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  • Presented by: Fathom

    Make sure you are capturing your fair share today … and tomorrow! Learn about retail email content and sending strategies.

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    White Paper
    Date: March, 2014

    Forrester projects that the e-commerce market as a whole will increase to $279 billion in 2015.

    Make sure you are capturing your fair share today … and tomorrow! Learn about retail email content and sending strategies for:

    – The “welcome” series
    – The “cart abandonment” series
    – Product reviews
    – The “reengagement” series

    4 Automated Campaigns that Every Online Retailer Should Use: Download now

    Sponsored by: Fathom

  • Presented by: ROI Revolution

    You can't just 'set it and forget it' with AdWords. The key to increasing profitability lies beyond the settings which Google recommends. Download this free report today and improve your profitability in AdWords.

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    White Paper
    Date: January, 2014

    10 Questions to Maximize Profitability in eCommerce AdWords Accounts

    You can't just 'set it and forget it' with AdWords. The key to increasing profitability lies beyond the settings which Google recommends.

    Most AdWords accounts can gain 20% efficiency with the right account management tactics. In this report, we include 10 questions that will answer:

    - The #1 Google Shopping mistake many retailers are making.
    - The retail advertising accelerant to profitably win back more shopping cart abandoners.
    - The 2 display advertising defaults you should avoid at all cost.
    - How 5 minutes focused on mobile searchers could pay off big for your new mobile site.
    - A new bid adjustment feature that gives pure-play ecommerce retailers targeting capabilities like they've never had before.

    Download this free report today and improve your profitability in AdWords.

    Sponsored by: ROI Revolution

  • Even if you’re the largest water ski and wakeboard pro shop in the upper Midwest, come football season through spring, you have a lot of down time on your hands.

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    Case Study
    Date: December, 2012

    Even if you’re the largest water ski and wakeboard pro shop in the upper Midwest, come football season through spring, you have a lot of down time on your hands. Such was the dilemma facing Crystal, Minn.-based Midwest Mastercraft, and its online arm, Waterskis.com. With approximately two-thirds of its annual business occurring in a two month to three month window during the summer, the water sports cross-channel retailer sought to supplement its revenues during the other nine months of the year.

  • Presented by: Listrak

    Last year, particularly in the fourth quarter, saw a noticeable shift in consumer shopping behaviors. Online sales soared 14% over 2011, reaching $289 billion, and mobile sales drove 11% of the record-setting holiday season.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2013

    Last year, particularly in the fourth quarter, saw a noticeable shift in consumer shopping behaviors. Online sales soared 14% over 2011, reaching $289 billion, and mobile sales drove 11% of the record-setting holiday season. In fact, online sales are growing seven times greater than offline retail, with mobile accounting for one in every 10 eCommerce dollars spent.  

    mCommerce is making an impact, and marketers are adapting new best practices to ensure they reach customers across multiple channels. MarketingSherpa found that 58% of email marketers are developing new strategies for mobile smartphones and tablets.

    You only have one chance to make an impression on your customers and every click counts. As you prepare for the holidays it is imperative that you not only think about the inbox but also the device. Responsive email design allows you to create mobile-friendly emails that look great no matter where they’re opened.  It will help you improve engagement and interaction as it greatly enhances usability.

    Sponsored by Listrak

  • Presented by: Riversand

    As demands on data grow, retailers must manage data more effectively or fall behind.

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    Case Study
    Date: May, 2013

    Product data must be accurate and uniform today, as consumers research and shop in so many ways. A shopper who sees a product advertised for $399 on a comparison shopping site won’t be happy to click through to the retailer’s site to find the item priced at $499. Keeping data accurate and consistent is increasingly important as retailers sell through many channels, including bricks-and-mortar stores, web sites, call centers, mobile sites and apps and online marketplaces. This case study shows how one retailer benefited from improving the way it handles product data.

    Sponsored by: Riversand

  • Presented by: SalesWarp

    With SalesWarp's Omni Channel Management system, S&S replaced 6 of 7 different pieces of software, reduced annual software costs by over 90% and increased eCommerce sales by 300% in year 1.

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    Case Study
    Date: April, 2014

    How synchronized inventory, consolidated data and complete customization led to 300% growth and a platform to “DREAM BIG”

    As a shoe and sporting goods retailer who has been in business for over 35 years, S&S Sports' biggest challenge was maintaining one set of inventory data for their B2B and B2C channels.

    S&S Sports selected SalesWarp ENTERPRISE for its' flexible and customizable architecture and ability to consolidate all inventory, order, customer and product data into one system across all of their sales channels.

    With SalesWarp's Omni Channel Management system, S&S replaced 6 of 7 different pieces of software, reduced annual software costs by over 90% and increased eCommerce sales by 300% in year 1.

    Sponsored by: SalesWarp

  • 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: Alexander Interactive

    Visual design on e-commerce sites is sometimes viewed as a purely aesthetic matter, but it has another important job.

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    Case Study
    Date: December, 2012

    Visual design on e-commerce sites is sometimes viewed as a purely aesthetic matter, but it has another important job. Used effectively, such design elements as color and type font can help visitors navigate a page and call out a product’s best features. Used poorly, they can distract visitors and detract from sales.

    Josh Levine and Seth Newman discuss the redesign of Action Envelope's successful ecommerce website by web agency Alexander Interactive. Presented at the 2009 Internet Retailer Web Design Conference and Expo.

  • Presented by: CORESense Inc.

    Selecting the right retail system for your business is an important decision. To help you understand all the options, CORESense has developed the following collateral.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Selecting the right retail system for your business is an important decision. To help you understand all the options, CORESense has developed the following collateral.

  • Presented by: AT&T

    Your users expect a feature-rich, multi-media online experience...and that's what you should give them. Building your online presence on a robust, flexible platform can offer you the scalability you need and the change management Internet-speed markets demand.

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    Case Study
    Date: June, 2013

    Your users expect a feature-rich, multi-media online experience... and that's what you should give them. Building your online presence on a robust, flexible platform can offer you the scalability you need and the change management Internet-speed markets demand.

    In this eBook the editors of Internet Retailer discuss how online retailers are creating and managing an optimal e-commerce presence. In this exclusive eBook, you'll learn various ways companies like yours are:

    • Improving online experiences
    • Increasing customer retention
    • Growing online sales

    Sign up to download it now or learn more about AT&T eCommerce solutions.

    Sponsored by: AT&T

  • Presented by: UPS

    For the second year in a row, UPS has commissioned comScore to conduct an independent study of what online shoppers expect from retailers. Among the key findings: Consumers want easy returns and low-cost shipping, and many are using smartphones to shop.

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    White Paper
    Date: July, 2013

    Retailers can gain a competitive advantage by learning what drives consumer behavior and leads shoppers to choose one retailer over another. For the second year in a row, UPS has commissioned comScore to conduct an independent study of what online shoppers expect from retailers. Among the key findings: Consumers want easy returns and low-cost shipping, and many are using smartphones to shop.

    There are many more insights in this important study. Click the link below for a free copy.

    Sponsored by: UPS

  • 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: Bronto Software Inc.

    All online retailers experience shopping cart abandonment. In fact, with rates averaging between 60-70%, marketers know that the majority of shoppers who start the checkout process will leave before completing it.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    All online retailers experience shopping cart abandonment. In fact, with rates averaging between 60-70%, marketers know that the majority of shoppers who start the checkout process will leave before completing it.

    Those departing shoppers represent a significant amount of revenue. To recapture as much of that revenue as possible, you need to be aware of reasons for abandonment and the top strategies for bringing those shoppers back.

    For this white paper, we examined the carting experience and follow-up email strategies of 100 retailers.  You'll discover:

    • Top reasons shoppers abandon online purchases
    • Analysis of post-abandonment email strategies
    • Recommendations for maximizing conversions

    "From Abandon to Conversion: Why Shoppers Abandon Carts and What Merchants Can Do About It."

  • 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: SAS Institute Inc.

    Right item, right price, right location. That combination is the holy grail for every retailer. If it has been elusive in the past, it is no longer, thanks to High-Performance Retailing.

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2012

    High-Performance Retailing (HPR) takes traditional retailing challenges, such as pricing, inventory and markdowns, and provides unprecedented insights on a SKU-by-SKU, aisle-by-aisle level. Expand the precise, fast and efficient analysis to a regional or national scale, and discover how HPR can boost your company’s bottom line.

    In this white paper, learn about the eight benefits of implementing HPR and how it can:

    • Respond to your customers’ local and seasonal merchandise demands.
    • Maximize retail spaces with the right product mix.
    • Implement new plans that address specific store needs – with amazing speed.

  • 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: Soasta

    Australian flash-sale retailer OZSALE took heed when competitors organized a “Click Frenzy” one-day sale in November 2012, only to see their sites fail under the weight of heavy traffic. So OZSALE did its homework before promoting its own “Flash Frenzy sale.”

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    Case Study
    Date: August, 2013

    Australian flash-sale retailer OZSALE took heed when competitors organized a "Click Frenzy" one-day sale in November 2012, only to see their sites fail under the weight of heavy traffic. So OZSALE did its homework before promoting its own "Flash Frenzy sale."

    Testing beforehand identified problems that were making the OZSALE site unstable at traffic levels well below what the retailer expected to attract in its big sale. Those insights enabled OZSALE to fix flaws in advance of the promotion. The results speak for themselves:

    During "Flash Frenzy," OZSALE.com.au achieved four times the amount of traffic over its closest flash sale competitors.

    Highlights include:

    - Revenue hit more than $5 million
    - As predicted, more than 50% of sales revenue came in via mobile
    - 80,000 new members pre-registered prior to the event
    - 160% increase in new visitors
    - 160% increase in page views and 80% increase in unique browsers

    Click here to read the case study that explains how OZSALE conducted these tests, what it found, and how it ensured that its e-commerce site would stand up to a huge spike in traffic.

    Sponsored by: SOASTA

  • Presented by: Akamai

    Optimize Your Web Performance to Deliver a Better Omnichannel Experience

    Learn:
    - How mobile had a breakthrough year
    - The impact of web performance on your business
    - How to address the challenges of situational performance

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2013

    Did you know that 88% of online consumers are less likely to return to a site after a bad experience?* With thresholds for customer abandonment growing ever shorter across desktop and mobile experiences, site performance is playing an increasingly critical role in sales results.  More than ever, it is critical to optimize the omnichannel shopping experience for consumers.

    * Gomez whitepaper “Why Performance Matters”

    Now is the time to plan your 2013 strategy to enable the best web experience for your customers.

    Presenters:
    Doug Rassner
    Product Manager
    MICROS-Retail

    Curtis Corl
    Vice President
    Dollar Tree Store

    Lelah Manz
    eCommerce Strategist
    Akamai Technologies

    Don Davis
    Editor in Chief
    Internet Retailer

  • Presented by: OrderDynamics Corp.

    Welcome to our growing library of eCommerce case studies. These documents provide insight and thought leadership for eCommerce and retail communities, and are designed to help you make the right decision for your organization.

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    Case Study
    Date: December, 2012

    Welcome to our growing library of eCommerce case studies. These documents provide insight and thought leadership for eCommerce and retail communities, and are designed to help you make the right decision for your organization.

  • Plow & Hearth is a catalog, retail and Internet company specializing in qualitybuilt, unique, enduring home and lifestyle products.

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    Case Study
    Date: December, 2012

    Plow & Hearth is a catalog, retail and Internet company specializing in qualitybuilt, unique, enduring home and lifestyle products. What began in 1980 as a small retail store in Madison, Virginia, has grown to include the flagship brand – Plow & Hearth – plus Problem Solvers, WinterthurStore, and Wind & Weather.

  • 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: LexisNexis

    The annual True Cost of Fraud study conducted by LexisNexis Risk Solutions has helped thousands of retailers stay abreast of the latest risks and solutions related to eCommerce. This year, LexisNexis debuts a study specifically focusing on fraud challenges faced by merchants, financial institutions and consumers in the rapidly expanding mCommerce segment.

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2014

    The All-New LexisNexis® True Cost of FraudSM Mobile Study

    The annual True Cost of Fraud study conducted by LexisNexis Risk Solutions has helped thousands of retailers stay abreast of the latest risks and solutions related to eCommerce. This year, LexisNexis debuts a study specifically focusing on fraud challenges faced by merchants, financial institutions and consumers in the rapidly expanding mCommerce segment.

    The new study finds that merchants of all sizes are largely unprepared for the fraud that accompanies offering a mobile payment solution such as mPOS, Apps, and other mobile-powered solutions, and are generally unequipped to handle the fraud that invariably accompanies these channels.

    Download the True Cost of Fraud Mobile study to learn about:

    - Key fraud issues affecting the mCommerce space;
    - How the distribution of fraud is shifting across different types of mobile transactions and what it means for your bottom line;
    - How to strengthen your authentication and anti-fraud measures, and;
    - How to reap the benefits of different types of mCommerce while mitigating the efforts of ever more creative fraudsters.

    Download today for all of the insights you need to safely grow your mCommerce channel and protect your revenue.

    Sponsored by: LexisNexis Risk Solutions

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    This study examines the importance of using omnichannel customer engagement to gain deeper consumer insight. Also included are an in-depth look at how leading retailers use analytics, as well as a review of business analytics vendors.

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    White Paper
    Date: July, 2013

    The benchmark study includes an in-depth look at how best-in-class retailers use analytics, as well as a review of business analytics software vendors. The authors surveyed senior retail executives and collected secondary research from public and proprietary sources.

    One of the key themes of the study is the extent to which retailers can use analytics insights to drive strategic decisions. Findings reveal that in a time of unprecedented change in retail, brick-and-mortar retail stores must look to omnichannel customer engagement to gain deeper consumer insight. Key findings include:

    -       Retailers' analytics maturity is low. The survey found that 40% of retailers believe they lag behind their competitors in terms of analytics maturity, 40% think they are only at par.

    -       Data management and integration will be a key area of investment. In an effort to increase analytical maturity, retailers will invest in contextual, visual and mobile-friendly delivery of insights.

    -       Retailers' e-commerce/omnichannel function has the highest potential to use analytics strategically.

    -       Usability and access are critical.

    To find out more, download the full report.

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    Whether in-store or online, today’s retail scene is very different than even five years ago. Harvard Business Review contributors share how retailers must evolve in order to thrive in the years ahead.

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2012

    Inventory, customer experience, pricing, market share – these are questions faced by every retailer, from mom-and-pop shops to multinational mega-chains. What separates the best from the rest (and the defunct) lies in both innovation and common sense, according to this Harvard Business Review Insight Center Report.

    In this collection of essays plus a webinar summary, learn about:

    • Emerging truths in digital retailing, brand marketing, behavioral insights and customer loyalty.
    • How market leaders turn new challenges into new advantages.
    • The unconventional attitudes of retailers across various categories, including electronics, apparel/shoes and grocery.

    Sponsored by: SAS

  • Presented by: ChannelAdvisor

    With the high number of comparison shopping engines and differing requirements for data feeds, many e-commerce managers find comparison shopping to be a difficult channel to navigate.

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    White Paper
    Date: January, 2013

    Don't Let These Missteps Trip Up Your Strategy

    With the high number of comparison shopping engines and differing requirements for data feeds, many e-commerce managers find comparison shopping to be a difficult channel to navigate.

    This "Top 5 Comparison Shopping Misconceptions" white paper identifies the top 5 mistaken beliefs most retailers have about managing their comparison shopping programs and how the ChannelAdvisor Platform can help rectify these strategy missteps.

    Download this white paper now!