5 Analytics-Driven Strategies to Meet Holiday Shopper Expectations

| Nick Leeper

To satisfy consumer demand and expectations this holiday season, retailers must determine what the customer wants, when they want it, to make it available via the channel they want, at the exact moment they want it. Here are five strategies to meet your customer’s expectations this holiday season.

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Beyond the Jargon: the Future of IoT and Retail

| Ilan Hertz

Cost savings play a major role in the IoT messaging of major software vendors. But in a recent survey, retailers valued IoT data analytics as a way to improve merchandising, not operations. See what is happening and what does IoT data analytics offer retailers.

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Untangling the Retail Supply Chain with Real-Time Analytics

| Dale Skeen

Retail supply chains are longer and more tangled than ever – the complexity of the data coupled with high customer expectations around service and reliability are taxing traditional approaches to supply chain management to their limits. In this article you will learn how to pinpoint problems faster, make adjustments quickly, prevent missed deliveries, and catch those out-of-stock situations before they can impact the customer.

It’s Not About Big Data – It’s About Smart Data

| Janice Smithers

Having access to more data does not assure you’ll have better insights to drive engagements and conversions in 2014. Here are a few suggestions for how you might want to leverage the data overload to help you drive your digital marketing strategy in the coming year.

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Using Big Data to Improve Contact Center Operations

| Erin Lynch

While big data might seem like it generally falls into the silo of the marketing department, more and more merchants are finding out that not only is it just as beneficial in the contact center, but it could also give you an edge against your competitors.

5 Digital Marketing Resolutions for 2014

| Graham Cooke

With the new year and new budget assessments upon us, this is a critical time for merchants to assess and reevaluate their strengths and opportunities. Marketers may experience many stages of resolutions, but to truly reap the benefits of 2014, all the following outlined should be realized.

Cozy Up To Customers with Mobile Analytics

| Len Shneyeder

As consumers tap and swipe at the portable screens that command so much of their attention, they leave data fingerprints that reveal their wants and needs. Action analytics helps marketers read these data trails to better understand their customers and, ultimately, give them the best possible mobile experience.

2014 Ecommerce Predictions: What’s In and What’s Out

| Dan Darnell

Omnichannel, customer-centric, social, and big data filled the headlines in 2013. So, what will the latest buzzwords and game changers be in 2014? While there won’t be any surprises, a few trends will expire in 2014, and a few will be forced further into the lime light.

6 Data Points to Track This Holiday Season

| Jerry Jao

It’s easy to fall into the trap of gathering all kinds of data because you don’t want to miss an opportunity. In fact, there are really just a handful of data points to keep an eye on this holiday season.