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  • Presented by: Trustpilot

    You've spent all this time and money to get people to your website, but once they reach the checkout process of your site, some folks will decide not to purchase just yet - and leave.

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    Free Guide
    Date: September, 2014

    You've spent all this time and money to get people to your website, but once they reach the checkout process of your site, some folks will decide not to purchase just yet - and leave.

    Our eGuide will share 6 impactful strategies that should help you:

    – Lower shopping cart abandonment
    – Increase sales conversions
    – Increase basket size
    – Increase returning visitor rates

    Sometimes it's the small things that have the greatest impact.

    Download our free eGuide now: 6 Tried and Tested Strategies for Increasing Conversion Rate

    Sponsored by: Trustpilot

  • Presented by: SalesWarp

    This white paper will discuss some of the challenges of managing product data while exploring the ways merchants can use a product information management system as a valuable strategic asset for delivering clean, coordinated product information to every customer, across every channel.

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    White Paper
    Date: September, 2014

    Today’s retail landscape has grown increasingly complex due to the growing number of sales channels consumers are shopping on. Consumer expectations have changed with the evolution of an omni channel experience, putting even more pressure on retailers to help consumers make informed purchase decisions through coordinated and rich product data presented across all sales channels.

    This white paper will discuss some of the challenges of managing product data while exploring the ways merchants can use a product information management system as a valuable strategic asset for delivering clean, coordinated product information to every customer, across every channel.

    Download:
    http://www.saleswarp.com/news/white-papers/download-pim-white-paper/

    Sponsored by: SalesWarp

  • Presented by: Fathom

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

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    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: Bigcommerce

    Take a look at this quick guide to help you wade through migration madness.

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    Free Guide
    Date: September, 2014

    FREE GUIDE
    The True Cost of Implementing a New eCommerce Platform

    Take a look at this quick guide to help you wade through migration madness:

    – Learn what questions to ask to truly understand Total Cost of Ownership
    – Understand the most important aspects of your ecommerce foundation
    – Costs to consider from migration to  launch and maintenance
     
    Simply fill out the form to download your free copy today!

    Sponsored by: BigCommerce

  • 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: ROI Revolution, Inc.

    Google Analytics may be free, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most powerful tools in your ecommerce arsenal.

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    Date: September, 2014

    Are you making the most of the knowledge at your fingertips?

    Google Analytics may be free, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most powerful tools in your ecommerce arsenal. But with great power comes great responsibility–and managing this data is overwhelming, to say the least. That's why we compiled this Quick Reference Guide for you, highlighting five essential Google Analytics reports for ecommerce.

    In the guide, you'll discover built-in reports to help you:

    – Capitalize on your highest-performing marketing channels to get more bang for your promotional buck
    – Diagnose low Quality Score by knowing your landing page data
    – Improve sales funnel retention by dissecting customer navigational patterns with one unique report
    – Gain further insights into your customer intentions by using a single report to target your promotions more efficiently
    – PLUS: get access to the on-demand web clinic featuring a 30-minute walk-through of these reports as a supplement to the Quick Reference Guide

    Download this free exclusive reference guide today and start making the most of your Analytics data!

    Sponsored by ROI Revolution

  • Presented by: 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: Boldchat

    This free study, conducted by the e-tailing group and sponsored by BoldChat that explores the changing mobile landscape from the eyes of both consumers and retailers.

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    Free Guide
    Date: August, 2014

    Merchants Seek Mobile Mastery is a free study, conducted by the e-tailing group and sponsored by BoldChat that explores the changing mobile landscape from the eyes of both consumers and retailers. With their analysis of the mobile sites of more than 50 companies, you'll learn:

    – What online shoppers are looking for in a mobile site
    – Key areas to focus on to help branding and merchandise coexist
    – Best practices to improve the mobile experience and increase conversions

  • 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: Fathom

    Are you in Google Shopping yet? Is your feed optimized? The clock is ticking. Our guide shows merchants how the new system is different, how to profit from it, and how to generally maintain excellent feeds.

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    Free Guide
    Date: August, 2014

    Google Shopping trumps its own prior product listing ads (PLAs) for average revenue by 34%.*

    Are you in Google Shopping yet? Is your feed optimized? The clock is ticking. Our guide shows merchants how the new system is different, how to profit from it, and how to generally maintain excellent feeds. You will learn:

    – How inventory feed structures, campaigns and ad groups differ in Google Shopping.
    – 4 tips for building out shopping campaigns.
    – How to optimize data feeds and evaluate feed management platforms.
    – 5 great ways to use custom labels for segmentation.

    Navigate the Great Shopping Search Transition: Google Shopping & Data Feed Optimization

    Sponsored by: Fathom

  • 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: Mobidy

    This playbook will give you four strategic methods to increase mobile conversion rates, revenue, and customer satisfaction.

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    Free Guide
    Date: August, 2014

    What's in the ebook?

    This playbook will give you four strategic methods to increase mobile conversion rates, revenue, and customer satisfaction.

    Inside, you'll learn the keys to a successful mobile e-commerce strategy in 2014:

    – Integrate mobile into core marketing activities
    – Establish a culture of mobile measurement
    – Optimize design for conversion
    – Integrate tablet commerce into your mobile strategy

    Sponsored by: Mobify

  • 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: Mobify

    This guide will give you actionable advice on how to capture your share of this year's holiday spending spree. Inside, you'll find actionable advice to make the most out of the remaining time before Black Friday 2014.

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    Free Guide
    Date: June, 2014

    What's inside?

    This Black Friday, 50% of traffic will be from mobile. Are you ready?

    This guide will give you actionable advice on how to capture your share of this year's holiday spending spree. Inside, you'll find actionable advice to make the most out of the remaining time before Black Friday 2014:

    • How to prioritize different mobile projects before November hits
    • How to boost the performance of your existing mobile presence
    • When to work with a mobile vendor and when to go it alone

    Sponsored by: Mobify

  • Presented by: Rackspace

    Getting ready for a peak period, whether it’s the holidays, summer tourism, or a far-reaching marketing campaign, involves evaluating both your infrastructure and code to optimize for best results.

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    Free Guide
    Date: June, 2014

    Most retailers are familiar with the holiday rush. In brick and mortars, it’s the time of year when more hiring happens to ensure smiling faces in the store to help eager customers and enough cashiers at the registers for fast, stress-free checkout. For an ecommerce retailer, beefing up for peak traffic is less about hiring more bodies and more about tuning up the systems and processes that bring, keep, and allow customers to fluidly make transactions on a site.

    Lags in page load not only frustrate users, but Google's search algorithms now also penalize sites for slow loads. Shop.org, The National Retail Federation’s digital division, expects online sales to grow between 9% and 12% in 2013, further increasing the need for a well-planned ecommerce strategy, both on the customer-facing side and in your underlying infrastructure. To add urgency, the 2013 holiday shopping season is almost a week shorter than 2012. Retailers will only have 26 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, compared with 32 days in 2012, which makes driving sales during the shortened season even more pressing.

    Getting ready for a peak period, whether it’s the holidays, summer tourism, or a far-reaching marketing campaign, involves evaluating both your infrastructure and code to optimize for best results. The cornerstone of peak traffic planning is rigorously load testing your system ahead of time to identify and correct breakpoints and bottlenecks.

    For a step-by-step guide to preparing for peak traffic volumes, click here.

    Sponsored by: Rackspace

  • Presented by: Trustpilot

    Discover how you can calculate the ROI of customer reviews and boost your turnover with that knowledge.

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    Free Guide
    Date: May, 2014

    Every marketing technique needs to be able to demonstrate an ROI, including customer review platforms.

    Download your free copy of How to prove ROI from online reviews to discover:

    • How customer reviews reduce your customer support burdens
    • How customer reviews can improve your social marketing relevance
    • How to calculate the true value of your efforts using customer lifetime value metrics

    Discover how you can calculate the ROI of customer reviews and boost your turnover with that knowledge.

    Sponsored by: Trustpilot

  • 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: 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: Terapeak

    Your competition is assessing your strengths, looking for weaknesses, and adapting their business plans to compensate for both. Your best strategic defense is to do what your competitors are doing—careful, detailed competitor research.

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    Free Guide
    Date: April, 2014

    Your competition is assessing your strengths, looking for weaknesses, and adapting their business plans to compensate for both.

    Your best strategic defense is to do what your competitors are doing—careful, detailed competitor research.

    Learn why you should do your own competitor research and how to get started today.

    Sponsored by: Terapeak

  • Presented by: MarketingSherpa

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

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    Free Guide
    Date: April, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Sponsored by: MarketingSherpa

  • Presented by: MarketingSherpa

    Download your free Quick Guide to E-commerce with 8 ideas to improve your shopping cart process in less than 2 minutes.

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    Free Guide
    Date: April, 2014

    MarketingSherpa Quick Guide to E-commerce will provide you with 8 easy-to-implement tactics scientifically proven to increase online purchases.

    You'll get instant access to:

    – 6 quick cart changes you can make this week
    – 6 tips on the ideal length of the checkout process
    – 7 simple steps to reduce cart abandonment
    – 3 ways to recapture sales from abandoned carts

    Just a few of the companies examined for this free 14-page report include:

    – Cabela's
    – Fanatics.com
    – Crate & Barrel

    Download your free Quick Guide to E-commerce with 8 ideas to improve your shopping cart process in less than 2 minutes >>

    Sponsored by: MarketingSherpa

  • 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: 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: 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: RJMetrics

    Learn how to improve sales and increase ROI by optimizing your holiday marketing strategy from the leaders in e-commerce analytics. RJMetrics helps hundreds of online retailers measure and optimize their most important metrics.

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    Free Guide
    Date: November, 2013

    Whoever said the holidays were the most wonderful time of the year was clearly not an e-commerce marketer. While the rest of the world is off roasting chestnuts over open fires, you're faced with:

    - Monumental competition
    - Erratic shopping behaviors
    - Marketing to a whole new customer

    Learn how to improve sales and increase ROI by optimizing your holiday marketing strategy from the leaders in e-commerce analytics.

    RJMetrics helps hundreds of online retailers measure and optimize their most important metrics.

    Sponsored by: RJMetrics

  • 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: MyBuys

    Gain new insights from the etailing group’s 2013 consumer research – “How Multi-Channel Personalization Impacts Shopper Attitudes and Buying Behavior.”

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    Free Guide
    Date: September, 2013

    Do you understand the latest trends in consumer attitudes towards personalization and their omni-channel purchasing behavior?

    Gain new insights from 2013 consumer research conducted by MyBuys and the etailing group – “How Multi-Channel Personalization Impacts Shopper Attitudes and Buying Behavior.”

    In this ebook, which details the results from primary research involving more than 1,100 consumers, you’ll get all the facts, figures and conclusions and learn:

    - How consumer expectations of personalized shopping experiences are increasing
    - How customer-centric marketing impacts purchase intent
    - What marketers can do to neutralize the key factors contributing to site and cart abandonment
    - What consumers tell us about why they do purchase and do not purchase
    - What consumers do next when they do not purchase
    - Consumer willingness to share data to improve their shopping experience

    Sponsored by: MyBuys

  • 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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    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

    You’re spending valuable time and money to drive traffic to your website via paid search and comparison shopping engines. Learn how you can make these channels more profitable for you with ChannelAdvisor’s eBook Improve Conversions on your Webstore from Paid Search and Comparison Shopping Traffic.

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    Date: January, 2013

    Improve Conversions on Your Webstore from Paid Search and Comparison Shopping Traffic

    You’re spending valuable time and money to drive traffic to your we bsite via paid search and comparison shopping engines. Learn how you can make these channels more profitable for you with this e-book from ChannelAdvisor.

    This e-book will show you how to:

    • Optimize the shopping cart experience for improved conversions
    • Analyze your site search to dictate new content for your site
    • Uncover upsell opportunities via your Thank You page
    • And much more

    Sponsored by: ChannelAdvisor

  • 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!

  • Presented by: ChannelAdvisor

    ChannelAdvisor partnered with Mobile Money Network, a leading mobile payments company, to create this Retailer’s Guide to Mobile eBook. By explaining the opportunities that mobile offers retailers across every channel, this eBook will help you create a strategy to maximize your m-commerce revenue.

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    Free Guide
    Date: January, 2013

    Retailer's Guide to Mobile

    ChannelAdvisor partnered with Mobile Money Network, a leading mobile payments company, to create this Retailer’s Guide to Mobile eBook. By explaining the opportunities that mobile offers retailers across every channel, this eBook will help you create a strategy to maximize your m-commerce revenue.

    The data in the Retailer's Guide to Mobile outlines how to:

    • Maximize multichannel revenues
    • Create the best mobile experience possible
    • Improve sales conversions
    • And more

    Download the eBook now!