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How to Combat the Threat of Showrooming  Sep 03, 2013 3:17 PM By Daniela Forte

Showrooming has been the big catch phrase this year for many crosschannel merchants, but should it be a concern for them? Jim Okamura, managing partner of Okamura Consulting, said in a recent interview at IRCE 2013, that in general it is a threat to most crosschannel merchants.

5 Tips on Harnessing the Power of Big Data  Aug 19, 2013 11:31 AM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to big data, some online retailers believe the more data collected the better the return. However, studies have shown that it’s not the size of the data you collect that makes you successful, it’s what type

TJ Maxx Expected to See Fulfillment Challenges with New Ecommerce Site  Aug 12, 2013 3:08 PM By Erin Lynch

While launching an online store usually is a great thing for retailers, TJ Maxx, which offers limited items at a discounted rate, might have an uphill battle when it’s site goes live if they do not handle their online inventory efficiently.

Kewill to Acquire Four Soft  Aug 12, 2013 1:36 PM By Erin Lynch

Kewill, a provider of multimodal transportation software, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Four Soft, a software company headquartered in Hyderabad, India. The acquisition is expected to close within 90 days and will expand Kewill’s existing position in the Supply Chain Execution software market.

Prepping Your Site for the Holiday Season  Aug 05, 2013 5:28 PM By Daniela Forte

Merchants today need to be focused on the user experience and the digital relationship with the merchant. In this video, Smartbear’s Ken Godskind discusses what merchants need to do to prepare their ecommerce sites for the 2013 holiday season.

Responsive Design: Friend or Foe?  Jul 31, 2013 10:49 AM By Erin Lynch

As smartphones and tablets catch up to the desktop as a popular shopping device for consumers, more and more retailers are revamping their marketing strategies and ecommerce websites to include responsive design. But is that a good thing?

Mobile Payments Fizzle in U.S., Sizzle Globally  Jul 27, 2013 9:39 PM By Ralph Dangelmeier

Predictions for the uptake of mobile payments by American consumers have been falling like the stock market in 2008, while global payments are zooming upward.

Netsuite Sees 35% Increase in Second Quarter  Jul 26, 2013 10:40 AM By Erin Lynch

NetSuite Inc. announced its second quarter financial results which show a 35% increase over the same period in the prior year. Cash flows from operations were $15.6 million in the second quarter of 2013, up from $15.2 million in the same period in the prior year.

8 Tips for Creating a Solid Returns Policy  Jul 22, 2013 4:08 PM By Erin Lynch

While most merchants would prefer to not think about their returns policy, it’s imperative for every ecommerce company to have one. Not only is it good business, but it will also help customers trust your brand and the products that you sell. Here are eight tips designed to get you to master the art of the refund policy.

Why Omnichannel Fulfillment Matters  Jul 18, 2013 2:30 PM By Erin Lynch

Shopping habits, shopping devices, and shopping locations are interchangeable in the customer’s eyes, which is why it’s more important than ever for merchants to offer a wide variety of omnichannel fulfillment options, according to Bill Toney, senior vice president, Omnichannel Solutions at VendorNet.






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