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Technology ARCHIVE

Is Amazon Using Product Listing Ads?  Nov 19, 2014 11:59 AM By Jim Leichenko

Does Amazon’s recent Product Listing Ad activity in the French market mark the start of a new policy at the online retail giant, and will Amazon begin sponsoring PLAs in the U.S. and other markets? Only time will tell, but it’s something all merchants need to be aware of.

3 Steps to Protect Your Business’ Online Back Door  Nov 16, 2014 7:39 PM By Scott Walters

Though it’s easy to forget about the back door, it’s imperative that ecommerce retailers protect the administrative sections of their web content platforms. Fortunately, there are three steps retailers can take now – in advance of Black Friday – to protect their administrative pages.

Apple Watch Could Change Brand Marketers’ Timing  Oct 24, 2014 10:18 AM By Bart Heilbron

If the Watch does catch on, and creates a monopoly of the market as some have predicted, brands across the globe will need to step up to the challenge of the newest marketing channel – the wrist.

Online Retailers Often Disconnected from Consumer Desires  Oct 21, 2014 12:13 PM By Mike O'Brien

Online retailers are giving consumers delivery options they don’t want, while not offering the ones they do, according to a new survey.

Will Apple Pay Launch This Week?  Oct 15, 2014 12:05 PM By Daniela Forte

For customers using Apple Pay wanting to pay for something in an app, can just tap “Pay with Apple Pay” by putting their finger on the fingerprint reader. The charge will go straight to the credit or debit card.

UPS Buys Global Ecommerce Firm i-parcel  Oct 07, 2014 2:02 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced today it has acquired U.S.-based global ecommerce enabler and logistics company i-parcel for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition complements UPS’s international cross-border logistics capabilities from the U.S. and U.K., now extending to more than 100 countries.

Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With  Oct 07, 2014 11:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

Concerning Alibaba’s global aspirations, the company has struck deals in 2014 with the French and Italian governments aimed at fostering ecommerce growth for merchants from those countries selling on Tmall, including providing them with enrollment support, online marketing and customer service support.

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.






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