Technology ARCHIVE

How to Optimize Customer Service Across Touchpoints  Mar 04, 2013 4:18 PM By Ken Burke

Meeting consumers’ high expectations can reap substantial rewards: shoppers who use social networks for customer service are three times as likely to recommend a brand after a successful interaction. Here’s how you can deliver fluid, user-driven customer service to boost both sales and loyalty

Growing Your Business with Order Management in the Cloud  Feb 26, 2013 8:36 AM By Fred Lizza

Growing a multichannel retail business with order management in the cloud means having important details about the business such as customer orders, fulfillment requests and inventory levels available in real-time as the information is no longer stuck in the back office. SMBs who leverage the cloud gain actionable insight into the details of their business. For small retailers, this insight translates to growth and increased efficiencies, positioning their business to capitalize on opportunity.

What Can We Learn from eBay and Amazon’s Q4? Go Mobile  Feb 21, 2013 12:29 PM By Erin Lynch

When looking at some of the more successful fourth quarter performances inside marketplaces such as such as eBay and Amazon, it appears one of the sure fire ways to boost sales is through mobile. As an example, by attracting more customers using mobile gift guides and mobile-only deals, eBay was able to double its mobile sales in 2012. Maybe it’s time your ecommerce company started getting serious about mcommerce.

6 Best Practices for Acquiring Mobile Shoppers  Feb 21, 2013 8:18 AM By Gregory Kennedy

In a highly competitive market with millions of apps in the App Store, how do you acquire the highest value shoppers for your mobile retail app? TapSense has put together six best practices that outline how retailers can acquire shoppers and not just users for their mobile apps.

How to Stand Out From the Crowd in a Marketplace Environment  Feb 20, 2013 12:10 PM By Bernard Luthi

More consumers are shopping online than ever before, and not just for Christmas. According to figures from eMarketer, U.S. shoppers spent $343.43 billion in 2012 alone. Therefore, in this fast growing retail ecosystem it’s more important than ever for retailers, big or small, to stand out from the crowd.

Rumors Fly with Possible OfficeMax and Office Depot Merger  Feb 19, 2013 1:38 PM By Erin Lynch

Is a merger between OfficeMax and Office Depot just a few days away? Although the office supply giants are keeping a tight lip, there have been several published reports within print and online media pointing all signs to yes.

USPS Gears Up for 2013 Mailing Promotions  Feb 19, 2013 12:47 PM By Erin Lynch

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Postal service is offering special promotions encouraging direct mailers to use mobile technology, such as QR codes, on its mail pieces and in return mailers will receive a 2% discount on postage.

USPS Seeks Advice on Creating a Dynamic Routing Technology  Feb 18, 2013 12:09 PM By Daniela Forte

In an attempt to close the gap between private-sector rivals FedEx and UPS, The U.S. Postal Service is seeking advice on how to create a new, high-technology system for routing mail and packages. The financially struggling USPS said it wants a “dynamic routing” strategy that can help it offer new products that could boost revenue such as same-day delivery and pickups at retail locations.

The Shopping Trends of the Working Consumer  Feb 13, 2013 1:55 PM By MCM staff

Online shoppers are finding more and more ways to shop than ever before. They are using smartphones, tablets, traditional PCs, and most often, a combination of the three. This modern shopper is ready to buy whenever and wherever they chose, even if it means while at work. In this infographic from Monetate, the ecommerce personalization company, you will see the various trends of this shopper including the days and times of the week they shop, and the types of devices they use to make online purchases.

Ebay CEO Says Same-day Delivery Possible  Feb 13, 2013 9:39 AM By Erin Lynch

Ebay’s CEO John Donahoe said during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that he believes the ecommerce company can provide same-day delivery at scale. Donahoe said it can be done in a similar to the way the on-demand private driver company Uber conducts its business where private driving companies attempt to outbid each other for fares.






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