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3 Steps to Successful Cart Reminder Messages

Jim Davidson, Bronto October 23, 2014

Everyone knows that shopping cart reminder emails will bring shoppers back to a site to shop and hopefully buy. The rate of shoppers leaving items...

How Big Data Boosted Online Sales for GNC, Sur La Table and ModCloth

Big Data October 23, 2014

When it comes to retailing in the digital era, technology is often hyped as the key to knowing the long unknowable, a means to reveal...

Apple Pay: Seamless in Stores, but Quirky Online

Apple Pay October 22, 2014

After using Apple Pay for a day of shopping in stores, a few things became clear: The new payment system is convenient, problem-free and even...

Staples Latest Retailer Probing Possible Card Data Breach

Staples logo October 21, 2014

Staples is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer...

President Obama Takes on Payment Security With BuySecure Initiative

President Obama National Medal of Technology October 20, 2014

President Obama on Friday unveiled a series of steps aimed at improving the security of credit and debit card payments, including a pledge to shift...

Best Buy Bets on Intel Experience Zones to Drive Traffic

Best Buy Logo October 17, 2014

As it looks to bolster its reputation for technological expertise, Best Buy has teamed up with Intel Corp. to showcase concepts such as augmented reality...

Social to Have Greater Influence on Holiday Purchases, Survey Finds

2012 Holiday Shopping Trends October 9, 2014

A survey released today by MarketLive, a commerce technology platform provider, identifies key buying trends for the upcoming holiday shopping season as well as tactics retailers...

Retailers Concerned About Google Search Feature

New Google Logo October 6, 2014

In September, Google made changes to its sitelinks search box, and some merchants are unhappy with the change. They say it's another way for Google...

The Vendor's Guide to Trade Shows ... From a Retailer Summit 2014 logo October 2, 2014

I'm at the Annual Summit in Seattle and having a great time catching up with old friends and colleagues, meeting new contacts, and...

Top 50 Social Retailers

Top 50 Social Retailers 2014 October 1, 2014

The data for this list was collected in August by Social Annex, a social commerce platform provider. Companies included on ROI's 100 fastest-growing retailers' list...