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July 29, 2014




How To Survive The Holiday Season: Become Your Customer’s Best Friend

As consumers cash-in on end-of-summer sales, retailers are shifting gears in preparation for the most crucial shopping period of the year – the holidays. Preparing for the holidays is not just about extending store hours and hiring extra retail staffers. Successful …

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In Holiday 2014, Must Reads

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July 30, 2014




A Sparkling Social Engagement

In the summer of 2012, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse partnered with Sony Pictures for a promotion centered around the release of the blockbuster movie, “Sparkle.” It was the ideal partnership: Sony Pictures wanted to promote its new movie and Off Broadway …

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In Engagement, Marketing

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July 27, 2014




Collaborating with Customers Can Mean Big Business

It’s no secret customers have a louder, bigger, stronger voice than ever before. With social media rants gaining international press and customer hack sites gaining the following of thousands, brands have to be aware of not only who their …

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In Engagement, Engagement

April 12, 2007




Retailers “Extremely Concerned” About In-Store Experience

Customers have never been more satisfied with the goods and services they buy, according to a study by Retail Systems Alert Group. Nonetheless, the retailers recently surveyed were “extremely concerned” about consumer complaints regarding the in-store experience.
The more than 60 …

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In Retail

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July 23, 2014




Families Following an Omnichannel Back-to-School Shopping Path

Baynote, a provider of personalized customer experience solutions, today revealed the results from its back-to-school shopping survey, conducted in partnership with the e-tailing group.

What they discovered is that consumers are taking advantage of all the options offered to them …

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In Infographics, Must Reads

April 1, 2007




Q&A with J. Jill’s Kathie Lynch: Clothes Calls in Store

Kathie Lynch is the vice president of fulfillment for women’s apparel brand J. Jill, which was acquired by The Talbots in February 2006. Her group is responsible for filling all catalog and Web orders for the direct-to-consumer channel and shipping all …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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July 22, 2014




Return to Sender: Making Package Returns Easy, Part II

Back in March, I shared three ways to make the returns process easy for online retailers – showcase your policy, implement a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) system, and get tech savvy with your shipping labels.

I’d like to revisit this …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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July 17, 2014




Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly Make the “10 Brands That Will Disappear” List

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that it predicts will disappear before the end of the following year. And three retailers – Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly – have made the 2015 list, which published last week.

But should Aeropostale, Lululemon …

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In Blog, Executive

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July 17, 2014




NetSuite Acquires Venda to Accelerate Growth in Europe

NetSuite Inc. today announced the acquisition of London-based Venda, a leading provider of ecommerce solutions for an undisclosed amount.
NetSuite’s acquisition of Venda builds on the momentum of NetSuite SuiteCommerce globally and supports NetSuite’s business expansion into the European market, …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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July 7, 2014




Getting Through to Customers in a Multichannel World

In today’s multichannel world, consumers have more flexibility and more avenues for shopping than ever before. The customer journey frequently is a multiplatform ride encompassing interactions via smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.

This offers consumers unprecedented flexibility and convenience. …

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