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November 13, 2015




Week in Review: Holiday Faux Pas Aplenty

They say good things come in threes… and sometimes bad things as well. How about in fours?

This past week, there have been four separate instances of retail brands who ran into social media blowback as a result of some …

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In News, PR Newswire

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November 12, 2015




Best Practices to Boost Your Customer Service Across Channels

In today’s retail economy, customers have high expectations.  Excellent customer service starts with offering a speedy and seamless experience across your support channels.
This infographic by TalkDesk will show you best practices for boosting your customer service on your phone …

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In customer experience, Customer Service

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November 12, 2015




JD.com Announces Singles Day Orders Up 130%, Driven by Record Mobile Transactions

JD.com announced record-breaking one-day results from its November 11 Singles Day sale. JD.com said its orders increased by 130%, and gross merchandise volume rose more than 140%.

With promotions across all categories beginning at midnight for the annual 24-hour event, JD….

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In Global, News

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November 12, 2015




What We’ve Learned from Singles Day 2015

Rumors of a weak Chinese economy may have been greatly exaggerated: Singles Day 2015 came in like a lion, and went out like a lion.

Alibaba announced that USD $14.3 billion of gross merchandise volume was settled through Alipay on Alibaba’s retail …

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In cross-border, Global

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November 11, 2015




The Big Fat Singles Day 2015 Pseudo Live Blog

EDITOR’S NOTE: Singles Day 2015 is here, and I was not awake around the clock… so while this is a running blog about Singles Day 2015, and is somewhat in chronological order, I can only say I am pseudo-live blogging the 11.11 Global …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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November 10, 2015




Free Trumps Speed for Holiday Shipping Policies

Consumers expect to hear knocks on their door from delivery services well into the holiday week and for no cost at all, according to Deloitte’s 30th annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends.

Furthermore, the ubiquity of …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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November 10, 2015




Why Ratings, Reviews and User-Generated Content Drives Customer Loyalty

Ratings, reviews and user-generated content are such an integral part of your ecommerce strategy. For retailers today, it is a must-have.
Ratings and reviews help drive traffic to the website, increase conversion rates, and provide retailers an inside look at …

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In Ecommerce, executive summary

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

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November 9, 2015




How Customer Feedback Can Make or Break Your Black Friday

It’s almost upon us—the most lucrative day of the year for many retailers. Black Friday is a competitive, high-stakes game. Embracing customer feedback to provide a consistent omnichannel experience gives retailers the edge to win big during this …

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In Blog, Engagement

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September 22, 2014




Study: Social Trumps Mobile for Retailers’ 2014 Holidays Spend

Going into the 2014 holiday shopping season, retailers are spending more on tools focused on data capture (social media, email and SEO) than on mobile, according to a July survey conducted by Edelman Berland on behalf of eBay Enterprise.

The study …

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In Amazon, big data

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