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  • 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: Vee24

    Discover how face-to-face online communication tools, like the Mayday button, can provide a best in class customer experience, while driving strong positive impact on your key sales and service metrics.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: October, 2014

    The introduction of Amazon’s Mayday button late last year was met with oohs and aahs from consumers, brands and analysts for its ability to connect service agents with customers using voice, video, text and co-browsing right from the Kindle and Fire devices.

    But it's more than a customer service tool, and it's available for more companies than just Amazon. Online retailers can now create a live video assistance solution that brings the personal touch of the sales associate from the store to the web.

    Discover how face-to-face online communication tools, like the Mayday button, can provide a best in class customer experience, while driving strong positive impact on your key sales and service metrics.

    Sponsored by Vee24

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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

    Sponsored by: SalesWarp

  • 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: 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: 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: Insite Software

    A leader in its industry, Thule wanted a B2C experience for their B2B eCommerce customers. Watch this video to see how Thule earned rave reviews from their customers.

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    Videos
    Date: June, 2014

    A leader in its industry, Thule wanted a B2C experience for their B2B eCommerce customers. After launching on the InsiteCommerce™ Platform, Thule, a maker of bike racks, child carriers, baskets and related products, is enjoying higher revenues, higher adoption rates, and happier customers.

    Thule successfully sold its products through a network of dealers and distributors, but had a very low adoption rate for their dealer site. In order to maintain its position as a category leader, Thule knew they needed to overhaul their existing site and improve their customers' experience. After launching their site powered by InsiteCommerce, the site's user adoption rate in Canada (one of Thule's new markets) doubled in the first two months—far exceeding their expectations. Watch this video to see how Thule earned rave reviews from their customers.

    Sponsored by: Insite Software

  • Presented by: Needle

    Trust, is a powerful tool, and when used wisely, retailers can reap the rewards. This eBook explains how best to build and maintain trust with your online customers.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: June, 2014

    A roadmap for building consumer trust

    With so much competition among online retailers, trying to gain customers based solely on price or convenience may be futile. However, there is another tool online retailers can deploy that will create long-term revenue and growth. And that tool is trust. Trust is what makes consumers return often, spend more, buy more, and refer more people. Trust, is a powerful tool, and when used wisely, retailers can reap the rewards. This eBook explains how best to build and maintain trust with your online customers.

    Provided by Needle

  • Presented by: Insite Software

    Take a look at how you can provide your customers with an eCommerce experience like Grainger.com, but using a solution that is right for your business.

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    Videos
    Date: May, 2014

    While giants like Grainger.com and AmazonSupply.com are receiving all of the press, your customers expect the same capability from you.

    Take a look at how you can provide your customers with an eCommerce experience like Grainger.com, but using a solution that is right for your business.

    Sponsored by: Insite Software

  • 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: 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: 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: Vee24

    Learn how retailers like Isabella Oliver, Land Rover, Vodafone and Schuh are using Live Video customer service to help increase conversion rates and sales.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: April, 2014

    THE FUTURE OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IS HERE
    How Assisted Selling is Moving the Conversion Needle for E-tailers

    For all the talk of e-commerce cutting into the sales of brick and mortar merchants, many online retailers know the opposite is also true - online conversion rates and average order values are seldom as high as in-store because personal service often seals the deal. If e-retailers could bring face-to-face service to their web sites and apps, they could please more customers and close more sales. The good news is that now they can, with technology from Vee24.

    Learn how retailers like Isabella Oliver, Land Rover, Vodafone and Schuh are using Live Video customer service to help increase conversion rates and sales.

    Sponsored by: Vee24

  • Presented by: DynamicAction

    The results of an early 2014 Internet Retailer survey of 165 retail executives suggest that while they have lots of data, they can't use it effectively to make decisions that will increase profits—and that they know it. A big part of the problem is that retailers collect data through a myriad of systems, and that they lack the means to quickly establish relationships between data sets and draw meaningful conclusions.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: April, 2014

    What a siloed retail organization means to your bottom line

    Online retailers have lots of data ... but can they use it effectively to make decisions that will increase profits.

    The results of an early 2014 Internet Retailer survey of 165 retail executives suggest they can't today—and that they know it. A big part of the problem is that retailers collect data through a myriad of systems, and that they lack the means to quickly establish relationships between data sets and draw meaningful conclusions.

    These results and special survey report reflect the reality that too often retailers can only peer into the information collected by one department at a time.

    Sponsored by: DynamicAction

  • Presented by: Windsor Circle

    CoffeeForLess was able to make over half a million dollars in six months by leveraging purchase history data imported by Windsor Circle.

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    Case Study
    Date: February, 2014

    CoffeeForLess, an IR500 retailer, adopted Windsor Circle's software and services to help increase brand awareness and loyalty through automated lifecycle marketing, with the ultimate goal of getting more customers to their third purchase, a critical retention metric. CoffeeForLess was able to make over half a million dollars in six months by leveraging purchase history data imported by Windsor Circle. Check out this brand new case study to learn more.

    Download this free 6-page case study and learn:

    – Which data drove 66% more opens and 125% more clicks
    – How to use order data to automate replenishment campaigns
    – How to ID and save your churning customers
    – More about the data-driven customer life cycle

    Click below to download this free case study featuring CoffeeForLess.

    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: 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: Sumall

    Social media can be like navigating a labyrinth of retweets, likes, and pins, innocently wandering from friends’ wedding photos to sepia-filtered shots of puppies until you find yourself pinning peanut butter cheesecake recipes into the early morning hours wondering how it came to this. But once you’ve snapped out of your daze, you’ll see that maintaining your business’s presence on social media is an awesome way to directly interact with customers, potential leads, and fans.

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    White Paper
    Date: October, 2013

    Social media can be like navigating a labyrinth of retweets, likes, and pins, innocently wandering from friends’ wedding photos to sepia-filtered shots of puppies until you find yourself pinning peanut butter cheesecake recipes into the early morning hours wondering how it came to this. But once you’ve snapped out of your daze, you’ll see that maintaining your business’s presence on social media is an awesome way to directly interact with customers, potential leads, and fans.

    The SumAll blog is a reservoir of information on everything from e-commerce trends to website design in the form of quick step-by-step guides on how to gain a Twitter following as well as in-depth editorials on the state of big data. Social media has and continues to be the most coveted subject as small and enterprise businesses alike realize that platforms like Twitter and Instagram are integral in maintaining an effective marketing strategy.

    How Not to Suck at Social Media Marketing is our curated collection of 11 social media marketing stories from our blog to help you use social smarter.

    Sponsored by: SumAll

  • Presented by: Sumall

    As marketers, we often focus our attention on attracting new customers while neglecting the needs of our most valuable demographic. Returning customers may have the lowest acquisition costs but help us to build and sustain the highest profits.

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    White Paper
    Date: October, 2013

    We all do a million things to grow our business, but have you ever stopped to think about the true value of some of your best customers?

    As marketers, we often focus our attention on attracting new customers while neglecting the needs of our most valuable demographic. Returning customers may have the lowest acquisition costs but help us to build and sustain the highest profits.

    Lifetime Value, or LTV, is an assessment of how often customers return and how much they spend. Businesses can use LTV to derive the value of their company and to determine the amount that is available to spend on acquiring customers. This paper will provide insights and statistics on why LTV is regarded as the guidepost for most businesses as well as provide ways you can find out who your returning customers are and how to keep that number up.

    Sponsored by: SumAll

  • 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: Conversocial

    10% of JackThreads customer service queries now come through social media - where they have achieved an amazing 95% positive sentiment rating.

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    Case Study
    Date: September, 2013

    JackThreads saw the number of interactions they can process per hour increase tenfold. 

    Read the Case Study to Learn How JackThreads:

    - JackThreads has gained a fast growing online following: collectively over 400,000 people on Facebook and Twitter and a 366% growth in new members year-over-year
    - Customers clicking from social networks to JackThreads.com account for 13.8% of the site’s traffic, making it No. 7 in the Social Media 300, an Internet Retailer research guide that ranks retailers by the percentage of traffic to their web sites from social networks
    - Since switching to Conversocial, JackThreads has been able to process 7-10 times more interactions per hour, and allowed them to better plan their resourcing to match agents with customer demand

    Sponsored by: Conversocial

  • 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 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.

  • 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