Canada, Canadian, Stalco, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, Canadian consumers, Canadian market, retail, retailer, import regulations, import duties, import taxes, Operations and Fulfillment

September 22, 2014




CASL Could Have Big Effect on U.S. Marketers

U.S.-based businesses that engage in marketing activities directed to Canadian residents – both businesses and individuals – could find themselves on the receiving end of some hefty fines, courtesy of a strict Canadian anti-spam law which went into effect on …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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April 16, 2014




Search and Social Media Snapshot

Kenshoo published an infographic today detailing first-quarter performance of paid search and social advertising. The infographic highlights quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year changes for key metrics in both search and social.
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In Infographics

September 21, 2014




How the Cover of Cosmo Helped Me Build Meaningful, Lasting Customer Relationships

As much as they’d like to believe otherwise, brands don’t interact with people the way likable people interact with people. Brands act like egomaniacs who fixate on themselves, share little and never get too personal. On social media, …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

FedEx, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx Freight, UPS, parcel shipping, USPS, United States Postal Service, holiday shipping peak, holiday shipping, earnings results

September 17, 2014




FedEx Beats Quarterly Expectations

FedEx today reported first-quarter revenue and earnings that beat analyst expectations, while announcing plans for more than 50,000 seasonal hires to deal with holiday shipping volumes, compared with 20,000 announced in 2013. The company ended up hiring twice that many to handle greater-than-expected …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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September 16, 2014




5 Ways Retailers can Add Value to their Customers

Since the beginning of the global recession, retailers have increasingly relied on discounting to drive sales and encourage money-conscious shoppers to browse and make purchases in-store and online. While discounting can be a very effective tactic for shifting stock, it …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 16, 2014




3 Strategies to Convert More Mobile Traffic

Smartphones and tablets are the ultimate business tools, the coolest technologies and the biggest distractions any of us have ever seen. In the United States, 42% of American adults own a tablet computer; 58% of all adults carry smartphones, and they often …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

VerticalResponse

October 28, 2014




Top 20 Most Effective Holiday Subject Line Words

With the increased number of emails hitting shoppers inboxes during the holiday season, having a subject line that gets readers to open your email is very important. This infographic by Vertical Response provides top 20 subject line keywords that will be …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Ecommerce

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November 17, 2014




Consumer Concerns of Online Security Impact Smaller Businesses

As consumers increasingly shift their holiday shopping habits from in-store to online, their concerns about cyber security are also on the rise. For the 2014 season, Deloitte reports that 55% of consumers are concerned about the protection of their personal data when …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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September 11, 2014




Why Millennials Aren’t Loyal to Your Retail Brand

Some Fortune 500 companies are waking up to discover that millennials no longer care for their products. And unfortunately, some companies have also misdiagnosed why they are alienating this demographic.

Millennials are not averse to brand loyalty, as some executives have …

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In Branding, Campaign

Customer Service, customer service reps, social media, Twitter, Facebook, retail, Forrester, Conversocial, contact center, contact center agents

June 30, 2014




The Three Stages of Social Customer Service

How mature is your social customer service operation?

A recent study by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Conversocial, identified three stages of social customer service maturity.

Forrester found that companies using dedicated social customer service tools owned by the contact center – …

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In CRM, Customer Relationship Management

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