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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: Acquia

    This report reveals what is driving the convergence between eCommerce and WCM solutions and provides a framework to use when considering the pros and cons of using these historically independent platforms together.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2014

    Content And Commerce:
    The Odd Couple Or The Power Couple?

    Companies need cohesive digital customer experiences, but marketing and eCommerce groups often operate in silos with differing objectives, which leads them to buy and operate independent solutions for brand content and transactions.

    The end result? A fragmented and poorly integrated digital presence that confuses the customer, is difficult to manage, and, ultimately, leaves revenue on the table. Digital marketers are also getting savvier. It is no longer enough to enable an online catalog and transactional eCommerce: Today’s marketers want to tell brand and product stories through the deep personalization and contextualization of content and interactive digital experiences. As a result, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must understand whether they need to support marketing and business needs with a web content management (WCM) system, an eCommerce system, or both.

    This report reveals what is driving the convergence between eCommerce and WCM solutions and provides a framework to use when considering the pros and cons of using these historically independent platforms together.

  • Presented by: Needle

    This white paper will highlight how ecommerce leaders can deploy brand advocates to emotionally engage customers, build long-term relationships that capture net new revenue, and consistently meet or exceed sales quotas.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2014

    Companies collectively spend billions of dollars on lead generation campaigns to attract new customers and invest heavily in programs to retain them.

    If marketers can’t create an emotional connection between brand and customer that compels customers to buy more and more often, companies will spend a disproportionate amount of their budgets trying to recapture the same customers.

    This white paper will highlight how ecommerce leaders can deploy brand advocates to emotionally engage customers, build long-term relationships that capture net new revenue, and consistently meet or exceed sales quotas.

    Sponsored by Needle

  • 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: Oracle

    Learn how leading B2C and B2B brands are using Oracle Commerce to increase revenue, customer engagement, and operational efficiency while providing consistent, relevant, and personalized omni-channel buying experiences.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2014

    600% increase in sales, 50% increase in conversion rates, 60% increase in page views

    Learn how leading B2C and B2B brands are using Oracle Commerce to increase revenue, customer engagement, and operational efficiency while providing consistent, relevant, and personalized omni-channel buying experiences.

    Sponsored by Oracle

  • Presented by: ThisMoment

    Find out how to use UGC in your campaigns and increase repeat visits to your site regularly.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2014

    Learn how you can establish a trusted dialogue with your audience utilizing User Generated Content (UGC).

    The evolution and expansion of mobile devices and social networks has made it easier than ever for consumers to communicate to each other about the brands they love. User-generated content (UGC) has allowed marketers to authentically establish credibility and relevancy with their audience.

    Find out how to use UGC in your campaigns and increase repeat visits to your site regularly.

    Sponsored by ThisMoment

  • 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: Fathom

    Are you in Google Shopping yet? Is your feed optimized? The clock is ticking. Our guide shows merchants how the new system is different, how to profit from it, and how to generally maintain excellent feeds.

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    Free Guide
    Date: August, 2014

    Google Shopping trumps its own prior product listing ads (PLAs) for average revenue by 34%.*

    Are you in Google Shopping yet? Is your feed optimized? The clock is ticking. Our guide shows merchants how the new system is different, how to profit from it, and how to generally maintain excellent feeds. You will learn:

    – How inventory feed structures, campaigns and ad groups differ in Google Shopping.
    – 4 tips for building out shopping campaigns.
    – How to optimize data feeds and evaluate feed management platforms.
    – 5 great ways to use custom labels for segmentation.

    Navigate the Great Shopping Search Transition: Google Shopping & Data Feed Optimization

    Sponsored by: Fathom

  • Presented by: Insite Software

    This white paper from InsiteCommerce outlines an approach to developing a technology plan that will allow you to quickly and cost-effectively establish the “core” for your digital ecosystem.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2014

    As one of the catalysts for digital transformation, it is imperative to enable an eCommerce technology strategy and weave it into the overall fabric of your business. This white paper from InsiteCommerce outlines an approach to developing a technology plan that will allow you to quickly and cost-effectively establish the “core” for your digital ecosystem.

    Sponsored by: Insite Software

  • Presented by: Mobidy

    This playbook will give you four strategic methods to increase mobile conversion rates, revenue, and customer satisfaction.

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    Free Guide
    Date: August, 2014

    What's in the ebook?

    This playbook will give you four strategic methods to increase mobile conversion rates, revenue, and customer satisfaction.

    Inside, you'll learn the keys to a successful mobile e-commerce strategy in 2014:

    – Integrate mobile into core marketing activities
    – Establish a culture of mobile measurement
    – Optimize design for conversion
    – Integrate tablet commerce into your mobile strategy

    Sponsored by: Mobify

  • 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: Oracle

    Download this white paper to learn 5 commerce best practices to help you improve commerce experiences, grow customer loyalty, achieve better results, and stay competitive in the global commerce marketplace.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: July, 2014

    Personalize Commerce Experiences. Connect Interactions. Drive Results.

    Today's customers have more ways to research, evaluate, compare, purchase, and provide feedback on products and services than ever before. Download this white paper to learn 5 commerce best practices to help you improve commerce experiences, grow customer loyalty, achieve better results, and stay competitive in the global commerce marketplace.

    Sponsored by Oracle

  • Presented by: Wpromote

    Experts & Engines is a must read if you: A) Feel that you aren’t getting the best possible ROI, B) Are frustrated you’re not dominating top Google Rankings, or C) Are concerned competitors are outpacing you.

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    White Paper
    Date: July, 2014

    In this ebook , Wpromote will explain how to:

    Make Data-Driven Decisions — When running a campaign with ISI in mind, data is absolutely the driver of decision-making. We don’t guess, we test. We don’t assume, we prove. Learn how to sift through the data to find out what you really need to know.
    Manage Integrated Campaigns – From PPC to SEO, Content Marketing to Email, and everything (else) in between, this eBook will provide integration methods and ongoing strategies to set you up for success.
    Improve ROI & Results — Have you reached a plateau and didn’t think things could get any better? Well if that is the case you aren’t setting high enough goals. ISI is guaranteed to take you to that next level.
    Expand Your Online Reach — In the ever-changing online marketing space, you must continuously test new channels, betas, and methods to keep up. There is a plethora of options and we will tell you some of our favorites.
    Ask “Why?” — You must go beyond testing version A and B; try out version C and beyond. Then ask why one outperformed the other – was it the free shipping or the 20% off? The long form or short? And of course, WHY?
    Use Proper Tools & Tactics — Read some of the best tools available and the tactics you have yet to think of. The combination of the 10 tools and tactics provided in this eBook is just the starting point; the possibilities are truly endless.

    Sponsored by: Wpromote

  • Presented by: Insite Software

    A leader in their industry, Thule wanted a B2C experience for their B2B eCommerce customers. After launching on the InsiteCommerce™ Platform, Thule is enjoying higher revenues, higher adoption rates, and happier customers. Listen to their incredible story

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    Videos
    Date: July, 2014

    In this video, Annie Scopel, Director of North American Customer Service at Thule shares their success of implementing InsiteCommerce with Sitecore for Thule products.

    Thule Video Highlights:

    – Doubled user adoption within 2 months in Canada (a new market)
    – Increased sales volume in North America
    – Automated the complex pre-booking order process
    – Decreased customer service calls

    Watch the video to learn more!

    Sponsored by Insite Software

  • 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: Insite Software

    A leader in its industry, Thule wanted a B2C experience for their B2B eCommerce customers. Watch this video to see how Thule earned rave reviews from their customers.

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    Videos
    Date: June, 2014

    A leader in its industry, Thule wanted a B2C experience for their B2B eCommerce customers. After launching on the InsiteCommerce™ Platform, Thule, a maker of bike racks, child carriers, baskets and related products, is enjoying higher revenues, higher adoption rates, and happier customers.

    Thule successfully sold its products through a network of dealers and distributors, but had a very low adoption rate for their dealer site. In order to maintain its position as a category leader, Thule knew they needed to overhaul their existing site and improve their customers' experience. After launching their site powered by InsiteCommerce, the site's user adoption rate in Canada (one of Thule's new markets) doubled in the first two months—far exceeding their expectations. Watch this video to see how Thule earned rave reviews from their customers.

    Sponsored by: Insite Software

  • 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

    This guide will give you actionable advice on how to capture your share of this year's holiday spending spree. Inside, you'll find actionable advice to make the most out of the remaining time before Black Friday 2014.

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    Free Guide
    Date: June, 2014

    What's inside?

    This Black Friday, 50% of traffic will be from mobile. Are you ready?

    This guide will give you actionable advice on how to capture your share of this year's holiday spending spree. Inside, you'll find actionable advice to make the most out of the remaining time before Black Friday 2014:

    • How to prioritize different mobile projects before November hits
    • How to boost the performance of your existing mobile presence
    • When to work with a mobile vendor and when to go it alone

    Sponsored by: Mobify

  • 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: MarketingSherpa

    Just Released: The E-commerce Benchmark Study. The largest, most scientifically reliable study conducted on the state of e-commerce marketing. Click on the link below to download your copy.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: June, 2014

    The MarketingSherpa E-commerce Benchmark Study quickly arms you with data you need to make key business decisions and gain budget and resources from business leaders and clients.

    This study was:

    – Conducted with 4,346 e-commerce marketing professionals
    – Comprised of 94 charts including cross-tabulated data on the most successful e-commerce marketing practices
    – Distilled from more than 3,000 hours of research from a range of e-commerce experts, leaders and practitioners

    Download your copy of the study by clicking the button below.

    Presented by: MarketingSherpa

  • Presented by: Connect Address

    Connect Address has created a simple tool to solve the problem that buyers face when they attempt to make a purchase without knowing or having the correct address.

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    Webinar
    Date: June, 2014

    FREE Webinar: Increase Online Sales with New E-commerce Strategies

    Date: June 26th, 2014, at 10am PDT/ 1pm EST

    In this free 20-minute webinar Connect Address will introduce new e-commerce strategies that:

    – Drive higher quality traffic to your online store
    – Create growth and expansion with a limited budget
    – Keep web traffic and sales constant during the slow season

    Register here!

    Connect Address has created a simple tool to solve the problem that buyers face when they attempt to make a purchase without knowing or having the correct address. You now have a way to retain sales from previously-lost shoppers who didn't have all of the necessary information to complete their order. At the same time you are gaining direct access to a second customer, the gift-recipient. Our light platform enables you to reach out to gift-recipients and collect contact data, ask marketing questions and send direct offers. Connect Address helps you to complete more online transactions, drive more web traffic and earn more revenue.

    Sponsored by: Connect Address

  • Presented by: Insite Software

    Take a look at how you can provide your customers with an eCommerce experience like Grainger.com, but using a solution that is right for your business.

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    Videos
    Date: May, 2014

    While giants like Grainger.com and AmazonSupply.com are receiving all of the press, your customers expect the same capability from you.

    Take a look at how you can provide your customers with an eCommerce experience like Grainger.com, but using a solution that is right for your business.

    Sponsored by: Insite Software

  • Presented by: Trustpilot

    Discover how you can calculate the ROI of customer reviews and boost your turnover with that knowledge.

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    Free Guide
    Date: May, 2014

    Every marketing technique needs to be able to demonstrate an ROI, including customer review platforms.

    Download your free copy of How to prove ROI from online reviews to discover:

    • How customer reviews reduce your customer support burdens
    • How customer reviews can improve your social marketing relevance
    • How to calculate the true value of your efforts using customer lifetime value metrics

    Discover how you can calculate the ROI of customer reviews and boost your turnover with that knowledge.

    Sponsored by: Trustpilot

  • 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: ROI Revolution

    Download this free report today, give it a quick read, and grow your revenue and profit from the newly revised Google Shopping campaigns.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: May, 2014

    Google Shopping has just undergone a major overhaul in AdWords.

    Upgrading isn't optional. By August 2014, all existing Product Listing Ad campaigns will be forced into this updated structure.

    These new Google Shopping campaigns demand a new level of optimization.

    Read this special report to discover:

    – Which key metrics about your competitors' performance are now accessible.
    (and how to keep this peephole from disappearing!)
    – How to avoid the fresh pitfall of overzealous optimization.
    – The new exhaustively detailed performance data hidden away in an unobvious location.
    (and when to use it.)
    – A simple upgrade plan to keep from losing sales during the forced campaign transition.

    Download this free report today, give it a quick read, and grow your revenue and profit from the newly revised Google Shopping campaigns.

    Sponsored by: ROI Revolution

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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