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  • Presented by: Boldchat

    This free study, conducted by the e-tailing group and sponsored by BoldChat that explores the changing mobile landscape from the eyes of both consumers and retailers.

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    Free Guide
    Date: August, 2014

    Merchants Seek Mobile Mastery is a free study, conducted by the e-tailing group and sponsored by BoldChat that explores the changing mobile landscape from the eyes of both consumers and retailers. With their analysis of the mobile sites of more than 50 companies, you'll learn:

    – What online shoppers are looking for in a mobile site
    – Key areas to focus on to help branding and merchandise coexist
    – Best practices to improve the mobile experience and increase conversions

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each quarter, the IR research team will provide a roundup of the key e-commerce developments and highlight the biggest winners and losers in terms of sales and profits of the most recent financial quarter.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2014

    Internet Retailer first-ever quarterly financial snapshot is a real-time, quarterly update of its well-known Top 500 Guide®. Each quarter, the IR research team will provide a roundup of the key e-commerce developments and highlight the biggest winners and losers in terms of sales and profits of the most recent financial quarter.

    Here is some of what the inaugural E-Retail Quarterly Report contains:

    – In-depth analysis of Q2 earnings – who’s up and who’s down
    – Stores vs. Web key metrics
    – Who’s making money in Q2?
    – Financial Performance Tracker

    Unlike the Top 500 Guide, this report from Internet Retailer is complimentary.

  • Presented by: Boldchat

    This extensive research report from BoldChat provides insights and best practices on improving your mobile experience with your customers.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: January, 2014

    Streamlining the customer experience with mobile chat

    According to Forrester Research, U.S. mobile retail sales are estimated to grow from $12 billion in 2013 to $27 billion by 2016 – a $15 billion increase.

    Mobile devices are increasingly used by consumers online and in-store for product research and purchases. Organizations that create a seamless customer experience for consumers will reap the greatest benefits from mCommerce. Mobile chat is a proven way to incorporate the human touch into mobile interactions throughout the customer lifecycle. Though technology keeps us apart in so many ways, adding that human factor can ultimately turn it into one that brings companies closer to their buyers.

    This extensive research report from BoldChat provides insights and best practices on improving your mobile experience with your customers.

    Sponsored by Boldchat

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Selecting an e-commerce platform is not easy, regardless of whether you’re a retailer or a B2B supplier.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: September, 2014

    A special report on the business-to-consumer & business-to-business e-commerce platforms that provide the technology backbones of e-commerce.

    Selecting an e-commerce platform is not easy, regardless of whether you’re a retailer or a B2B supplier.

    Not only must retailers choose a platform that meets their current needs, they also need to select one that meets their future needs as well. B2B suppliers face a similar challenge because their customers expect an e-commerce site as slick as any their customers visit outside of work.

    To meet these expectations both e-retailers and B2B suppliers are reevaluating their e-commerce platforms to see if they are advanced enough to meet online shoppers’ expectations. More often than not, e-retailers are concluding they need a new one to keep pace. In an Internet Retailer survey from this summer, 61% of retailers said they expect to replace their e-commerce platform within the next two years, and 62% cited e-commerce platforms as a top technology budget priority. B2B suppliers are reaching similar conclusions, which is why they’re looking to e-commerce to gain an edge on their competitors. They have many options to choose from.

    This Special Report is sponsored by Newgistics, Netsuite, Magento, Kalio, Peer1 Hosting, AT&T, Bigcommerce, Insite Commerce, EpiServer.

  • Presented by: Bigcommerce

    Download this handy infographic and learn why retailers are making the switch, the latest trends, and tips to get started.

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    Infographic
    Date: August, 2014

    Download this handy infographic and learn why retailers are making the switch, the latest trends, and tips to get started:

    – How retailers are investing in ecommerce technology
    – Common challenges retailers face when making the switch
    – The upside of change and how it impacts both your top line and bottom line results (for the better!)
    – Things to consider when evaluating a new platform

    Simply fill out the form to download your free copy today!

    Sponsored by Bigcommerce

  • Presented by: Needle

    This paper illustrates how companies are now able to replace traditional chat with unique online engagement that delivers the personal, informed help online shoppers have been lacking. The result is greater online sales revenue and customer satisfaction.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2014

    The Rise of Online Advocate-to-Customer Interaction

    Over the last four decades, online chat has created unprecedented opportunities for retailers, but it’s also fallen short in innovation and in crucial elements of the shopping experience. Until now.

    This paper illustrates how companies are now able to replace traditional chat with unique online engagement that delivers the personal, informed help online shoppers have been lacking. The result is greater online sales revenue and customer satisfaction.

    Sponsored by Needle

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    While experts say its imperative merchants make returns simple for consumers, the mechanics involved in processing returns are often not easy. Luckily, there are several tools retailers can leverage to make the process run smoothly.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: August, 2014

    A Special Report on How to Offer Convenient and Cost-effective Returns Processing

    Returns are an inescapable part of selling online. How online merchants navigate the process can mean the difference between happy customers who will return to shop at the site again and dissatisfied customers who will not.

    Thats why e-retailers should aim to make the returns process as straightforward as possible, say experts. Simple steps, such as detailing how the returns process works in a dedicated space on an e-commerce site, can make a large impact. And self-service featur—built on their own or with the help of a vendor—may not only please shoppers, they also can help the retailer reduce its inbound customer service call volume.

    While experts say its imperative merchants make returns simple for consumers, the mechanics involved in processing returns are often not easy. Luckily, there are several tools retailers can leverage to make the process run smoothly.

    This Special Report sponsored by Newgistics, wnDirect.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    E-retailers should also prepare their fulfillment operations for the upcoming holiday season by evaluating the speed and accuracy of their order-handling systems to identify areas that they can improvement.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: August, 2014

    A Special Report on the Technologies and Services that can Help Make E-Retailers' Holiday Sales Merry and Bright

    While there may not be time for e-retailers to make major changes to their platforms and properly test them in time for the holiday shopping season, there's still plenty of time to make smaller moves that can boost sales and customer satisfaction. The key is to identify simple changes that have the power to deliver a big impact and to implement them with a sense of urgency, rather than invest in last-minute, costly capital projects, say experts.

    E-retailers should also prepare their fulfillment operations for the upcoming holiday season by evaluating the speed and accuracy of their order-handling systems to identify areas that they can improvement.

    Whatever challenges a retailer faces, there’s likely a vendor that can help. By identifying that need now, online merchants can put a plan in place, which should help make their holidays a little merrier.

    This Special Report sponsored by Neustar, Bastian Solutions, Rackspace, Crossview, SCLogistics, BigCommerce, Americaneagle.com.

  • Presented by: Neustar

    Download Neustar’s A–Z Glossary of Personalized Marketing to better understand the components of scaled, personalized marketing.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2014

    Personalized marketing. The whole industry's talking about it—but what exactly does it mean? Are we all speaking the same language?

    Get your free glossary now to cut through the jargon. Become fluent in personalized marketing to help your organization reach customers more relevantly and drive sales.

    Download Neustar's A-Z Glossary of Personalized Marketing to learn:

    The meaning of key terms: activation, closed loop, identity, single view and much more
    How the components fit together to enable personalized dialogue at scale
    Success stories of companies that are using real-time insights to identify, segment, target, personalize and win

    Neustar, the first real-time provider of cloud-based information services and data analytics, is pleased to offer this resource free.

    Sponsored by: Neustar

  • Presented by: ROI Revolution

    You can't just 'set it and forget it' with AdWords. The key to increasing profitability lies beyond the settings which Google recommends. Download this free report today and improve your profitability in AdWords.

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    White Paper
    Date: May, 2014

    10 Questions to Maximize Profitability in eCommerce AdWords Accounts

    You can't just 'set it and forget it' with AdWords. The key to increasing profitability lies beyond the settings which Google recommends.

    Most AdWords accounts can gain 20% efficiency with the right account management tactics. In this report, we include 10 questions that will reveal:

    – The #1 Google Shopping mistake many retailers are making.
    – Target those most likely to purchase TODAY with this straightforward default remarketing tweak.
    – The display advertising default setting you should avoid at all costs.
    – Quick AdWords adjustments to mobile settings to turn the scale of profitability for your mobile visitors.
    – A little-used MAJOR enhancement to default campaign targeting that can attract more traffic in better-performing locations.

    Download this free report today and improve your profitability in AdWords.

    Sponsored by: ROI Revolution

  • Presented by: Windsor Circle

    Leveraging purchase history data imported by Windsor Circle, evo.com, an outdoor lifestyle retailer, created an automated email series to educate their customers about their newly purchased product.

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    Case Study
    Date: July, 2014

    Case study: Precision Timing

    How evo saw 3.2 Times the Opens and 9.6 Times the Clicks with Automated How-to Guides

    Leveraging purchase history data imported by Windsor Circle, evo.com, an outdoor lifestyle retailer, created an automated email series to educate their customers about their newly purchased product. Download the case study to learn more.

    Download this case study to learn how evo saw average open rates of 58% and average click rates of 25% from their automated how-to guides. Learn how evo:

    – improved customer satisfaction and brand engagement
    – increased trust in their brand
    – lifted repeat sales
    – reduced return rates

    evo sells over 16,000 ski boots a year, making this one of their highest grossing products; however, they were seeing a growing number of returns and exchanges on this particular product. evo attributed this to the difficulties of trying on ski boots at home and create a 3 part how-to series to send to customers who purchase online ski boots.

    Sponsored by Windsor Circle

  • Presented by: FedEx

    Top 1000 web merchants with the best conversion rates target the right consumers, make shopping easy and remove any obstacles to purchasing.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: May, 2014

    Conversion Rate Secrets of the Internet Retailer Top 1000
    Insights into what's driving growth in sales conversion among America's leading web merchants

    This exclusive Internet Retailer research report, commissioned by Fedex, examines the conversion rate by way of original research through a survey of web retailers, data culled from the thousands of metrics Internet Retailer collects on its Top 1000 retailers, and analysis by Internet Retailer's seasoned researchers and journalists. This report also features case studies of Top 1000 retailers who are continually testing, deploying and upgrading strategies and tactics to improve conversion rates. Top 1000 web merchants with the best conversion rates target the right consumers, make shopping easy and remove any obstacles to purchasing.

    Sponsored by FedEx

  • Presented by: Mobify

    Join Mobify's Chief Revenue Officer, Derek Sather, as he demonstrates how to create a high converting responsive website.(spoiler: the responsive design itself is only one component!).

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    Webinar
    Date: June, 2014

    On-Demand Webinar Recording

    Join Mobify's Chief Revenue Officer, Derek Sather, as he demonstrates how to create a high converting responsive website.(spoiler: the responsive design itself is only one component!).

    In 20 minutes, you'll learn:

    • The main reasons why some e-commerce companies are choosing to go responsive.
    • The risks of responsive design for online retailers.
    • How to mitigate these risks and create a high converting experience for customers across all platforms.

    Get Instant Access

    Sponsored by: Mobify

  • Presented by: Needle

    Trust, is a powerful tool, and when used wisely, retailers can reap the rewards. This eBook explains how best to build and maintain trust with your online customers.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: June, 2014

    A roadmap for building consumer trust

    With so much competition among online retailers, trying to gain customers based solely on price or convenience may be futile. However, there is another tool online retailers can deploy that will create long-term revenue and growth. And that tool is trust. Trust is what makes consumers return often, spend more, buy more, and refer more people. Trust, is a powerful tool, and when used wisely, retailers can reap the rewards. This eBook explains how best to build and maintain trust with your online customers.

    Provided by Needle

  • Presented by: Rackspace

    Getting ready for a peak period, whether it’s the holidays, summer tourism, or a far-reaching marketing campaign, involves evaluating both your infrastructure and code to optimize for best results.

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    Free Guide
    Date: June, 2014

    Most retailers are familiar with the holiday rush. In brick and mortars, it’s the time of year when more hiring happens to ensure smiling faces in the store to help eager customers and enough cashiers at the registers for fast, stress-free checkout. For an ecommerce retailer, beefing up for peak traffic is less about hiring more bodies and more about tuning up the systems and processes that bring, keep, and allow customers to fluidly make transactions on a site.

    Lags in page load not only frustrate users, but Google's search algorithms now also penalize sites for slow loads. Shop.org, The National Retail Federation’s digital division, expects online sales to grow between 9% and 12% in 2013, further increasing the need for a well-planned ecommerce strategy, both on the customer-facing side and in your underlying infrastructure. To add urgency, the 2013 holiday shopping season is almost a week shorter than 2012. Retailers will only have 26 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, compared with 32 days in 2012, which makes driving sales during the shortened season even more pressing.

    Getting ready for a peak period, whether it’s the holidays, summer tourism, or a far-reaching marketing campaign, involves evaluating both your infrastructure and code to optimize for best results. The cornerstone of peak traffic planning is rigorously load testing your system ahead of time to identify and correct breakpoints and bottlenecks.

    For a step-by-step guide to preparing for peak traffic volumes, click here.

    Sponsored by: Rackspace

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Technology is the lifeblood of e-commerce retailers, which is why online merchants constantly bolster their capital investment in web fulfillment, digital marketing, performance monitoring and back-office systems that can scale on demand to stay on e-commerce innovation's leading edge.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: June, 2014

    A Special Report on the Technologies and Services that help E-Retailing Businesses Grow.

    Technology is the lifeblood of e-commerce retailers, which is why online merchants constantly bolster their capital investment in web fulfillment, digital marketing, performance monitoring and back-office systems that can scale on demand to stay on e-commerce innovation's leading edge.

    As of July 2013, 56% of e-businesses were projected to increase their spending on e-commerce technology in the next 12 months, according to Forrester Research Inc.

    Investing in the right technology comes down to retailers doing their research to find the best fits for their business goals.

    This Special Report sponsored by SaddleCreek Logistic Services, German Trade & Invest, SalesWarp, Needle, Rackspace Digital, ID.me, SOASTA, Americaneagle.com.

  • Presented by: SalesWarp

    We hope that you will use this white paper as a resource when seeking a vendor that will deliver a platform for growth and the flexibility a retailer needs to evolve with the changing retail landscape.

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    White Paper
    Date: May, 2014

    The problem for many eCommerce retailers is that traditional ERP systems aren't designed with the eCommerce industry in mind. Because eCommerce ERP is relatively niche, merchants don't know what to look for and often end up trying to attach best-of-breed systems to traditional ERP.

    In this white paper, we explore the different ERP systems available to retailers today. We hope that you will use this white paper as a resource when seeking a vendor that will deliver a platform for growth and the flexibility a retailer needs to evolve with the changing retail landscape.

    Click here to download the white paper.

    Sponsored by: SalesWarp

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Virtually every retailer relies on email to engage customers and to keep them coming back. And to maximize results from your email campaigns, retailers must make sure to put the right products in front of the right customers at the right time.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: May, 2014

    Personalization is a proven strategy for boosting email click-throughs and conversions.

    Virtually every retailer relies on email to engage customers and to keep them coming back. And to maximize results from your email campaigns, retailers must make sure to put the right products in front of the right customers at the right time.

    In a recent survey conducted by Internet Retailer, 59.5% of retailers say emails featuring personalized products increase click-through rates and 57.4% report higher conversion rates. What those numbers mean is that not only should you be sending personalized emails, you should be sending a higher volume of them. This special survey report, sponsored by Listrak, reflect the reality that personalized email generates sales, and sending personalized email more often will generate more sales.

    Report sponsored by Listrak

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Online purchases by Chinese consumers in 2013 exceeded those of U.S. consumers. That makes China the world's biggest e-commerce market.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: May, 2014

    Online purchases by Chinese consumers in 2013 exceeded those of U.S. consumers. That makes China the world's biggest e-commerce market. The big story line: China's explosive e-commerce growth is spawning big Chinese companies that are not content to stay in China.

    In this special report, Internet Retailer looks at three aspects of China ecommerce explosion. Part I examines the growth of the Chinese e-commerce market and its biggest players. Part II looks at how Western brands and retailers are entering China, the obstacles they're encountering and how they're responding. And Part III describes the steps Chinese e-commerce companies are taking to expand internationally.

    Report sponsored by Hybris Software

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Retailers gain valuable insights when shoppers sign in with their social network credentials.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: May, 2014

    Streamline login and checkout for online shoppers
    Retailers gain valuable insights when shoppers sign in with their social network credentials

    Much like consumer fatigue with loyalty cards, consumers have grown tired of having to recall or reset the plethora of usernames and passwords they have created to sign into e-retail sites.

    Online shoppers want a simpler way of logging into web sites. One solution is to chuck the traditional, retailer-specific account registration and allow consumers to log in using usernames and passwords they've already created for popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Rather than asking a consumer to create a new account, a retailer can invite her to click a button linked to a social network. She enters her username and password for that network, which authenticates her for the retailer. The retail site displays buttons featuring the logos of the major social networks offered by the retailer, making it easy for the consumer to choose the network credentials she prefers to use.

    This Special Report sponsored by: Gigya.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    New technology and services help retailers fulfill orders faster and at lower costs.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: May, 2014

    The Final Steps
    New technology and services help retailers fulfill orders faster and at lower costs

    Online shoppers expect their orders to reach them on time, every time and without any errors, regardless of whether orders are shipped across town, across the country or internationally. A mistake made during any stage of the fulfillment or delivery process can risk a retailer a customer's loyalty, or worse, a lost sale and expensive return.

    Raising the bar on fulfillment requires investing in technology that adds agility, speed and dependability to warehouse operations, while keeping down operating and delivery costs. It's a juggling act that involves keeping several balls in the air at once, such as warehouse management tools and carrier relationships. Drop one ball, even momentarily, and retailers are at risk of failing to accurately pick, pack and ship orders to meet consumers' expectations for speedy delivery.

    This Special Report sponsored by: Saddle Creek, Newgistics, Innotrac, wnDirect, and Swisslog.

  • Presented by: Listrak

    Our extremely popular workshop series continues in Chicago the day before IRCE. This one-day event provides retailers the information needed to create personalized experiences across the entire customer journey using 360° customer insights and predictive analytics.

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    Workshop
    Date: May, 2014

    Join Us for Our Omnichannel Marketing Workshop
    June 9, 2014 | Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago

    Our extremely popular workshop series continues in Chicago the day before IRCE. This one-day event provides retailers the information needed to create personalized experiences across the entire customer journey using 360° customer insights and predictive analytics. The tactics you learn in this workshop will give you the tools you need to expand your customer base, increase engagement and, ultimately, add incremental revenue directly to your bottom line.

    Are you a retailer interested in attending? Past workshops have sold out quickly and space is limited, so register today.

    Sponsored by: Listrak

  • Presented by: eFulfillment Service

    In a recent survey, nearly 70% of online sellers say their customers actually prefer free shipping over fast shipping. But, just in case that survey was outside the norm, we decided to compile results from a variety of studies to confirm which shipping method actually reigns supreme.

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    Free Guide
    Date: May, 2014

    Fast vs. free shipping: which matters most to online shoppers?

    These days, when it comes to ecommerce order fulfillment, same-day delivery seems to be getting all the attention. But is that what online shoppers really want? In a recent survey, nearly 70% of online sellers say their customers actually prefer free shipping over fast shipping. But, just in case that survey was outside the norm, we decided to compile results from a variety of studies to confirm which shipping method actually reigns supreme.

    Learn more about:

    – Which shipping method online shoppers select most
    – How many e-commerce sites offer free shipping
    – How long consumers will wait for delivery
    – Average free shipping thresholds
    – Plus, what an online retailer can do with this data

    Sponsored by: eFulfillment Service

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    The Thought Leadership articles in this guide targeted specific technologies and offered strategic insights and practical tactics today’s forward-thinking web retailers need to employ to keep their businesses moving at the speed of innovation.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: April, 2014

    Key insights from the 2014 Guide to E-commerce Technology

    The Thought Leadership articles in this guide targeted specific technologies and offered strategic insights and practical tactics today’s forward-thinking web retailers need to employ to keep their businesses moving at the speed of innovation. With a dual focus on providing day-to-day and long-term solutions, the successful marriage of suppliers’ technologies/services and web retailers operate result in greater efficiency and anticipating challenges before they develop into problems.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Rich in real-world advice, the Thought Leadership articles in the Top Tech Guide underscored the vital partnership between solutions providers and web retailers in the Top 500 and Second 500 (the Top 1,000) when it comes to addressing the barriers that e-retailers face in achieving maximum efficiency and thus profitability.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: April, 2014

    Key insights from the 2014 Top Tech Guide

    Rich in real-world advice, the Thought Leadership articles in the Top Tech Guide underscored the vital partnership between solutions providers and web retailers in the Top 500 and Second 500 (the Top 1,000) when it comes to addressing the barriers that e-retailers face in achieving maximum efficiency and thus profitability.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    In this Thought Leadership article, ChannelAdvisor, a major global supplier, gave a straightforward scoop on market trends and outlined the best methods for U.S. web retailers to leverage them in their global expansionist ambitions.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: April, 2014

    Key insights from the 2014 Guide to E-commerce Technology

    In this Thought Leadership article, ChannelAdvisor, a major global supplier, gave a straightforward scoop on market trends and outlined the best methods for U.S. web retailers to leverage them in their global expansionist ambitions. An “Agile Cross-Border Trade framework” was highlighted as an incremental growth formula to help retailers scale their businesses internationally. Significantly, the article demystified how web retailers can effectively compete in Chinese online marketplaces, which have a huge impact on e-commerce in China.

  • Presented by: Vee24

    Learn how retailers like Isabella Oliver, Land Rover, Vodafone and Schuh are using Live Video customer service to help increase conversion rates and sales.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: April, 2014

    THE FUTURE OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IS HERE
    How Assisted Selling is Moving the Conversion Needle for E-tailers

    For all the talk of e-commerce cutting into the sales of brick and mortar merchants, many online retailers know the opposite is also true - online conversion rates and average order values are seldom as high as in-store because personal service often seals the deal. If e-retailers could bring face-to-face service to their web sites and apps, they could please more customers and close more sales. The good news is that now they can, with technology from Vee24.

    Learn how retailers like Isabella Oliver, Land Rover, Vodafone and Schuh are using Live Video customer service to help increase conversion rates and sales.

    Sponsored by: Vee24

  • Presented by: SalesWarp

    With SalesWarp's Omni Channel Management system, S&S replaced 6 of 7 different pieces of software, reduced annual software costs by over 90% and increased eCommerce sales by 300% in year 1.

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    Case Study
    Date: April, 2014

    How synchronized inventory, consolidated data and complete customization led to 300% growth and a platform to “DREAM BIG”

    As a shoe and sporting goods retailer who has been in business for over 35 years, S&S Sports' biggest challenge was maintaining one set of inventory data for their B2B and B2C channels.

    S&S Sports selected SalesWarp ENTERPRISE for its' flexible and customizable architecture and ability to consolidate all inventory, order, customer and product data into one system across all of their sales channels.

    With SalesWarp's Omni Channel Management system, S&S replaced 6 of 7 different pieces of software, reduced annual software costs by over 90% and increased eCommerce sales by 300% in year 1.

    Sponsored by: SalesWarp

  • Presented by: Netsuite

    To win loyal customers, you've got to show your customers all available inventory, ship from the optimal location and respond quickly from customer requests fielded from multiple touch-points: e-mail, live chat, social networks and physical store locations.

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    Webinar
    Date: April, 2014

    Offering the right product to the right customer through the right channel can be a lot harder than it sounds, especially for e-retailers struggling in supply chain management sore spots like inventory and order management. To win loyal customers, you've got to show your customers all available inventory, ship from the optimal location and respond quickly from customer requests fielded from multiple touch-points: e-mail, live chat, social networks and physical store locations.

    Fortunately, we've got industry experts ready to share their strategies on implementing the technology and processes to score profitable supply-chain results.

    Click here to access the webinar slides.

    Sponsored by Netsuite

  • Presented by: Neustar

    Learn how to defuse the three most common types of cyber attacks - distributed denial of service (DDoS), domain name system (DNS) and application layer attacks - and stay one-step ahead of these attackers.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: April, 2014

    How to defuse the growing threat from cyberattacks

    It is no longer a matter of IF e-retailers will be a target of a cyberattack, but WHEN.

    Retail cyberattackers are launching attacks with growing frequency and sophistication—and showing greater ability to evade detection. The net-net: Retailers are more vulnerable than ever.

    Learn how to defuse the three most common types of attacks – distributed denial of service (DDoS), domain name system (DNS) and application layer attacks – and stay one-step ahead of these attackers.

    Sponsored by: Neustar

  • Presented by: DynamicAction

    The results of an early 2014 Internet Retailer survey of 165 retail executives suggest that while they have lots of data, they can't use it effectively to make decisions that will increase profits—and that they know it. A big part of the problem is that retailers collect data through a myriad of systems, and that they lack the means to quickly establish relationships between data sets and draw meaningful conclusions.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: April, 2014

    What a siloed retail organization means to your bottom line

    Online retailers have lots of data ... but can they use it effectively to make decisions that will increase profits.

    The results of an early 2014 Internet Retailer survey of 165 retail executives suggest they can't today—and that they know it. A big part of the problem is that retailers collect data through a myriad of systems, and that they lack the means to quickly establish relationships between data sets and draw meaningful conclusions.

    These results and special survey report reflect the reality that too often retailers can only peer into the information collected by one department at a time.

    Sponsored by: DynamicAction

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Multifaceted business-to-consumer e-commerce sites have changed the expectations of B2B buyers. On their own time, they shop retail sites that are easy to navigate, personalized to their preferences and full of the information consumers want before purchasing. They now expect the same when they go online to place orders during work hours.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: April, 2014

    Businesses buying online find the best B2B e-commerce sites can be as appealing as consumer-facing sites.

    Multifaceted business-to-consumer e-commerce sites have changed the expectations of B2B buyers. On their own time, they shop retail sites that are easy to navigate, personalized to their preferences and full of the information consumers want before purchasing. They now expect the same when they go online to place orders during work hours.

    While the most forward-thinking businesses have built B2B sites that share many elements with business-to-consumer sites, there are many differences under the hood.

    This Special Report sponsored by: NetSuite, Insite Software, EPiServer, and WebLinc.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Retailers have to rethink their personalization strategies in light of evolving consumer preferences and behaviors in order to present content that is timely and relevant today, and in the future.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: April, 2014

    Yesterday's personalization methods won't work in today's mobile and multifaceted retail world.

    Online retailers sell more when they present a web site visitor products and content tailored to her interests. And as consumers' Internet usage patterns evolve—with shoppers spending a tremendous amount of time on social networks and on news and entertainment sites, for example—a data-savvy e-retailer can use a shopper's behavioral data to personalize its site content even for a shopper who has never visited the retailer's site.

    In short, retailers have to rethink their personalization strategies in light of evolving consumer preferences and behaviors in order to present content that is timely and relevant today, and in the future.

    This Special Report sponsored by: Neustar, and hiConversion.

  • Presented by: Terapeak

    Your competition is assessing your strengths, looking for weaknesses, and adapting their business plans to compensate for both. Your best strategic defense is to do what your competitors are doing—careful, detailed competitor research.

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    Free Guide
    Date: April, 2014

    Your competition is assessing your strengths, looking for weaknesses, and adapting their business plans to compensate for both.

    Your best strategic defense is to do what your competitors are doing—careful, detailed competitor research.

    Learn why you should do your own competitor research and how to get started today.

    Sponsored by: Terapeak

  • Presented by: MarketingSherpa

    Download your free Quick Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization in less than 2 minutes.

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    Free Guide
    Date: April, 2014

    Online testing has become standard practice in many marketing departments, yet our research has shown that almost half of those departments don't calculate statistical significance! In other words, they are making important decisions based on bad data!

    MarketingSherpa Quick Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization will provide you with 9 tactics to ensure you are running valid tests including a free validity tool to record and evaluate your testing data.

    This free 14-page report will teach you how to:

    – Design split tests and multifactorial tests
    – Avoid the three most common validity threats
    – Determine the proper sample size
    – Work with a small sample size
    – Optimize calls-to-action for maximum conversion

    Download your free Quick Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization in less than 2 minutes >>

    Sponsored by: MarketingSherpa

  • Presented by: MarketingSherpa

    Download your free Quick Guide to E-commerce with 8 ideas to improve your shopping cart process in less than 2 minutes.

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    Free Guide
    Date: April, 2014

    MarketingSherpa Quick Guide to E-commerce will provide you with 8 easy-to-implement tactics scientifically proven to increase online purchases.

    You'll get instant access to:

    – 6 quick cart changes you can make this week
    – 6 tips on the ideal length of the checkout process
    – 7 simple steps to reduce cart abandonment
    – 3 ways to recapture sales from abandoned carts

    Just a few of the companies examined for this free 14-page report include:

    – Cabela's
    – Fanatics.com
    – Crate & Barrel

    Download your free Quick Guide to E-commerce with 8 ideas to improve your shopping cart process in less than 2 minutes >>

    Sponsored by: MarketingSherpa

  • Presented by: Fathom

    Make sure you are capturing your fair share today … and tomorrow! Learn about retail email content and sending strategies.

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    White Paper
    Date: March, 2014

    Forrester projects that the e-commerce market as a whole will increase to $279 billion in 2015.

    Make sure you are capturing your fair share today … and tomorrow! Learn about retail email content and sending strategies for:

    – The “welcome” series
    – The “cart abandonment” series
    – Product reviews
    – The “reengagement” series

    4 Automated Campaigns that Every Online Retailer Should Use: Download now

    Sponsored by: Fathom

  • Presented by: IBM

    Consumers expect to use all their technologies (smart phones, tablets, social media, etc.) in all aspects of their lives – including in stores, which are still the heart of the brand experience. With additional data sources, such as intelligent opt-in location based technology, combined with existing data sources (POS, web, marketing, social, etc.) and using advanced analytics, retailers can gain a true 360 view of customers and performance, and turn that insight into action.

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    Webinar
    Date: March, 2014

    Physical-Digital convergence is transforming the retail experience.

    Consumers expect to use all their technologies (smart phones, tablets, social media, etc.) in all aspects of their lives – including in stores, which are still the heart of the brand experience. With additional data sources, such as intelligent opt-in location based technology, combined with existing data sources (POS, web, marketing, social, etc.) and using advanced analytics, retailers can gain a true 360 view of customers and performance, and turn that insight into action.

    Download now to learn:

    – The newest technologies impacting the omnichannel experience
    – How retailers of all types can leverage new tech-driven data points into increased sales and profits
    – Instances of success already seen by some retailers
    – And much more...

  • Presented by: LexisNexis

    These downloads spell out what merchants should do right now to mitigate fraud risk and improve profits in 2014.

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    Webinar
    Date: March, 2014

    Reap the Benefits of eCommerce While Minimizing Fraud

    The recent LexisNexis Post-Holiday webinar: eCommerce, mCommerce and Your Risk Solutions Process summarized the impact of fraud on 2013 holiday business for retailers that accept Internet and mobile transactions—and who doesn't these days? If you missed the webinar, these downloads spell out what merchants should do right now to mitigate fraud risk and improve profits in 2014.

    Download the webinar materials to learn:

    – Key fraud issues affecting the eCommerce & mCommerce space;
    – What you need to know about data breaches and the affect they can have on your business;
    – What steps to take to protect your retail/eCommerce business this year;
    – How to strengthen your authentication and anti-fraud measures; and

    Click through to download the webinar recording and slide deck to get all of the insights from 2013 and learn strategies to improve your outlook for 2014.

    Sponsored by: LexisNexis

  • Presented by: Optimal Payments

    This special report from the editors of Internet Retailer examines the strategies of Canada's top online retailers and provides detailed data about each of Canada's Top 20. That includes, for each retailer, their sales, traffic, customer demographics, online selection, conversion rate and more.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: March, 2014

    Canada is generally viewed as lagging behind the U.S. in e-commerce, but that doesn't mean Canada-based online retailers are asleep at the switch. On the contrary, the largest Canadian online retailers are growing faster than their U.S. counterparts, in large part by selling aggressively to U.S. consumers while benefiting from less intense online competition for the business of Canadian consumers.

    This special report from the editors of Internet Retailer examines the strategies of Canada's top online retailers and provides detailed data about each of Canada's Top 20.

    Report sponsored by Optimal Payments

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Taking a personalized approach to e-mail messages eliminates the one-size-fits-all perception most consumers may have of e-mail and engages them on a deeper level. The payoff is higher open rates, more click-throughs and increased conversions.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: March, 2014

    To increase opens and conversions, tailor e-mail messages to be more personal and easy to act on.

    E-mail is one of the most effective tools retailers have. But crafting an effective e-mail campaign that cuts through the growing clutter in consumers’ inboxes requires more than timely messages with the right content.

    Today’s successful e-mail marketers speak to consumers in a personal, customer-focused way, just like an in-store sales representative.

    Taking a personalized approach to e-mail messages eliminates the one-size-fits-all perception most consumers may have of e-mail and engages them on a deeper level. The payoff is higher open rates, more click-throughs and increased conversions.

    Download the full report for FREE by filling out the form to the right.

    This Special Report sponsored by Bronto, dotMialer, and Experian.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Staying ahead of criminals requires retailers to regularly evaluate their security and fraud prevention systems to spot weaknesses criminals can exploit.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: March, 2014

    E-retailers can leverage technology and tactics to avoid falling prey to cyber criminals.

    Cyber criminals aren’t resting. They're constantly finding new ways to defeat retailer's data security and fraud prevention systems—whether they're stealing millions of credit card accounts in one fell swoop, perpetrating fraudulent transactions or finding new vulnerabilities to exploit.

    That means retailers that let their guard down risk becoming the next high-profile victim of a data breach that shakes consumers' confidence in their brand and costs money.

    Staying ahead of criminals requires retailers to regularly evaluate their security and fraud prevention systems to spot weaknesses criminals can exploit.

    Download the full report for FREE by filling out the form to the right.

    This Special Report sponsored by Litle & Co., Verifi, and SecureBuy.

  • Presented by: Terapeak

    In a recent study, Terapeak analytics uncovered important trends that were seen elsewhere – only – well after the fact.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: March, 2014

    Data analytics have become a necessary strategic resource for online retailers hoping to increase market share.

    In a recent study, Terapeak analytics uncovered important trends that were seen elsewhere – only – well after the fact.

    This article explains how data analytics foretold the struggle of the Microsoft Surface, and how market insights can improve your business.

    Sponsored by Terapeak

  • Presented by: Windsor Circle

    CoffeeForLess was able to make over half a million dollars in six months by leveraging purchase history data imported by Windsor Circle.

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    Case Study
    Date: February, 2014

    CoffeeForLess, an IR500 retailer, adopted Windsor Circle's software and services to help increase brand awareness and loyalty through automated lifecycle marketing, with the ultimate goal of getting more customers to their third purchase, a critical retention metric. CoffeeForLess was able to make over half a million dollars in six months by leveraging purchase history data imported by Windsor Circle. Check out this brand new case study to learn more.

    Download this free 6-page case study and learn:

    – Which data drove 66% more opens and 125% more clicks
    – How to use order data to automate replenishment campaigns
    – How to ID and save your churning customers
    – More about the data-driven customer life cycle

    Click below to download this free case study featuring CoffeeForLess.

    Sponsored by: Windsor Circle

  • Presented by: ROI Revolution, Inc.

    This report reveals the top 5 product feed mistakes that are costing retailers profits — and how to fix them!

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    Industry Reports
    Date: February, 2014

    Combine ever-changing shopping feed requirements with constantly updating inventory, and the fallout from feed mistakes can quickly snowball.

    This report reveals the top 5 product feed mistakes that are costing retailers profits — and how to fix them! We will highlight:

    – Ways to optimize the #1 indexed attribute of a retailer's product feed.
    – The ideal product description length to show up for more relevant queries in Google Shopping.
    4 oft-neglected attributes that should be included in every product's description.
    – A key feed attribute that can limit retailer reach and exposure on Google Shopping.
    Critical reasons successful retailers update their feeds regularly. (You'll be surprised at who's making this mistake.)

    Don't get caught making any of these mistakes. Download this free report today.

    Sponsored by: ROI Revolution

  • Presented by: Neustar

    Gain actionable insights to optimize your media planning with Neustar’s 2013 Global Media Intelligence Report.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: February, 2014

    The Neustar 2013 Global Media Intelligence Report delivers authoritative performance data vital to agencies and advertisers alike. Learn the industry's latest on:

    – How digital channels compare for cost, reach, quality of users, and upper-funnel contributions to conversions
    – Performance trends and results for mobile campaigns and video networks
    – How online ads influence online and offline conversions – including which channels are most effective

    Download the 2013 Global Media Intelligence Report today!

    Sponsored by: Neustar

  • Presented by: Harte-Hanks, Inc.

    Facing rising shopper expectations for delivery that’s fast and cheap, online retailers are exploring a range of new technologies and services.

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2014

    Retail e-commerce today is more challenging than ever, with consumers expecting consistently high-level shopping experience across online and mobile as well as store channels. But nowhere is the competition more challenging—or more important to keeping customers happy—than in an e-retailer’s ability to fulfill orders quickly and accurately, and without charging too much for delivery.

    This special report addresses these challenges and shows how savvy online retailers are meeting them and growing their businesses.

    Sponsored by: Harte-Hanks, Inc.

  • Presented by: LexisNexis

    The annual True Cost of Fraud study conducted by LexisNexis Risk Solutions has helped thousands of retailers stay abreast of the latest risks and solutions related to eCommerce. This year, LexisNexis debuts a study specifically focusing on fraud challenges faced by merchants, financial institutions and consumers in the rapidly expanding mCommerce segment.

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2014

    The All-New LexisNexis® True Cost of FraudSM Mobile Study

    The annual True Cost of Fraud study conducted by LexisNexis Risk Solutions has helped thousands of retailers stay abreast of the latest risks and solutions related to eCommerce. This year, LexisNexis debuts a study specifically focusing on fraud challenges faced by merchants, financial institutions and consumers in the rapidly expanding mCommerce segment.

    The new study finds that merchants of all sizes are largely unprepared for the fraud that accompanies offering a mobile payment solution such as mPOS, Apps, and other mobile-powered solutions, and are generally unequipped to handle the fraud that invariably accompanies these channels.

    Download the True Cost of Fraud Mobile study to learn about:

    - Key fraud issues affecting the mCommerce space;
    - How the distribution of fraud is shifting across different types of mobile transactions and what it means for your bottom line;
    - How to strengthen your authentication and anti-fraud measures, and;
    - How to reap the benefits of different types of mCommerce while mitigating the efforts of ever more creative fraudsters.

    Download today for all of the insights you need to safely grow your mCommerce channel and protect your revenue.

    Sponsored by: LexisNexis Risk Solutions

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    More than half of online shoppers use their smartphones and tablet computers in the course of making a typical purchase from an online retailer, according to comScore Inc. data. And so it is no surprise that the look and functionality of mobile and desktop sites are blending as merchants strive to provide a unified experience.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: February, 2014

    Web and mobile design converge

    Approaches to web design are changing as consumers increasingly browse the web from mobile devices.

    More than half of online shoppers use their smartphones and tablet computers in the course of making a typical purchase from an online retailer, according to comScore Inc. data. And so it is no surprise that the look and functionality of mobile and desktop sites are blending as merchants strive to provide a unified experience.

    Consumers want user-friendly retail sites, and to move easily from a merchant's site on a desktop computer to a smartphone or tablet. Regardless of the device they're using, they want to be able to quickly complete their business. As consumers see it, why should the web site experience change if they access the web using a mobile device or desktop computer?

    This Special Report sponsored by Americaneagle, and 5thFinger.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Preparing a holiday 2014 strategy can require looking at nearly every area of the retailer's business. By starting now, retailers have plenty of time to implement and test technologies and tactics so that when November and December roll around, they're ready.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: February, 2014

    Plan ahead for the next holiday rush

    Identifying the right technologies and procedures now can help retailers avoid potential pitfalls during the hectic holiday season.

    With both the holiday shopping season and the subsequent wave of returns in the rearview mirror, it's time to start planning for the 2014 holiday season. Savvy retailers know that holiday planning starts in February, when the lessons learned from the previous holiday season are still fresh in their minds.

    Preparing a holiday 2014 strategy can require looking at nearly every area of the retailer's business. By starting now, retailers have plenty of time to implement and test technologies and tactics so that when November and December roll around, they're ready.

    This Special Report sponsored by Newgistics, SaddleCreek, and Tenzing.