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December 3, 2015




5 Must-haves for a Retailer Mobile Payment Solution (And Why Apple Pay Falls Short)

The point-of-sale has long been a battleground for retailers. Retailers want control over the payment process, but card networks and banks call the shots. This puts retailers in a third-party relationship with their customers, which not only inhibits them from …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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December 2, 2015




Editor’s Notebook: Cyber Weekend BOPIS Went Smoothly… Kinda…

Buy online, pick up in store… Seems pretty easy from the customer point of view, and seems pretty complicated from a retailer’s perspective. And during the holiday season, omnichannel shopping should be nerve-racking for everyone.

But truth be told, my …

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In Blog, Must Reads

global ecommerce

December 2, 2015




Success, Growth Await Companies that Engage Emerging ‘Mobile-First’ Markets

Around the world, smartphone adoption is soaring, leaving traditional computers (and the conventional web) in the dust. According to data from StatCounter, global webpage views on desktop browsers have plummeted 13% in recent months. In a mere three years, more than …

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In Blog, Global

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December 2, 2015




Retailers’ Apps Shows Mobile’s Growing Influence on Holiday Shopping

PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – December 01, 2015) – As holiday shopping results are tallied from the Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday time period, many are finding it was a banner year for mobile with more people shopping online than in stores and mobile …

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In Marketing, Mobile

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December 1, 2015




Vista Equity Simultaneously Buys MarketLive and Shopatron

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MarketLive Inc. and Shopatron, leading providers of software solutions for the global retail industry, today jointly announced that the companies will be acquired simultaneously by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm that focuses …

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In News, PR Newswire

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December 1, 2015




All Sorts of Sales Records Set on Cyber Monday 2015

Related Cyber Weekend News

Stores that Closed Doors on Thanksgiving and Black Friday Outperformed Competitors Online

Editor’s Notebook: My Big Fat Omnichannel Thanksgiving Shopping Day

No Surprise: Thanksgiving Ecommerce Sales on the Rise

Editor’s Notebook: Black Friday and …

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In News, PR Newswire

global ecommerce

November 30, 2015




3 Ways Local Retailers Can Engage Last Minute Shoppers

What does the holiday shopping season really look like? You might conjure images of densely packed stores and ransacked aisles; a pair of fathers grappling for the last must-have toy in stock; a mall Santa capping off a meandering line …

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In Blog, Engagement

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November 30, 2015




How To Mount the Most Successful Holiday Campaigns on Social Media Platforms

eMarketer estimates that US holiday retail sales in November and December 2015 will increase 5.7% year-over-year to $885.7 billion, with e-commerce accounting for 9.0%. Mobile will contribute to this growth as consumers become more comfortable purchasing on smartphones; in fact, mobile commerce sales are …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

cyber-monday

November 29, 2015




More Than 121 Million Holiday Shoppers Plan to Shop Online on Cyber Monday

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2015 – Incredible online savings starting in early November have changed the way that consumers are shopping on Cyber Monday. Online holiday shoppers this year are hoping to see deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to home décor before …

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In News, PR Newswire

November 1, 2007




FAO Schwarz in store for Chicago’s Macy’s

Upscale toy merchant FAO Schwarz is easing into retail expansion this month by opening a store-within-a-store in Macys’ downtown Chicago location.
FAO’s 5,200-sq.-ft shop, scheduled to open Nov. 1, will be located in the children’s department; Macy’s is also giving …

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