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4 Lessons for Testing Landing Pages  Jan 14, 2013 9:50 AM By Daryl Logullo

If you’re not testing your top trafficked site pages, you’re losing competitive advantage, revenue optimization, and sizeable UX gains. One loss is enough to dishearten you; a loss in all three drives proverbial nails into your ecommerce coffin. Here are some lessons I’ve learned from recent testing from 700,000+ visitors across dozens of landing pages.

Why Warehouse Automation Leads to Better Labor Conditions  Jan 14, 2013 9:34 AM By Bill Leber

As fulfillment center workers age, excessive bending and stretching can lead to higher rates of injury and associated workman’s compensation expense. In addition, fatigued workers are less efficient and more prone to error. As ecommerce demand grows, companies should consider automated storage and retrieval and goods-to-person technologies to accommodate fulfillment needs and simultaneously improve workers’ quality of life.

Mobile Ads on Facebook Carry a 70% Price Premium Over Desktop Ads  Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM By MCM staff

Based on an analysis of more than two million Facebook ad clicks and conversions, Kenshoo Social data show mobile now represents 20.3 percent of overall Facebook ad spend.

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.

Killough Out as Delia’s CEO  Jan 08, 2013 9:49 PM By Tim Parry

Delia’s CEO Walter Killough has agreed to step down on April 1, four months before his contract is set to expire. The company has begun a search for a new CEO, and Killough may agree to continue to serve as CEO of Delia’s for a limited period of time after April 1, according to a press release.

Google Agrees to Change Business Practices in Response to FTC Concerns  Jan 04, 2013 7:13 PM By MCM staff

Google has agreed to change its business practices to resolve a concern by the Federal Trade Commission in the markets of smartphones, games, tablets and online search. According to FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz, the changes Google has agreed to make will ensure that consumers will reap the benefits of online marketplace competition.

3 Predictions for Small Merchants in 2013  Jan 03, 2013 10:19 PM By Fred Lizza

During the last year, we

Safeguarding From Erroneous Shipping Charges  Jan 03, 2013 12:56 AM By Rob Martinez

Merchandise shippers are wise to take measures to safeguard against erroneous charges buried within parcel invoices. There are dozens of

3 Top Retargeting Strategies for 2013  Dec 31, 2012 11:09 PM By Michael Briggs

Many advertisers have made adding or expanding retargeting advertising a priority for their digital marketing campaigns in 2013. As this opportunity continues to be a cost-effective means to increase conversions from existing traffic sources, the space will get more competitive and prices will continue to rise. This points to the need for marketers to be more sophisticated in deploying retargeting programs, leveraging stronger strategies than many currently in use.

3 Big Ideas Retailers Won’t Achieve by 2013  Dec 28, 2012 10:56 PM By Dan Darnell

Looking back at 2012, a handful of trends have dominated headlines in the ecommerce and retail space. These include the so-called omnichannel experience for consumers across all touchpoints, heightened privacy concerns and the use of big data to increase customer engagement and drive sales. While progress has been made in all three areas, none of them will come to fruition by the end of 2013.






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