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In this video taken at eTail West 2013, Scott Cohn of Chinese Laundry, formerly of Bakers Shoes, talks about the issues merchants with bricks-and-mortar locations face when they want to capture their customer’s email address. Not only are there personnel issues to deal with, but legal ramifications as well.
Meeting consumers’ high expectations can reap substantial rewards: shoppers who use social networks for customer service are three times as likely to recommend a brand after a successful interaction. Here’s how you can deliver fluid, user-driven customer service to boost both sales and loyalty
Sears Holdings’ integrated online business grew over 25% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 17% for the full year.
Comparable sales in Yankee Candle’s Consumer Direct business increased by 47.7% over the prior year fourth quarter. For the year, direct sales were up 38.1%
The $1.02 billion in ecommerce sales for the year were the lowest for JCP since 2005, when it became the first retailer to break the $1 billion mark in online sales. Will the March 15 launch of Canadian fashion line Joe Fresh, and a revamped home store in May, help JCP differentiate itself online?
Wayfair.com CEO and co-founder Niraj Shah talks with Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry at eTail West 2013. Shah discussed the success of its Joss & Main flash sales site, how flash sales will resonate with its Wayfair.com customers, and the comparisons of Wayfair to Amazon.com
Tablet users are now becoming one of the biggest forces to capture within the ecommerce world, but unfortunately only 7% of retailers are prepared to serve them. In this article you will learn a few tips from some of the speakers who focused on tablet use during the 2013 eTail West conference.
Growing a multichannel retail business with order management in the cloud means having important details about the business such as customer orders, fulfillment requests and inventory levels available in real-time as the information is no longer stuck in the back office. SMBs who leverage the cloud gain actionable insight into the details of their business. For small retailers, this insight translates to growth and increased efficiencies, positioning their business to capitalize on opportunity.
According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) annual E-Commerce Report, produced in partnership with customer experience analytics firm ForeSee, customer satisfaction with e-commerce websites continues to rise, gaining 1.2% to 81.1 on the ACSI’s 100-point scale. The improvement in the e-commerce sector, which comprises the online retail, brokerage, and travel categories, is driven in part by the strong performance of the aggregate of smaller e-retailers and e-brokerages.
Amazon now offers true social Q&A on most of their product pages. Amazon is not the first to introduce this, like they were with customer reviews. But this is why they have leapfrogged the competition with a beautiful execution of the concept.
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