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  • 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: Urban Airship

    Learn tips for driving customer loyalty and lifetime value through location-based messaging and mobile apps from Urban Airship.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: September, 2014

    Location-based messaging that goes beyond in-store couponing

    Location-based mobile technologies like beacons and other in-store tools have been growing in popularity among retailers—and for good reason. However, shoppers spend most of their time outside of stores.

    Consulting firm Deloitte predicts that digital interactions will influence 50% of in-store sales by the end of 2014, up from 36% in 2013. Thus, a retailer whose mobile app isn’t engaging shoppers outside the store is missing opportunities to build loyalty and drive sales.

    Learn tips for driving customer loyalty and lifetime value through location-based messaging and mobile apps from Urban Airship.

    Sponsored by Urban Airship

  • Presented by: SalesWarp

    This white paper will discuss some of the challenges of managing product data while exploring the ways merchants can use a product information management system as a valuable strategic asset for delivering clean, coordinated product information to every customer, across every channel.

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    White Paper
    Date: September, 2014

    Today’s retail landscape has grown increasingly complex due to the growing number of sales channels consumers are shopping on. Consumer expectations have changed with the evolution of an omni channel experience, putting even more pressure on retailers to help consumers make informed purchase decisions through coordinated and rich product data presented across all sales channels.

    This white paper will discuss some of the challenges of managing product data while exploring the ways merchants can use a product information management system as a valuable strategic asset for delivering clean, coordinated product information to every customer, across every channel.

    Download:
    http://www.saleswarp.com/news/white-papers/download-pim-white-paper/

    Sponsored by: SalesWarp

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    This special report explores how e-retailers are working with vendors to balance features and performance. Finding the right mix is essential because how shoppers perceive a web site’s performance plays a role in their satisfaction, conversion rate and loyalty.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: November, 2014

    A special report on the latest developements in web site performance services that can help e-retailers deliver consumers speedy, well-functioning retail sites

    Retailer’s web sites have gotten complex; they often feature a number of applications and features that create the rich, interactive shopping experiences that consumers expect. But with each additional site element a retailer adds, the site’s page download time increases. While the increased download time from the addition of a single app may not be noticeable to shoppers, over time the cumulative increase in download time adds up. That can lead to a jump in abandonment rates and a decrease in conversions.

    Retailers have to figure out how to balance offering the dynamic, interesting features consumers want with keeping their web sites loading quickly. That’s leading online merchants to shift their mindsets about performance away from raw speed to how quickly a page can be ready for shoppers to interact with them.

    This special report explores how e-retailers are working with vendors to balance features and performance. Finding the right mix is essential because how shoppers perceive a web site’s performance plays a role in their satisfaction, conversion rate and loyalty.

    This Special Report sponsored by InstartLogic and Yottaa.

  • Presented by: eBay Enterprise

    Success for marketers in today’s over-advertised, message saturated environment relies on determining the best path to becoming and remaining truly relevant to customers.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: October, 2014

    Right Customer, Right Offer, Right Channel, Right time – eBay Enterprise puts its technology and data resources at the service of marketers

    Everyday consumers are bombarded with advertisements and messages. There’s no question, the world is overloaded with ads, and marketers are scrambling to effectively get their messages in front of consumers.

    Success for marketers in today’s over-advertised, message saturated environment relies on determining the best path to becoming and remaining truly relevant to customers.

    As an online marketer, you can learn how eBay Enterprise’s new Commerce Marketing Platform delivers on the promise that the best way to effectively reach customers is dependent upon understanding their needs, desires and preferences and then reacting to those insights in a channel agnostic manner.

    The Commerce Marketing Platform leverages big data, allowing retailers to understand what customers wants, the offers they respond to and the best channel(s) for reaching them.

    Sponsored by eBay Enterprise

  • 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: 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: 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: ThisMoment

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

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2014

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

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

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

    Sponsored by ThisMoment

  • Presented by: Bigcommerce

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

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    Infographic
    Date: August, 2014

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

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

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

    Sponsored by Bigcommerce

  • Presented by: Fathom

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

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    Free Guide
    Date: August, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Sponsored by: Fathom

  • Presented by: Insite Software

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

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    Videos
    Date: July, 2014

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

    Thule Video Highlights:

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

    Watch the video to learn more!

    Sponsored by Insite Software

  • Presented by: 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: Mobify

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

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    Webinar
    Date: June, 2014

    On-Demand Webinar Recording

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

    In 20 minutes, you'll learn:

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

    Get Instant Access

    Sponsored by: Mobify

  • Presented by: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: MyBuys

    Gain new insights from the etailing group’s 2013 consumer research – “How Multi-Channel Personalization Impacts Shopper Attitudes and Buying Behavior.”

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    Free Guide
    Date: September, 2013

    Do you understand the latest trends in consumer attitudes towards personalization and their omni-channel purchasing behavior?

    Gain new insights from 2013 consumer research conducted by MyBuys and the etailing group – “How Multi-Channel Personalization Impacts Shopper Attitudes and Buying Behavior.”

    In this ebook, which details the results from primary research involving more than 1,100 consumers, you’ll get all the facts, figures and conclusions and learn:

    - How consumer expectations of personalized shopping experiences are increasing
    - How customer-centric marketing impacts purchase intent
    - What marketers can do to neutralize the key factors contributing to site and cart abandonment
    - What consumers tell us about why they do purchase and do not purchase
    - What consumers do next when they do not purchase
    - Consumer willingness to share data to improve their shopping experience

    Sponsored by: MyBuys

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: RJMetrics

    Most marketers only attribute first purchase when calculating ROI and because of this, are making the wrong decisions for their marketing strategy. Download this white paper to learn how to properly measure your digital marketing activities.

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    White Paper
    Date: July, 2013

    Most marketers only attribute first purchase when calculating ROI and because of this, are making the wrong decisions for their marketing strategy. 

    Download this white paper to learn how to properly measure your digital marketing activities.

    You will learn:

    - Why your numbers aren't giving you the whole picture
    - How important it is to include repeat purchase rate and customer lifetime value in your ROI numbers
    - What gives you the best return on your marketing dollars

    Calculating your ROI on marketing campaigns is great, but not that helpful if you aren't using the right numbers. Understanding the effectiveness of digital marketing channels and campaigns is critical for creating a fast-growing online store. Profitable, scalable marketing is every marketer’s dream.

    Sponsored by: RJMetrics