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  • 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: 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: Melissa Data

    Undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mail costs the average company today more than $3 per mail piece. And mail that doesn’t reach the intended recipient could seriously damage customer relationships.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mail costs the average company today more than $3 per mail piece. And mail that doesn’t reach the intended recipient could seriously damage customer relationships. You can reduce and even prevent UAA mail easily and cost-effectively with the use of proper address management practices. Implementing a smart address verification solution is key to building profitable relationships with your customers – and improving your bottom line.

    Download this white paper now and learn:

    • The true cost of UAA mail
    • How to reduce UAA mail using NCOALink™ and other USPS® products
    • How to maintain an accurate contact database
    • And much more…

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Digital River

    The rapidly growing economies of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) offer online merchants incredible growth potential.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    The rapidly growing economies of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) offer online merchants incredible growth potential. As each customer base has its own purchasing preferences, e-merchants must develop specific local payment plans if they want to succeed in these soon-to-be top markets.

    The purpose of this whitepaper is to:

    • Provide an overview of the current state of the e-commerce market in each of the BRIC countries
    • Identify preferred local payment methods in the BRIC countries
    • Highlight key facts and figures for the local e-payments landscape

  • Presented by: Knotice

    Making Sense of Mobile Marketing is a must read for anyone beginning to explore mobile marketing or looking for important information to make their current mobile efforts more meaningful to end users and more measurable for the bottom line.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Making Sense of Mobile Marketing is a must read for anyone beginning to explore mobile marketing or looking for important information to make their current mobile efforts more meaningful to end users and more measurable for the bottom line.

    Author Bryce Marshall, Knotice’s Director of Strategic Services, is internationally recognized for his insight on mobile marketing. Submit the form on the right to download the white paper now and learn how to build and execute a winning mobile marketing strategy

  • While many of the goals of this analysis remain consistent with the inaugural version, there are three additional goals which themselves were born from readers of the initial report.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    While many of the goals of this analysis remain consistent with the inaugural version, there are three additional goals which themselves were born from readers of the initial report. The original goals remain:

    1. Present benchmarks for a wide variety of live chat operational practices
    2. Uncover implementation differences affecting key live chat operational issues
    3. Test the statistical causality of live chat operational best practices

    The additional goals in this updated version are:

    1. Monitor and report on changes to key benchmarks since the first report
    2. Calculate benchmarks for higher traffic sites
    3. Identify and present benchmarks for elite users of live chat

  • Presented by: Fifth Gear

    This white paper also suggests ways to gauge the efficiency of your current operations and what to do when your business has reached a growth threshold that can no longer be sustained in-house.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    “Is It Time to Outsource Order Fulfillment?” guides you through an insightful list of questions to ask when evaluating your order fulfillment options. This white paper also suggests ways to gauge the efficiency of your current operations and what to do when your business has reached a growth threshold that can no longer be sustained in-house.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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."

  • 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: 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

  • 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: 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: SLI Systems

    This long time favorite is back with 100 tips to help you improve your site search, deliver a better user experience, and ultimately increase conversions and sales.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    This long time favorite is back with 100 tips to help you improve your site search, deliver a better user experience, and ultimately increase conversions and sales.

  • Presented by: Insite Software

    With careful consideration of seven key questions, successful implementation of a B2B ecommerce site cannot only be realized, but add significant value to the bottom line.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Business-to-Business (B2B) companies are rapidly entering ecommerce space as a way to simultaneously reach new customers, increase sales and cut costs. However, ecommerce is new territory for many B2B businesses, and while they are experts in their own industry, the successful launch of an ecommerce site can appear daunting. In addition, numerous B2B companies have experienced a failed or extremely challenging ecommerce site launch. These attempts typically were not only expensive, they also affected the long-term customer adoption rate of the portal – leaving companies questioning whether ecommerce is right for a B2B company after all. Rest assured that ecommerce is a perfect way for B2B companies to increase their sales and improve efficiencies while cutting costs. With careful consideration of seven key questions, successful implementation of a B2B ecommerce site cannot only be realized, but add significant value to the bottom line.

  • 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

  • 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