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January 2, 2016




From Catalogs to Ecommerce to Omnichannel, So Much Has Changed in My 10 Years With Multichannel Merchant

10 years ago today, I was late for work, my first day as a Senior Writer for Multichannel Merchant.

There was probably a light dusting of snow on the road. And I figured, based on my prior 6 years with the parent …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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December 31, 2015




The Top 10 Stories that Shaped D-to-C Retail in 2015

The ball in Times Square will drop in just a few hours, and Ryan Seacrest will let the world know 2016 is here.

With the year about to come to an end, here’s a look at the Top 10 stories that shaped …

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In Must Reads

April 2, 2013




3 Critical Steps to Avoid Social Media Meltdowns

Someday, somewhere, somehow, every retailer will deliver a bad customer experience. Products disappoint, a customer service representative has a bad day, ordering snafus occur; it happens. But in today’s socially-connected world, one customer’s small disappointment can turn into …

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In CRM, Ecommerce

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December 28, 2015




Evolving Retail Trends to Watch in 2016

2015 has come and (nearly) gone, and for the retail industry, it has been a year of big change. From a variety of new payments options and requirements to new ways to sell online, there are a number of trends propelling …

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October 27, 2014




Five Ways Brands Can Win at Social this Holiday Season

With the holiday shopping season just weeks away, retailers will want to start thinking (if they haven’t already) about several areas in which they should have robust preparation.  One area in particular is social media.

Folke Lemaitre, founder and …

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In Blog, Holiday 2014

March 20, 2013




More Merchants Monitor Social Media than Offer Live Chat

More merchants are monitoring social media in the contact center than offering live chat, according to the results of the MCM Outlook 2013 survey.

According to the survey results, 46.5% of respondents are monitoring social media in the contact center, while just 21% …

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In Contact Center, Customer Service

SEM, SEO, digital marketing, digital marketing trends 2016

December 22, 2015




5 Digital Marketing Trends and Predictions for 2016

In our digital world, trends come and go just about as quickly as we’re able to wrap our heads around them. These constant revolutions require marketers to adopt the most modern best practices, and ditch what’s irrelevant. This …

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In Blog, Marketing

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December 18, 2015




Week in Review: Star Wars! Nothing But Star Wars!

[caption id="attachment_78000" align="alignright" width="150"] The Force is strong in Tim Parry’s 5-year-old son, William, who will hopefully change his allegiance and become a Jedi…[/caption]

Gimme those Star Wars… don’t let them end!

A little Star Wars’d out …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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December 16, 2015




4 Reasons Why Store Operations Teams Can’t Ignore Customer Experience Data

Today’s retail marketplace is more customer-centric than ever, with fierce competition to stand out among an abundance of options consumers have to do business with.

In what Forrester Research has dubbed the “Age of the Customer,” consumers are widely …

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