March 20, 2013




More Merchants Monitor Social Media than Offer Live Chat

More merchants are monitoring social media in the contact center than offering live chat, according to the results of the MCM Outlook 2013 survey.

According to the survey results, 46.5% of respondents are monitoring social media in the contact center, while just 21% …

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In Contact Center, Customer Service

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November 4, 2014




“Open to Sell” – The New School Approach to Inventory Management

With the holiday season upon us, retailers, market analysts, and financiers alike remain wary of the economic environment and how it will effect consumer spending this year.  In order to stay afloat in the midst of this market volatility and …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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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 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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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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In Blog, Holiday 2014

October 20, 2014




Want Lasting Relationships with Customers? Cut the Share-Bait

Although retail brands are pioneering the use of social media, digital content and data to drive purchases, some sacrifice long-term relationships for short-term buzz.

On one extreme, retail brands fake blunders to stir up controversy and get attention. Urban Outfitters …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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