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  • Most flash sales models send a daily email to members or promote specials on their web sites. Both scenarios create a specific window of time for order processing.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Most flash sales models send a daily email to members or promote specials on their web sites. Both scenarios create a specific window of time for order processing. For example, Internet retailer Gilt Groupe notifies its members of daily sales at noon. By design, there is an inherent urgency that is created, both for the customer to purchase products and for the fulfillment and warehouse operators to process orders and get them shipped in a timely manner.

  • Presented by: CORESense Inc.

    Selecting the right retail system for your business is an important decision. To help you understand all the options, CORESense has developed the following collateral.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Selecting the right retail system for your business is an important decision. To help you understand all the options, CORESense has developed the following collateral.

  • Presented by: ChannelAdvisor

    ChannelAdvisor partnered with Mobile Money Network, a leading mobile payments company, to create this Retailer’s Guide to Mobile eBook. By explaining the opportunities that mobile offers retailers across every channel, this eBook will help you create a strategy to maximize your m-commerce revenue.

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    Free Guide
    Date: January, 2013

    Retailer's Guide to Mobile

    ChannelAdvisor partnered with Mobile Money Network, a leading mobile payments company, to create this Retailer’s Guide to Mobile eBook. By explaining the opportunities that mobile offers retailers across every channel, this eBook will help you create a strategy to maximize your m-commerce revenue.

    The data in the Retailer's Guide to Mobile outlines how to:

    • Maximize multichannel revenues
    • Create the best mobile experience possible
    • Improve sales conversions
    • And more

    Download the eBook now!

  • Presented by: ChannelAdvisor

    With the high number of comparison shopping engines and differing requirements for data feeds, many e-commerce managers find comparison shopping to be a difficult channel to navigate.

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    White Paper
    Date: January, 2013

    Don't Let These Missteps Trip Up Your Strategy

    With the high number of comparison shopping engines and differing requirements for data feeds, many e-commerce managers find comparison shopping to be a difficult channel to navigate.

    This "Top 5 Comparison Shopping Misconceptions" white paper identifies the top 5 mistaken beliefs most retailers have about managing their comparison shopping programs and how the ChannelAdvisor Platform can help rectify these strategy missteps.

    Download this white paper now!

  • Presented by: Akamai

    Optimize Your Web Performance to Deliver a Better Omnichannel Experience

    Learn:
    - How mobile had a breakthrough year
    - The impact of web performance on your business
    - How to address the challenges of situational performance

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2013

    Did you know that 88% of online consumers are less likely to return to a site after a bad experience?* With thresholds for customer abandonment growing ever shorter across desktop and mobile experiences, site performance is playing an increasingly critical role in sales results.  More than ever, it is critical to optimize the omnichannel shopping experience for consumers.

    * Gomez whitepaper “Why Performance Matters”

    Now is the time to plan your 2013 strategy to enable the best web experience for your customers.

    Presenters:
    Doug Rassner
    Product Manager
    MICROS-Retail

    Curtis Corl
    Vice President
    Dollar Tree Store

    Lelah Manz
    eCommerce Strategist
    Akamai Technologies

    Don Davis
    Editor in Chief
    Internet Retailer

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    Right item, right price, right location. That combination is the holy grail for every retailer. If it has been elusive in the past, it is no longer, thanks to High-Performance Retailing.

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2012

    High-Performance Retailing (HPR) takes traditional retailing challenges, such as pricing, inventory and markdowns, and provides unprecedented insights on a SKU-by-SKU, aisle-by-aisle level. Expand the precise, fast and efficient analysis to a regional or national scale, and discover how HPR can boost your company’s bottom line.

    In this white paper, learn about the eight benefits of implementing HPR and how it can:

    • Respond to your customers’ local and seasonal merchandise demands.
    • Maximize retail spaces with the right product mix.
    • Implement new plans that address specific store needs – with amazing speed.

  • Presented by: Listrak

    Last year, particularly in the fourth quarter, saw a noticeable shift in consumer shopping behaviors. Online sales soared 14% over 2011, reaching $289 billion, and mobile sales drove 11% of the record-setting holiday season.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2013

    Last year, particularly in the fourth quarter, saw a noticeable shift in consumer shopping behaviors. Online sales soared 14% over 2011, reaching $289 billion, and mobile sales drove 11% of the record-setting holiday season. In fact, online sales are growing seven times greater than offline retail, with mobile accounting for one in every 10 eCommerce dollars spent.  

    mCommerce is making an impact, and marketers are adapting new best practices to ensure they reach customers across multiple channels. MarketingSherpa found that 58% of email marketers are developing new strategies for mobile smartphones and tablets.

    You only have one chance to make an impression on your customers and every click counts. As you prepare for the holidays it is imperative that you not only think about the inbox but also the device. Responsive email design allows you to create mobile-friendly emails that look great no matter where they’re opened.  It will help you improve engagement and interaction as it greatly enhances usability.

    Sponsored by Listrak

  • Presented by: Neustar

    This Internet Retailer article explains the importance of website load testing to find and fix problems and protect the bottom line. Get web performance and holiday preparation advice from experts as you gear up for your company's most critical revenue season.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2013

    For online retailers, time is truly money. Just ask any e-retailer whose website has crashed or ground to a halt during back-to-school marketing or the holidays. Downtime or slow performance takes a costly toll in clicks, conversions and revenues, often when you can least afford it. Increasingly, retail and ecommerce companies are seeing a correlation between website performance and revenue performance. With back-to-school selling upon us and the holidays approaching fast, traffic-proofing ecommerce sites is an urgent priority. This Internet Retailer article explains the importance of website load testing to find and fix problems and protect the bottom line. Discover why it's a best practice to take a dual approach, getting baseline data from synthetic website testing and combining it with data about real customer visits. Get web performance and holiday preparation advice from experts as you gear up for your company's most critical revenue season.

    Download the free article to learn:

    - What's at stake: clicks, conversions and online revenues

    - Why retailers do both synthetic and real-user testing

    - How Marketing and IT each have key roles to play

    - The importance of using test results to optimize your site

    Sponsored by Neustar

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    This study examines the importance of using omnichannel customer engagement to gain deeper consumer insight. Also included are an in-depth look at how leading retailers use analytics, as well as a review of business analytics vendors.

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    White Paper
    Date: July, 2013

    The benchmark study includes an in-depth look at how best-in-class retailers use analytics, as well as a review of business analytics software vendors. The authors surveyed senior retail executives and collected secondary research from public and proprietary sources.

    One of the key themes of the study is the extent to which retailers can use analytics insights to drive strategic decisions. Findings reveal that in a time of unprecedented change in retail, brick-and-mortar retail stores must look to omnichannel customer engagement to gain deeper consumer insight. Key findings include:

    -       Retailers' analytics maturity is low. The survey found that 40% of retailers believe they lag behind their competitors in terms of analytics maturity, 40% think they are only at par.

    -       Data management and integration will be a key area of investment. In an effort to increase analytical maturity, retailers will invest in contextual, visual and mobile-friendly delivery of insights.

    -       Retailers' e-commerce/omnichannel function has the highest potential to use analytics strategically.

    -       Usability and access are critical.

    To find out more, download the full report.

  • Presented by: Soasta

    Retailers are making their preparations for the busiest online selling season of the year. As the quality advisor to the nation’s top retailers and a Gartner and IDC Cloud Testing Leader, SOASTA wants you to be 100% confident that your retail performance will meet expectations.

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    Webinar
    Date: ,

    Webinar Recorded: August 29th, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time/1 p.m. Eastern

    Retailers are making their preparations for the busiest online selling season of the year. As the quality advisor to the nation's top retailers and a Gartner and IDC Cloud Testing Leader, SOASTA wants you to be 100% confident that your retail performance will meet expectations.

    Play this SOASTA recorded webinar to learn about commonly overlooked elements of retail performance plans. And most importantly, how you still have time to make Holiday 2013 a success.

    Sponsored by: SOASTA

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Global E-Commerce from the February 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring MelissaData, TransExpress, and Hermes.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: February, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Global E-Commerce from the February 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring MelissaData, TransExpress, and Hermes.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fraud Prevention from the March 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring UniteU, Kount, Neustar, and SecureBuy.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: March, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fraud Prevention from the March 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring UniteU, Kount, Neustar, and SecureBuy.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fulfillment from the May 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, Hermes, Innotrac, and Kiva Systems.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: May, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fulfillment from the May 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, Hermes, Innotrac, and Kiva Systems.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Commerce Technology from the June 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring CardinalCommerce, SecureBuy, and AmericanEagle.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: June, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Commerce Technology from the June 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring CardinalCommerce, SecureBuy, and AmericanEagle.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Mail Marketing from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Responsys, Listrak, Bronto, and CQuotient.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: August, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Mail Marketing from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Responsys, Listrak, Bronto, and CQuotient.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Holiday Readiness from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, and NetElixir.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: August, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Holiday Readiness from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, and NetElixir.

  • Presented by: UzerZoom

    To help retailers understand this challenge, UserZoom conducted a usability study with 200 female smartphone and tablet shoppers, asking them to complete several tasks on top apparel sites using their mobile devices. The results provide retailers insight into common pain points in the mobile shopping experience that they can address in their own mobile strategies.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2013

    Measuring the User Experience of Retail Web Stores on Tablet Devices

    Many retailers are still not taking advantage of the shopping potential offered by mobile devices and tablets, or are providing mobile experiences that fall below consumers’ expectations.

    To help retailers understand this challenge, UserZoom conducted a usability study with 200 female smartphone and tablet shoppers, asking them to complete several tasks on top apparel sites using their mobile devices. The results provide retailers insight into common pain points in the mobile shopping experience that they can address in their own mobile strategies.

    By downloading the report you’ll learn:

    – What's important to users when shopping on a tablet?
    – What makes users abandon a purchase?
    – Do users prefer a mobile web or app?
    – How does having a tablet optimized site affect consumer satisfaction?

  • Presented by: Soasta

    Australian flash-sale retailer OZSALE took heed when competitors organized a “Click Frenzy” one-day sale in November 2012, only to see their sites fail under the weight of heavy traffic. So OZSALE did its homework before promoting its own “Flash Frenzy sale.”

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    Case Study
    Date: August, 2013

    Australian flash-sale retailer OZSALE took heed when competitors organized a "Click Frenzy" one-day sale in November 2012, only to see their sites fail under the weight of heavy traffic. So OZSALE did its homework before promoting its own "Flash Frenzy sale."

    Testing beforehand identified problems that were making the OZSALE site unstable at traffic levels well below what the retailer expected to attract in its big sale. Those insights enabled OZSALE to fix flaws in advance of the promotion. The results speak for themselves:

    During "Flash Frenzy," OZSALE.com.au achieved four times the amount of traffic over its closest flash sale competitors.

    Highlights include:

    - Revenue hit more than $5 million
    - As predicted, more than 50% of sales revenue came in via mobile
    - 80,000 new members pre-registered prior to the event
    - 160% increase in new visitors
    - 160% increase in page views and 80% increase in unique browsers

    Click here to read the case study that explains how OZSALE conducted these tests, what it found, and how it ensured that its e-commerce site would stand up to a huge spike in traffic.

    Sponsored by: SOASTA

  • Presented by: Avalara

    If passed, businesses not currently required to collect sales tax nationally will have to. Even if it doesn’t pass, states are finding ways to extend Nexus and are collecting aggressively.

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    Webinar
    Date: September, 2013

    The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013

    If passed, businesses not currently required to collect sales tax nationally will have to.  Even if it doesn’t pass, states are finding ways to extend Nexus and are collecting aggressively.

    Download this webinar to learn about:

    - The Marketplace Fariness Act
    - State sales tax initiatives
    - How automation keeps you ahead of the changes

  • Presented by: Conversocial

    10% of JackThreads customer service queries now come through social media - where they have achieved an amazing 95% positive sentiment rating.

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    Case Study
    Date: September, 2013

    JackThreads saw the number of interactions they can process per hour increase tenfold. 

    Read the Case Study to Learn How JackThreads:

    - JackThreads has gained a fast growing online following: collectively over 400,000 people on Facebook and Twitter and a 366% growth in new members year-over-year
    - Customers clicking from social networks to JackThreads.com account for 13.8% of the site’s traffic, making it No. 7 in the Social Media 300, an Internet Retailer research guide that ranks retailers by the percentage of traffic to their web sites from social networks
    - Since switching to Conversocial, JackThreads has been able to process 7-10 times more interactions per hour, and allowed them to better plan their resourcing to match agents with customer demand

    Sponsored by: Conversocial

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Moderated by Don Davis, editor-in-chief of Internet Retailer magazine, our live, 60-minute webinar will highlight the leaders and trends shaping U.S. e-commerce.

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    Webinar
    Date: September, 2013

    Internet Retailer's 2013 Top 500 Guide® comprehensively ranks and profiles the 500 web merchants who control 76% of the $226 billion U.S. e-commerce market. How did these e-retailers achieve this elite status? What are their secrets of success that you can emulate, regardless of the size of your e-retailing business?

    The answers to those and other questions will be revealed by the authors of the Top 500 Guide®, who know America's 500 largest e-retailers better than anyone, during our first-ever Top 500 Guide® webinar: Top 500 Secrets Revealed: Strategies of the Leading Online Retailers. Let our researchers' key findings guide your decision-making as you finalize your goals for the upcoming holiday season.

    Register to View and Learn:

    - How to compete against Amazon.com
    - Which factors boost—or lower—conversion rate
    - Which merchants aggressively market themselves online
    - Insights on shopper demographics

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Commerce Platforms from the September 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Amazon, AT&T, and Virid.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: September, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Commerce Platforms from the September 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Amazon, AT&T, and Virid.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    When a shopper has to wait, she can quickly grow frustrated, making her more likely to click or tap to a competitor's site. And if that shopper finds the competitor's site meets or exceeds her expectations, chances are she'll remain loyal to that retailer.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: November, 2013

    Performance Equals Profit

    New technologies help keep sites humming, and revenue flowing.

    Speed matters. Online retailers know that sluggish site performance directly impacts the metrics they care most about: customer satisfaction, conversions, brand reputation and revenue.

    This Special Report sponsored by InstartLogic and Neustar

  • Presented by: RJMetrics

    Learn how to improve sales and increase ROI by optimizing your holiday marketing strategy from the leaders in e-commerce analytics. RJMetrics helps hundreds of online retailers measure and optimize their most important metrics.

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    Free Guide
    Date: November, 2013

    Whoever said the holidays were the most wonderful time of the year was clearly not an e-commerce marketer. While the rest of the world is off roasting chestnuts over open fires, you're faced with:

    - Monumental competition
    - Erratic shopping behaviors
    - Marketing to a whole new customer

    Learn how to improve sales and increase ROI by optimizing your holiday marketing strategy from the leaders in e-commerce analytics.

    RJMetrics helps hundreds of online retailers measure and optimize their most important metrics.

    Sponsored by: RJMetrics

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    In its 2013 benchmark report, Retail Systems Research shares the latest analytics technologies that retailers are looking at to plan, execute and measure pricing and promotional strategies. Read more.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: April, 2013

    The seventh annual retail pricing survey by Retail Systems Research (RSR) is one of the most anticipated benchmarks of the year. It is an opportunity for retailers to get answers to their most challenging pricing questions and measure themselves against hundreds of other retailers who participated.

    So why would RSR use the term “tough love” in the title of its 2013 pricing report? Because the data tells us that while some retailers continue to succeed with aggressive price-based promotions, others are failing miserably. As retailers become less dependent on store traffic, and focus more on promotions across multiple channels, expectations about improving margins and top-line sales are shifting. Those retailers without the integrated technology to analyze their past history, respond quickly to competitors, and forecast the impact of pricing decisions will be seriously constrained. Read more about RSR’s top recommendations on how to plan, execute and measure the real impact of price changes.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Senior Analyst Andy Hoar from Forrester Research teamed up with Internet Retailer in the fall of 2013 to conduct a first-of-its-kind large-scale survey of B2B companies, including wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers.

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    Webinar
    Date: November, 2013

    Although the dollar volume of business-to-business e-commerce in the United States is more than twice that of business-to-consumer e-commerce, to date no one has published detailed or credible B2B e-commerce benchmarks…until now.

    Senior Analyst Andy Hoar from Forrester Research teamed up with Internet Retailer in the fall of 2013 to conduct a first-of-its-kind large-scale survey of B2B companies, including wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers.

    Hoar reported on the results of this survey in this webinar, presenting critical insights about how B2B companies are performing online.

    In this webinar, Hoar discussed:

    - B2B benchmarks for online revenue, costs and expenses, and loyalty, including conversion rates, abandonment rates, average order values, online sales penetration and growth rates and Net Promoter Scores
    - How and where B2B e-commerce operations are prioritizing budget and spending plans for online and mobile
    - What geographies B2B companies are targeting for market expansion
    - Which e-commerce features and functions B2B companies are prioritizing for development in the next 12-24 months
    - Where B2B companies are focusing in 2014 to close the online customer experience gap with B2C sites

    This webinar was organized by Internet Retailer and sponsored by e-commerce technology provider hybris.

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    The digital perspective comes into sharper focus in this report, along with a host of technology enablers. Read about key merchandising strategies that help retailers appeal to tech-savvy shoppers.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: September, 2013

    In RSR's sixth annual benchmark report, Merchandising Today, the new digital perspective comes into sharper focus, along with a host of technology enablers. Based on a survey of more than 130 respondents, the report reveals key merchandising strategies that will help retailers appeal to tech-savvy shoppers. Read about the top three opportunities to improve merchandising processes, and the top three organizational inhibitors that prevent moving forward, as well as recommendations to overcome these organizational setbacks. You will also learn about why many of these respondents have implemented demand forecasting within the past 12 months, and are educating themselves on omnichannel merchandising analytics, inventory management, assortment planning and pricing optimization.

    Download now.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    More than half of the largest North American retailers as measured by their 2012 web sales ship orders to consumers outside the United States, and even more are looking to tap into international e-commerce growth markets like Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: January, 2014

    Go global, but be prepared to verify

    E-retailers must make sure they’ve got the basics in hand before they chase global sales.

    More than half of the largest North American retailers as measured by their 2012 web sales ship orders to consumers outside the United States, and even more are looking to tap into international e-commerce growth markets like Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

    But there’s more to selling online internationally than setting up a web site. Retailers need to make sure their orders get delivered to the customer, and that’s not always
    easy, especially in emerging markets where the delivery infrastructure can be underdeveloped.

    This Special Report sponsored by Melissa Data

  • Presented by: RSA Silver Tail

    Distinguish Between Customers and Criminals Online. Register for this roundtable session and learn first-hand from leading analysts at the Ponemon Institute.

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    Webinar
    Date: December, 2013

    Stay Ahead of Cybercrime – Distinguish Between Customers and Criminals Online

    Register for this roundtable session and learn first-hand from leading analysts at the Ponemon Institute about:

    - The top e-commerce threats to online retailers

    - The economic impact of cybercrime on revenue and brand value

    - The role of behavioral analytics in distinguishing customers from criminals online

    Sponsored by RSA

  • Presented by: Windsor Circle

    Learn how any retailer can increase online sales with data-driven e-mail.

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    Case Study
    Date: January, 2014

    Spangler Candy makes 10 million Dum Dums a day. Millions of consumers enjoy their products, and thousands of businesses order online through SpanglerCandy.com.

    Now, using Windsor Circle to integrate and analyze purchase history data, Spangler Candy was able to win-back lapsed customers with a targeted data-driven email, helping to generate their highest day of online sales ever.

    In this detailed 15-page case study, you'll learn:

    - How Spangler Candy won back churning customers, with 30% open and 9% click rate (2.2 times 2013 list average!)
    - How to thank new customers using order data, get 45%+ open rates and create repeat buyers.
    - Steps to build a loyalty program, starting with an opt-in campaign, ending with full automation.
    - How to maximize holiday revenue with a big spenders campaign and segmented product recommendations.
    - How Spangler Candy is building a customer engagement program using Windsor Circle's 9 Pillars of Retention Automation Framework.

    Windsor Circle connects Spangler Candy's in-house e-commerce platform to its ExactTarget email account. Learn how any retailer can increase online sales with data-driven e-mail.

    Sponsored by: Windsor Circle

  • Presented by: Monetate

    Don't miss this timely, quick-hitting 30-minute review of the most important lessons from the 2013 holiday season.

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    Webinar
    Date: January, 2014

    The 2013 holiday shopping season may be over for consumers and retailers alike, but the season's victories (great online sales results for Thanksgiving weekend and early December; consumers' growing usage of tablets and smartphones for their shopping) and challenges (a shortened shopping season that required aggressive marketing before Thanksgiving; fulfillment and delivery challenges the week of Christmas) will greatly impact e-retailers' business strategies for this year.

    Sponsored by marketing software acceleration provider Monetate, this 30-minute webinar features special guest Andrew Lipsman, vice president of marketing and insights at comScore, who will provide data on when and how consumers shopped online, including the noticeable shift to weekend shopping. Internet Retailer senior editor Katie Evans will highlight the marketing methods that worked especially well, e-retailers' aggressive pricing strategies and what caused the delivery delays around Christmas. Blair Lyon, Monetate's vice president of marketing, shares highlights from the Ecommerce Quarterly (EQ) analysis of more than 600 million online shopping sessions, including ideas, best practices and benchmark reports used by leading e-commerce web sites. A lively Q&A session follows.

    Don't miss this timely, quick-hitting 30-minute review of the most important lessons from the 2013 holiday season.

    Sponsored by: Monetate

  • Presented by: ChannelAdvisor

    Fixing the five Google Enhanced Campaign mistakes you're probably making.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: November, 2013

    For better or worse, Google's switchover to Enhanced Campaigns happened. Now e-retailers are trying to figure out how to make the most of it. Here are five mistakes they are probably making with Enhanced Campaigns and tips from Jackie Jenkins, product manager, ChannelAdvisor, that will put them on the right track.

    Sponsored by ChannelAdvisor

  • 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.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.