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Retailers Extend Promos After the Holidays

Research from retail intelligence provider Upstream Commerce, which analyzed Holiday sales data on 300,000 products from 2013 and 2014, identified more sophisticated retail product management, higher quality merchandise offered at...

An A.I.-Powered ‘Personal’ Buy Button

Browser extension developer Shop.co has launched a personal "Buy button" for consumers. What does this mean for e-commerce merchants? Unlike the first-generation buy buttons being tested by social media sites and e-commerce...

Unlocking Revenue Through Innovation

Retailers are projecting growing sales and revenue but believe greater investment in innovation in an omni-channel strategy including website, mobile and social media channels will be needed to remain competitive according to the 7th...

Unified E-Commerce Operations via a Single Software Solution

Webgility, a provider of software to unify multi-channel e-commerce sales, has added Magento-based e-commerce platform Zoey to its list of partners. Zoey (formerly Pixafy) merchants will now be able to take advantage of the business...

Providing “Fun”-ctionality Customers Can’t Resist

Will we; won’t we; or at what point will we have to? These were some of the lingering questions current Ektron customers brought to Episerver ’s Ascend 2015 held in Las Vegas this week because it was there that the Ektron...

Campaign Monitor Targets Retailers

Campaign Monitor has unveiled a new email marketing solution designed specifically for retail. The solution, dubbed Campaign Monitor for Retail, aims to help retailers announce new products and promotions, automate personalized messages...

Not About Price? Tactics to Drive Value for Retailers

Price is one way to stay competitive but there are many others available for retailers this holiday. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine - 12 Issues FREE Product intelligence solution 360pi just released the second report in its Holiday...

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Live Chat Goes Social

TouchCommerce is helping businesses offer social customer service with the launch of its new solution dubbed TouchSocial. TouchSocial enables brands to respond to consumers on social networks with the purpose of increasing customer...

5 Early-Bird Holiday Email Strategies

The holidays seemingly start earlier every year, and both consumers and retailers are guilty of supporting this trend. While many consumers start their shopping early to ensure they find the best deals, retailers simply want to maximize...

Visual Search Comes to Pinterest

Pinterest is introducing a new technology that will enableusers to search its site without using text. Search requires words, but it is not uncommon for users/consumers not to know what it is they are looking for (which makes traditional...

E-commerce Spend by Country

According to data from statistics firm Statista, residents of Hong Kong spend far more than any one place on earth. The average consumer spends $2,686 per year online shopping from Hong Kong. The country with the next highest spend...

The SMB Outlook on the Holiday Season

Small business owners (SMBs) are optimistic about the holiday season according to a new survey from American Express. The OPEN Holiday Growth Pulse, which is a survey of 1,000 small businesses with $250,000 or more in annual revenues...

Digital Promo Code Tracking for Internet Retailers

Consumers are always going to want to feel like they are getting a deal - or at least some special treatment. Promotional codes satisfy that need relatively well for the most part, but it's not always easy for merchants - and Internet...

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Average Shoppers vs. Holiday Shoppers

Holiday shoppers are more than twice as likely to make a purchase on their first visit according to new research from SmarterHQ. The data also shows that 21 percent of holiday transaction are from customers whose last purchase was...

5 Tips to Use Data (Big or Small) for Last-Minute Holiday Hits

:: By Dr. Anil Kaul, Absolutdata :: With the looming holiday season retailers and e-tailers alike are either focused on putting the final touches on their marketing plans or have already launched their first campaigns. For those who...

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