eCommerceJan 14, 2014 10:43 AM By Maria Haggerty
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.
eCommerceJan 13, 2014 4:32 PM By Erin Lynch
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.
eCommerceJan 13, 2014 11:29 AM By MCM Staff
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.
eCommerceJan 13, 2014 11:22 AM By MCM Staff
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.
eCommerceDec 20, 2013 3:08 PM By Bharath Gowda
Consumers stress over slow-loading mobile commerce sites – 20% of those surveyed prefer being stuck in a traffic jam to waiting for a site to load. So how do retailers ensure optimal mobile website performance during the most wonderful – and busy – time of the year? Here are six tips.
eCommerceDec 18, 2013 8:04 AM By Tim Parry
In five years, new innovations will make buying local du jour once again, according to IBM’s 8th-annual IBM 5 in 5 list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years. Here’s why IBM predicts the decline of ecommerce and the rebirth of the in-store shopping experience.
eCommerceDec 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.
eCommerceDec 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.
eCommerceDec 04, 2013 1:00 PM By Christophe Marcant
As merchants continue to focus on improving customer loyalty moving into 2014, many are adopting Master Data Management technology in order to create a more rich and satisfying shopping experience across all channels. However, in order to achieve this and capitalize on peak buying seasons, retailers must gain greater control over product information and other master data in order to achieve omnichannel success.
eCommerceDec 04, 2013 10:17 AM By Ryan Lillis
Online retailers are always on the lookout for ways to drive additional revenue, accept during the holiday time, when merchants are generally focused on securing sales. But the smartest retailers are also concentrating on website performance and how to use the holiday shopping season to derive data. Here are 5 things you can do, right now, that will help increase conversion rates throughout 2014.