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February 5, 2013
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 6 Ways to Use Competitor Price Monitors to Maximize Profit
Gaining market share without sacrificing profit means having accurate information to price products high enough to maximize revenue and low enough to close sales. Ugam Interactive, a leader in competitive intelligence, has identified six key ways that retailers can use competitor price monitors to maximize profit. Download this report now.

  Online Retail Trends 
  • December saw slower online sales growth in Australia
    Australia's online retail sales rose 23% in December, down from 27% the month before but still considered a robust growth rate, according to the National Australia Bank Online Retail Sales Index. Sales growth peaked in November as holiday shoppers rushed to get their orders delivered in time for Christmas, said the bank's chief economist. The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  New Media & Technology 
  • Many consumers unaware of digital payment options
    U.S. consumers are behind the curve when it comes to understanding options for employing mobile and other forms of digital payments, according to a comScore survey. ComScore found only 12% of those polled have employed any such applications, including those from Google, MasterCard or Square Wallet. CNET/Internet & Media blog (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Expedia app lets users create emotional travelogues
    Expedia has created a "Find Yours" Facebook application for turning travel photos into shareable travelogues, writes Susan Kuchinskas. The project comes out of the original agency pitch by 180LA to the client. "They were moving away from the comedic aspect. We presented to them that 'We can take you guys in an emotional way. Let's make it personal,' " says 180LA's senior interactive producer, Chris Neff. ClickZ (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Companies in the News 
  • Biffle aims to become trusted low-price source
    A startup called biffle, which was begun by Gene Fusz, the inventor who prospered after selling his patent for an online auction, aims to win over shoppers by bringing them the lowest prices on the goods they want without the risk of using unknown sellers. Forbes (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Legislative & Regulatory Spotlight 
  • 7 reasons retailers' messages are missing the inbox
    Return Path's latest Global Email Deliverability report revealed inbox placement rates dropped 5% from 2011, showing that what might have worked a few months ago does not work today. A white paper by Listrak in the library identifies seven reasons that could be causing e-mails to be deprioritized, bulked or blocked by recipients all together. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Retail in the cloud: How it transforms IT and the customer experience
    Moving retail operations to the cloud can be a daunting prospect, but when done efficiently it’s a critical step toward seamless data management and going omnichannel with your business. In a STORES webinar on Feb. 21, Tomax CEO Eric Olfason will provide an overview of the economics, scalability and reliability of cloud and mobility solutions as well as discuss several retailers that have used the platform for channel and partner solutions integration. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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