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Winter holidays are a decisive time for retailers. The National Retail Federation reports that the winter holiday season can represent up to 40% of annual retailer sales, with online gifting taking center stage. Deloitte’s 2012 Annual Holiday Survey recorded that nearly one-quarter of the people surveyed did most of their holiday shopping online. Emerging new […]
UPS launched its Proactive Response Secure service on June 26, which promises to monitor shipments and is considered a risk management solution that will protect customers against any lost profits, according to a press release.
In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.
When it comes to revamping their ecommerce sites in 2013, retailers are focusing on keeping the consumer in the loop from the moment an order is placed right until the packaged is delivered to the doorstep.
Online merchants often pay a steep price when it comes to chargebacks, which occur when a consumer disputes a charge made on their debit or credit card. Recipients of chargebacks often lose the sale, associated product, valuable time and the fees from card issuers. But those are not the only losses for merchants, as “double […]
One of the hardest things to master when it comes to Facebook for retailers is successfully establishing an ecommerce presence on Facebook. Retailers have tried it throughout the globe but very few have seen standout results.
How can ecommerce businesses fight the dynamic nature of fraud and reduce losses associated with fraudulent purchases? While certainly not exhaustive, here are four important things to watch for in your ecommerce fraud prevention.
Mobile commerce has arrived. A surge in tablet adoption – with one-third of American consumers expected to own one by 2015 – and the near ubiquity of smartphones has created a tipping point for mobile retail. By the end 2017, mobile retail sales in the U.S. will reach $31B, up from $8B this year.
When it came to standing out and in front of their competitors over the 2012 Cyber Monday holiday, a new Innotrac report has found that retailer’s main focus was free shipping.
Are you setting shipping and delivery expectations to make the ecommerce experience less tricky for your customers. Some customers want their products quickly while others prefer a cheaper shipping option even if it takes longer, according to a blog post by Fifth Gear.
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