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  • Presented by: Oracle

    Learn the 20 key commerce metrics that you should be tracking to measure and optimize your commerce results.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: October, 2014

    Learn the 20 key commerce metrics that you should be tracking to measure and optimize your commerce results.  For each metric, you will learn what it means, why you should be tracking it, industry benchmarks to compare your own performance, and suggestions to improve results.

    Are you keeping track of these 20 top metrics? Find out why you should be...download now.

    Sponsored by Oracle

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Acquia

    To remain competitive, brands need to deliver unified and engaging content, commerce, and social experiences at a fast pace. This ebook outlines five strategies for closing the content and commerce integration gap to stay ahead of the game.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: October, 2014

    The game has changed for retailers and brands online. Consumers can forge their own unique discovery path through digital sites and platforms, with limitless options.

    However, legacy commerce sites don’t meet the expectations of today’s consumer. The “shop button” era has come to a close.

    To remain competitive, brands need to deliver unified and engaging content, commerce, and social experiences at a fast pace.

    Enabling this is not a small undertaking. This ebook outlines five strategies for closing the content and commerce integration gap to stay ahead of the game.

    Sponsored by Acquia

  • Presented by: Thismoment

    Learn from our 4 years of experience helping leading brands like Target, Sephora and Levi’s with their social-enabled marketing in our “6 Tips for Turning Selfies into Sales” ebook.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: September, 2014

    Find out how authentic fan content can help drive sales

    Turning user generated content into commerce seems like a no-brainer, so why is it that so few retailers are doing it? Social shopping and social enabled e-commerce is becoming a key ingredient for retailers in every industry. Learn from our 4 years of experience helping leading brands like Target, Sephora and Levi’s with their social-enabled marketing in our “6 Tips for Turning Selfies into Sales” ebook.

    Sponsored by ThisMoment

  • Presented by: Trustpilot

    You've spent all this time and money to get people to your website, but once they reach the checkout process of your site, some folks will decide not to purchase just yet - and leave.

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    Free Guide
    Date: September, 2014

    You've spent all this time and money to get people to your website, but once they reach the checkout process of your site, some folks will decide not to purchase just yet - and leave.

    Our eGuide will share 6 impactful strategies that should help you:

    – Lower shopping cart abandonment
    – Increase sales conversions
    – Increase basket size
    – Increase returning visitor rates

    Sometimes it's the small things that have the greatest impact.

    Download our free eGuide now: 6 Tried and Tested Strategies for Increasing Conversion Rate

    Sponsored by: Trustpilot

  • 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: Neustar

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

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Sponsored by: Neustar

  • Presented by: ROI Revolution

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

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    White Paper
    Date: May, 2014

    10 Questions to Maximize Profitability in eCommerce AdWords Accounts

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

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

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

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

    Sponsored by: ROI Revolution

  • Presented by: 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: 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

    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: 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

    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: 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: 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: 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

    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: ThreatMetrix

    Download this whitepaper to understand how your online business can use global trust intelligence to combat organized cybercriminals.

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    White Paper
    Date: September, 2014

    Cybercrime is costly for all online businesses and can no longer be ignored. Well-organized cybercriminals operate in powerful networks that allow them to attack thousands of online businesses using an efficient and scalable model. Download this whitepaper to understand how your online business can use global trust intelligence to combat organized cybercriminals.

    Sponsored by: ThreatMetrix

  • 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

    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.

    Sponsored by Acquia

  • 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: Internet Retailer

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

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: February, 2014

    Web and mobile design converge

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

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

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

    This Special Report sponsored by Americaneagle, and 5thFinger.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

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

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: February, 2014

    Plan ahead for the next holiday rush

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

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

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

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

  • 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: ThreatMetrix

    Discover the most recent trends in online commerce fraud, and how you can leverage the experience of large banks and financial institutions to prevent online fraud at your e-commerce website.

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    White Paper
    Date: September, 2014

    Discover the most recent trends in online commerce fraud, and how you can leverage the experience of large banks and financial institutions to prevent online fraud at your e-commerce website.

    Sponsored by: ThreatMetrix

  • 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: eFulfillment Service

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

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    Free Guide
    Date: May, 2014

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

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

    Learn more about:

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

    Sponsored by: eFulfillment Service

  • Presented by: 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: Needle

    Learn about innovative and exciting vendors in the retail space in Gartner’s 2014 Cool Vendors in Retail. This report highlights Needle, Inc, for its platform that creates a personalized online shopping experience with authentic advice from real users.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: October, 2014

    Learn about innovative and exciting vendors in the retail space in Gartner’s 2014 Cool Vendors in Retail. This report highlights Needle, Inc, for its platform that creates a personalized online shopping experience with authentic advice from real users. Topics include:

    • Why retailers should consider giving online customers real-time advice through advocates
    • How all advocates are not the same and bring different levels of expertise to an advocacy program
    • Why segmenting visitor chat through the right algorithm can target customers who will likely purchase
    • How implementing an advocate-assisted commerce solution does not have to be a strain on IT or development resources

    Sponsored by Needle

  • Presented by: Fathom

    Avoiding Lumps of Coal: Strategy for Profitable Retail Holidays with SEO, PPC, Email & Analytics

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    White Paper
    Date: September, 2014

    Avoiding Lumps of Coal: Strategy for Profitable Retail Holidays with SEO, PPC, Email & Analytics

    The holiday shopping season is short in 2014, so you have more time to prepare well. But don’t wait too long! Retailer marketers don’t need to be told the holidays are a crazy time, but they’re easier when you have a plan.

    Conquer the holidays with the peace of mind that comes from foresight and strategy. Download our 20-pg. guide for tips on how to survive the season, including an in-depth look at 5 winning approaches in Santa’s marketing bag.

    You will learn about:

    • Using SEO to sell more.
    • Incorporating mobile, automating PPC ads, boosting Google Shopping.
    • Adding important dates/tasks to your email and conversion testing calendars.
    • Enhancing email subscriptions, loyalty and sales with holiday-specific approaches.
    • Increasing overall conversions with testing and clean data.

    Sponsored by: Fathom

  • Presented by: Listrak

    One of the hottest trends right now is to use product recommendations on site and to carry the content through to email campaigns. When done correctly, product recommendations will increase AOV and drive additional revenue.

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    Webinar
    Date: March, 2014

    One of the hottest trends right now is to use product recommendations on site and to carry the content through to email campaigns. When done correctly, product recommendations will increase AOV and drive additional revenue. Watch as Ross Kramer, CEO of Listrak, discusses how you can easily implement product recommendations into your campaigns and use them to make each campaign and interaction more personal and impactful.

    You'll learn:

    – The importance of creating a personal and consistent experience for your customers across multiple channels
    – How you can use these tactics to create additional email alerts that keep customers engaged and buying from you
    – The results of two recent reports we conducted regarding the use of recommended merchandise in email campaigns

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    Sponsored by: Listrak

  • 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: 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: Vee24

    Discover how face-to-face online communication tools, like the Mayday button, can provide a best in class customer experience, while driving strong positive impact on your key sales and service metrics.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: October, 2014

    The introduction of Amazon’s Mayday button late last year was met with oohs and aahs from consumers, brands and analysts for its ability to connect service agents with customers using voice, video, text and co-browsing right from the Kindle and Fire devices.

    But it's more than a customer service tool, and it's available for more companies than just Amazon. Online retailers can now create a live video assistance solution that brings the personal touch of the sales associate from the store to the web.

    Discover how face-to-face online communication tools, like the Mayday button, can provide a best in class customer experience, while driving strong positive impact on your key sales and service metrics.

    Sponsored by Vee24

  • 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: Netsuite

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

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    Webinar
    Date: April, 2014

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

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

    Click here to access the webinar slides.

    Sponsored by Netsuite

  • Presented by: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Internet Retailer

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

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: April, 2014

    Key insights from the 2014 Guide to E-commerce Technology

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

  • Presented by: 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.

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    Sponsored by: Mobify

  • 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: 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