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February 7, 2013
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  • Publishers face challenges in media-driven e-commerce
    Publishers will need a merchandising strategy as well-planned as their editorial approach to effectively pursue media-driven e-commerce, says Thrillist co-founder Ben Lerer. Thrillist acquired men’s flash sale site JackThreads three years ago, in part because Lerer realized the value of the merchandising expertise the retailer could provide. Adweek (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Without RFID, Inventory Accuracy is Poor
RFID gives brick-and-mortar retailers the data-driven insights that online retailers leverage every day. RFID-based inventory management delivers benefits to retailers, including significant revenue and gross margin uplift, enhanced customer service, confident omni-channel execution, and business insight from inventory analytics. Learn more in this free white paper.
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  • Luxury shoppers expect a lot from mobile experience, study finds
    About half of luxury shoppers say brands should have mobile sites and mobile applications, according to a global study by Forrester Research, which found luxury shoppers have high mobile expectations. Cross-channel consistency is generally important to these shoppers, the study found, with mobile being "about having this great digital content and actually getting that to the consumer when they are thinking about shopping," said Martin Gill, report lead and principal analyst at Forrester. Luxury Daily (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
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  • Baidu debuts shopping search engine
    Baidu has launched a shopping search website in partnership with several online retailers, including 360buy.com, Yihaodian and Amazon China. The search engine won't include sites owned by Alibaba Group Holding, including Taobao, which has been a chief rival for ad revenue. ZDNet (Asia) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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ROI Calculator: Find out how much more effective your marketing can be
Browser Push Notifications, a marketing channel with zero ad spends, is proving to be a huge success in the eCommerce circle. Here is an ROI calculator that shows how much extra revenue you can expect to earn if you implement Browser Push. Go ahead, give it a try.
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  • Scholarship opportunities available for your career-driven staff
    Any current retail employee looking to advance their career through higher education now has a unique opportunity to do so. NRF and the University of Phoenix have partnered to create the “Dream BIG” scholarship program, which offers 10 full-tuition scholarships to any University of Phoenix campus or online program dedicated to the many in-demand digital disciplines in the industry. The deadline to submit an application is April 9. Find out more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • 5 essential lessons in international e-commerce
    Digital commerce has become a primary driver for growth for the retail industry around the world, but each market presents its own unique opportunities and challenges. In a webinar on Feb. 20, executives from Econsultancy will explain the state of retail e-commerce in Europe, the U.K. and South America, provide a glimpse at the mobile experience in these areas, and share examples from brands that have successfully branched beyond local borders. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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