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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.

Preparing for Social Media Mishaps  Jun 10, 2013 12:10 PM By Erin Lynch

No matter how prepared your company is when engaging with customers through social media sites there is bound to be a public misstep. It can be a criticism from an unhappy customer or an error made by your social media team but in order to save face, it comes down to how you handle it.

3 Quick Tips to Prepare for the Holiday Rush  Jun 06, 2013 11:37 AM By Daniela Forte

The holiday shopping season will be approaching before we know it and if you are expecting an increase in traffic, Chris Kivlehan, vice president of account management for INetU, offered some hosting musts to prepare for the rush.

Making the Decision to Replatform  Jun 06, 2013 9:44 AM By Daniela Forte

Swapping out your first ecommerce platform and transitioning to a new one can be scary and daunting. So where do you begin?

10 Tips on SEO Tactics  Jun 06, 2013 9:39 AM By Daniela Forte

SEO is an important part of customer engagement and brand recognition. Adam Audette, president of Rimm-Kaufman Group offered these 10 tips on tried and true SEO tactics.

How to Improve Post-Sales Support through Mobile  Jun 05, 2013 2:55 PM By Jonathan Levitt

Mobile commerce has arrived. A surge in tablet adoption – with one-third of American consumers expected to own one by 2015 – and the near ubiquity of smartphones has created a tipping point for mobile retail. By the end 2017, mobile retail sales in the U.S. will reach $31B, up from $8B this year.






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