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Lessons Learned From this Holiday E-Season

By: Mark Layton, Chief Executive Officer, PFSweb The holiday shopping season is no longer relegated to in-store shopping on Black Friday; rather, it has snowballed into an entire weekend where consumers demand both mega-deals and convenience...

Five Post-Holiday Strategies for Merchants

It's safe to say, the 2012 holiday season has proved to be profitable so far, as c onsumers spent $33.8 billion online as of Dec. 16, which is a 13 percent increase compared to the same time last year according to comScore . Moreover...

Power Strategies for Transactional Email

Transactional emails, the emails that are sent once a user has completed some conversion (i.e. sale, lead, signup, etc.), are a powerful way to meet customer expectations and drive greater interaction. While it may be a little too...

Visual Stimuli and Product Selection

Web-based retailers in operation today must find new and unique ways to make products stand out to potential customers as those prospective buyers sift through ever-greater amounts of information. And it may be as simple as tweaking...

Quick Hit: The Future of Gifting with Amazon & Facebook

Amazon and Facebook have joined forces to offer a new feature in Friends & Family Gifting. Amazon has offered the ability for users to create and share item wish lists for quite some time, but if the wish list creators’ information...

Customer Experience & the Importance of Support

Research released last week from Oracle reveals just how essential customer experience is for driving revenue growth and differentiating a brand in a globalized economy. The report revealed that 81% of consumers are willing to pay...

Sensational Customer Experience Platforms 2013

Customers are increasingly demanding more from the brands they do business with. As such, enterprises need to require more from the CRMs they use to obtain and retain their customer base. Today's CRMs need to not only offer best...

The Stipple Effect and the Growth of Image Tagging

Image tagging services make it possible for content publishers to monetize their pictures by making them more interactive, and as social media sites like Pinterest and Facebook make it increasingly easier to share images across the...

Crimson Hexagon Analyzes Klout Influence

Klout scores may finally be able to do more than just boost your ego thanks to a new integration with social media analytics software provider Crimson Hexagon . Now, Klout influence scores will be a standard component of the Crimson...

PayPal Comes to Mojaba Mobile Sites

Web workers building a mobile website with Mojaba can now accept PayPal payments thanks to a new integration between the companies. The PayPal integration enables Mojaba users to add the PayPal element to a panel. Then, users simply...

10 Mind-Blowing jQuery Plugins for Developers

The JavaScript-based coding language jQuery is popular among many Web developers because it allows them to incorporate a variety of interactive effects it allows them to incorporate in their websites without requiring as much of the...

Is Your Site Tablet-Optimized?

Merchants that don’t want to be behind the competition optimize their websites for mobile, however, merchants that want to be ahead of the competition also optimize for tablets. In fact, a recent study from multi-touch point...

Deliver Responsive Emails with Zurb

Mobile has changed everything. In fact, in 2012 most Web workers were focused on projects like building applications and launching mobile-optimized websites. But going into 2013, Web workers need to focus on other mobile initiatives...

12 Top Mobile Apps for Web Workers

Today marks the century's last day with a repeating date, and there are many ways that you can choose to celebrate this event. For example, you could order a dozen doughnuts and eat them all before midnight, grab a 12-pack with...

The MicroCloud Arrives

Hosting provider Codero just announced the release of a new private cloud product dubbed MicroCloud which will enable its customers to manage their virtualization platform directly. MicroCloud is available in various hardware configurations...

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