Technology ARCHIVE

Tell-tale Signs You Need to Rethink Your Fulfillment Center  Mar 27, 2013 11:09 AM By Bill Leber

With U.S. ecommerce sales surpassing the $200 billion mark and projections of continued double-digit growth, it is increasingly important that multichannel retailers develop a process to integrate these channels and manage fulfillment efficiently and effectively. However, many retailers are busy on the front end optimizing their websites and stores.

SMS Still Rules Retail’s Reach  Mar 26, 2013 7:47 PM By Brendan O'Kane

Even with the rise of IP-based messaging apps such as iMessage, WhatsApp and Just.me, SMS remains ubiquitous largely because of its interoperability. It doesn’t suffer from the device and operating system fragmentation that beset the messaging apps. So, even though the IP-based apps are expected to catch up with their older cousin this year, SMS […]

How Retailers Can Fight Fraud  Mar 26, 2013 1:53 PM By Erin Lynch

Shopping online is more popular than ever with consumers. Unfortunately, based on a 2012 LexisNexis “The True Cost of Fraud Study,”

Mobile Puts E-Tailers Right In Your Hands  Mar 25, 2013 5:54 PM By Daniela Forte

A recent study by Flurry showed that consumers’ use of various apps have increased by 132% over the course of a year.

Using Content as a Primary Retail Sales Driver  Mar 20, 2013 7:06 PM By Scott Matthews

That content, when presented clearly and purposely when requested by the consumer can be a powerful driver of sales. The more elaborate the content, the more it engages consumes and leads to higher sales.

More Merchants Monitor Social Media than Offer Live Chat  Mar 20, 2013 1:14 AM By Tim Parry

More merchants are monitoring social media in the contact center than offering live chat, according to the results of the MCM Outlook 2013 survey. According to the survey results, 46.5% of respondents are monitoring social media in the contact center, while just 21% are using live chat technology.

More Payment Options Will Increase Global Sales Online  Mar 18, 2013 10:39 AM By Erin Lynch

Ecommerce retailers need to break out of the conventional payment options, such as traditional credit cards, if they want to see a boost in online sales especially in the international market.

5 Tips for Choosing an Ecommerce Technology Provider  Mar 13, 2013 7:58 AM By Raj Kumar Waghray

For ecommerce merchants to succeed and grow exponentially, one of the catalysts is a deep relationship with their technology providers. Here are five tips that will help ecommerce merchants easily and effectively address this challenge.

Genesco Sports Sues Visa for $13 Million  Mar 12, 2013 3:29 PM By Erin Lynch

Genesco, a sporting apparel retailer, has filed a $13 million lawsuit against Visa alleging the credit card company engaged in unfair business practices, among other actions.

6 Things to Keep in Mind When Replatforming  Feb 25, 2013 8:46 AM By Mark Simpson

If you’re considering a replatform, it’s likely because your ecommerce site is highly complex and dynamic, with rich content, targeted merchandising, interactive customer support and advanced search capabilities. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be tricky. Here’s a checklist of six things to help ensure a smoother process.






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