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Free Shipping Doesn’t Kill the Bottom Line  Aug 20, 2013 11:38 AM By Tim Parry

The words “free shipping” may make operations managers cringe, but it doesn’t mean it has to kill a merchant’s bottom line. Here’s what motivates customers of Vermont Teddy Bear and Spreadshirt to pull the trigger on free shipping deals, and why it’s okay to have free shipping as a regular, every day option.

3 Reasons Why You Need to Get Social in the Contact Center  Aug 20, 2013 11:18 AM By Erin Lynch

With 75% of consumers stating they have posted a negative comment on a social media site after experiencing poor customer experience, it is imperative now more than ever for retailers to get their contact center in sync with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Fab.com Rolls Out Free Shipping, Free Returns and More  Aug 20, 2013 11:13 AM By Daniela Forte

As part of its “Fab Smile Guarantee” initiative, Fab.com announced the implementation of free shipping, free returns and price matching guarantees last week, according to a blog post by founder and CEO Jason Goldberg.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Says Cooler Temps Behind Sluggish Sales  Aug 20, 2013 9:49 AM By Erin Lynch

Dick’s Sporting Goods reported a lower-than-expected second quarter, which the sports retailer said was due in large part to “higher levels of precipitation and cooler temperatures.” Dick’s, however, did report that net sales for the second quarter increased 6.6% to $1.5 billion.

Amazon Opens First Contact Center in Kentucky  Aug 19, 2013 2:02 PM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has opened an 80,000 square-foot contact center in Kentucky this month and while the customer service center is the first of its kind there, it joins four other fulfillment centers across the Bluegrass State.

5 Tips on Harnessing the Power of Big Data  Aug 19, 2013 11:31 AM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to big data, some online retailers believe the more data collected the better the return. However, studies have shown that it’s not the size of the data you collect that makes you successful, it’s what type

Walmart Grows Ecommerce 30% in Q2  Aug 19, 2013 10:25 AM By Daniela Forte

Ecommerce sales grew more than 30% globally for big-box chain Walmart in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, according to a recent earnings call transcript.

5 Ways to Consider How Multichannel Customers Shop  Aug 18, 2013 1:07 PM By Jeannie Walters

Back to school shopping is the first “season” to set the stage for how to serve your multichannel customers. With the expected revenue of more than $26 billion from this season alone, parents admit to more mobile price checking while in-store. Consider what parents and students are really seeking.

USPS Announces Big Changes in Priority Mail  Aug 14, 2013 2:03 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service has launched what it is calling “major changes” to its Priority Mail lineup, including free insurance, improved tracking, and day-specific delivery. The USPS said the changes would generate more than a half a billion dollars in revenue.

Mastering Mobile Email Part 2: Crosschannel Integration  Aug 13, 2013 4:55 PM By Erin Lynch

Mastering the art of the mobile email, whether it’s done on a tablet or a smartphone, can be tricky since there are so many distractions such as social media sites, text messages, and phone calls, that might compete with your message. So, how can you make sure your email stands out? It all comes down to crosschannel optimization.






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