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November 12, 2014




6 Critical Digital and Social Media Trends Driving Holiday Sales

Each holiday season, retailers struggle with which avenues they should take to drive more sales. The options are abundant while resources and budgets typically are not. New digital platforms and technologies seem to pop up overnight, leading to some confusion, …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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November 11, 2014




Small Businesses Face Big Challenges this Holiday Season

This holiday season is full of promise for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), with Volusion projecting 9% growth in online sales this year. As more and more holiday purchases shift from in-store to online, smaller retailers are looking forward to making …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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June 6, 2013




Samuels Jewelers Transforms Online and In-store Shopping Experience

Samuels Jewelers Transforms Online and In-Store Shopping Experience with Advanced Site Search Features (via PR Newswire)
Jewelry Retailer Sees Three Times Higher Conversion Rate and Double Per-Visit Value for Site Search Users with Learning Solution from SLI Systems News Highlights …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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November 10, 2014




Amazon Testing Taxi Delivery Via Flywheel

Amazon has begun testing package delivery in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel, according to Yahoo Finance.

Amazon is currently looking into a broader use of taxis as delivery vehicles. Taxis would represent Amazon’s latest …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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May 9, 2013




Consumers Want Customized In-Store Experience Over Online Shopping

U.S. Retail Survey Shows 75% of Consumers Prefer Customized In-Store Experiences Over Online Shopping (via PR Newswire)
Synqera survey finds that consumers in-store shopping is still preferable but online-type customization is needed; finds key to anti-showroom strategies. NEW YORK, May 9, 2013 /…

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In Cross Channel, Customer Service

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May 9, 2013




How Mobile is Being Used In Store

Like it or not, mobile is a major shopping tool for consumers inside the traditional bricks-and-mortar store. But mobile is now playing a major role in the eyes of the shopper even before the step foot in-store. According to this …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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May 8, 2013




Omnichannel, In Store Data, and Mobile Are Retailers Top Priorities

Retail Industry Technology Trend Survey Finds In-store Data Collection Significantly Up; Omnichannel and Mobile POS Top Initiatives (via PR Newswire)
Download image SAN JOSE, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In a challenging time for retail, many brick-and-mortar merchants are seeking to …

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In Cross Channel, Data & Analytics

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November 6, 2014




Online Prices to Hit Rock Bottom Thanksgiving Day

Ecommerce prices will hit rock bottom on Thanksgiving Day, lower than any other day during the holiday season, according to the 2014 Digital Index Online Shopping Forecast.

Record sales of $1.35 billion are expected on Thanksgiving Day, a 27% increase over last year. …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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November 5, 2014




Retailers Get a Jump Start on the Holiday Season

Last weekend as I was shopping at HomeGoods, I came across a few people at the checkout who were all saying the same thing: It seems like the holiday shopping season is starting earlier and earlier each year.  And that …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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April 18, 2013




Women Prefer In-Store Shopping Over Shopping via Smartphone

New Study Finds That 76% of Women Prefer In-Store Shopping Over Shopping via Smartphone (via PR Newswire)
For retailers, the opportunity lies in using mobile to enhance the in-store experience BOSTON, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – While 53 percent of women have between one …

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