Mobile ARCHIVE

Tell-tale Signs You Need to Rethink Your Fulfillment Center  Mar 27, 2013 11:09 AM By Bill Leber

With U.S. ecommerce sales surpassing the $200 billion mark and projections of continued double-digit growth, it is increasingly important that multichannel retailers develop a process to integrate these channels and manage fulfillment efficiently and effectively. However, many retailers are busy on the front end optimizing their websites and stores.

SMS Still Rules Retail’s Reach  Mar 26, 2013 7:47 PM By Brendan O'Kane

Even with the rise of IP-based messaging apps such as iMessage, WhatsApp and Just.me, SMS remains ubiquitous largely because of its interoperability. It doesn’t suffer from the device and operating system fragmentation that beset the messaging apps. So, even though the IP-based apps are expected to catch up with their older cousin this year, SMS […]

The Looming Disruption of B2B Marketplaces  Mar 26, 2013 4:02 PM By Steven Kramer

The launch of AmazonSupply last April was touted by some industry experts as a win for B2B brands eager to claim their share of the online marketplace.

Mobile Puts E-Tailers Right In Your Hands  Mar 25, 2013 5:54 PM By Daniela Forte

A recent study by Flurry showed that consumers’ use of various apps have increased by 132% over the course of a year.

6 Contingency Planning Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy  Jan 07, 2013 10:57 PM By Elisa Berger, Ph.D.

Every merchant and supplier to merchants needs to customize a continuity plan based upon their specific needs. The one thing that all plans must have in common is periodic testing to ensure business runs smoothly when enacted. While it will be stressful during the event itself, coming through successfully will demonstrate to your clients that you are the right partner.

3 Predictions for Small Merchants in 2013  Jan 03, 2013 10:19 PM By Fred Lizza

During the last year, we

3 Reasons Online Customers Never Return  Jan 02, 2013 9:36 PM By Mark Simpson

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3 Big Ideas Retailers Won’t Achieve by 2013  Dec 28, 2012 10:56 PM By Dan Darnell

Looking back at 2012, a handful of trends have dominated headlines in the ecommerce and retail space. These include the so-called omnichannel experience for consumers across all touchpoints, heightened privacy concerns and the use of big data to increase customer engagement and drive sales. While progress has been made in all three areas, none of them will come to fruition by the end of 2013.

The True Story of a Seamless In Store Return at Old Navy  Dec 14, 2012 1:01 AM By Erin Lynch

Multichannel Merchant Associate Editor Erin Lynch details her experience of returning an in store item after a mobile purchase on Cyber Monday using Old Navy

New Holiday Norms Motivate Merchants to Shift Strategies  Dec 14, 2012 12:20 AM By Ari Rosenstein

Though the clock is ticking on holiday shopping this year, retailers still have time to make the season brighter and improve the playbook for 2013. As demonstrated by the sales successes of Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, the savviest retailers will be those that leverage advanced tools for managing paid search, mobile and PLA campaigns.






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