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August 6, 2014




4 Tips to Beat Amazon’s Price Advantage

Ecommerce giant Amazon has put the pressure on every in-store retailer. It’s hard for many brick and mortar stores to compete with Amazon’s convenience and price advantage, but they need to learn that the secret to beating Amazon …

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In Channel Integration, Engagement

June 5, 2012




4 Tips to Launch a Social Media Customer Service Program in Your Contact Center

The contact center industry has officially entered the next evolution of customer engagement and many are on a mission to figure out how best to implement these new and emerging technologies to service our digital customers. If your contact center …

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In Contact Center, Contact Center Resources

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August 5, 2014




Why Geofencing Is a Bust, and How to Drive Real Value from it

In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the skinny on geofencing: it’s a WiFi/Bluetooth/telecom radius that will detect consumers’ smartphone or other device (more on that in a minute) once they are in …

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In Blog, Engagement

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August 5, 2014




Can Your Business Pass the Back-to-School Test?

It seems like just yesterday that schools let out for the summer. Summer camps are in full swing, college students are mowing lawns and businesses are already putting out back-to-school merchandise?

Each year, the back-to-school shopping season starts just a …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

August 5, 2014




Why Manufacturers Can No Longer Afford to Wait to Sell Direct to Customer

In 1984, CompuServe became one of the first entities to make online shopping possible with its Electronic Mall. Yet thirty years later, many branded manufacturers are still tiptoeing into the ecommerce waters. Why aren’t more brands diving in?

It is …

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In B2B, Ecommerce

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August 4, 2014




Engaging Customers on all Channels

Many online retailers face a similar problem when business starts picking up – they struggle to handle customer requests. Some customers would email, others might take to social media and many might call.

Missing any customer contact on these channels, or …

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In Contact Center, Engagement

June 1, 2012




Publisher’s Note: The Social Media Honeymoon Is Over

Mark Zuckerberg’s personal honeymoon is just beginning, but the romantic ride (historically granted to game-changing marketing ideas) for Facebook and other social media is coming to an end. Our Ecommerce survey results confirm that social media is rapidly growing …

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In Analytics, Social Media

June 1, 2012




Pinterest Top Social Media Choice to Engage Retailers

Consumers are using Pinterest more than Facebook and Twitter to engage with retailers, according to a joint study by Shop.org, comScore, and The Partnering Group.
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Social media is gaining traction …

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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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August 30, 2013




That’s Cute: Social Meowdia Explained

We’ve seen the “Social Media Explained” meme floating around cyberspace (and during webinars, and conference presentations, and yes, I’ve used it on several occasions myself). Avalaunch Media took it a step further with the below infographic.

We shared “Social Meowdia …

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