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December 9, 2015




Top 3 Ecommerce Predictions for 2016

As 2016 draws closer, we can’t help but think about what 2016 has in store. You may want to finally commit to joining a gym or starting that elusive diet. Maybe you’re resolving to spend more time with family and …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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December 8, 2015




The Current State of Consumer-Generated Content

When was the last time you sought out someone’s opinion, either in-person or online, before making a purchase? A week? A day? Maybe even this morning?

Seeking out the opinions of like-minded consumers has become so commonplace that we …

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In Blog, Marketing

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December 7, 2015




5 Things the Holidays Can Teach You about Personalization

Initial reports indicating in-store sales were down this Black Friday, while accurate, don’t paint a full picture of the retail climate this holiday season. The truth is, declines in in-store Black Friday purchases were predictable and are indicative of …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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December 7, 2015




Cracking the Gift Buyer Code

No matter the occasion, science has taught us that we feel a greater sense of happiness when we give gifts to others. But finding the right gift can be difficult and stressful.

New research from Needle reveals gift shopping has …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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September 15, 2014




Whole Foods Market Partners with Instacart for In-store Pickup

Whole Foods Market (and one-hour grocery delivery service Instacart announced a new partnership that enables customers to have Whole Foods Market products delivered in as little as one hour. Customers will soon also have the convenient option to place orders …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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December 3, 2015




5 Must-haves for a Retailer Mobile Payment Solution (And Why Apple Pay Falls Short)

The point-of-sale has long been a battleground for retailers. Retailers want control over the payment process, but card networks and banks call the shots. This puts retailers in a third-party relationship with their customers, which not only inhibits them from …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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December 2, 2015




Editor’s Notebook: Cyber Weekend BOPIS Went Smoothly… Kinda…

Buy online, pick up in store… Seems pretty easy from the customer point of view, and seems pretty complicated from a retailer’s perspective. And during the holiday season, omnichannel shopping should be nerve-racking for everyone.

But truth be told, my …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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December 2, 2015




Success, Growth Await Companies that Engage Emerging ‘Mobile-First’ Markets

Around the world, smartphone adoption is soaring, leaving traditional computers (and the conventional web) in the dust. According to data from StatCounter, global webpage views on desktop browsers have plummeted 13% in recent months. In a mere three years, more than …

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In Blog, Global

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December 2, 2015




Retailers’ Apps Shows Mobile’s Growing Influence on Holiday Shopping

PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – December 01, 2015) – As holiday shopping results are tallied from the Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday time period, many are finding it was a banner year for mobile with more people shopping online than in stores and mobile …

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In Marketing, Mobile

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December 1, 2015




Vista Equity Simultaneously Buys MarketLive and Shopatron

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MarketLive Inc. and Shopatron, leading providers of software solutions for the global retail industry, today jointly announced that the companies will be acquired simultaneously by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm that focuses …

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In News, PR Newswire

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