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4 Ways to Enhance Your Omnichannel Holiday Strategy  Oct 11, 2014 3:15 PM By Sue Chapman

An omnichannel strategy allowes shoppers to buy online, pick up in-store, make returns and price match with other stores and sites. Here are four areas to plan for to enhance your omnichannel strategy for the holidays.

3 Kickstarter and Crowdfunding Order Fulfillment Tips  Oct 11, 2014 2:19 PM By Stephen Bulger

While fully funding a campaign on Kickstarter or Indiegogo is hard enough, that’s just half the battle, as post-campaign problems often occur with manufacturing and order fulfillment. So here are a few tips for the second half of that battle.

5 Lessons Learned from Previous Holiday Shopping Seasons  Oct 09, 2014 2:22 PM By Tim Parry

You did your due diligence, and created the ultimate holiday season plan for success. But a change happens in your supply chain, or consumers behave differently, or a storm delays your deliveries. How should you react and respond when your holiday plan veers off course?

6 Un-Merry Mobile Email Mistakes  Oct 09, 2014 12:22 PM By Jim Davidson

You may not have the time and resources to commit to a pre-holiday responsive design email overhaul, but with the full frenzy of the holiday season still a few weeks away, you do have time to ensure your mobile users have a fun and functional inbox experience by avoiding these un-merry mobile mistakes.

Is There a Blind Spot in Your Holiday Retail Analytics Strategy?  Oct 08, 2014 4:20 PM By Ralph Crabtree

As multichannel retailers develop strategies for the upcoming holiday rush, they must address a critical blind spot by improving visibility into consumer behavior in physical stores. Fortunately, new technology solutions can help organizations close the “insight gap” between online and in-store consumer behavior.

Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With  Oct 07, 2014 11:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

Concerning Alibaba’s global aspirations, the company has struck deals in 2014 with the French and Italian governments aimed at fostering ecommerce growth for merchants from those countries selling on Tmall, including providing them with enrollment support, online marketing and customer service support.

Amazon Expands Seller Holiday Deals Program Worldwide  Oct 07, 2014 11:10 AM By Daniela Forte

Sellers will be offering thousands of deals throughout the holiday season across most product categories. The seller holiday deals program, which was introduced for the first time last year, will now be expanding worldwide on local Amazon sites in the U.S., in the EU, China, Japan, India and Canada.

How Product Reviews Can Benefit Retailers  Oct 06, 2014 11:12 AM By Daniela Forte

Matt Moog, CEO of ratings and reviews software company Power Reviews said product reviews help drive traffic to a website, helps increase conversion of people once they get to the website, and is one of the best sources retailers have of a customer’s actual experience with products.

How Williams-Sonoma Finds Success in the Digital Age  Oct 06, 2014 11:02 AM By Daniela Forte

Under ecommerce excellence, Williams-Sonoma has focused on marketing effectiveness, personalization of its website, on-site search, and the culture of the company and more. See what else Williams-Sonoma had to say at NEMOA’s directXchange conference last month.

Bringing Your Contact Center Across Borders  Oct 02, 2014 2:01 PM By Tim Parry

With the growing popularity of cross-border ecommerce, do you need to expand your contact center strategy? Depending on which countries you ship to should determine if you need additional contact center needs, or the need to outsource services. Here’s how Brooks Brothers works with its global customers.






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