Technology ARCHIVE

IBM Predicts an Omnichannel Shopping World  Dec 18, 2013 8:04 AM By Tim Parry

In five years, new innovations will make buying local du jour once again, according to IBM’s 8th-annual IBM 5 in 5 list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years. Here’s why IBM predicts the decline of ecommerce and the rebirth of the in-store shopping experience.

Ecommerce & Marketing Trends: What Retailers Need to Know Now for 2014  Dec 11, 2013 10:55 AM By Ed Braswell

As we wrap up another year, merchants are now looking into what they can expect for 2014 in the ecommerce world. This article will look back at what was hot in 2013, and what merchants should focus on moving into 2014, including creating targeted, personalized and seamless shopping experience for consumers.

Omnichannel Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead in 2014?  Dec 10, 2013 2:39 PM By Jonathan Levitt

What will retail look like in 2014? Contributing writer Jonathan Levitt sees two major emerging trends occurring in the New Year: the rise of the ubiquitous shopper and wide-scale retail automation.

Retailers Estimate Holiday Return Fraud Will Cost Them $3.4 Billion  Dec 06, 2013 3:45 PM By MCM Staff

As one of the most serious, but often most misunderstood, retail loss prevention issues, return fraud costs retailers billions of dollars every year.

Apple Launches iBeacon App to Tailor In-Store Shopping Experience  Dec 06, 2013 1:22 PM By Erin Lynch

With the help of Bluetooth technology, shoppers can now tailor their shopping experience inside one of 254 Apple stores throughout the United States, through the new iBeacon mobile app.

Keeping Your Site Up and Running This Holiday Season  Dec 06, 2013 12:03 PM By Tim Parry

In this video interview, Panopta CEO Jason Abate discusses the outages that plagued Cabelas.com over Cyber Weekend 2013, and what merchants need to do to keep their sites up and running throughout the peak season.

Why Master Data Management Matters in 2014  Dec 04, 2013 1:00 PM By Christophe Marcant

As merchants continue to focus on improving customer loyalty moving into 2014, many are adopting Master Data Management technology in order to create a more rich and satisfying shopping experience across all channels. However, in order to achieve this and capitalize on peak buying seasons, retailers must gain greater control over product information and other master data in order to achieve omnichannel success.

Clearing Up the Confusion Between Omnichannel and Multichannel  Dec 04, 2013 11:25 AM By Eric Feinberg and JJ Cramer

The terms omnichannel and multichannel are more often than not used all too frequently and often interchangeably in the ecommerce world. However, have two completely different meanings. Here is a breakdown of what they mean and how you can use both, separately, to execute them flawlessly in order to create the best ecommerce brand.

The Top 5 Ecommerce Tests You Should be Running Right Now  Dec 04, 2013 10:17 AM By Ryan Lillis

Online retailers are always on the lookout for ways to drive additional revenue, accept during the holiday time, when merchants are generally focused on securing sales. But the smartest retailers are also concentrating on website performance and how to use the holiday shopping season to derive data. Here are 5 things you can do, right now, that will help increase conversion rates throughout 2014.

5 Ways to Improve Site Performance  Dec 01, 2013 8:37 PM By Klaus Enzenhofer

This holiday season, businesses must focus extensively on application performance and usability, in order to get users to increase transactions. Compuware has compiled the following five suggestions for improving performance and boosting sales.






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