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5 Reasons Retailers Should Embrace Blurred Lines  Feb 07, 2014 8:27 PM By Joaquin Ruiz

2014 will be the year that mobile devices further blur, obscure and shred the line between physical and electronic retail. Here are five reasons why.

Shipping in 2014: The Year of Instant Gratification  Feb 06, 2014 2:17 PM By Harry Whitehouse

Online retailers are sprinting towards the day when they can offer consumers products anytime, anywhere and as quickly and affordable as possible. In the next few months we will see many big ecommerce players continue to pour funding into delivery projects that will bring instant gratification to the consumer. Here is a look at just some of those projects and tops trends we can expect to see for package shipping in 2014.

5 Retail Customer Experience Predictions for 2014  Feb 05, 2014 10:36 AM By Jeannie Walters

The customer experience is one of constant change. And customers are expecting retailers to keep up, regardless of the channel. Here are a few things we might get to see in 2014.

5 Ways to Cut Your Order Fulfillment Costs  Feb 03, 2014 2:23 PM By Stephen Bulger

It’s no secret that online shoppers are looking for low-priced items, free shipping or free returns. As a result, merchants are looking for ways to keep costs low while fulfilling orders in ways that don’t break the bank. To help solve the dilemma, here are five simple ways to cut fulfillment costs that don’t involve big hardware or software investments.

Amazon Price Hike to Have Limited Effect on Subscribers  Feb 03, 2014 12:16 PM By Erin Lynch

Amazon announced late last week during its fourth quarter conference call to investors that it was planning on raising its Amazon Prime annual subscription of $79 to potentially $99 or even $119. Even though the increase may seem steep, many experts are saying the move will not hurt business.

Email Personalization: Going Beyond the First Name  Jan 30, 2014 3:33 PM By Erin Lynch

When marketers hear the word “personalization” too many still think it means putting a first name on an email. While that old school tactic still works, there is so much more marketers can do to create engaging campaigns that reach a customer on a personal level.

Destination Maternity Reports Q1 Sales Decrease of 0.3%  Jan 30, 2014 2:04 PM By MCM Staff

Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 decreased 0.3% to $134.8 million from $135.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Big Operational Changes Needed for Holiday 2014  Jan 30, 2014 2:01 PM By Kevin Sghia

If Holiday 2013 demonstrated anything to ecommerce merchants, it was that we need better ways to meet customer expectations and deliver products. So what did we as an industry learn during this challenging holiday season? Here are key observations by ecommerce and catalog operations experts.

10 Ways to Quickly Address Consumer Complaints on Social Media  Jan 30, 2014 12:40 PM By Erin Lynch

With millions of Americans logging on to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter multiple times a day, it has not only become one of the most popular ways to keep tabs on friends, but also a place to gripe about negative experiences with brands. However, retailers can turn those moans and complaints into rave reviews by using these simple tips.

State of Retailing Online: Mobile Tops 2014 Priority List  Jan 30, 2014 7:24 AM By MCM Staff

According to the State of Retailing Online 2014 survey, 53% of merchants marked mobile efforts as a top priority, identifying responsive design, mobile site optimization, and tablet redesign among key focus areas.






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