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  • Even if you’re the largest water ski and wakeboard pro shop in the upper Midwest, come football season through spring, you have a lot of down time on your hands.

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    Case Study
    Date: December, 2012

    Even if you’re the largest water ski and wakeboard pro shop in the upper Midwest, come football season through spring, you have a lot of down time on your hands. Such was the dilemma facing Crystal, Minn.-based Midwest Mastercraft, and its online arm, Waterskis.com. With approximately two-thirds of its annual business occurring in a two month to three month window during the summer, the water sports cross-channel retailer sought to supplement its revenues during the other nine months of the year.

  • Presented by: Alexander Interactive

    Visual design on e-commerce sites is sometimes viewed as a purely aesthetic matter, but it has another important job.

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    Case Study
    Date: December, 2012

    Visual design on e-commerce sites is sometimes viewed as a purely aesthetic matter, but it has another important job. Used effectively, such design elements as color and type font can help visitors navigate a page and call out a product’s best features. Used poorly, they can distract visitors and detract from sales.

    Josh Levine and Seth Newman discuss the redesign of Action Envelope's successful ecommerce website by web agency Alexander Interactive. Presented at the 2009 Internet Retailer Web Design Conference and Expo.

  • 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: Certona

    To provide online retailers with a reliable benchmarking tool and to help them better understand how to measure the success of personalization, the team at Certona has developed this industry-wide reference series.

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    Free Guide
    Date: December, 2012

    To provide online retailers with a reliable benchmarking tool and to help them better understand how to measure the success of personalization, the team at Certona has developed this industry-wide reference series. We discuss specific key performance indicators (KPIs) and the concepts involved in personalization such as demand, average order value, conversion rate, segmentation, non-responders, testing and more.

  • 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: Bronto Software Inc.

    All online retailers experience shopping cart abandonment. In fact, with rates averaging between 60-70%, marketers know that the majority of shoppers who start the checkout process will leave before completing it.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    All online retailers experience shopping cart abandonment. In fact, with rates averaging between 60-70%, marketers know that the majority of shoppers who start the checkout process will leave before completing it.

    Those departing shoppers represent a significant amount of revenue. To recapture as much of that revenue as possible, you need to be aware of reasons for abandonment and the top strategies for bringing those shoppers back.

    For this white paper, we examined the carting experience and follow-up email strategies of 100 retailers.  You'll discover:

    • Top reasons shoppers abandon online purchases
    • Analysis of post-abandonment email strategies
    • Recommendations for maximizing conversions

    "From Abandon to Conversion: Why Shoppers Abandon Carts and What Merchants Can Do About It."

  • 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: Baynote

    How do your industry peers use metrics to drive bottom-line performance? Lauren Freedman, president of the e-tailing group, recently conducted in-depth interviews with 20 top retailers to find the answers.

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    Webinar
    Date: December, 2012

    How do your industry peers use metrics to drive bottom-line performance? Lauren Freedman, president of the e-tailing group, recently conducted in-depth interviews with 20 top retailers to find the answers. In this webcast, she’ll share insights from this exclusive Baynote-sponsored research along with highlights from the e-tailing group’s 2012 Annual Merchant Survey.

    Prepare to take notes – the doctor is in.

  • Presented by: OrderDynamics Corp.

    Welcome to our growing library of eCommerce case studies. These documents provide insight and thought leadership for eCommerce and retail communities, and are designed to help you make the right decision for your organization.

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    Case Study
    Date: December, 2012

    Welcome to our growing library of eCommerce case studies. These documents provide insight and thought leadership for eCommerce and retail communities, and are designed to help you make the right decision for your organization.

  • Plow & Hearth is a catalog, retail and Internet company specializing in qualitybuilt, unique, enduring home and lifestyle products.

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    Case Study
    Date: December, 2012

    Plow & Hearth is a catalog, retail and Internet company specializing in qualitybuilt, unique, enduring home and lifestyle products. What began in 1980 as a small retail store in Madison, Virginia, has grown to include the flagship brand – Plow & Hearth – plus Problem Solvers, WinterthurStore, and Wind & Weather.

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    In this custom RIS research report, retailers discuss the major challenges to creating an analytics platform that supports omni-channel merchandising – as well as the competitive advantages.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: November, 2012

    Until a little more than a decade ago, merchandisers only had to deal with physical stores and websites. Then came the shift to online sales and more recently the buzz from mobile and social channels. The proliferation of channels is driven by customers who demand a seamless shopping experience. The impact from these customers is a major disruption in the way merchandisers work – and drives home the point that they need upgraded tools and interactive marketing strategies to compete.

    In this custom RIS research report, retailers discuss the major challenges to creating an analytics platform that supports omni-channel merchandising – as well as the proven advantages.

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    Whether in-store or online, today’s retail scene is very different than even five years ago. Harvard Business Review contributors share how retailers must evolve in order to thrive in the years ahead.

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2012

    Inventory, customer experience, pricing, market share – these are questions faced by every retailer, from mom-and-pop shops to multinational mega-chains. What separates the best from the rest (and the defunct) lies in both innovation and common sense, according to this Harvard Business Review Insight Center Report.

    In this collection of essays plus a webinar summary, learn about:

    • Emerging truths in digital retailing, brand marketing, behavioral insights and customer loyalty.
    • How market leaders turn new challenges into new advantages.
    • The unconventional attitudes of retailers across various categories, including electronics, apparel/shoes and grocery.

    Sponsored by: SAS

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    This paper identifies how retailers can get the most value from mobile. Recommendations include: giving ownership to one executive, elevating pricing transparency, and empowering employees with Wi-Fi. To find out more, download the full report.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: December, 2012

    The paper identifies several strategies that forward-thinking retailers are using to get the most advantage from mobile technology. Recommendations include:

    • Give Clear Ownership — A single executive, tasked with managing and improving the overall customer experience, is vital to pushing mobile programs forward.
    • Make Price Transparency a Priority — Price transparency is real, thanks to Amazon's Price Check and eBay's RedLaser applications; retailers need to embrace the capability.
    • Better Understand a Consumer's Path to Purchase — A consumer's path to purchase often begins outside the store and may traverse several "channels.". Retailers must intersect with consumers at the right moment with the right offers.
    • Connectivity Is a Must — Without some sort of connectivity in the store, retailers can't hope to enhance the store experience with mobile. Employees must have Wi-Fi access to be at least as informed as the consumer.

    To find out more, download the full report.

    Sponsored by: SAS