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October 31, 2014




3 Ways to Prevent Holiday Cart Abandonment

This year, online holiday sales are expected to grow between eight and 11% over 2013, to as much as $105 billion. That’s great news for businesses, but it’s not without its challenges: The overall increase in online shopping cart abandonment is …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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October 15, 2014




Search, Social Campaigns Show Strong Efficiency Rates

Paid search has generated 19% year-over-year spend growth and 22% revenue growth and all-time high click-through rate, according to the an infographic by Kenshoo. Marketers continue to rely on this channel to drive consistent returns.   Social and ad spend on Facebook continued …

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July 21, 2014




How Social Media Evolved as a Sales Channel

Over the past few years, major retailers have capitalized on the popularity of social media to increase brand awareness.  Inevitably, these retailers began to also treat their social media pages as direct sales channels in what has become known as …

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In Marketing, Social

November 24, 2014




Petco to Acquire Drs. Foster and Smith

Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith, a leading veterinary-owned online pet supply company. The acquisition will unite one of the largest pet specialty retailers with one of the largest online pet retailers in the …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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October 28, 2014




7 Key Differences Between Chinese and Western Consumers

On Nov. 11, millions of Chinese consumers are expected to go online to shop during an event called the 11.11 Shopping Festival. To those in the West who have heard of it, this annual 24-hour sale, held on an unusual Chinese holiday …

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In Blog, cross-border

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October 28, 2014




How to Transform Omnichannel Retail from Myth to Reality

As you’re folding laundry at the end of a long day, you realize that your favorite pants are sporting stains from the tomato sauce-covered pasta that was yesterday’s dinner. Try as you might, the stain is there to …

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In Blog, marketing

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October 27, 2014




5 Revolutions That Will Shape the Future of Marketing

The press is full of trendy terms—Big Data, the Internet of Things, Digital Natives, Globalization, Social Media, etc.—that attempt to describe the complex technological and social changes that the world is currently experiencing. However, there is a danger …

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In Blog, Marketing

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October 21, 2014




Hobo Launches Responsive Ecommerce Site

WebLinc announced that Hobo, a designer of women’s handbags and fashion accessories, has re-launched its site on the WebLinc platform. The new site, www.HoboBags.com, uses responsive design to optimize the user experience for shoppers on smartphones, tablets …

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In Ecommerce, Platforms

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November 19, 2014




Belk Launches Holiday Themed Sweepstakes

Belk is gearing up for the holiday season with its Santa Baby Sweepstakes.  The southern lifestyle retailer teamed up with HelloWorld, a provider of rich engagement solutions.

“Customer loyalty is the cornerstone of our Belk brand, said Jon Pollack, executive …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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October 20, 2014




Making the Most of Seasonal Peaks in Consumer Shopping

The way we shop is always changing and evolving. In recent years we’ve seen a number of different factors such as technology enabled services and multichannel retailing play a more prominent role than ever before. There has been a …

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