Did You Know

Affiliate Marketing

Shopko brings an online gift registry to its stores

How uses affiliates to boost the bottom line

YouTube experts drive $1 million in sales for a video game accessories e-retailer


E-mail Marketing

E-retailers blanket the web with early holiday deals’s sales grow nearly 11% in Q3

Retailers’ holiday emails urge consumers to shop now


International Marketing

The United States is popular with cross-border online shoppers

How 180,000 stores in China will join Alibaba’s big online sale

Estee Lauder wants more South Korean web sales


Merchandising and Design

A niche e-commerce site for military and government personnel receives $11.5 million in funding

Can physical stores turn ModCloth around?

Jet’s day one beats Amazon prices


Online Marketplaces

Online sales register double-digit growth as Thanksgiving nears

ChannelAdvisor’s revenue rises 16% in Q3

eBay goes down Wednesday morning


Search Engine Marketing

Sales grow in Q3 for Marin Software

What Yahoo’s search deal with Google means for retail marketers

With online Halloween shopping, there’s no disguising the generation gap


Search Engine Optimization

Sometimes the No. 2 spot on Google can beat the top spot

With digital ads, apparel retailers find it pays to spend on themselves

Seeking an SEO expert? Asking around doesn’t work so well


Site Search

Troubling trend for e-retailers: Amazon captures more product searches

Celebros gets cozy with major e-commerce platform vendors

U.K. wholesale site increases online sales through improved site search


Social Media

Target’s social media marketing spending jumps 30% this holiday season

The relaunched Google Plus may help Google learn more about consumers

Marketers, get ready for the most complicated holiday season ever


Video/Rich Media

Neiman Marcus takes a new, more buyable view of its lookbooks

Google rolls out ad-free YouTube Red

Alibaba offers $4.6 billion for rest of Youku video site


Web Advertising

American Girl’s early holiday campaign seeks to capitalize on the Thanksgiving spirit

Wayfair’s online sales skyrocket 91% in Q3

Yahoo gives retailers another way to target holiday shoppers with ads



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