Why Your Retail Business Needs to Adopt the Cloud
By Vineet Jain
From Retail Online Integration
Vineet Jain   If you've been cloud gazing, you know the potential this solution has for propelling your business forward. For retailers, adopting the cloud can eliminate the need to invest in new stores and help companies tap into new global markets without the burden of high overhead costs. Furthermore, as more consumers demand a seamless, personalized buying experience, retailers can leverage the... more »
Retailers’ Web Performance Resolutions for 2015
Retailers’ Web Performance Resolutions for 2015   In this podcast interview with Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and co-founder of Catchpoint Systems, a web and infrastructure performance monitoring company, he discusses the research his company gathered on the performance of retailers’ desktop and mobile sites during the recently completed holiday shopping season. In addition, Daoudi addresses the impact that consumers increasing usage of mobile devices to browse and purchase... more »
Kate Spade to Close Saturday, Jack Spade Stores
From MarketWatch
Kate Spade   Kate Spade Co. said Thursday that it would shutter its Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade stores as it seeks to focus on its flagship kate spade new york brand. The company said it would close 16 company-owned stores and three partnered locations for its lower-priced Kate Spade Saturday brand in the first half of 2015 as it transitions the... more »
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Free Tip Sheet: 6 Quick Tips for Winning Amazon's Buy Box
Free Tip Sheet: 6 Quick Tips for Winning Amazon's Buy Box   Recent Forrester data shows that 39 percent of shoppers start their searches on Amazon.com (vs. 11 percent on Google). Given this trend, it's not enough just to list your products on Amazon. You need to be seen everywhere — including in the Buy Box. ChannelAdvisor has compiled six tactics to help increase your chances of owning this prized real estate.... more »
Jones New York to Close Stores, Seek Strategic Alternatives
From Bloomberg
Jones New York   Jones New York, the women's clothing brand owned by Sycamore Partners, said it will seek strategic alternatives and close its outlet stores. Jones New York will also discontinue its wholesale business, according to a statement yesterday. All 127 outlet locations will close throughout 2015. Sycamore Partners agreed to acquire Jones Group Inc., the owner of the Jones New York and... more »
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Gap Ousts Designer Rebekka Bay
From FastCompany
gap logo   Gap announced Rebekka Bay, the designer recruited in 2012 to help reboot the iconic brand, is out of the company. "In evaluating the right leadership structure for the brand," Gap is "eliminating the Creative Director role, resulting in Rebekka Bay's departure from the company, effective immediately," the company wrote in a press release. Bay's departure is the latest in a... more »
Kohl’s Ramps Up Fitness Gear Sales With FitFluential Partnership
From Mobile Commerce Daily
Kohl's logo   Kohl's is teaming up with FitFluential to offer exclusive fitness-related social media content, including purchase tips, as part of its sponsorship of the The Color Run paint race. Kohl's will be the department store partner for The Color Run, enabling the retailer to serve as the packet pick-up destination for participants in more than 100 cities nationwide. The brand is... more »
Free Study: Gain a Competitive Advantage With Insights Into Online Shoppers
Free Study: Gain a Competitive Advantage With Insights Into Online Shoppers   More consumers are shopping online, and they're looking for the best of everything. That's why UPS partnered with comScore to develop the UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study, an insider's guide into what consumers are looking for and what drives shoppers to choose one retailer over another.... more »
Free Whitepaper: Trends and Strategies Every Commerce Marketer Should Know
Free Whitepaper: Trends and Strategies Every Commerce Marketer Should Know   As 2015 is ramping up, so are the expectations of online shoppers. Bronto's marketing strategy experts discuss key trends and topics such as beacon technologies, the increasing need for cross-channel personalization, the rise of millennials and much more. Find out if your commerce marketing strategy is ready for 2015.... more »
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