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Evolving The Supply Chain in the Ecommerce Age  Aug 12, 2013 8:55 AM By Jeremy Hanks

Amazon is a disruptive force that is upending both retailers and ecommerce companies. But its enormity is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Amazon’s competitive advantages.

Closing The Multichannel Data Gap at the POS  Aug 12, 2013 8:29 AM By Richard Harris

Even though a decade has past since most retailers became multichannel, the majority still don’t have a good way to track customers across channels. One of the biggest problems is the offline “data hole.” Where online transactions require customers to identify themselves, the same is not true offline.

Optimizing Mobile Apps for Retail Purchases  Aug 11, 2013 9:22 PM By Ezra Siegel

Making your ecommerce site mobile accessible is a straightforward task, but actually getting customers to use your mobile app or site can be extremely difficult. In order to help, there are five key strategies that can be used to drive more purchases through mobile devices.

`Tis the Season to Warm Up Your IP Address  Aug 11, 2013 9:05 PM By James Koons

Much like it used to be necessary to heat up a car on a cold day before driving, email marketers must warm up their IP addresses to ensure smooth delivery of holiday emails.

Pure-Play vs. Omnichannel: Which do Consumers Prefer?  Aug 11, 2013 8:52 PM By Jonathan Levitt

Who will win the battle for consumer hearts-and-minds – and their wallets? Will the pure-play online retailers like Amazon and an increasing number of niche online-only sites like Bonobos and Fab.com, or omnichannel retailers that have the power of the Big Box behind them, win the revenue race?

Mastering Mobile Email: Template and Design  Aug 09, 2013 10:43 AM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to mobile email optimization, it’s much more than just making sure your message fits a certain pixel size. There is a method to the madness; it’s about content, layout, design and overall message visibility. If you’re not mastering your email messages, you could be missing out on connecting with a very large percentage of your customers.

Merchants Get Creative for Back-to-School  Aug 08, 2013 4:45 PM By Daniela Forte

Merchants are in the midst of the back-to-school rush and are finding various ways to promote this busy time of the year.

8 Tips for Designing Your Warehouse  Aug 07, 2013 3:04 PM By Erin Lynch

If you are thinking about moving forward with building a new warehouse or updating your current one, here are a few tips from Cirrus Logistics to help ensure your warehouse will run at peak performance from the moment you plan your facility.

Instagram and Twitter Fuel Consumer Excitement for Video  Aug 07, 2013 9:19 AM By Dr. Melody King

What’s the implication of these developments for merchants? It tells you that online services recognize that users are very excited about both watching videos and creating them. The fact that two of the most popular social communities are welcoming video speaks volumes.

The Children’s Place Goes Social With Apology  Aug 06, 2013 4:49 PM By Daniela Forte

Clothing and accessories merchant The Children’s Place apologized on social media this week for what many considered an offensive message on a girls’ t-shirt (See a sampling of tweets from outraged consumers here).






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