6 Tips for Using Pinterest to Promote Your Retail Business
By Christian Arno
From Retail Online Integration
Christian Arno   Pinterest's current monthly visitor total of more than 70 million worldwide might be small potatoes compared to Facebook's audience of over a billion, but Pinterest's unique visual slant has been proving valuable for retailers. Here are six tips on how you can use Pinterest to help promote your retail business:... more »
Goodwill Investigating Possible Credit Card Data Theft
From The New York Times
Goodwill's logo   Goodwill Industries International, a nonprofit agency that operates thrift stores around the country, said on Monday that it was investigating a potential security breach that may have led to the theft of customers’ credit card data. In a statement, Goodwill said it had been contacted Friday afternoon by federal authorities and a fraud investigation unit about a possible data theft... more »
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Postal Service's Click-N-Ship Causing Major Headaches for Sellers
From Ecommerce Bytes
USPS Logo   Sellers are reporting major technical problems with the U.S. Postal Service's Click-N-Ship, a service they use to print online postage, with one avid user calling the glitches "the biggest e-commerce story of the month." Last week, the service had an outage, reported on Ecommerce EKG and on the website IsItDownRightNow.com. ... more »
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GameStop Launches Gift Card Exchange Program
From PC Magazine
Gamestop logo   GameStop announced it will allow consumers to exchange unwanted gift cards for a GameStop e-gift card via a program powered by gift card exchange platform Cardpool. To participate, users fill out their gift card information on GameStop's website by selecting the retail store it's for, entering a card number, and the pin (if it's available). Once the information is verified,... more »
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Free Webinar: Survey Reveals Retailers’ Top Holiday Strategies
Free Webinar: Survey Reveals Retailers’ Top Holiday Strategies   You're probably thinking, "not another holiday webinar!" This webinar will be different. ChannelAdvisor surveyed retailers to discover what they want to hear about for the not-so-far-off holiday season. On Tues., July 29, ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo will incorporate those responses into this webinar as he offers up tips for holiday success and delves into critical trends and expectations. Register today!... more »
Free Whitepaper: Build Customer Loyalty Through Email Marketing
Free Whitepaper: Build Customer Loyalty Through Email Marketing   Does your loyalty strategy deliver upon your forecasted engagement and sales metrics? Given that it costs five times more to acquire a customer as it does to keep a current one, savvy marketers measure, segment and automate to generate the maximum return on investment. Learn how and see examples by downloading this free whitepaper.... more »
Tiffany & Co. CEO Michael Kowalski to Retire; Successor Named
From Forbes
Tiffany & Co. logo   Tiffany & Co. announced Monday that its longtime chief executive officer, Michael J. Kowalski, will retire effective March 31, 2015. Kowalski, who is also a member of Tiffany's board of directors, will continue to serve on the board in the role of non-executive chairman. Frederic Cumenal, president of the international luxury jewelry retailer, has been named to be the next... more »
Express CEO Weiss Passing Job to Company’s President
From Bloomberg
express_logo   Express Chief Executive Officer Michael Weiss, who has run the business since it was an eight-store experiment by Limited Brands in 1980, is passing the reins to President David Kornberg next year. Weiss will stay on as nonexecutive chairman after Kornberg takes the CEO job on Jan. 30, the Columbus, Ohio-based company said yesterday in a statement. Weiss, 73, had... more »
Lands’ End Kids Launches Digital Pop-Up Shop
From Retailing Today
lands_end_logo   With back-to-school season in full swing, Lands’ End Kids has enlisted seven PopSugar Select mom bloggers to curate a collection of "First-day Faves," each to be featured in a new digital pop-up shop every week at landsend.com/firstdayfaves. Featured items will be offered at a 25 percent discount. "We work hard so families can find the perfect back-to-school outfits in a... more »
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Free Whitepaper: 7 Ways the Mobile Consumer Changes Everything
Free Whitepaper: 7 Ways the Mobile Consumer Changes Everything   In two years, the number of people who will buy via mobile device will jump 65 percent. Retailers can't wait any longer. Nearly half of mobile users already rely exclusively on mobile for pre-purchase research. Get our new report and learn the trends defining mobile commerce's future. Learn how mobile influences shoppers today — and what those habits mean for... more »
Featured Resource: Does Your Retail Business Have All the Critical Connections of E-Commerce?
Featured Resource: Does Your Retail Business Have All the Critical Connections of E-Commerce?   When you're moving product through merchandising, marketing and operations, the connections are critical in order to delight your customer and sell product. Visit the e-commerce center to get the latest retail industry information — whitepapers, webinars and articles — and be sure your business has all the critical connections.... more »
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