Channel Integration ARCHIVE

Brand-Building In A Rapidly Changing Channel Mix  Feb 04, 2013 8:03 PM By Paul Becker

With increased transactional, digital, mobile, content, social network and promotional marketing, how can marketers and merchants continue to differentiate, build brands and attack commoditization? Here is a five-step process you can use to differentiate and build brands across a changing channel mix.

Intelligrated CEO Says Multichannel Retail Drives Distribution and Fulfillment Evolution  Jan 23, 2013 9:47 AM By MCM staff

In a video blog from ProMat 2013, Intelligrated CEO Chris Cole reflects on conversations on the show floor. Key topics of discussion include the impact of multichannel retail on distribution and fulfillment operations and continued focus on upgrading aging equipment for increased productivity.

Read more: http://preview2.multichannelmerchant.com/videos/intelligrated-distribution-fulfillment-multichannel-evolution-0123tpp9/index.html#ixzz2IoyCGNoz

Social ROI is All About Strategy, Sharing and Data  Jan 16, 2013 8:08 PM By Todd Parsons

Ten thousand Facebook fans are not translating into 10,000 eager customers. And 50,000 Twitter followers don’t necessarily mean a ready supply of buyers. The hard truth is that most retailers haven’t a clue about the bottom-line impact of social marketing. Meanwhile, efforts to acquire fans and followers aren’t getting any cheaper.

Report: Shoppers Open to Cross-channel Shopping  Jan 15, 2013 11:37 AM By MCM staff

Nearly half of online purchases in studied categories resulted from showrooming. Significantly, nearly a quarter of these online shoppers intended to buy their item in the store, but ultimately purchased online – primarily due to price and convenience.

Will Price-match Promise Help Boost Target?  Jan 09, 2013 4:37 PM By Tim Parry

If a customer buys a qualifying item at a Target store and then finds the identical item for less in the following week’s Target circular or within seven days on Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Bestbuy.com or Toysrus.com or in a local competitor’s printed ad, Target will match the price.

5 Things Retailers Should Resolve Not to do in 2013  Jan 07, 2013 10:49 PM By MCM staff

 

Snapfish Catalog Drives Web Sales and Traffic  Jan 04, 2013 9:20 PM By Tim Parry

Old-school catalogers can learn a few lessons from an ecommerce pure-play’s annual holiday-season venture into print. Here are three key takeaways from this blog post about online photo printing and photo products seller Snapfish’s holiday catalog, written by Bill LaPierre for Datamann’s blog.

Holiday Sales Figures Paint Conflicting Picture  Dec 29, 2012 10:17 PM By MCM staff

Sales figures from the 2012 holiday shopping season paint a conflicting picture of the robustness of consumer spending and its impact on the economy. Retail analyst Dana Telsey discusses the holiday season on CBS This Morning.

Study Says Consumers Have Need for Speed  Dec 18, 2012 2:49 AM By Erin Lynch

Consumers are craving speed when it comes to shopping with their mobile phone or conducting in-store research, according to a new study conducted by Moosylvania, and retailers need to be ready to oblige.

13 Marketing Tips for 2013  Dec 14, 2012 1:12 AM By MCM staff

 






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