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The search term “textbooks” was the top searched keyword for back-to-school, according to a blog post by AdGooroo who decided to examine paid search trends from last summer to predict the 2013 back-to-school retail season.
Teenagers are headed back-to-school tech savvy and ready to go, after a recent back-to-school survey found that teenagers are focused on gadgets such as smartphones, laptops and tablets.
While launching an online store usually is a great thing for retailers, TJ Maxx, which offers limited items at a discounted rate, might have an uphill battle when it’s site goes live if they do not handle their online inventory efficiently.
Amazon is a disruptive force that is upending both retailers and ecommerce companies. But its enormity is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Amazon’s competitive advantages.
Even though a decade has past since most retailers became multichannel, the majority still don’t have a good way to track customers across channels. One of the biggest problems is the offline “data hole.” Where online transactions require customers to identify themselves, the same is not true offline.
Making your ecommerce site mobile accessible is a straightforward task, but actually getting customers to use your mobile app or site can be extremely difficult. In order to help, there are five key strategies that can be used to drive more purchases through mobile devices.
Much like it used to be necessary to heat up a car on a cold day before driving, email marketers must warm up their IP addresses to ensure smooth delivery of holiday emails.
Who will win the battle for consumer hearts-and-minds – and their wallets? Will the pure-play online retailers like Amazon and an increasing number of niche online-only sites like Bonobos and Fab.com, or omnichannel retailers that have the power of the Big Box behind them, win the revenue race?
When it comes to mobile email optimization, it’s much more than just making sure your message fits a certain pixel size. There is a method to the madness; it’s about content, layout, design and overall message visibility. If you’re not mastering your email messages, you could be missing out on connecting with a very large percentage of your customers.
Merchants are in the midst of the back-to-school rush and are finding various ways to promote this busy time of the year.