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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: Internet Retailer

    Selecting an e-commerce platform is not easy, regardless of whether you’re a retailer or a B2B supplier.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: September, 2014

    A special report on the business-to-consumer & business-to-business e-commerce platforms that provide the technology backbones of e-commerce.

    Selecting an e-commerce platform is not easy, regardless of whether you’re a retailer or a B2B supplier.

    Not only must retailers choose a platform that meets their current needs, they also need to select one that meets their future needs as well. B2B suppliers face a similar challenge because their customers expect an e-commerce site as slick as any their customers visit outside of work.

    To meet these expectations both e-retailers and B2B suppliers are reevaluating their e-commerce platforms to see if they are advanced enough to meet online shoppers’ expectations. More often than not, e-retailers are concluding they need a new one to keep pace. In an Internet Retailer survey from this summer, 61% of retailers said they expect to replace their e-commerce platform within the next two years, and 62% cited e-commerce platforms as a top technology budget priority. B2B suppliers are reaching similar conclusions, which is why they’re looking to e-commerce to gain an edge on their competitors. They have many options to choose from.

    This Special Report is sponsored by Newgistics, Netsuite, Magento, Kalio, Peer1 Hosting, AT&T, Bigcommerce, Insite Commerce, EpiServer.

  • Presented by: ThreatMetrix

    Discover the most recent trends in online commerce fraud, and how you can leverage the experience of large banks and financial institutions to prevent online fraud at your e-commerce website.

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    White Paper
    Date: September, 2014

    Discover the most recent trends in online commerce fraud, and how you can leverage the experience of large banks and financial institutions to prevent online fraud at your e-commerce website.

    Sponsored by: ThreatMetrix

  • Presented by: ThreatMetrix

    Download this whitepaper to understand how your online business can use global trust intelligence to combat organized cybercriminals.

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    White Paper
    Date: September, 2014

    Cybercrime is costly for all online businesses and can no longer be ignored. Well-organized cybercriminals operate in powerful networks that allow them to attack thousands of online businesses using an efficient and scalable model. Download this whitepaper to understand how your online business can use global trust intelligence to combat organized cybercriminals.

    Sponsored by: ThreatMetrix

  • Presented by: Needle

    This white paper will highlight how ecommerce leaders can deploy brand advocates to emotionally engage customers, build long-term relationships that capture net new revenue, and consistently meet or exceed sales quotas.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2014

    Companies collectively spend billions of dollars on lead generation campaigns to attract new customers and invest heavily in programs to retain them.

    If marketers can’t create an emotional connection between brand and customer that compels customers to buy more and more often, companies will spend a disproportionate amount of their budgets trying to recapture the same customers.

    This white paper will highlight how ecommerce leaders can deploy brand advocates to emotionally engage customers, build long-term relationships that capture net new revenue, and consistently meet or exceed sales quotas.

    Sponsored by Needle

  • Presented by: Needle

    This paper illustrates how companies are now able to replace traditional chat with unique online engagement that delivers the personal, informed help online shoppers have been lacking. The result is greater online sales revenue and customer satisfaction.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2014

    The Rise of Online Advocate-to-Customer Interaction

    Over the last four decades, online chat has created unprecedented opportunities for retailers, but it’s also fallen short in innovation and in crucial elements of the shopping experience. Until now.

    This paper illustrates how companies are now able to replace traditional chat with unique online engagement that delivers the personal, informed help online shoppers have been lacking. The result is greater online sales revenue and customer satisfaction.

    Sponsored by Needle

  • 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: Internet Retailer

    E-retailers should also prepare their fulfillment operations for the upcoming holiday season by evaluating the speed and accuracy of their order-handling systems to identify areas that they can improvement.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: August, 2014

    A Special Report on the Technologies and Services that can Help Make E-Retailers' Holiday Sales Merry and Bright

    While there may not be time for e-retailers to make major changes to their platforms and properly test them in time for the holiday shopping season, there's still plenty of time to make smaller moves that can boost sales and customer satisfaction. The key is to identify simple changes that have the power to deliver a big impact and to implement them with a sense of urgency, rather than invest in last-minute, costly capital projects, say experts.

    E-retailers should also prepare their fulfillment operations for the upcoming holiday season by evaluating the speed and accuracy of their order-handling systems to identify areas that they can improvement.

    Whatever challenges a retailer faces, there’s likely a vendor that can help. By identifying that need now, online merchants can put a plan in place, which should help make their holidays a little merrier.

    This Special Report sponsored by Neustar, Bastian Solutions, Rackspace, Crossview, SCLogistics, BigCommerce, Americaneagle.com.

  • Presented by: Insite Software

    This white paper from InsiteCommerce outlines an approach to developing a technology plan that will allow you to quickly and cost-effectively establish the “core” for your digital ecosystem.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2014

    As one of the catalysts for digital transformation, it is imperative to enable an eCommerce technology strategy and weave it into the overall fabric of your business. This white paper from InsiteCommerce outlines an approach to developing a technology plan that will allow you to quickly and cost-effectively establish the “core” for your digital ecosystem.

    Sponsored by: Insite Software

  • 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: Wpromote

    Experts & Engines is a must read if you: A) Feel that you aren’t getting the best possible ROI, B) Are frustrated you’re not dominating top Google Rankings, or C) Are concerned competitors are outpacing you.

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    White Paper
    Date: July, 2014

    In this ebook , Wpromote will explain how to:

    Make Data-Driven Decisions — When running a campaign with ISI in mind, data is absolutely the driver of decision-making. We don’t guess, we test. We don’t assume, we prove. Learn how to sift through the data to find out what you really need to know.
    Manage Integrated Campaigns – From PPC to SEO, Content Marketing to Email, and everything (else) in between, this eBook will provide integration methods and ongoing strategies to set you up for success.
    Improve ROI & Results — Have you reached a plateau and didn’t think things could get any better? Well if that is the case you aren’t setting high enough goals. ISI is guaranteed to take you to that next level.
    Expand Your Online Reach — In the ever-changing online marketing space, you must continuously test new channels, betas, and methods to keep up. There is a plethora of options and we will tell you some of our favorites.
    Ask “Why?” — You must go beyond testing version A and B; try out version C and beyond. Then ask why one outperformed the other – was it the free shipping or the 20% off? The long form or short? And of course, WHY?
    Use Proper Tools & Tactics — Read some of the best tools available and the tactics you have yet to think of. The combination of the 10 tools and tactics provided in this eBook is just the starting point; the possibilities are truly endless.

    Sponsored by: Wpromote

  • 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: May, 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 reveal:

    – The #1 Google Shopping mistake many retailers are making.
    – Target those most likely to purchase TODAY with this straightforward default remarketing tweak.
    – The display advertising default setting you should avoid at all costs.
    – Quick AdWords adjustments to mobile settings to turn the scale of profitability for your mobile visitors.
    – A little-used MAJOR enhancement to default campaign targeting that can attract more traffic in better-performing locations.

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

    Sponsored by: ROI Revolution

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Technology is the lifeblood of e-commerce retailers, which is why online merchants constantly bolster their capital investment in web fulfillment, digital marketing, performance monitoring and back-office systems that can scale on demand to stay on e-commerce innovation's leading edge.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: June, 2014

    A Special Report on the Technologies and Services that help E-Retailing Businesses Grow.

    Technology is the lifeblood of e-commerce retailers, which is why online merchants constantly bolster their capital investment in web fulfillment, digital marketing, performance monitoring and back-office systems that can scale on demand to stay on e-commerce innovation's leading edge.

    As of July 2013, 56% of e-businesses were projected to increase their spending on e-commerce technology in the next 12 months, according to Forrester Research Inc.

    Investing in the right technology comes down to retailers doing their research to find the best fits for their business goals.

    This Special Report sponsored by SaddleCreek Logistic Services, German Trade & Invest, SalesWarp, Needle, Rackspace Digital, ID.me, SOASTA, Americaneagle.com.

  • Presented by: SalesWarp

    We hope that you will use this white paper as a resource when seeking a vendor that will deliver a platform for growth and the flexibility a retailer needs to evolve with the changing retail landscape.

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    White Paper
    Date: May, 2014

    The problem for many eCommerce retailers is that traditional ERP systems aren't designed with the eCommerce industry in mind. Because eCommerce ERP is relatively niche, merchants don't know what to look for and often end up trying to attach best-of-breed systems to traditional ERP.

    In this white paper, we explore the different ERP systems available to retailers today. We hope that you will use this white paper as a resource when seeking a vendor that will deliver a platform for growth and the flexibility a retailer needs to evolve with the changing retail landscape.

    Click here to download the white paper.

    Sponsored by: SalesWarp

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Retailers gain valuable insights when shoppers sign in with their social network credentials.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: May, 2014

    Streamline login and checkout for online shoppers
    Retailers gain valuable insights when shoppers sign in with their social network credentials

    Much like consumer fatigue with loyalty cards, consumers have grown tired of having to recall or reset the plethora of usernames and passwords they have created to sign into e-retail sites.

    Online shoppers want a simpler way of logging into web sites. One solution is to chuck the traditional, retailer-specific account registration and allow consumers to log in using usernames and passwords they've already created for popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Rather than asking a consumer to create a new account, a retailer can invite her to click a button linked to a social network. She enters her username and password for that network, which authenticates her for the retailer. The retail site displays buttons featuring the logos of the major social networks offered by the retailer, making it easy for the consumer to choose the network credentials she prefers to use.

    This Special Report sponsored by: Gigya.

  • 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

    Multifaceted business-to-consumer e-commerce sites have changed the expectations of B2B buyers. On their own time, they shop retail sites that are easy to navigate, personalized to their preferences and full of the information consumers want before purchasing. They now expect the same when they go online to place orders during work hours.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: April, 2014

    Businesses buying online find the best B2B e-commerce sites can be as appealing as consumer-facing sites.

    Multifaceted business-to-consumer e-commerce sites have changed the expectations of B2B buyers. On their own time, they shop retail sites that are easy to navigate, personalized to their preferences and full of the information consumers want before purchasing. They now expect the same when they go online to place orders during work hours.

    While the most forward-thinking businesses have built B2B sites that share many elements with business-to-consumer sites, there are many differences under the hood.

    This Special Report sponsored by: NetSuite, Insite Software, EPiServer, and WebLinc.

  • 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: 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: Internet Retailer

    Taking a personalized approach to e-mail messages eliminates the one-size-fits-all perception most consumers may have of e-mail and engages them on a deeper level. The payoff is higher open rates, more click-throughs and increased conversions.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: March, 2014

    To increase opens and conversions, tailor e-mail messages to be more personal and easy to act on.

    E-mail is one of the most effective tools retailers have. But crafting an effective e-mail campaign that cuts through the growing clutter in consumers’ inboxes requires more than timely messages with the right content.

    Today’s successful e-mail marketers speak to consumers in a personal, customer-focused way, just like an in-store sales representative.

    Taking a personalized approach to e-mail messages eliminates the one-size-fits-all perception most consumers may have of e-mail and engages them on a deeper level. The payoff is higher open rates, more click-throughs and increased conversions.

    Download the full report for FREE by filling out the form to the right.

    This Special Report sponsored by Bronto, dotMialer, and Experian.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Staying ahead of criminals requires retailers to regularly evaluate their security and fraud prevention systems to spot weaknesses criminals can exploit.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: March, 2014

    E-retailers can leverage technology and tactics to avoid falling prey to cyber criminals.

    Cyber criminals aren’t resting. They're constantly finding new ways to defeat retailer's data security and fraud prevention systems—whether they're stealing millions of credit card accounts in one fell swoop, perpetrating fraudulent transactions or finding new vulnerabilities to exploit.

    That means retailers that let their guard down risk becoming the next high-profile victim of a data breach that shakes consumers' confidence in their brand and costs money.

    Staying ahead of criminals requires retailers to regularly evaluate their security and fraud prevention systems to spot weaknesses criminals can exploit.

    Download the full report for FREE by filling out the form to the right.

    This Special Report sponsored by Litle & Co., Verifi, and SecureBuy.

  • 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: 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: 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: Internet Retailer

    Preparing a holiday 2014 strategy can require looking at nearly every area of the retailer's business. By starting now, retailers have plenty of time to implement and test technologies and tactics so that when November and December roll around, they're ready.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: February, 2014

    Plan ahead for the next holiday rush

    Identifying the right technologies and procedures now can help retailers avoid potential pitfalls during the hectic holiday season.

    With both the holiday shopping season and the subsequent wave of returns in the rearview mirror, it's time to start planning for the 2014 holiday season. Savvy retailers know that holiday planning starts in February, when the lessons learned from the previous holiday season are still fresh in their minds.

    Preparing a holiday 2014 strategy can require looking at nearly every area of the retailer's business. By starting now, retailers have plenty of time to implement and test technologies and tactics so that when November and December roll around, they're ready.

    This Special Report sponsored by Newgistics, SaddleCreek, and Tenzing.

  • Presented by: Listrak

    This recent holiday season saw a big increase in the number of online and mobile shoppers. This means you need to have a strategy in place to keep these new customers engaged and active after the holidays in order to turn them into loyal and long-term customers.

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    White Paper
    Date: January, 2014

    This recent holiday season saw a big increase in the number of online and mobile shoppers. This means you need to have a strategy in place to keep these new customers engaged and active after the holidays in order to turn them into loyal and long-term customers.

    Personalize campaigns with product recommendations

    The key to re-engaging these shoppers is to create personalized email campaigns, and adding recommended products to post-holiday campaigns is a great way to keep new customers buying from you. In fact, 77% of online shoppers make additional purchases when presented with recommended products that match their individual preferences.

    Download this whitepaper to learn how you can turn your mass post-holiday blasts into extremely personalized campaigns that are merchandised to customers individually. It includes five new campaign ideas and other suggestions on where and how to use recommended merchandise to increase sales.

    Sponsored by Listrak

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    More than half of the largest North American retailers as measured by their 2012 web sales ship orders to consumers outside the United States, and even more are looking to tap into international e-commerce growth markets like Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: January, 2014

    Go global, but be prepared to verify

    E-retailers must make sure they’ve got the basics in hand before they chase global sales.

    More than half of the largest North American retailers as measured by their 2012 web sales ship orders to consumers outside the United States, and even more are looking to tap into international e-commerce growth markets like Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

    But there’s more to selling online internationally than setting up a web site. Retailers need to make sure their orders get delivered to the customer, and that’s not always
    easy, especially in emerging markets where the delivery infrastructure can be underdeveloped.

    This Special Report sponsored by Melissa Data

  • 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 E-Commerce Platforms from the September 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Amazon, AT&T, and Virid.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: September, 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 E-Commerce Platforms from the September 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Amazon, AT&T, and Virid.

  • 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 E-Mail Marketing from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Responsys, Listrak, Bronto, and CQuotient.

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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 E-Mail Marketing from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Responsys, Listrak, Bronto, and CQuotient.

  • 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 E-Commerce Technology from the June 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring CardinalCommerce, SecureBuy, and AmericanEagle.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: June, 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 E-Commerce Technology from the June 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring CardinalCommerce, SecureBuy, and AmericanEagle.

  • 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: 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 Global E-Commerce from the February 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring MelissaData, TransExpress, and Hermes.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: February, 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 Global E-Commerce from the February 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring MelissaData, TransExpress, and Hermes.

  • 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: 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: 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

  • 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: 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!