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How are you Growing your Global Ecommerce Sales?  Feb 18, 2014 8:55 AM By Tim Parry

International sales from U.S. online retailers will jump from $11 billion in 2014 to almost $50 billion by 2020, which would make up 16% of the overall U.S. online retail market. So what are you doing to grow those global ecommerce sales? Here’s how Multichannel Merchant can be your resource for growing global ecommerce sales.

Reach Facebook Users with New Autoplay Video  Feb 17, 2014 3:32 PM By Dr. Melody King

Facebook’s autoplay feature is a boon to marketers who are trying to attract more eyeballs and generate more sharing on Facebook. It’s a relatively low-key way of delivering video about products or brands without causing users to be annoyed by an “intrusive” video popping up unexpectedly (and noisily) on a webpage they’re reading.

Lessons Learned: The iOS 7 Transition for Retail Apps  Feb 17, 2014 3:14 PM By Bob Moul

iOS 7 is proving that retailers can no longer afford to ignore the app channel, or publish an app once and then leave it to languish. The app revolution is happening, and it’s sweeping the retail industry along with it, whether individual companies decide to participate or not.

3 Metrics for Reducing Customer Contact Rates  Feb 13, 2014 3:50 PM By Joe Schnaufer

Inefficiencies in customer service offerings cost businesses millions of dollars each year. After reading this article by Joseph Schnaufer from cleverbridge, you will walk away with the tools needed to reduce rates in the contact center.

BloomNation Cuts the Middleman in Time for Valentine’s Day  Feb 12, 2014 12:29 PM By Daniela Forte

Providing direct access to local florists, a relatively new floral marketplace, BloomNation offers consumers a chance to see their floral arrangements before it is delivered.

The Home Depot Opens Same-day Shipping Fulfillment Center  Feb 11, 2014 2:08 PM By Erin Lynch

The Home Depot has opened the first of three new same-day shipping focused direct fulfillment centers in the U.S., adding more than three million square feet to its supply chain.

Men’s Wearhouse Takes on International Shipping  Feb 10, 2014 4:39 PM By Erin Lynch

In an effort to satisfy more customers and expand the brand’s reach across the globe, Men’s Wearhouse had joined the ranks of many American retailers opening up its ecommerce site for international shipping.

RibbedTee.com Founder Opens Up on Shipping Preferences  Feb 10, 2014 3:08 PM By Erin Lynch

Mike Schwarz, founder of RibbedTee.com, took the time to get candid with Multichannel Merchant about his own personal shopping habits, his shipping preferences, and what merchant he admires right now, and some other things you may not know about him.

USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%  Feb 10, 2014 1:41 PM By Erin Lynch

While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.

4 Unique Ways to Increase Sales with Site Search Data  Feb 07, 2014 8:09 PM By Tim Callan

To avoid losing out on sales and new customers that can be gained by using search data, put the following ideas into place – they’ll help you get the most value out of your marketing campaigns, making them more appealing to shoppers and featuring products you know they want.






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