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  • Presented by: Fathom

    Avoiding Lumps of Coal: Strategy for Profitable Retail Holidays with SEO, PPC, Email & Analytics

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    White Paper
    Date: September, 2014

    Avoiding Lumps of Coal: Strategy for Profitable Retail Holidays with SEO, PPC, Email & Analytics

    The holiday shopping season is short in 2014, so you have more time to prepare well. But don’t wait too long! Retailer marketers don’t need to be told the holidays are a crazy time, but they’re easier when you have a plan.

    Conquer the holidays with the peace of mind that comes from foresight and strategy. Download our 20-pg. guide for tips on how to survive the season, including an in-depth look at 5 winning approaches in Santa’s marketing bag.

    You will learn about:

    • • Using SEO to sell more.
    • • Incorporating mobile, automating PPC ads, boosting Google Shopping.
    • • Adding important dates/tasks to your email and conversion testing calendars.
    • • Enhancing email subscriptions, loyalty and sales with holiday-specific approaches.
    • • Increasing overall conversions with testing and clean data.

    Sponsored by: Fathom

  • Presented by: 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: 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: Insite Software

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

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    Videos
    Date: July, 2014

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

    Thule Video Highlights:

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

    Watch the video to learn more!

    Sponsored by Insite Software

  • Presented by: Mobify

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

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    Webinar
    Date: June, 2014

    On-Demand Webinar Recording

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

    In 20 minutes, you'll learn:

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

    Get Instant Access

    Sponsored by: Mobify

  • Presented by: 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: 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: 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: MarketingSherpa

    Download your free Quick Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization in less than 2 minutes.

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    Free Guide
    Date: April, 2014

    Online testing has become standard practice in many marketing departments, yet our research has shown that almost half of those departments don't calculate statistical significance! In other words, they are making important decisions based on bad data!

    MarketingSherpa Quick Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization will provide you with 9 tactics to ensure you are running valid tests including a free validity tool to record and evaluate your testing data.

    This free 14-page report will teach you how to:

    – Design split tests and multifactorial tests
    – Avoid the three most common validity threats
    – Determine the proper sample size
    – Work with a small sample size
    – Optimize calls-to-action for maximum conversion

    Download your free Quick Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization in less than 2 minutes >>

    Sponsored by: MarketingSherpa

  • Presented by: 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: 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: 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: Internet Retailer

    More than half of online shoppers use their smartphones and tablet computers in the course of making a typical purchase from an online retailer, according to comScore Inc. data. And so it is no surprise that the look and functionality of mobile and desktop sites are blending as merchants strive to provide a unified experience.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: February, 2014

    Web and mobile design converge

    Approaches to web design are changing as consumers increasingly browse the web from mobile devices.

    More than half of online shoppers use their smartphones and tablet computers in the course of making a typical purchase from an online retailer, according to comScore Inc. data. And so it is no surprise that the look and functionality of mobile and desktop sites are blending as merchants strive to provide a unified experience.

    Consumers want user-friendly retail sites, and to move easily from a merchant's site on a desktop computer to a smartphone or tablet. Regardless of the device they're using, they want to be able to quickly complete their business. As consumers see it, why should the web site experience change if they access the web using a mobile device or desktop computer?

    This Special Report sponsored by Americaneagle, and 5thFinger.

  • Presented by: 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: RSA Silver Tail

    Distinguish Between Customers and Criminals Online. Register for this roundtable session and learn first-hand from leading analysts at the Ponemon Institute.

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    Webinar
    Date: December, 2013

    Stay Ahead of Cybercrime – Distinguish Between Customers and Criminals Online

    Register for this roundtable session and learn first-hand from leading analysts at the Ponemon Institute about:

    - The top e-commerce threats to online retailers

    - The economic impact of cybercrime on revenue and brand value

    - The role of behavioral analytics in distinguishing customers from criminals online

    Sponsored by RSA

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    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: Internet Retailer

    When a shopper has to wait, she can quickly grow frustrated, making her more likely to click or tap to a competitor's site. And if that shopper finds the competitor's site meets or exceeds her expectations, chances are she'll remain loyal to that retailer.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: November, 2013

    Performance Equals Profit

    New technologies help keep sites humming, and revenue flowing.

    Speed matters. Online retailers know that sluggish site performance directly impacts the metrics they care most about: customer satisfaction, conversions, brand reputation and revenue.

    This Special Report sponsored by InstartLogic and Neustar

  • Presented by: 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: 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: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fraud Prevention from the March 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring UniteU, Kount, Neustar, and SecureBuy.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: March, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fraud Prevention from the March 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring UniteU, Kount, Neustar, and SecureBuy.

  • Presented by: 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: Neustar

    This Internet Retailer article explains the importance of website load testing to find and fix problems and protect the bottom line. Get web performance and holiday preparation advice from experts as you gear up for your company's most critical revenue season.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2013

    For online retailers, time is truly money. Just ask any e-retailer whose website has crashed or ground to a halt during back-to-school marketing or the holidays. Downtime or slow performance takes a costly toll in clicks, conversions and revenues, often when you can least afford it. Increasingly, retail and ecommerce companies are seeing a correlation between website performance and revenue performance. With back-to-school selling upon us and the holidays approaching fast, traffic-proofing ecommerce sites is an urgent priority. This Internet Retailer article explains the importance of website load testing to find and fix problems and protect the bottom line. Discover why it's a best practice to take a dual approach, getting baseline data from synthetic website testing and combining it with data about real customer visits. Get web performance and holiday preparation advice from experts as you gear up for your company's most critical revenue season.

    Download the free article to learn:

    - What's at stake: clicks, conversions and online revenues

    - Why retailers do both synthetic and real-user testing

    - How Marketing and IT each have key roles to play

    - The importance of using test results to optimize your site

    Sponsored by Neustar