Organizing Data: Tagging Your Way to Digital Marketing Holiday Bliss

| Jeff Deisner

Making the most of the holiday window requires an ability to measure and refine seasonal offers, design creative and implement overall campaign strategy in real-time, here are some tips on how tagging can make it easier to organize, search and analyze the vast amounts of data generated during the critical holiday shopping season.

Affiliate Marketing Gets a $3.3 Billion Wake-Up Call

| Robert Glazer

When the parent company of an affiliate network also buys one of the largest affiliates in the space, it raises a lot of red flags and also leads to an important question: Is an affiliate program and its data the property of the retailer, the affiliate and/or the network, and who can it be shared with?

Answering that question requires creating more transparency in the affiliate industry. For many retailers that means transitioning from Generation 1 to Generation 2 affiliate programs and ensuring that, first and foremost, their best interests are being represented.

Enterprise Resource Planning, OMS, order management system, warehouse management system, WMS, ERP

Determining Which DTC Operations System Platform is the Best Fit

| Curt Barry

There are many systems possibilities for direct to customer businesses. The choices include ecommerce platforms with order management (OMS) functionality; standalone OMS; “best of breed” integrations with OMS, customer care or CRM front ends and a warehouse management system (WMS) for fulfillment; or ERP systems. How do you determine which is the best fit for your direct business?

pop-up stores, retail, Airbnb, amazon, kate spade, StoreFront

Five Top Logistical Factors for Pop-up Store Success

| Adelina Peltea

Just as ecommerce once disrupted the time-honored tradition of brick and mortar retail, pop-up stores are seemingly the new, trendy must-haves for ecommerce retailers themselves.

From Amazon to Kate Spade, retailers globally have hopped on the pop-up store hype train.