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February 2, 2015




3 Ways to Let Love Rule … In the Inbox

How would you respond if your subscribers asked, “What have you done for me lately?” (Feel free to evoke your best Janet Jackson impression.) You may have ended 2014 with stellar clearance deals, but ask yourself if you have really let …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

January 1, 2008




PROBLEMS IN STORE?

Most observers agree that Sharper Image CEO Steve Lightman has what it takes to run a direct business. But he doesn’t have retail experience, and for a troubled chain with some 187 stores, this could be a problem. A key measure …

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In Retail

Amazon, Amazon.com, ecommerce, ecommerce marketplace, eBay, online sellers, online merchants, marketplace selling, ecommerce sellers, Quidsi, Diapers.com, venture capital, ecommerce competition

January 30, 2015




Jet.com Is an Ecommerce David Taking on Amazon’s Goliath

Jet.com, a disruptive startup based in Montclair, NJ, is going after Amazon by taking a new approach that allows sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on price by using a system that finds and exploits cost inefficiencies in the …

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In Automation, customer experience

Walmart holiday mobile app on an iPhone

January 27, 2015




Consumers Embrace Shopping from Smartphones

Consumers have embraced online shopping from their smartphones, boosting their spending by 125% across all product categories, according to the results of MarketLive’s latest quarterly Performance Index report.

Brick-and-mortar retailers and furniture-and-housewares retailers in particular reported even higher triple-digit increases in …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

GameStop, GameStop PowerUp Rewards, PowerUp Rewards, loyalty programs, ecommerce, mobile apps, mobile commerce, video games, video gaming, retail, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel fulfillment, in-store pickup

January 27, 2015




GameStop Brings Mobile Shopping Cart to Brick and Mortar

GameStop announced at the National Retail Federation’s 104th Annual Convention & Expo that its plans to use Microsoft Azure cloud platform to continue to enhance the in-store engagement of its customers in interactive, informative and entertaining ways.

GameStop will be …

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In customer experience, mobile

November 1, 2007




FAO Schwarz in store for Chicago’s Macy’s

Upscale toy merchant FAO Schwarz is easing into retail expansion this month by opening a store-within-a-store in Macys’ downtown Chicago location.
FAO’s 5,200-sq.-ft shop, scheduled to open Nov. 1, will be located in the children’s department; Macy’s is also giving …

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January 21, 2015




Can Amazon and RadioShack be a Match Made in Heaven?

Is Amazon bailing on its plans for a New York City showroom? And can RadioShack be the answer to Amazon’s omnichannel plans?

That and more, tonight, on… Okay, the lead is a little dramatic, but sometimes we need to have …

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In Blog, marketing

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January 20, 2015




Welcome Back, JCPenney Catalog

Welcome back, JCPenney catalog. A part of all our direct-to-customer retail lives is coming back, according to a report in Wall Street Journal.

According to WSJ, the 120-page book will feature items from JCPenney’s home department and will be …

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In Blog, Catalog

October 12, 2007




FAO Schwarz in Store for Chicago Macy’s

Although FAO Schwarz closed most of its stores a few years ago, the upscale toy merchant is easing back into retail. FAO is partnering with Macy’s to open a store-within-a-store in the retailer’s downtown Chicago location. FAO’s 5,200-sq….

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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January 19, 2015




Webrooming and Mobile Showrooming in 2015

The holiday shopping season has settled, but the challenge is far from over for retailers as 2014 comes to a close and new trends in the way customers shop continue to take shape in 2015. Even while mobile shopping continues to grain …

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