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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

    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.

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

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

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

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: September, 2013

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

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    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.