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The 5 Lifecycle Stages of an Online Shopper  Jul 27, 2015 11:48 AM By Pini Yakuel

Managing your customer relationships based on lifecycle stages is a powerful way to increase engagement and loyalty. Here’s why deployment of data-driven retention campaigns improves your ability to engage, monetize and retain customers, resulting in long-lasting customer relationships and an improved bottom line.

Week in Review: Jet Cleared for Takeoff, Crowds Ecommerce Skies  Jul 24, 2015 4:50 PM By MCM Staff

After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

Facebook the Top Acquisition Platform for Retailers  Jul 22, 2015 11:24 AM By MCM Staff

Twenty-five percent of retailers say Facebook is the top acquisition platform. See how other channels ranked when it comes to selling to the customer.

UPS Expands Billing Options with Staples Partnership  Jul 21, 2015 1:21 PM By MCM Staff

UPS and Staples are teaming up to make it easier to ship UPS packages from any Staples location. See what this will mean for small businesses.

Gap Teams Up with Birchbox  Jul 21, 2015 1:09 PM By Daniela Forte

Gap is teaming up with Birchbox, the online beauty subscription delivery service by incorporating Birchbox counters in several Gap stores in major cities throughout the U.S. See what this will mean for both brands.

How to Turn Omnichannel from Retail Disruptor to Game-Changer  Jul 20, 2015 2:50 PM By MCM Staff

Bala Ganesh, Director of Retail Marketing at UPS, talks candidly about what retailers are getting out of omnichannel – increased revenue, reduced costs and increased return on assets. Watch and listen to Ganesh here…

Using Data-Driven Intelligence to Stay Ahead in Retail  Jul 16, 2015 11:26 AM By Oren Levy

Data-driven intelligence will ultimately enable retailers to cater to customer needs in a more individualized and sophisticated manner, without expending excessive effort, expense, and resources. Read on to learn how some retailers are analyzing consumer data to better understand and meet customer needs.

Here’s Why You Should be Exploring ASEAN Markets Before Braving the Giants  Jul 11, 2015 9:23 PM By Arthur Goldman

When expanding our ecommerce business to Asia, we launched in some smaller ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) markets at the same time as attempting to break India. The results were surprising, as we found that markets such as Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia quickly overtook India in terms of ROI, and Southeast Asia has since become one of our main focus regions.

4 Major Ways Your Store Should Prepare for the Mall of the Future  Jul 11, 2015 8:50 AM By Roberto Ugo

By incorporating new physical and technological methods into the fold, the shopping experience will extend beyond the physical space and into the digital and emotional realm. Here are four major changes to expect from the shopping mall of the future and how retailers should prepare to capitalize on them.

Amazon Wants to Keep its Global Footing with Prime Day  Jul 10, 2015 7:35 AM By Tim Parry

On the surface, Amazon’s Prime Day celebration seems to be what it is – a one-day shopping holiday that will probably take place July 15 of every year. But Prime Day can also be viewed as an attempt by Amazon to remain the dominant global marketplace player. It’s pretty clear, based on a series of events since it went public in January, that Alibaba wants to take Amazon’s crown as the world’s top marketplace.

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