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March 18, 2015




Predictive Technology Drives Evolution of Big Data

Several years ago the Internet revolutionized the way business is done. Now the world finds itself on the precipice of a similar revolution with big data.

Studies show that nearly 90% of professionals believe big data is a game changer for …

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In Blog, Data & Analytics

Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping and delivery, cargo, freight, ocean freight, ocean shipping, port strike, west coast port strike

March 17, 2015




Around the Globe, Shoppers Want More Flexibility

Online shoppers around the world want the ability to search and shop on multiple channels and devices, expect to see alternate delivery and payment options, and when it comes to shipping and returns, “free” is a driving factor to complete …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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March 17, 2015




4 Key Findings From the 2014 Video Commerce Benchmarks Report

The year 2014 was the biggest year ever for online video viewing. More than ever, shoppers engaged with video to help them make purchase decisions and were more likely to buy after viewing.

Here are the four key findings from the 2014 …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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March 15, 2015




3 Slices of Pi Day Emails

My Pi Day inbox made me sigh, and it made me cry. I only received three Pi Day offers from retailers on March 14, 2015 (the biggest Pi Day celebration of the century). Make that 3.14159265359 emails if you throw in the one …

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In Blog, Email

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March 12, 2015




Top 5 Challenges in the New Retail World

Online sales may be skyrocketing (Forrester Research expects sales to hit $414 billion by 2018), but the next generation of retail isn’t just about ecommerce.

For instance, you may have noticed the explosion of subscription services since BirchBox spawned this category …

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American Eagle Outfitters, ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel operations, omnichannel retail, buy online pickup in store, ship from store, store to door

March 9, 2015




Omnichannel Results Exceed Expectations for American Eagle

American Eagle Outfitters is seeing success with its omnichannel program, which contributed to good numbers for the fourth quarter.

Michael Rempell, COO of American Eagle, said in a call with analysts that the company’s buy online/pickup in store, …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

March 5, 2015




China to Allow Foreign Ownership of Ecommerce Firms

China announced the country will allow full foreign ownership of ecommerce firms in Shanghai’s free trade zone and regulatory changes have made it easier for retailers and brands to enter the Chinese market.

By 2015, according to China Internet Watch, estimated …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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March 4, 2015




Free Shipping and Flexibility are Key Global Ecommerce Drivers

The desire for convenience, flexible delivery and payment options and a seamless experience across channels continue to dominate for consumers worldwide, according to the second annual Pulse of the Online Shopper global study, conducted by comScore on behalf of UPS.

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

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March 2, 2015




Upselling Done Right Boosts Sales and Satisfaction

All else being equal, retailers that maximize the value of existing customers fare better than those who don’t. The chase to increase this value fuels a variety of strategies, from promotional pricing to the placement of “impulse buy” items …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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February 26, 2015




6 Tips to Designing the Mobile Shopping App of Tomorrow

Today’s shopaholics don’t need bags, shopping carts or even a mall – with just a mobile device, they can order whatever they want, whenever they want, without ever having to leave the comfort of their homes.

And many do …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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