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Study Finds 16% of U.S. Consumers Have Used Mobile to Shop  Jul 16, 2013 2:05 PM By Erin Lynch

While retailers are focusing more on the mobile shopper, new research has found that only 16% of American consumers have used their mobile device to shop compared to 50% in China, 48% in Singapore, and 42% in India.

Why Email Marketing’s Significant Growth Continues  Jul 12, 2013 11:02 AM By Daniela Forte

Customer acquisition via email marketing has magnified since 2009. According to Custora’s report “E-Commerce Customer Acquisition Snapshot” the channel grew from 0.88% of customers acquired in 2009 to 6.84% in 2013.

Quiet Logistics’ Robots at Work  Jul 10, 2013 3:48 PM By Erin Lynch

Wired has posted a new video introducing the ecommerce world to a few members of the robotic workforce at the Quiet Logistics order fulfillment center in Devens, Mass. According to the video, the robots, which have names such as Peanut Botter, Botter Rum, Juke Bot, Bot-B-Q, and Walter CaBot IV, require a five minute recharge every hour and have a 99.94% accuracy rate.

Office Oxygen Breathes New Life in the Workplace  Jul 10, 2013 11:12 AM By Erin Lynch

When Trainers Warehouse first launched in 1993 the most popular marketing tactic was the catalog. But when president Sue Landay decided to launch a sister retailer, Office Oxygen, earlier this year she quickly realized the power social media can have on brand exposure.

Can Social Login Really Make a Difference?  Jul 02, 2013 3:17 PM By Erin Lynch

Logging on a retail site should be fast, easy, and stress-free but it can be more of a juggling act for consumers who can’t remember their passwords and ultimately leaving a site. In fact, according to a recent survey, of those users who do not remember their information, 70% will leave. But retailers and shoppers found a new and faster way to stay engaged: the social login.

How to Reach the Constantly Connected Digital Shopper  Jul 02, 2013 10:10 AM By Erin Lynch

The modern day consumer is constantly connected no matter where they shop. It could be by using their smartphone to showroom in store, reading an email on a mobile device, or by interacting with a brand on Facebook. Even though a consumer is always connected to the digital world, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are connecting with your brand the way you’d like.

USPS to See Real Time Tracking in All Locations by Years End  Jul 01, 2013 1:43 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service expects to see real time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013. The move was generated to give “piece of mind” to both the customer and the shipper with 15-minute real time package tracking.

Social Media Contributes to Steady Ecommerce Growth  Jun 28, 2013 2:13 PM By Daniela Forte

U.S. online retail sales are expected to reach $370 billion by 2017. Between 2012 and 2014, ecommerce growth has seen a 13% hike and 20% of online purchases are made after surfing social media, according to this infographic by National Positions.

Why De-averaging Helps Assure Best Recommendations  Jun 27, 2013 2:38 PM By Richard Harris

De-averaging helps assure that your product recommendations will deliver lift because that single best answer just isn’t as relevant to all customers.

The Shopping Habits of the B2B Buyer  Jun 19, 2013 4:03 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to the buying preferences of B2B shoppers, suppliers need to start creating an online shopping experience similar to those in the B2C world. Translation: B2B websites need to be easy to use.






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