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3 Technology Predictions for Online Retailers  Oct 01, 2014 11:20 AM By Marcel Munoz

Consumer behavior is shaping the future of online retail in ways we never imagined a few years ago. Mobile computing devices, such as smartphones and tablets, have dramatically changed shoppers’ preferences and are driving the need for rapid change. Here are three technology predictions that will be common place by the year 2020 — if not before.

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.

Foot Locker Testing Same-Day Delivery in California  Sep 11, 2014 9:24 PM By Mike O'Brien

In a first in the athletic footwear and apparel space, Foot Locker has started a trial of same-day/next-day delivery at five stores in California, with plans to roll it out at its 1,300 locations across the U.S. and Canada

Focus on the Ecommerce User Experience  Sep 09, 2014 6:32 AM By Ian Goldman

In essence, a positive user experience in the era of tablets and smartphones requires the same core components that have always factored into the formula for customer satisfaction. Here are three steps to perfecting the ecommerce user experience.

Chalkfly Sees AOV Increase with Response Website  Sep 04, 2014 9:23 AM By Daniela Forte

Office and school supply ecommerce retailer Chalkfly saw a 33% increase in its average order value when it launched a re-designed fully responsive website. At the same time, Chalkfly leveraged SLI System’s search technology.

What Ecommerce Retailers Need to Translate in a Global-Local World  Sep 02, 2014 10:56 AM By Ian Henderson

To prepare for the modern customer journey, ecommerce retailers need to localize the website, customer communications and the mobile experience.

Which Online Marketplaces Are Best for Your Business?  Sep 02, 2014 9:04 AM By Mike O'Brien

Jayson Humphrey, strategic partnership manager for ChannelAdvisor, offers key insights on how to create a winning strategy for online marketplaces.

Complying With PCI Standards and Protecting Consumer Data Takes a Token Effort  Aug 26, 2014 3:52 PM By Diane Buzzeo

With the drumbeat of bad news about online credit card breaches continuing, retailers can use tokenization to protect against consumer data theft.

Consumers Demand Omnichannel, So Where Do You Begin?  Aug 26, 2014 1:26 PM By Heather Bonura

The key to implementing a successful omnichannel strategy is to prioritize your tactics based on your business goals and to walk before you run.






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