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Williams-Sonoma Tops Mystery Shopping Study  Feb 14, 2013 1:09 PM By Daniela Forte

Williams-Sonoma top the list for the e-tailing group’s 15th Annual Mystery Shopping Study For the Fourth Quarter of 2012. The e-tailing group released their Customer Experience Index results this week. Williams-Sonoma was followed by Nordstrom and Amazon in the top three.

Zappos Sees 85,000 Site Visits After Facebook Activity  Feb 06, 2013 2:47 PM By Erin Lynch

After teaming up with Kenshoo Social, a social marketing platform, to create an integrated Facebook marketing campaign, online retailer, Zappos, generated approximately 85,000 visits to its website in just two months.

Ecommerce Sales Topped $1 Trillion Globally in 2012.  Feb 06, 2013 11:10 AM By Daniela Forte

Ecommerce sales in B2C have soared to new heights in 2012. According to eMarketer.com, ecommerce sales topped $1 trillion for the first time. The B2C sales grew from 21.1% last year to $1 trillion.

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.

Valentine’s Day Marketing Pays Off for PostcardMania  Feb 04, 2013 7:48 PM By Sarah Kicinski

Using the excitement of special occasions, businesses from any industry can achieve boosts in revenue throughout the year, and help your business grow long-term with each boost you generate. Here’s how PostcardMania generated $120,000+ off a Valentine’s Day mailing to 500 people in 2012.

Exciting Retail Possibilities with Facebook Graph Search  Feb 04, 2013 7:24 PM By Ben Straley

In the coming months, Facebook plans to make Graph Search more widely available. So what are the implications for retailers? It means that retail customers will soon have a powerful tool to discover the products and stores online or near them that are liked by their friends and friends-of-friends. Here are three specific things retailers can do right now, which are in accordance with best search marketing and social media practices.

Social Q & A For Online Shopping  Feb 04, 2013 2:22 PM By MCM staff

Social Q & A connects shoppers to past customers through questions and answers. So how does it work? Products are for sale on an ecommerce site, according to this infographic by TurnToNetworks.com. Shoppers submit questions about the product. The questions are e-mailed to a selection of past customers who actually bought the product. Those customers return to the store site to answer the shopper questions. Answers are added to the product page and emailed to the shopper.

Why Your CMO Needs to Guide Your Ecommerce  Jan 28, 2013 3:08 PM By Mark Simpson

The modern day merchant must have an intimate understanding of the importance of online and mobile commerce, access to a vast array of customer data, and a strategy for transforming this analytical data into winning online experiences. The question is: who inside the company can embody these traits and help the CEO rule the roost?

Differentiating an App from a Website  Jan 28, 2013 1:53 PM By Bob Moul

When the mobile app economy exploded, few merchants understood how apps could benefit their business. Here’s why part of the solution to this problem for marketers and retailers is gaining a better understanding of how mobile usage differs from traditional web browsing, and the other part is finding the right tools to craft an app experience that will measurably deliver value and strengthen customer relationships over time.

Fulfillment Companies Target 3 Ecommerce Trends for Business Expansion  Jan 23, 2013 11:43 AM By Mike DeFabis

Since 2012 departed with a bang, 2013 is primed to follow right in its footsteps. Ecommerce retailers saw an excellent fourth quarter. According to comScore, holiday sales approached a record $3.6 billion, a roughly 16% increase over the same time last year, so it’s no surprise that the ecommerce industry is expected to continue to grow. Here are 3 trends to look for in 2013 that will surely help to keep the ecommerce industry on its path of continued growth.






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