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.
During the last year, we
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.
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
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.
While a new report revealed that Apple, Best Buy and Kohl
Knotice has released its annual mobile and tablet email survey, which revealed that during Cyber Week 46.76% of all emails opened from retailers were done so on a mobile device. The report also states that overall the mobile open rate during that week jumped to 50% over last year.
. As holiday shopping kicks into full gear, there
Mobile purchasing for this holiday season is projected to constitute a greater percentage of online spending than ever before