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Retailers Need to Face Same-day Delivery Dilemma  Mar 22, 2015 11:44 AM By Tim Parry

You can order a pizza from Dominos.com and get it delivered in about an hour, but you can’t order a pizza stone online from a brick and mortar retailer and have it delivered in time to make dinner? Here’s why brick and mortar retailers need to seriously look at same-day delivery.

Bullpen Car, Stadium Sign, Available via Sotheby’s-eBay Auction  Mar 18, 2015 5:29 PM By Tim Parry

No joke – on April Fool’s Day, you can bid on the New York Mets Bullpen Car, thanks to an online auction partnership between Sotheby’s and eBay. Here’s a look at the partnership, and what other items will be available from more than 13 historic New York estates.

NEMOA Attendees Take Different Sides on Proposed MFA Legislation  Mar 18, 2015 11:54 AM By Daniela Forte

Attendees at NEMOA’s directxchange conference in Boston last week offered their reaction to the Marketplace Fairness Act, see what they had to say.

Predictive Technology Drives Evolution of Big Data  Mar 18, 2015 11:27 AM By Meyar Sheik

Studies show that nearly 90% of professionals believe big data is a game changer for today’s hyper-competitive marketplace. See what big data is teaching retailers about their customers.

4 Key Findings From the 2014 Video Commerce Benchmarks Report  Mar 17, 2015 10:52 AM By MCM Staff

The year 2014 was the biggest year ever for online video viewing. More than ever, shoppers engaged with video to help them make purchase decisions and were more likely to buy after viewing. Here are the four key findings from the 2014 Video Commerce Benchmarks Report, produced by Invodo.

Around the Globe, Shoppers Want More Flexibility  Mar 17, 2015 10:43 AM By Tim Parry

Online shoppers around the world want the ability to search and shop on multiple channels and devices, expect to see alternate delivery and payment options, and when it comes to shipping and returns, “free” is a driving factor to complete the sale.

International Military Antiques Sees Product Recommendations Success  Mar 16, 2015 1:26 PM By Daniela Forte

International Military Antiques, a military collectables company, saw a 47.8% increase in revenue when it ramped up product recommendations on its website. See what other ways International Military Antiques is succeeding with product recommendations.

3 Slices of Pi Day Emails  Mar 15, 2015 10:26 AM By Tim Parry

My Pi Day inbox made Managing Editor Tim Parry sigh, and it made him cry. Tim only received three Pi Day offers from retailers on March 14, 2015 (the biggest Pi Day celebration of the century). Make that 3.14159265359 emails if you throw in the one he got from Uno Pizzeria & Grill. Here’s who talked nerdy to Tim.

Why Lowering Prices Could Be Your Best Sales Strategy  Mar 14, 2015 7:05 PM By Chris Thornham

Instead of constantly changing prices, you need to focus on cutting unnecessary costs that can drive your price up. Make sure there’s a strategy behind your pricing. Here are three tactics you can use.

Retailers Are Marching Toward the Big Data Analytics Cloud  Mar 14, 2015 6:43 PM By Prat Moghe

Retailers have been sharply criticized for being behind the curve when it comes to consumers’ rapidly changing expectations in the age of smartphones and tablets. But did you know that two in three retailers are already leveraging or plan to leverage the cloud for big data analytics?






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