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Facebook Remains Popular Among Merchants  Jun 17, 2013 4:45 PM By Daniela Forte

The use of Facebook and Twitter may have peaked over the past year, with Facebook remaining the most popular social media site used by merchants at 86.9% followed by Twitter at 71.4%, according to results from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013 report on Ecommerce. Both of these percentages are flat compared to the 2012-13 survey figures.

Retailers Looking to Spend Big on Tech  Jun 17, 2013 4:04 PM By Daniela Forte

Retail executives are expected to spend capital in 2013 to expand growth in some key areas including technology over the next year. Furthermore, social media, mobile along with online promotions and coupons are the technology-related trends having a significant impact on the retail industry in 2013, according to the 2013 Retail Outlook Survey by KPMG LLP.

NRF Projects Father’s Day Spending Increase  Jun 12, 2013 1:35 PM By Daniela Forte

Father’s Day is just around the corner and consumers are planning to spend a little more on dad this year, according to a press release by the National Retail Federation. In a spending survey conducted by BIGInsight, the average person will spend $119.84 on Father’s Day gifts this year.

Mastering Fcommerce in an Ecommerce World  Jun 12, 2013 11:36 AM By Erin Lynch

One of the hardest things to master when it comes to Facebook for retailers is successfully establishing an ecommerce presence on Facebook. Retailers have tried it throughout the globe but very few have seen standout results.

How to React to 5 Changing Online Consumer Behaviors  Jun 12, 2013 10:40 AM By Sheridan Orr

Today’s busy consumer, caught in a whirlwind of information, has little patience for such a convoluted purchase path. Instead, they want their search to yield exactly the information they need.

Study Shows Consumers Want Seamless Shopping Experience  Jun 12, 2013 10:34 AM By Daniela Forte

Integrating in-store, online and mobile shopping channels is the best thing retailers can do in order to improve the shopping experience according to half of the respondents of the recent Seamless Retail Study by Exolevel. The study found that 89% of consumers said it was important for retailers to let them shop for products in the way that is convenient for them, no matter which sales channel they choose.

7 Tech Tips for Highly Accessible Sites  Jun 12, 2013 7:08 AM By Gian Genovesi

There are 7 key aspects to any accessibility initiative which an organization should abide by in order to develop a user, screen reader and web-crawler friendly site.

Training for the New Contact Center  Jun 11, 2013 3:27 PM By Erin Lynch

Gone are the days when the contact center meant having a customer call a 1-800 number or send an email if they have a product question or concern. Nowadays, the shape of the contact center is one that meets the needs of the 24-7 consumer and in order to do that successfully it all comes down to training.

Bring Your Contact Center From Smart to Genius  Jun 11, 2013 12:21 PM By Daniela Forte

Going from smart to genius with your contact center is very simple. An intelligent contact center will use customer data to make their brands psychic, according to an article by Teletech. Bringing your contact center from smart to genius cultivates relationships between agents and customers and generates loyalty.

Learning to Let Go When Outsourcing  Jun 11, 2013 10:33 AM By Curt Barry

More and more companies are looking into using Third Party Fulfillment (3PF) as an option to avoid increases in staff, warehouse size, and technology investments. But for some considering outsourcing, the basic hang-up is giving up control of contact center and fulfillment operations.






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