to produce always-on, high-performing content is daunting, the truth is, it can be done. In fact, it starts with some relatively easy first steps.
Personalization was one of the underlying themes of eTail West – and it seemed whatever track of sessions you attended, there was talk about how retailers are personalizing the ecommerce experience for their customers. Here are three examples that stood out.
Bon-Ton announced on March 5 that it has signed a lease for a 743,000 square-foot direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in West Jefferson, Ohio in response to its growing ecommerce operations.
Overstock.com announced that it has sold over $1 million in product to Bitcoin users since the online shopping site started accepting the cryptocurrency on Jan 9. According to Overstock.com, of the over 4,300 Bitcoin customers that made purchases with the site since January, almost 60% are new customers.
Target has announced that Beth Jacob, chief information officer, is resigning from her position as part of an “overhaul” of the retailer’s information security and compliance structure. Jacob’s resignation is effective March 5.
When Amazon Prime was introduced in 2005, analysts and consumers alike thought it was a risky, expensive venture, however, Amazon Prime members now comprise nearly 10% of Amazon’s purchases, and spend twice as much as non-Prime members. While Amazon has certainly been giving retailers a lot of heartburn recently, there is a way to fight back and all comes down to same-day delivery.
The B2C online experience has been ahead of B2B in terms of experience and ease of shopping. But the winds are changing. This article outlines three steps you can take to boost your selling power and attract more B2B customers while still controlling costs.
Multichannel Merchant’s March 2013 Marketing & Ecommerce Guide focuses on fraud and security, creating a global footprint and mastering mobile email. It also gives you a look at how to plan for Holiday 2014.
RadioShack announced this week that it plans to close 1,100 under performing stores as well as huge losses in its fourth quarter earnings. According to its Q4 financials, the electronics retailer reported that net sales and operating revenues for the quarter decreased to $935.4 million from $1.17 billion in the same quarter last year
Failing to fulfill customers’ orders in a timely fashion can spell disaster for retailers of any size. Delivering products late can kill sales, batter your reputation and destroy customer loyalty. It can also squander all of the time, money and resources you spent acquiring new customers. Which is exactly why merchants need to remember that the customer experience journey doesn’t end with a sale.