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  • 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: ROI Revolution, Inc.

    Google Analytics may be free, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most powerful tools in your ecommerce arsenal.

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    Free Guide
    Date: September, 2014

    Are you making the most of the knowledge at your fingertips?

    Google Analytics may be free, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most powerful tools in your ecommerce arsenal. But with great power comes great responsibility–and managing this data is overwhelming, to say the least. That's why we compiled this Quick Reference Guide for you, highlighting five essential Google Analytics reports for ecommerce.

    In the guide, you'll discover built-in reports to help you:

    – Capitalize on your highest-performing marketing channels to get more bang for your promotional buck
    – Diagnose low Quality Score by knowing your landing page data
    – Improve sales funnel retention by dissecting customer navigational patterns with one unique report
    – Gain further insights into your customer intentions by using a single report to target your promotions more efficiently
    – PLUS: get access to the on-demand web clinic featuring a 30-minute walk-through of these reports as a supplement to the Quick Reference Guide

    Download this free exclusive reference guide today and start making the most of your Analytics data!

    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: 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

    Senior Analyst Andy Hoar from Forrester Research teamed up with Internet Retailer in the fall of 2013 to conduct a first-of-its-kind large-scale survey of B2B companies, including wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers.

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    Webinar
    Date: November, 2013

    Although the dollar volume of business-to-business e-commerce in the United States is more than twice that of business-to-consumer e-commerce, to date no one has published detailed or credible B2B e-commerce benchmarks…until now.

    Senior Analyst Andy Hoar from Forrester Research teamed up with Internet Retailer in the fall of 2013 to conduct a first-of-its-kind large-scale survey of B2B companies, including wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers.

    Hoar reported on the results of this survey in this webinar, presenting critical insights about how B2B companies are performing online.

    In this webinar, Hoar discussed:

    - B2B benchmarks for online revenue, costs and expenses, and loyalty, including conversion rates, abandonment rates, average order values, online sales penetration and growth rates and Net Promoter Scores
    - How and where B2B e-commerce operations are prioritizing budget and spending plans for online and mobile
    - What geographies B2B companies are targeting for market expansion
    - Which e-commerce features and functions B2B companies are prioritizing for development in the next 12-24 months
    - Where B2B companies are focusing in 2014 to close the online customer experience gap with B2C sites

    This webinar was organized by Internet Retailer and sponsored by e-commerce technology provider hybris.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    New technology and services help retailers fulfill orders faster and at lower costs.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: May, 2014

    The Final Steps
    New technology and services help retailers fulfill orders faster and at lower costs

    Online shoppers expect their orders to reach them on time, every time and without any errors, regardless of whether orders are shipped across town, across the country or internationally. A mistake made during any stage of the fulfillment or delivery process can risk a retailer a customer's loyalty, or worse, a lost sale and expensive return.

    Raising the bar on fulfillment requires investing in technology that adds agility, speed and dependability to warehouse operations, while keeping down operating and delivery costs. It's a juggling act that involves keeping several balls in the air at once, such as warehouse management tools and carrier relationships. Drop one ball, even momentarily, and retailers are at risk of failing to accurately pick, pack and ship orders to meet consumers' expectations for speedy delivery.

    This Special Report sponsored by: Saddle Creek, Newgistics, Innotrac, wnDirect, and Swisslog.

  • 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: Windsor Circle

    Learn how any retailer can increase online sales with data-driven e-mail.

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    Case Study
    Date: January, 2014

    Spangler Candy makes 10 million Dum Dums a day. Millions of consumers enjoy their products, and thousands of businesses order online through SpanglerCandy.com.

    Now, using Windsor Circle to integrate and analyze purchase history data, Spangler Candy was able to win-back lapsed customers with a targeted data-driven email, helping to generate their highest day of online sales ever.

    In this detailed 15-page case study, you'll learn:

    - How Spangler Candy won back churning customers, with 30% open and 9% click rate (2.2 times 2013 list average!)
    - How to thank new customers using order data, get 45%+ open rates and create repeat buyers.
    - Steps to build a loyalty program, starting with an opt-in campaign, ending with full automation.
    - How to maximize holiday revenue with a big spenders campaign and segmented product recommendations.
    - How Spangler Candy is building a customer engagement program using Windsor Circle's 9 Pillars of Retention Automation Framework.

    Windsor Circle connects Spangler Candy's in-house e-commerce platform to its ExactTarget email account. Learn how any retailer can increase online sales with data-driven e-mail.

    Sponsored by: Windsor Circle

  • Presented by: Soasta

    Retailers are making their preparations for the busiest online selling season of the year. As the quality advisor to the nation’s top retailers and a Gartner and IDC Cloud Testing Leader, SOASTA wants you to be 100% confident that your retail performance will meet expectations.

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    Webinar
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    Webinar Recorded: August 29th, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time/1 p.m. Eastern

    Retailers are making their preparations for the busiest online selling season of the year. As the quality advisor to the nation's top retailers and a Gartner and IDC Cloud Testing Leader, SOASTA wants you to be 100% confident that your retail performance will meet expectations.

    Play this SOASTA recorded webinar to learn about commonly overlooked elements of retail performance plans. And most importantly, how you still have time to make Holiday 2013 a success.

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Fulfillment from the May 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, Hermes, Innotrac, and Kiva Systems.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: May, 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 Fulfillment from the May 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, Hermes, Innotrac, and Kiva Systems.