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  • 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: 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: 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: 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

    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: Insite Software

    With careful consideration of seven key questions, successful implementation of a B2B ecommerce site cannot only be realized, but add significant value to the bottom line.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Business-to-Business (B2B) companies are rapidly entering ecommerce space as a way to simultaneously reach new customers, increase sales and cut costs. However, ecommerce is new territory for many B2B businesses, and while they are experts in their own industry, the successful launch of an ecommerce site can appear daunting. In addition, numerous B2B companies have experienced a failed or extremely challenging ecommerce site launch. These attempts typically were not only expensive, they also affected the long-term customer adoption rate of the portal – leaving companies questioning whether ecommerce is right for a B2B company after all. Rest assured that ecommerce is a perfect way for B2B companies to increase their sales and improve efficiencies while cutting costs. With careful consideration of seven key questions, successful implementation of a B2B ecommerce site cannot only be realized, but add significant value to the bottom line.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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

    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: 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

    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: 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: 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: ChannelAdvisor

    You’re spending valuable time and money to drive traffic to your website via paid search and comparison shopping engines. Learn how you can make these channels more profitable for you with ChannelAdvisor’s eBook Improve Conversions on your Webstore from Paid Search and Comparison Shopping Traffic.

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    Free Guide
    Date: January, 2013

    Improve Conversions on Your Webstore from Paid Search and Comparison Shopping Traffic

    You’re spending valuable time and money to drive traffic to your we bsite via paid search and comparison shopping engines. Learn how you can make these channels more profitable for you with this e-book from ChannelAdvisor.

    This e-book will show you how to:

    • Optimize the shopping cart experience for improved conversions
    • Analyze your site search to dictate new content for your site
    • Uncover upsell opportunities via your Thank You page
    • And much more

    Sponsored by: ChannelAdvisor

  • Presented by: Insite Software

    Independent analyst firm Forrester Research released “The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q4 2013,” which reflects the growing importance of B2B-centricity for B2B eCommerce efforts. Simply put, a B2C platform isn’t going to cut it for your B2B needs.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: October, 2013

    Learn more about:

    • Insite’s unique position in the marketplace with a sole focus on B2B eCommerce
    • Ability to provide comprehensive B2B features and tools right out of the box


    Contact Insite to start a conversation about how our B2B DNA can help your company get an eCommerce initiative to market faster than our competitors.

    Download your free copy of the report or visit us at www.insitesoft.com.

    Sponsored by: Insite Software

  • 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

    Technology is the lifeblood of e-commerce retailers, which is why online merchants constantly bolster their capital investment in web fulfillment, digital marketing, performance monitoring and back-office systems that can scale on demand to stay on e-commerce innovation's leading edge.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: June, 2014

    A Special Report on the Technologies and Services that help E-Retailing Businesses Grow.

    Technology is the lifeblood of e-commerce retailers, which is why online merchants constantly bolster their capital investment in web fulfillment, digital marketing, performance monitoring and back-office systems that can scale on demand to stay on e-commerce innovation's leading edge.

    As of July 2013, 56% of e-businesses were projected to increase their spending on e-commerce technology in the next 12 months, according to Forrester Research Inc.

    Investing in the right technology comes down to retailers doing their research to find the best fits for their business goals.

    Download the full report for FREE by filling out the form to the right.

    This Special Report sponsored by SaddleCreek Logistic Services, German Trade & Invest, SalesWarp, Needle, Rackspace Digital, ID.me, SOASTA, Americaneagle.com.

  • Presented by: Bloomreach

    With mobile now influencing all of your channels, are you creating the most relevant mobile consumer experience resulting in happy customers who ultimately find and buy?

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    Webinar
    Date: September, 2013

    With mobile now influencing all of your channels, are you creating the most relevant mobile consumer experience resulting in happy customers who ultimately find and buy?  Is your mobile site relevant for your consumer who sees the phone as a time filler – wanting more exploration – and for your consumer who is multi-tasking on-the-go – expecting ease and speed?

    Download this webcast with BloomReach, the big data marketing application behind Deb Shops' mobile site. Deb Shops is in the business of giving their trendy junior and plus sized female customers a "friction free" mobile online shopping experience to their clothing, footwear, and accessories. Hear from David Cost, VP of eCommerce and Marketing at Deb Shops, as he reveals how engagement on their mobile site has increased. Download to see how you can deliver customer-centric, intent-based mobile search and navigation to transform your mobile site into an always-relevant, always unique consumer experience.

  • Presented by: Miva Merchant

    Miva Merchant has launched more than 300,000 online stores since 1997 and helped our customers sell more than $100 billion online.

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    Videos
    Date: December, 2012

    Miva Merchant has launched more than 300,000 online stores since 1997 and helped our customers sell more than $100 billion online.

  • 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: 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: 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: Rackspace

    Getting ready for a peak period, whether it’s the holidays, summer tourism, or a far-reaching marketing campaign, involves evaluating both your infrastructure and code to optimize for best results.

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    Free Guide
    Date: June, 2014

    Most retailers are familiar with the holiday rush. In brick and mortars, it’s the time of year when more hiring happens to ensure smiling faces in the store to help eager customers and enough cashiers at the registers for fast, stress-free checkout. For an ecommerce retailer, beefing up for peak traffic is less about hiring more bodies and more about tuning up the systems and processes that bring, keep, and allow customers to fluidly make transactions on a site.

    Lags in page load not only frustrate users, but Google's search algorithms now also penalize sites for slow loads. Shop.org, The National Retail Federation’s digital division, expects online sales to grow between 9% and 12% in 2013, further increasing the need for a well-planned ecommerce strategy, both on the customer-facing side and in your underlying infrastructure. To add urgency, the 2013 holiday shopping season is almost a week shorter than 2012. Retailers will only have 26 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, compared with 32 days in 2012, which makes driving sales during the shortened season even more pressing.

    Getting ready for a peak period, whether it’s the holidays, summer tourism, or a far-reaching marketing campaign, involves evaluating both your infrastructure and code to optimize for best results. The cornerstone of peak traffic planning is rigorously load testing your system ahead of time to identify and correct breakpoints and bottlenecks.

    For a step-by-step guide to preparing for peak traffic volumes, click here.

    Sponsored by: Rackspace

  • Presented by: 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.

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  • Presented by: Connect Address

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

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    Webinar
    Date: June, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Register here!

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

    Sponsored by: Connect Address

  • Presented by: 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: 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.

    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: 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

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Recognizing that the IRCE 2013 agenda is pretty overwhelming, the editors of Internet Retailer have identified 10 sessions that you won't want to miss.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: May, 2013

    You've got questions, IRCE 2013 has answers

    Think about the hottest topics in e-commerce: How do stores leverage their online assets? How to profit from the new paid Google Shopping program? How do I choose a new e-commerce platform? What are the best ways to serve consumers shopping by smartphones and tablets, and reach shoppers via social networks? All these and more will be addressed by the 200-plus speakers presenting at the 100-plus sessions at IRCE 2013 in Chicago, June 4-7. Recognizing that the agenda is pretty overwhelming, the editors of Internet Retailer have identified 10 sessions that you won't want to miss.

  • 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. 

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