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September 22, 2014

Study: Social Trumps Mobile for Retailers’ 2014 Holidays Spend

Going into the 2014 holiday shopping season, retailers are spending more on tools focused on data capture (social media, email and SEO) than on mobile, according to a July survey conducted by Edelman Berland on behalf of eBay Enterprise.

The study …


In Amazon, big data

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June 28, 2013

Social Media Contributes to Steady Ecommerce Growth

U.S. online retail sales are expected to reach $370 billion by 2017. Social media is a contributing factor to ecommerce growth.  Between 2012 and 2014, ecommerce growth has seen a 13% hike and 20% of online purchases are made after surfing  social media, according to …


In Customer Service, Ecommerce


June 27, 2013

Brands Head to Social Media for #Equality

After the United States Supreme Court struck down Prop. 8 and DOMA this week, clearing the way for marriage equality, several brands took to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to show their support.

[View the story “Brands …


In Blog, Cross Channel


August 17, 2015

How to Deliver an Excellent Customer Experience

It’s no secret that competition in online retail sales is a cutthroat business. To put the growth in perspective, research from Statista shows that during the 2014 holiday shopping season, retail e-commerce sales figures in the United States alone hit $53.3 …


In Blog, customer experience


August 17, 2015

The Digital Store is In Reach: How to Join the Revolution

A revolution in shopping is undeniably underway. With the meteoric rise of mobile devices, ecommerce has morphed from being an alternative channel to an omnipresent connection between brands and consumers.

According to Forrester’s U.S. Cross-Channel Sales Forecast, 2014 to 2018, …


In Blog, Ecommerce

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June 26, 2013

What New FTC Rules Mean to Your Social Media Program and Brand Reputation


The FTC recently updated their disclosure guidelines. Is your program in compliance?

The FTC has drawn a big, red line clarifying what some marketers considered “debatable” in the past. If your agency and partners haven’t explained these …


In Uncategorized


August 14, 2015

Fake Target Customer Service Guy Trolls Haters

Haters gonna hate… And sometimes, a troll comes to the rescue, as Facebook user Mike Melgaard did for Target.

But Melgaard taught Target’s customer service team a lesson, too: Don’t fall asleep at the wheel.

According to published reports, Melgaard …


In Blog, Customer Service


August 12, 2015

B2B Ecommerce Can’t Completely Copy its B2C Counterparts

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The more B2B ecommerce changes, the more it stays the same

Yes, there are more bells and whistles than ever in B2B ecommerce, but there’s not …


In B2B, B2B

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June 11, 2013

Streamline the Supply Chain With Social Media

Social media has been used to improve various parts of the supply chain, according to an infographic by SupplyChainOpz.  The infographic illustrates 10 actions in four different categories including supply chain, event management, relationship management, supply chain collaboration and information technology.


In Infographics, Operations & Fulfillment


August 11, 2015

4 Tips for Identifying the Most Profitable Lead Sources

There are nearly 1 billion active sites on the Internet today. As a marketer, think about that — each one of these is a potential source of new leads. The sources are out there — B2C marketers responsible for growing and …


In Blog, Data & Analytics

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