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  • Most flash sales models send a daily email to members or promote specials on their web sites. Both scenarios create a specific window of time for order processing.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Most flash sales models send a daily email to members or promote specials on their web sites. Both scenarios create a specific window of time for order processing. For example, Internet retailer Gilt Groupe notifies its members of daily sales at noon. By design, there is an inherent urgency that is created, both for the customer to purchase products and for the fulfillment and warehouse operators to process orders and get them shipped in a timely manner.

  • 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: 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

    Retailers have to rethink their personalization strategies in light of evolving consumer preferences and behaviors in order to present content that is timely and relevant today, and in the future.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: April, 2014

    Yesterday's personalization methods won't work in today's mobile and multifaceted retail world.

    Online retailers sell more when they present a web site visitor products and content tailored to her interests. And as consumers' Internet usage patterns evolve—with shoppers spending a tremendous amount of time on social networks and on news and entertainment sites, for example—a data-savvy e-retailer can use a shopper's behavioral data to personalize its site content even for a shopper who has never visited the retailer's site.

    In short, retailers have to rethink their personalization strategies in light of evolving consumer preferences and behaviors in order to present content that is timely and relevant today, and in the future.

    This Special Report sponsored by: Neustar, and hiConversion.

  • 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: 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: Internet Retailer

    Virtually every retailer relies on email to engage customers and to keep them coming back. And to maximize results from your email campaigns, retailers must make sure to put the right products in front of the right customers at the right time.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: May, 2014

    Personalization is a proven strategy for boosting email click-throughs and conversions.

    Virtually every retailer relies on email to engage customers and to keep them coming back. And to maximize results from your email campaigns, retailers must make sure to put the right products in front of the right customers at the right time.

    In a recent survey conducted by Internet Retailer, 59.5% of retailers say emails featuring personalized products increase click-through rates and 57.4% report higher conversion rates. What those numbers mean is that not only should you be sending personalized emails, you should be sending a higher volume of them. This special survey report, sponsored by Listrak, reflect the reality that personalized email generates sales, and sending personalized email more often will generate more sales.

    Report sponsored by Listrak

  • Presented by: Neustar

    Download Neustar’s A–Z Glossary of Personalized Marketing to better understand the components of scaled, personalized marketing.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2014

    Personalized marketing. The whole industry's talking about it—but what exactly does it mean? Are we all speaking the same language?

    Get your free glossary now to cut through the jargon. Become fluent in personalized marketing to help your organization reach customers more relevantly and drive sales.

    Download Neustar's A-Z Glossary of Personalized Marketing to learn:

    The meaning of key terms: activation, closed loop, identity, single view and much more
    How the components fit together to enable personalized dialogue at scale
    Success stories of companies that are using real-time insights to identify, segment, target, personalize and win

    Neustar, the first real-time provider of cloud-based information services and data analytics, is pleased to offer this resource free.

    Sponsored by: Neustar

  • 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.