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Google Trusted Stores Retooled for the Holidays

Internet merchants participating in Google's Trusted Stores program will have a slight advantage this Cyber Monday - and through the 2013 holidays. Last week Google indicated that its Trusted Stores offering, which launched last...

3 Ways Merchants Can Encourage Sharing

A 2013 Nielsen study reveals that family and friend referrals are the most persuasive driver of influence when making purchasing decisions for 77 percent of consumers. Unfortunately, word-of-mouth marketing isn’t as reliable...

Optimized Shipping Comes to Squarespace

Website publishing platform Squarespace has announced an integration with e-commerce shipping solution ShipStation which will enable merchants to print shipping labels in batch and automatically send shipping notifications with tracking...

In Social Login, Facebook Crushes the Competition

Consumer management solution provider Gigya released data last month from Q3 2013 (July to September) which revealed that while Google/Google+ is making some strong gains, Facebook is destroying the competition when it comes to social...

Who's Driving Shopping Traffic for 'Net Retailers?

Data from RichRelevance's latest Shopping Insights study , which examined nearly 700 million shopping sessions, reveals the degree to which social channels are impacting ecommerce today and how they are comparing against one another...

Retailers Clueless, But Increasing Big Data Investments

Retailers are taking a measured approach to 'big data' in an ongoing effort to improve customer-centric and operational decision making. They will first, however, need to improve their overall analytics capabilities according...

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Loyalty Equals Discounts, Free Products for Consumers

Loyalty programs aren't exactly new, but consumers still seem to love the marketing-focused programs that reward members with purchase incentives. And new research from Nielsen confirms it, with 84 percent indicating they were...

Thanksgiving Day iPad Traffic Jumps by 95%

Although the busiest shopping weekend is just hitting its stride, early data suggests that website traffic on Thanksgiving Day reached new highs. In fact, data from Compuware’s Application Performance Managemen t business unit...

IBM: Black Friday Sales Up 7%... So Far

It’s Friday afternoon on the busiest shopping day of the year, so we decided to check in to see how the retail industry is holding up so far. According to IBM data , Black Friday sales are up by more than 7 percent as of 12:00...

Rated: 15 Thanksgiving Day Subject Lines

Cyber Monday is for e-commerce merchants and Black Friday is for traditional merchants. Thanksgiving, however, is for email service providers. Online retailers sent an average of 5.3 emails in the five days between Thanksgiving and...

Cart Abandonment Solution AbandonAid Comes to CoreCommerce

No merchant should enter the holiday shopping season without a strategy to limit the damage from shopping cart abandonment. Whatever e-commerce platform you're operating on, make sure to check its partner network (if they have...

Cyber Monday Survival Guide

The busiest shopping weekend of the year has finally arrived, which means that Internet retailers don’t have much time until their websites are flooded with Cyber Monday traffic. Although preparations for this digital holiday...

How Much is a Pin Worth?

The economic value of a Pin is growing, which means that retailers who have neglected building their presence on Pinterest are undoubtedly missing out on revenue. In fact, a new report from social marketing and analytics platform Piquora...

Freebies Arrive at Groupon

The daily deal hype has certainly died down, but that doesn’t mean these sites don’t still see a lot of traffic. After all, everyone likes a good deal and savvy shoppers will continue to seek out savings for the foreseeable...

4 Last-Minute Advertising Options for Thanksgiving Weekend

The busiest shopping weekend of the year is upon us, which means that the majority of retailers have already started promoting their sales and specials in the hopes of achieving record-breaking revenues on Black Friday and Small Business...

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