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TechnologyJun 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.
TechnologyJun 11, 2013 11:09 AM By Erin Lynch
Smartphones, tablets, and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter not only have transformed the way consumers shop but they have also changed the face of the contact center. It’s no longer a world of customer representatives but now a world of universal agents.
TechnologyJun 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.
TechnologyJun 11, 2013 8:24 AM By Tim Parry
How would the Marketplace Fairness Act affect small- to medium-size ecommerce merchants? In this video taken June 4, 2013 at IRCE 2013, CommerceV3 founding partners say it will be a burden to those merchants.
TechnologyJun 11, 2013 8:11 AM By Guy Mucklow
For merchants, that fact that MFA would reportedly help state governments collect $11 billion in lost tax revenue is irrelevant; the bigger issue is that the law makes shopping online more expensive for consumers and complex for retailers.
TechnologyJun 10, 2013 1:50 PM By Erin Lynch
When it comes to successfully creating a social media presence for your brand, consumer interaction is key. Unfortunately, as this infographic from Reach Local points out, not every fan or follower engages the same exact way. Check out the seven most popular social media fans and the best ways to engage with them.
TechnologyJun 10, 2013 12:31 PM By Tim Parry
In this exclusive video, Rakuten CMO and COO Bernard Luthi tells Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry what this deal means to Rakuten, which is competing with Amazon and eBay in the U.S. market.
TechnologyJun 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.
TechnologyJun 06, 2013 3:59 PM By Erin Lynch
Ten years ago moms weren’t as digitally connected as they are now, spending only about one hour online a day versus more than three hours a day in 2012. When it comes to brand engagement and brand education, moms are now more likely than ever before to use social media and mobile devices to learn about the products they are interested in.
TechnologyJun 06, 2013 12:59 PM By Erin Lynch
In what SAP is calling an effort to deliver the next-generation ecommerce platform, the software firm has announced plans to acquire the Swiss-based omnichannel technology company hybris.