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November 14, 2013




The 12 Trends of the Christmas… Holiday Shopping 2013

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The Holiday 2013 shopping season kicks off on Nov. 29 with Black Friday kicks off on Nov. 28 with Thanksgiving Day has already kicked off, even though Cyber Weekend has yet to hit. The National …

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November 6, 2013




7 Ways to Support Your Holiday Sales with Mobile Strategies

After a disappointing sales season this fall for Victoria’s Secret, Costco, and American Apparel, among other merchants, the stakes are high for retailers heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. While it’s difficult to predict which retailers will …

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In Cyber Weekend 2013, Ecommerce

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November 5, 2013




Google Study Reveals Internet is Top Choice Among Shoppers this Holiday Season

The internet will be a top resource for many shoppers this holiday season,  smartphones will be the device of choice, online marketing will influence holiday shopping, and cross-screen shopping will be a big deal, according to a recent study conducted …

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In Cyber Weekend 2013, Ecommerce

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October 29, 2013




Merchants Need to Keep Calm and Carry On

It’s always something.

Just when direct-to-customer merchants think they have a handle on their profit margins, something comes along to throw it into frenzy.

The government shutdown ended hours before the federal government’s borrowing authority was set to expire, …

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October 23, 2013




Saks Launches Off 5th Ecommerce Site

Saks Fifth Avenue launched an ecommerce site for its off-price franchise, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, which went live in September.

Michael Burgess, president of Saks Direct, said Saks Off 5th offers the same product collections online found in-store.

Saks, …

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In Ecommerce, Operations & Fulfillment

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October 14, 2013




Free Shipping: An Ecommerce Headache or Opportunity?

Some of the hottest ecommerce trends are born from consumer behavior and the preferential treatment toward omnichannel experiences that outshine traditional mediums and models for purchasing. One ecommerce trend, viewed as pesky by some retailers, yet continues to present opportunities …

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October 7, 2013




Survey Says Online Shopping will Grow on Black Friday

More Black Friday shoppers may stay home and shop for deals online this year, according to a survey of 500 U.S. consumers conducted in September by Accenture.

The survey says 30% of shoppers will avoid the crowds and do most of …

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October 6, 2013




5 Must-Know Tips for Moving into Brick-and-Mortar

The push for brick-and-mortar retailers to add e-commerce capabilities is coming full circle with e-tailers like Fab.com and Gilt announcing plans to add physical stores to their rapidly expanding ecommerce business models.

For many traditional and online retailers, channel …

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In Omnichannel, Operations & Fulfillment

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October 6, 2013




Balancing Innovation and Execution in Holiday Retail

‘Tis the season to deliver a standout omnichannel experience for shoppers. And if you don’t, well, bah humbug on your sales figures – because consumers today demand a seamless online-offline shopping experience.

Smart retailers have been preparing for Holiday 2013 for …

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In Inventory, Omnichannel

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October 3, 2013




Shop.org Predicts 13% to 15% Ecommerce Sales Growth for Holiday 2013

The National Retail Federation’s Shop.org division said it expects ecommerce sales in November and December to grow between 13% to 15% over last holiday season to as much as $82.0 billion.

“Online and mobile continue to be a leading area of growth …

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