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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.

  • 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: 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: 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

    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

    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: IBM

    Consumers expect to use all their technologies (smart phones, tablets, social media, etc.) in all aspects of their lives – including in stores, which are still the heart of the brand experience. With additional data sources, such as intelligent opt-in location based technology, combined with existing data sources (POS, web, marketing, social, etc.) and using advanced analytics, retailers can gain a true 360 view of customers and performance, and turn that insight into action.

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    Webinar
    Date: March, 2014

    Physical-Digital convergence is transforming the retail experience.

    Consumers expect to use all their technologies (smart phones, tablets, social media, etc.) in all aspects of their lives – including in stores, which are still the heart of the brand experience. With additional data sources, such as intelligent opt-in location based technology, combined with existing data sources (POS, web, marketing, social, etc.) and using advanced analytics, retailers can gain a true 360 view of customers and performance, and turn that insight into action.

    Download now to learn:

    – The newest technologies impacting the omnichannel experience
    – How retailers of all types can leverage new tech-driven data points into increased sales and profits
    – Instances of success already seen by some retailers
    – And much more...

  • Presented by: Jagged Peak

    TotalCommerce™ includes everything a company needs to quickly and cost-effectively launch a fully operational, best practices ecommerce solution in less than 60 days.

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    Videos
    Date: December, 2012

    TotalCommerce™ includes everything a company needs to quickly and cost-effectively launch a fully operational, best practices ecommerce solution in less than 60 days. And that includes everything -- a fully optimized online store(s), order management software, complete IT infrastructure, warehousing and inventory management, same day order fulfillment, back office program management and a broad range of e-marketing services to help ensure your products are priced right and your site is ranking at the top of the search engines to drive qualified store traffic.

  • Presented by: Monetate

    Don't miss this timely, quick-hitting 30-minute review of the most important lessons from the 2013 holiday season.

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    Webinar
    Date: January, 2014

    The 2013 holiday shopping season may be over for consumers and retailers alike, but the season's victories (great online sales results for Thanksgiving weekend and early December; consumers' growing usage of tablets and smartphones for their shopping) and challenges (a shortened shopping season that required aggressive marketing before Thanksgiving; fulfillment and delivery challenges the week of Christmas) will greatly impact e-retailers' business strategies for this year.

    Sponsored by marketing software acceleration provider Monetate, this 30-minute webinar features special guest Andrew Lipsman, vice president of marketing and insights at comScore, who will provide data on when and how consumers shopped online, including the noticeable shift to weekend shopping. Internet Retailer senior editor Katie Evans will highlight the marketing methods that worked especially well, e-retailers' aggressive pricing strategies and what caused the delivery delays around Christmas. Blair Lyon, Monetate's vice president of marketing, shares highlights from the Ecommerce Quarterly (EQ) analysis of more than 600 million online shopping sessions, including ideas, best practices and benchmark reports used by leading e-commerce web sites. A lively Q&A session follows.

    Don't miss this timely, quick-hitting 30-minute review of the most important lessons from the 2013 holiday season.

    Sponsored by: Monetate