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Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne took to Twitter to announce that within 24-hours of implementing Bitcoin as a possible payment option, his company received $130,000 in orders paid in the crypto-currency.
In the weeks after the holidays, many retailers simply resign themselves to sluggish traffic and anemic sales totals. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Although you may not be able to replicate the fever pitch of the holiday shopping season, with the right strategy in customization, fulfillment, customer service, and discounts, you can stimulate retail activity and avoid the post-holiday blues.
A new IBM study of more than 30,000 global consumers released at the 2014 National Retail Federation convention found consumers are willing to share their personal information with retailers, particularly if they get good value in exchange.
Microsoft Dynamics introduces advanced end-to-end capabilities for omni-channel retailing and supply-chain management; announces alliances with industry leaders Vantiv, Sitecore and an expanded relationship with IBM.
Sitecore, today announced at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention that it will integrate its leading customer experience platform with Microsoft Dynamics’ powerful omnichannel commerce capabilities.
Several retailers join NetSuite SuiteCommerce to run their end-to-end omnichannel business. NetSuite announced that
Ibex Outdoor Clothing, Wisteria and George’s Music among the many retailers.
Overstock.com has announced it is now accepting the controversial cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, as a form of payment along with Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.
As part of its ongoing investigation into a security breach discovered last month, Target has determined that the stolen information includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for up to 70 million individuals.
With the new year and new budget assessments upon us, this is a critical time for merchants to assess and reevaluate their strengths and opportunities. Marketers may experience many stages of resolutions, but to truly reap the benefits of 2014, all the following outlined should be realized.
This year the retail industry will see major shifts take place, whether it is the convergence of ecommerce with brick-and-mortar retail, the rise of digital currency like PayPal and Bitcoin at the checkout, or the integration of wearable data to help consumers make smarter choices at the checkout.