Technology ARCHIVE

4 Steps to Prevent Double Refunds  Jun 17, 2013 11:14 AM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

Online merchants often pay a steep price when it comes to chargebacks, which occur when a consumer disputes a charge made on their debit or credit card. Recipients of chargebacks often lose the sale, associated product, valuable time and the fees from card issuers. But those are not the only losses for merchants, as “double […]

Learning to Let Go When Outsourcing  Jun 11, 2013 10:33 AM By Curt Barry

More and more companies are looking into using Third Party Fulfillment (3PF) as an option to avoid increases in staff, warehouse size, and technology investments. But for some considering outsourcing, the basic hang-up is giving up control of contact center and fulfillment operations.

Preparing for Social Media Mishaps  Jun 10, 2013 12:10 PM By Erin Lynch

No matter how prepared your company is when engaging with customers through social media sites there is bound to be a public misstep. It can be a criticism from an unhappy customer or an error made by your social media team but in order to save face, it comes down to how you handle it.

SAP to Acquire hybris  Jun 06, 2013 12:59 PM By Erin Lynch

In what SAP is calling an effort to deliver the next-generation ecommerce platform, the software firm has announced plans to acquire the Swiss-based omnichannel technology company hybris.

Making the Decision to Replatform  Jun 06, 2013 9:44 AM By Daniela Forte

Swapping out your first ecommerce platform and transitioning to a new one can be scary and daunting. So where do you begin?

UserTesting.com Launches Enterprise Full-Service Testing Platform  Jun 05, 2013 9:57 AM By Erin Lynch

With access to over one million testers, UserTesting.com now offers usability testing designed for large businesses and retailers, complete with advanced targeting, expanded recruiting, live intercepts, moderated testing, quantitative metrics, and research and reporting services.

3 Tips to Spring Clean Your Ecommerce Strategy  May 14, 2013 2:44 PM By Fred Lizza

Spring is the perfect time of year for small-to-medium size multichannel merchants to identify new ways to streamline their business operations and improve go-to-market programs. A good spring cleaning is in order as part of a solid plan that will attract new and repeat customers, allowing businesses to enjoy strong sales heading into the summer […]

eBay and NRF Debate Internet Sales Tax  May 01, 2013 12:53 PM By Tim Parry

PBS News Hour’s Gwen Ifill looks at proposed Internet sales tax legislation and moderates a debate with Brian Bieron of eBay and the National Retail Federation’s Rachelle Bernstein.

Purchases Made From Mobile Devices Climbing Steadily  Apr 08, 2013 3:37 PM By Danielle Thomas

By the end of 2012, approximately 20% of all ecommerce sessions originated from mobile devices — smartphones and tablets. Projections say that level of consumer activity will increase steadily over the next three to five years. Fifty percent of online purchases could be mobile based by 2014, and become the primary conduit for consumer ecommerce by […]

Fraud Management Tools Have Several Benefits  Apr 08, 2013 3:10 PM By Erin Lynch

Fraud management tools have several benefits, according to a whitepaper by FirstData. For example, fraud management tools allow merchants to quickly adjust their scoring and resolution parameters in order to optimize results for their ever-changing business needs; they reduce staff time spent on manual order reviews; they can allow a company to stay up to […]






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