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Is WooCommerce The Right Choice? WooCommerce Features, Pricing, Security and More (Compared To BigCommerce for WordPress)

BigCommerce

From its launch in 2003, WordPress has risen from an obscure content management platform to the power behind 33% of… Ecommerce Technology

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Should You Use a WordPress CMS for Your Enterprise-Level Website?

BigCommerce

We’ll go back to May 2003, when after much fanfare and hundreds of… Ecommerce Technology Ecommerce CMS WordpressLet’s take a trip in time together.

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Nike's Kobe Bryant partnership comes to an end

Retail Dive

The athletics retailer first signed the basketball legend in 2003, and said he remains a "deeply loved member of the Nike family "

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Enterprise Browsers Reignite the Browser Wars, But This Time for Businesses

Forrester Digital Transformation

Safari came along for Mac in 2003, […]. I’ve been in the IT industry long enough to remember the start of the Browser Wars when Internet Explorer took on Netscape in the late 1990s.

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How Many Sales Processes Do You Need? Making The Case For One Sales Process Across The Organization

Forrester Digital Transformation

On October 1, 1990, The Human Genome Project (HGP) was begun and was completed in April of 2003. The HGP gave the world the ability, for the first time, to read nature’s complete genetic blueprint for building a human being.

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How WordPress is Powering Businesses Around the World

FastSpring

Since their start in 2003, WordPress has become the leading content management system for individuals and businesses alike. In fact, WordPress currently runs 31% of all websites around the world. Odds are some of your favorite sites on the internet are powered by WordPress

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Akamai Purchases Janrain

Forrester's Customer Insights

Founded in 2003, Janrain was one of the first [… Today, Akamai announced that it has acquired Portland, Oregon-based Janrain. Although the financial terms were not disclosed, Forrester estimates the purchase price to be in the $250M–$275M range, based on typical M&A SaaS revenue multiples of 4X to 6X and Forrester’s estimation of Janrain’s annual revenue.

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Get Sirius About Customer Engagement Marketing

Forrester's Customer Insights

In 2003, Fred Reichheld, who was by then a partner at Bain & Company, introduced a way of measuring how well an organization treats its customers. This metric also assessed how well a firm generates relationships worthy of loyalty. Sixteen years later, most business people recognize this metric as the Net Promoter Score™. Mr. Reichheld […]. age of the customer B2B marketing customer experience B2B Marketing customer engagement marketing Customer Experience (CX

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Cra-Z-Art and The Toy Foundation to Donate $250K in Toys to Ukraine’s Children

Retail TouchPoints

The TTF mission has provided support around the globe to those who experience the stress of conflict and dire circumstances, donating a total of $225 million in toys to more than 26 million children and families since it began its mission in 2003.

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Remarkable Or Invisible

Steve Dennis

There was a time, not all that long ago, when being very good–or even slightly better than average–worked pretty darn well.

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eBay Hires Former Meta Commerce Leader as Chief Product Officer

Retail TouchPoints

This move represents a return to eBay for Garcia, who spent 11 years within the company’s search and buyer experience beginning in 2003.

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Target Creates Chief Guest Experience Officer Role as it Expands Senior Leadership Team

Retail TouchPoints

Hennington, who has been with Target since 2003, will continue reporting to Cornell. Target has named Cara Sylvester to the newly-created role of EVP and Chief Guest Experience Officer.

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A Guide to Ecommerce Spelling and its History

Email Audience

The variation ‘e-commerce’ peaked in 2003, after which the frequency of the word has been in decline. This also corroborates the declining popularity of ‘e-commerce’ in print media since 2003. There are many different ways to spell “ecommerce.”

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How VR Is Shaping The Future Of Product Design And Consumer Experiences

RTP blog

Prior to Spatialand, Kimberly founded Prologue with Kyle Cooper in 2003, as well as Prologue Immersive in 2015. By Kimberly Cooper, Spatialand It’s no secret that over the past few years virtual reality (VR) has become increasingly influential across countless industries. Most recently, VR has emerged as a game-changer in the retail sphere, modifying and improving the consumer experience even as it enhances what brands already offer.

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How the Metaverse can Benefit Physical Retail Stores

Retail TouchPoints

Trained as an interior designer, McDannald joined Baltimore’s New Design Light firm in the sales department in 2003 before becoming co-owner in 2009.

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Squarespace vs Bluehost: The Battle of The Website Builders

Ecommerce Platforms

Founded in 2003, Squarespace describes itself as the leader in website design. Founded in 2003, Bluehost is usually better known for its website hosting packages. Suppose you’ve recognized you need your own website to ramp up your online presence past just a social media account.

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Is Kohl’s New Strategy Merely A Slightly Better Version Of Mediocre?

Steve Dennis

In summary, I’m left being reminded of the story I tell in my book about what one of my direct reports said to me after our Board endorsed the strategy to transform Sears into “a lifestyle destination for active families” way back in 2003.

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How Good Content Lets Your Customers Know You Care

Provide Support

2003 - 2017 Provide Support LLC. How Good Content Lets Your Customers Know You Care. Whether you are a start-up company, regional SME or global corporation, chances are how you and your staff provide great service to your own customers is a process that has been carefully honed and refined. The customer care you provide should after all be your biggest USP as a brand, especially as super savvy consumers expect more from the companies they spend their hard earned cash with.

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The Movember Movement

GetElastic

Since 2003, Movember has helped fund 1,300 men’s health programs for prostate, testicular, and mental health including suicide prevention. Did you know that November is Movember? Movember is a movement around men’s health.

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A Metaverse Action Prep Plan for Brands

Retail TouchPoints

Dreller has worked in digital marketing since 2003 with roles across brands, agencies and tech vendors. You’ve been reading about the metaverse, and you aren’t sure what to do about it yet. Is it too early? Is it already too late? What level of investment is needed?

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Email strategy teardown: Converse vs. TOMS

Klaviyo

In 2003, the company was purchased by Nike for $305 million. Great marketing is successful because it treats users as individuals— real living, breathing people— not just as email addresses. Great email marketing strategies succeed for the same reason. For our latest email strategy teardown , I’ve focused on two super successful ecommerce fashion & apparel businesses.

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Macy’s Underwhelms With New ‘Shrink To Grow’ Strategy

Steve Dennis

In fact, much of Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette’s presentation this morning was eerily reminiscent of one I shared with the Sears board in 2003 shortly before I departed. A few weeks back Macy’s announced plans to close 125 stores and eliminate more than 2,000 jobs.

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WordPress & WooCommerce Statistics: UPDATED Facts, Market Share & More 2022

AcquireConvert

The content management system (CMS) was launched in 2003. Key WordPress statistics . The WordPress platform is built on PHP and MySQL and licensed so that it can be used and modified by anyone. .

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10 No-Holds-Barred Predictions For Retail In 2022

Steve Dennis

When I departed the ranks of Sears’ leadership in 2003 it was clear to me that nothing was going to save the storied retailer. Predicting the future in the dynamic world of retail—particularly in the throes of a lingering pandemic—may be a fool’s errand.

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Target Names First Chief Growth Officer, Announces Series of C-Level Promotions

Retail TouchPoints

Hennington joined Target in 2003, and was instrumental in modernizing the retailer’s merchandising organization by blending its physical and digital buying functions.

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Fashion & Apparel Ecommerce Site Design

BigCommerce

In 2003, my business partner and I designed a novelty brand that was in the international clothing convention called the “Magic Show.” The fashion and apparel industry has one major negative associated with it: there’s so much competition. Not only is there so much competition, but there is much money that so many of any one site’s competitors have. And money –– while not the final nail in a brand’s winning strategy –– can definitely help with online design.

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Experiencing Metaverse FOMO? Don’t Panic, it’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Retail TouchPoints

Think of Second Life back in 2003 — that was essentially a metaverse. Many eyes have been turned lately toward “ the metaverse.” But while the metaverse is certainly the topic du jour , it’s not necessarily as “new” as the media furor might suggest.

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Sears: Is The End Finally In Sight For The World’s Slowest Liquidation Sale?

Steve Dennis

When I left Sears in 2003, I was quite pessimistic about the company’s long-term prospects. Some initiatives we had put in place during a two-year strategic re-positioning effort were gaining traction, but most key metrics were alarming. The apparel business was well below a sustainable productivity level.

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Bed, Bath & Beyond Boring

Steve Dennis

Of course, I don’t have to wonder all that much since I worked at Sears from 1991 to 2003. What is it like to work at a brand that, since the turn of this century, doesn’t seem to have learned much of anything about what it takes to stay remarkable and relevant in today’s retail environment? Well, some folks like to watch , I guess. Yet while Sears has been on a slow march to oblivion for decades, Bed Bath & Beyond was mostly on the ascent during the same time frame.

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A Concise Bluehost + WooCommerce Review (May 2021)

Ecommerce Platforms

Bluehost has been around since 2003 and is a well-known and widely trusted web hosting solution. Bluehost is a veteran web hosting provider with a focus on WordPress.

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Dead brand walking: Sears is going out with a bang

Steve Dennis

In the weird irony that is often part of retail (and life in general), Sears Holdings recently announced its first quarter of comparable sales growth in many years—and I believe only its second or third since I left the retailer in 2003! It turns out that the liquidations sales being held in the many Sears and Kmart locations that were closing during the quarter finally brought out customers in droves. Better late than never, I suppose.

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Customer Showcase: Clear Solutions – Premier Glass Repair Products

Lemonstand

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Clear Solutions has been a provider of premier windshield repair supplies since 2003. They supply only the finest quality windshield repair kits, auto glass repair and headlight restoration products and are constantly evaluating new technologies to keep their customers on the cutting edge.

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Why Online Marketplaces are Outpacing Ecommerce in a Post-COVID World

Retail TouchPoints

A serial digital entrepreneur, Adrien has always been driven by the desire to invent tomorrow’s economy: All Instant, a NY based Instant Messaging platform sold in 2003 and SplitGames an online video games marketplace sold to FNAC in 2008.

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NRF’s Big Show: Addressing the knowing-doing gap

Steve Dennis

Aside from confusing correlation with causality–and aside from having shared this type of analysis myself at two different retailers in 2003 and 2006 respectively–some version of this alleged wisdom nugget has been trotted out at many a conference for quite some time.

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7 Brands Discuss the Benefits of the New Cashless Economy and Apple Pay’s Growing Ubiquity

BigCommerce

2003: 95 million cell phone users worldwide made a purchase via their mobile device.?. Technology is restructuring how money moves. From crypto-currencies to peer-topper payments and one-click checkouts, modern innovations are shifting the basic payment infrastructure of our economy. The gadget we carry in our pockets is becoming more than ever thought possible. And the wallet is its next target.

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Wordpress Alternatives Your Marketing Team Will Love

Groove

Originally made specifically for blogging back in 2003, Wordpress has evolved into a complete content management system, enabling its customers to build and launch a website with minimal frustrations and obstacles.

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Black Friday 2018: An Ecommerce Survival Guide

BigCommerce

By 2003, Black Friday was the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. Thanksgiving is supposed to wear us out. And even if a turkey-tryptophan-sleep connection isn’t rock-solid as we were once led to believe, every Thanksgiving still brings the draining combination of travel, preparation, and digestion. It’s a coma-inducer. However, if Black Friday proves anything, it’s that we’re never too tired to shop.

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Customer Showcase: Beads in Bulk – Wholesaling Beads Worldwide

Lemonstand

Based in Metro Atlanta, GA, Beads In Bulk has been involved in the wholesale distribution of beads and related products since 2003. After getting married and moving to the United States, I finally got a chance in 2003 to fulfill my dreams and beadsinbulk.com was born. Importing beads direct from manufacturers enables them to provide price savings direct to their wholesale customers, who buy in bulk.

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Will the demise of the third-party cookie crumble quality marketing?

Liveintent

Silver compared the current privacy push to 2003, when the CAN-SPAM Act changed email marketing by giving consumers the ability to unsubscribe from content they didn’t want. Our president, Brian Silver, had a message for brands and publishers when he spoke on a panel hosted and moderated by One World Identity: It’s time to be proactive about the impending demise of the cookie and the pivot toward a first-party world.

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I love it when a plan comes together

Talkoot

In 2003 I was a freelance writer and my largest client and former employer, adidas, asked if I could help them write product copy for an eCommerce site they had recently launched. As Colonel “Hannibal” Smith, the cigar-chomping leader of the A-Team used to say, I love it when a plan comes together. Today my team and I crossed a threshold we’ve been working toward since 2010.

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Eddie Lampert just can’t stop picking at Sears’ carcass

Steve Dennis

When I left Sears late in 2003 (the year before the Sears and Kmart merger), we had valued Kenmore well in excess of $2 billion, and Sears’ major appliance market share was north of 40%. As some readers may know, I began my retail career at Sears. And these days, when folks ask how long I worked there, I typically say, “Too long.” ” The more accurate, less snarky answer is 12 years.

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Squarespace vs WooCommerce (Feb 2022): The Battle of The eCommerce Platforms

Ecommerce Platforms

In 2003, Squarespace started off as one of the most popular website builders. When it comes to the battle of the best website builders, Squarespace and WooCommerce are often two top contenders. Both are praised for their flexibility and design freedom.

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How Revolve Uses Personalization to Help Customers Find That One-in-a-Million Dress

Sailthru

Revolve has been doing this since 2003, when most fashion brands were barely aware of the power of personalization. Revolve works with more than 3,000 clothing brands and offers about 1,000 new items for sale every week. How, in such an overwhelming sea of inventory, is a shopper supposed to find the perfect party dress by Saturday? The answer lies in data. Revolve is as much a tech company as it is a fashion company.