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Bad Connection: Limited Live Call Agents Easily Accessible Over Cyber Weekend  Dec 05, 2013 12:55 PM By Erin Lynch

The Cyber Weekend holiday was one for the record books for online merchants. The influx of holiday shoppers also meant and increase in holiday contact center calls. However, according to a recent survey conducted by StellaService, a majority of consumers spent most of their holiday weekend on hold.

Rakuten Saw Huge Jump in Visits Leading Up to Cyber Weekend  Dec 05, 2013 12:49 PM By Daniela Forte

Rakuten saw a huge jump in visits to its ecommerce site, the rise in consumer sales and traffic began Monday before Black Friday with a spike on Thanksgiving Day and an increase the morning of Black Friday, according to a press release.

Why Master Data Management Matters in 2014  Dec 04, 2013 1:00 PM By Christophe Marcant

As merchants continue to focus on improving customer loyalty moving into 2014, many are adopting Master Data Management technology in order to create a more rich and satisfying shopping experience across all channels. However, in order to achieve this and capitalize on peak buying seasons, retailers must gain greater control over product information and other master data in order to achieve omnichannel success.

2014 Ecommerce Predictions: What’s In and What’s Out  Dec 04, 2013 12:12 PM By Dan Darnell

Omnichannel, customer-centric, social, and big data filled the headlines in 2013. So, what will the latest buzzwords and game changers be in 2014? While there won’t be any surprises, a few trends will expire in 2014, and a few will be forced further into the lime light.

Clearing Up the Confusion Between Omnichannel and Multichannel  Dec 04, 2013 11:25 AM By Eric Feinberg and JJ Cramer

The terms omnichannel and multichannel are more often than not used all too frequently and often interchangeably in the ecommerce world. However, have two completely different meanings. Here is a breakdown of what they mean and how you can use both, separately, to execute them flawlessly in order to create the best ecommerce brand.

Will Mom-and-Pop Sites Be Affected if the Marketplace Fairness Act Passes?  Dec 04, 2013 10:44 AM By Jonathan Barsade

If the Marketplace Fairness Act were to pass, will it really have a serious impact on mom-and-pop online merchants? Jonathan Barsade, CEO of Exactor, dives into the complicated and highly debated online sales tax issue and discusses how proper compliance software will ease the possible burden for small ecommerce shops.

The Top 5 Ecommerce Tests You Should be Running Right Now  Dec 04, 2013 10:17 AM By Ryan Lillis

Online retailers are always on the lookout for ways to drive additional revenue, accept during the holiday time, when merchants are generally focused on securing sales. But the smartest retailers are also concentrating on website performance and how to use the holiday shopping season to derive data. Here are 5 things you can do, right now, that will help increase conversion rates throughout 2014.

Shopping Cart Recovery: What Top Retailers are Doing Right and Wrong  Dec 03, 2013 3:30 PM By Ross Kramer

The top merchants continue to improve on adopting best practices in their shopping cart recovery tactics, but Listrak says there are a surprising number who are clearly missing opportunities, and literally leaving money on the table.

FedEx VP Opens Up About All Things Amazon  Dec 03, 2013 1:58 PM By Erin Lynch

Patrick Fitzgerald, FedEx Service senior vice president, sat down with Fox Business on Cyber Monday to candidly discuss the possibility of Sunday deliveries, the future for seasonal hires, and the much debated hot topic of Amazon drones.

5 Steps to a Successful Convenience Commerce Model  Dec 03, 2013 1:18 PM By Greg Alvo

For merchants wanting to implement a successful convenience commerce program, there are five ways to make it both convenient for customers and profitable for your business.






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