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Ecommerce & Marketing Trends: What Retailers Need to Know Now for 2014  Dec 11, 2013 10:55 AM By Ed Braswell

As we wrap up another year, merchants are now looking into what they can expect for 2014 in the ecommerce world. This article will look back at what was hot in 2013, and what merchants should focus on moving into 2014, including creating targeted, personalized and seamless shopping experience for consumers.

Omnichannel Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead in 2014?  Dec 10, 2013 2:39 PM By Jonathan Levitt

What will retail look like in 2014? Contributing writer Jonathan Levitt sees two major emerging trends occurring in the New Year: the rise of the ubiquitous shopper and wide-scale retail automation.

Backcountry Acquires European Online Retailer Bergfreunde.de  Dec 09, 2013 10:26 AM By MCM Staff

Backcountry.com, an online outdoor retailer, has expanded its global reach with the acquisition of Bergfreunde.de, an ecommerce company that caters to outdoor enthusiast in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Will Mom-and-Pop Sites Be Affected if the Marketplace Fairness Act Passes?  Dec 04, 2013 10:44 AM By Jonathan Barsade

If the Marketplace Fairness Act were to pass, will it really have a serious impact on mom-and-pop online merchants? Jonathan Barsade, CEO of Exactor, dives into the complicated and highly debated online sales tax issue and discusses how proper compliance software will ease the possible burden for small ecommerce shops.

Black Friday Mobile Survey Unwraps Consumer Shopping Behaviors  Dec 03, 2013 7:01 AM By MCM Staff

Survey Analytics and Ipsos Loyalty conducted a mobile consumer shopping survey to capture customer experience in real-time on Black Friday. While survey findings show 64% of respondents were satisfied with their Black Friday shopping experience, too much holiday cheer left an overwhelmed 66% concerned about their safety while shopping for the best deals.

Showrooming vs. Webrooming: A Tale of Two Holiday Shopping Trends  Dec 03, 2013 6:51 AM By MCM Staff

If showrooming was a holiday trend to watch in 2012, then webrooming – wherein consumers do their research online and then head to the store to actually make a purchase – is the one to watch this holiday season. Here’s how consumers responded to a pre-Cyber Weekend Harris Poll on the two retail trends.

Is Thanksgiving Day Shopping Here to Stay?  Dec 02, 2013 3:51 PM By Tim Parry

Despite all the angst and venom consumers spewed towards merchants who chose to open their doors on Thanksgiving night, it appears Thanksgiving Day shopping is here to stay. Here’s why.

Top 10 Trends and Stats from Thanksgiving Weekend 2013  Dec 02, 2013 1:19 PM By Tim Parry

Thanksgiving weekend 2013 has come and gone. Here are the Top 10 interesting ecommerce and in-store facts and figures from the holiday weekend.

Don’t Worry, Thanksgiving Weekend Retail Spending is Down 3%  Dec 01, 2013 5:22 PM By Tim Parry

During a conference call on Dec. 1, neither NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay or Prosper’s Consumer Insights Director Pam Goodfellow seemed to be alarmed by the drop-off in Thanksgiving weekend sales figures.

ShopperTrak: Retail Store Sales Rose 2.3% Thanksgiving and Black Friday  Dec 01, 2013 8:59 AM By MCM Staff

With the allure of deep discounts, “door-buster” promotions and extended store hours, shoppers visited more stores and spent more money across the days of Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday than they did last year. However, sales rose only 2.3%.






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