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If You Need More Darned Clutter on Your Site ...

Tim Ash March 27, 2015

You've probably heard this one before: When you're trying to get a visitor to your site, you should be screaming for attention. While they're...

Welcome to the Off-Season ... Now Get to Work

Thomas Sather March 27, 2015

If this time of year marks your off-season, then segmenting, testing and sharpening your email program now will give you plenty of time to try...

Facebook Goes All In On E-Commerce by Bringing Businesses Onto Messenger

facebooklogo2 March 26, 2015

Facebook has courted businesses for years, urging them to join the platform and spend ad dollars on the social network. Now it wants to...

Haptic Retail: The Next Generation of Online Shopping?

Oliver Guy March 26, 2015

When talking about retail, we're often left wondering, what's next? What are some of the technologies that will revolutionize the retail industry going forward? So, as...

RadioShack's Bankruptcy Could Give Your Customer Data to the Highest Bidder

Radio_Shack_logo March 25, 2015

The remnants of RadioShack's retail empire went on the auction block on Monday, giving bidders the first chance to snap up the company's trademarks; patents; leases; and the...

Has Google Perfected the Retail Search Ad With its Local Inventory Offering

New Google Logo March 23, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, a retailer fighting for every sale, has evidently found a weapon in Google's Local Inventory Ads that it says...

Meijer Offers $10 Coupon After Credit System Outage

Meijer Logo March 20, 2015

Meijer is turning a past headache at the checkout lanes into a $10 coupon that customers can use Friday or Saturday. The coupon is...

Alibaba Wants to Let You Use 'Selfies' to Confirm Payment March 20, 2015

Someday soon, buying items online may require you to smile before paying, no matter how high the price. At least, this is where Alibaba...

Are You On Board With the Future of Payment Systems?

Rohan Ayyar March 20, 2015

Apple Pay made its much awaited debut in October 2014, and as with everything Apple does, the conversation on alternative payment mechanisms has gained...

Target Agrees to Pay $10M to Settle Lawsuit From Data Breach

Target_logo_small March 19, 2015

Target has agreed to pay $10 million in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit related to its 2013 data breach that consumers say...