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November 28, 2015




Black Friday Roundup: Online Sales Were Up, Online Traffic Was Down

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The article was updated Monday, Nov. 30 at 12:15 p.m. EST with newly-reported information about Black Friday online traffic.]

Slowly but surely, Black Friday is becoming more of an ecommerce holiday.

Black Friday sales were up, but how high …

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In Ecommerce, News

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November 27, 2015




Down Goes Neiman Marcus… Down Goes Neiman Marcus…

And we have our first Black Friday ecommerce casualty. Neiman Marcus has been down since 8 a.m. EST.

According to Catchpoint Systems, the Neiman Marcus website has been mostly unavailable. It has only been up intermittently, or showing an error …

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In Ecommerce, News

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December 30, 2015




4 Steps to Rekindle the Spark in 2016

The holiday season is coming to a close, and hopefully, the months spent planning made it a successful one for you. Nothing is more festive than seeing your year-end goals met. But with all of the attention on the magical …

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In Big Data, Blog

generation-z

November 24, 2015




5 Ways Retailers Can Reach Gen Z

Millennials, Millennials, Millennials – retailers have been bombarded with information about the large, attention-grabbing generation of shoppers. But, an even bigger generational behemoth is hot on those Millennials’ heels – and they’re doing things differently than any other generation before. Gen …

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In Blog, Marketing

Amazon-boxes

January 12, 2016




Amazon Opening New Pickup Location at UPenn

Amazon has announced Amazon@Penn, a new staffed package pickup point to be opened on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The first such facility at an Ivy League university, Amazon@Penn offers the Penn campus community a convenient location for …

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In Fulfillment, Omnichannel

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November 23, 2015




3 Last-Minute Tips to Optimize for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The 2015 holiday e-commerce season is upon us, and for some leading retailers, it has already arrived: Amazon began offering Black Friday sales last Friday, November 20, a full week prior!

By now, most retailers have finalized their e-commerce site code for …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

Online-Payment

January 11, 2016




Retail Payment Trends: What to Expect in 2016

The payments landscape is changing fast –and much of this fast-paced change is being driven by today’s digitally empowered consumers, whose expectations have been transformed by the smartphone and the services these supply. Which means that more than ever …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

Online-Payment

January 11, 2016




Adopting New Payment Technology For Your Business

Over the last several years, the introduction of new payment solutions has risen dramatically, yet consumers are ultimately reliant on retailers actually implementing these new solutions at the point of sale to enjoy the benefits these technologies provide.

That is …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

social-media

June 22, 2015




Selling on Social Media is Certainly a Trend

With 1.5% of ecommerce web traffic being driven from social media, for most merchants today, social media is still an emerging channel.

“Even with the amount of airtime and media coverage social media gets, it’s still in a stage of …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

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June 19, 2015




Bass Pro Shops Goes Fishing with Social Media

In an email marketing campaign and on its website, Bass Pro Shops asked its customers to post a selfie of their latest catch using the hashtag #Fishie, donate to the “Teach a Child to Fish” program and challenge five friends …

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In Ecommerce, Email

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