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September 17, 2014




FedEx Beats Quarterly Expectations

FedEx today reported first-quarter revenue and earnings that beat analyst expectations, while announcing plans for more than 50,000 seasonal hires to deal with holiday shipping volumes, compared with 20,000 announced in 2013. The company ended up hiring twice that many to handle greater-than-expected …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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September 16, 2014




5 Ways Retailers can Add Value to their Customers

Since the beginning of the global recession, retailers have increasingly relied on discounting to drive sales and encourage money-conscious shoppers to browse and make purchases in-store and online. While discounting can be a very effective tactic for shifting stock, it …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 16, 2014




3 Strategies to Convert More Mobile Traffic

Smartphones and tablets are the ultimate business tools, the coolest technologies and the biggest distractions any of us have ever seen. In the United States, 42% of American adults own a tablet computer; 58% of all adults carry smartphones, and they often …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 11, 2014




Why Millennials Aren’t Loyal to Your Retail Brand

Some Fortune 500 companies are waking up to discover that millennials no longer care for their products. And unfortunately, some companies have also misdiagnosed why they are alienating this demographic.

Millennials are not averse to brand loyalty, as some executives have …

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In Branding, Campaign

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September 9, 2014




Focus on the Ecommerce User Experience

Back before the web, when customers were required to actually travel to a physical location in order to complete a purchase, retailers could craft an in-person sales experience, one that merchandised the store with the newest products and biggest sales.

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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September 9, 2014




Retail Experts Skeptical about Twitter’s Buy Button

Twitter announced Monday that it is testing a Buy button, which allows tweeters to buy merchandise from retailers via Twitter, without leaving the social media platform. But retail experts who recently spoke with Multichannel Merchant say they are skeptical about …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

March 28, 2012




Survey: Socially-conscious Consumers Consult Social Media

Merchants and retailers should look no further than to a recent Nielsen survey of 28,000 internet users when trying to figure out how they should spread the word about their brand. According to the Global Corporate Citizenship Survey, 63% of the global, …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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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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In Infographics

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September 8, 2014




5 Ways Hashtags Build Marketing Muscle

Just a few short years ago, the ‘#’ symbol meant ‘number’ or ‘pound,’ depending on where you lived. In 2007, a suggestion was made to Twitter to use # to tag group conversations – Twitter initially rejected the idea saying, “These things are for …

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In Channel Integration, Marketing

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August 28, 2013




Get Social with the Multichannel Merchant Editors

Want to get social with the Multichannel Merchant editorial staff? Here’s how you can reach Tim Parry, Erin Lynch, Daniela Forte and Ellen Shannon through various social media channels.

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Tim Parry https://plus.google.com/104315573398989150702
Erin Lynch https://plus….

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