Tue.Mar 14, 2023

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Responding To Today’s Global Uncertainty With Sustainability

Forrester eCommerce

Last year, a number of Forrester analysts discussed how manufacturers are responding to the challenges their industry faces right now. As I wrote at the time: “Energy prices are scary. Supply chain disruptions are scary. Workforce modernization and empowerment are hard. Budgets are tightening. Hardware upgrades are expensive, slow, and painful.

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H&M, Ariat Join Fashion Retailers Launching Resale Marketplaces

Retail TouchPoints

Two more retailers have entered the resale space to help address shoppers’ demands for sustainability: H&M has partnered with ThredUp to launch a resale program directly on H&M’s website, while footwear and apparel brand Ariat International has launched a resale marketplace called Reboot , powered by Archive. H&M’s partnership will make it the largest retailer to work with ThredUp and mark the retailer’s first resale marketplace in the U.S.

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448: The Future of Ecommerce Product Sourcing: What You Need to Know With Nathan Resnick

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today I’m excited to have Nathan Resnick back on the show. Nathan is the founder of Sourcify, which is a company that helps you find manufacturers to produce your products. The sourcing landscape has changed dramatically since COVID, so Nathan is going to give us a run down of the sourcing environment in China and how you should negotiate with suppliers today.

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ASOS Adopts Retail Media Solution to Power Ads Across Multiple Touch Points

Retail TouchPoints

Online fashion retailer ASOS has named Criteo as its exclusive partner for endemic brands’ advertising across its app and web experiences. Under the three- year agreement, Criteo’s retail media technologies will help ASOS Media Group (AMG) scale its campaign volume and ad revenues while complementing existing ad offerings across creative solutions, social media, targeted email and app push notifications.

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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The SVB Crisis Highlights The Importance Of Resilience And The Imperative Of Trust

Forrester eCommerce

Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) collapse is still reverberating around global markets, causing investors to scrutinize the institutions at the heart of the startup ecosystem and prompting plunges in some banks’ stock prices despite the rapid response of banking regulators worldwide.

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H&M, Ariat Join Fashion Retailers Launching Resale Marketplaces

Retail TouchPoints

Two more retailers have entered the resale space to help address shoppers’ demands for sustainability: H&M has partnered with ThredUp to launch a resale program directly on H&M’s website, while footwear and apparel brand Ariat International has launched a resale marketplace called Reboot , powered by Archive. H&M’s partnership will make it the largest retailer to work with ThredUp and mark the retailer’s first resale marketplace in the U.S.

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How Retailers Can Minimize Returns: Focus on Convenience, Communication and Personalization

Retail TouchPoints

Returns are, like it or not, as much a part of retail operations as the sales themselves. The exact return rate varies among different verticals and individual retailers, but online sales consistently generate higher levels of returns compared to brick-and-mortar. No matter what the channel, however, there will always be customers who second-guess their purchase, have something arrive too late for its intended use or receive something other than what they expected.

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Flexible Loyalty Technology Solutions Power Profitable Loyalty Programs

Forrester eCommerce

As brands contend with rising media costs, changing consumer behavior, and, for some, lackluster sales results, they continue to invest in consumer loyalty programs and technology solutions to help them engage and retain consumers. In fact, 53% of B2C marketing decision-makers plan to increase their spend on loyalty technology this year.

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Shein Incubator Program Debuts Summit to Inspire Emerging Designers

Retail TouchPoints

Shein will host its first-ever SHEIN X Design Summit on April 1, inviting designers, artists and industry leaders to a day of content and networking at the City Market Social House in Los Angeles. SHEIN X , which launched in January 2021, is an incubator program that has grown to nearly 3,000 global designers and artists who have launched more than 25,000 original creations, earning more than $5 million in commissions from sales.

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Start With Customer Insights To Determine Your Highest-Fit Opportunities

Forrester eCommerce

The explosion of account-based marketing (ABM) at scale has been enabled by the proliferation of data and insights. It’s now within the reach of all B2B marketers to get more precise about who, how, and when they are engaging with customers and prospects.

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The Future of Multi-Vendor Commerce

In this on-demand webinar, discover how Logicbroker’s cutting-edge technology enhances the overall experience for both current and future customers and gain insights into how leveraging our seamless integration process unlocks new dimensions of efficiency and functionality. Plus, learn how our advanced marketplace features are set to revolutionize the way businesses operate, offering opportunities for growth and success within your multi-vendor commerce program.

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Vision AI is Taking Hold in Retail for Store Security and Analytics

Retail TouchPoints

It’s hard to believe that in the same year cutting edge technologies like augmented reality and autonomous shopping have exploded in retail, shoplifting is still aching the minds of executives. Big box leaders like Target and Walmart have recently revealed the sizeable impact retail theft has had on 2022 revenues, with Walmart’s CEO even threatening to close stores or be forced to raise prices on consumers if things don’t change soon.

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Spotting Reputational Risk In Non-Traditional Third-Party Relationships Ain’t So Yeezy

Forrester eCommerce

For the first time in three decades, athletic retailer Adidas, reported an operating loss to the tune of €700 million ($736 million) in 2022 and warned of a €1.2 billion ($1.27 billion) revenue decrease in 2023. The incurred losses and potential revenue hit aren’t from ongoing supply chain issues or a result of inflation.

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A Modern Retailer’s Guide to Dropshipping Fashion & Apparel: Part 2

Fabric

Welcome to Part 2 of The Modern Retailer’s Guide To Dropshipping Fashion and Apparel. In Part 1, we covered the basics of dropshipping and explored the reasons why every fashion retailer should switch from a traditional retail model to an asset-light dropship model. In this second installment, we will dive deeper into the world of dropshipping, and explore some of the best tips and strategies for successfully dropshipping fashion and apparel products.

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Product Management And Security Collaboration Benefits More Than Product Security

Forrester eCommerce

As part of Forrester’s research into securing what you sell, we have long advocated for security leaders to overlay their own activities with the rest of the product team and to engage in the product lifecycle before the product has even been defined.

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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A Modern Retailer’s Guide to Dropshipping Fashion & Apparel: Part 1

Fabric

Welcome to The Modern Retailer’s Guide To Dropshipping Fashion and Apparel. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we’ll cover the basics of dropshipping and explore the reasons why every fashion retailer should consider switching from a traditional retail model to an asset-light dropship model. In Part 2 , we will delve deeper into the world of dropshipping, and explore some of the best tips and strategies for successfully dropshipping fashion and apparel products.

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What Amazon Shopping Trends Can Teach Us About Ecommerce | Salsify

Salsify

Just as the vast biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest can often serve as a microcosm of the planet’s broader ecology, the sheer scale of Amazon.com’s operation can also provide some insights into the behaviors and trends shaping the global economy.

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The Best BigCommerce Apps to Explore in 2023

Ecommerce Platforms

With a range of built-in features already included for transaction management, payment processing, marketing, and more, BigCommerce ensures business owners have everything they need to thrive online. However, there’s always a chance you might want to expand the functionality of the platform with apps, integrations, and third-party plugins. Fortunately, the BigCommerce app marketplace ensures adding new features to your website is as simple and painless as possible.

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Your Thorough Guide to Shopline eCommerce Development!

MakeWebBetter

Create your own Shopline store without any coding knowledge. Employ an easy-to-use interface to create, customize, manage, and perform daily operations of an eCommerce business. Limitations are none — social commerce, SEO, website design, page & menu editor, marketing & analytics, order & inventory, and whatnot. Shopline offers painless online store creation and helps you [.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and guest speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Evercommerce Review 2023: All the Pros and Cons You Need to Know

Ecommerce Platforms

EverCommerce is a relatively unheard-of concept in the ecommerce marketplace at this point – but it’s quickly generating attention. Designed to be the leading service commerce platform, Evercommerce promises business leaders a vertically tailored set of integrated SaaS solutions supporting more than 500,000 global businesses worldwide. Evercommerce is particularly focused on the support and enhancement of service-based companies.

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The Complete Guide to The link Attribute In Google Product Feeds

Store Growers

When it comes to running successful ad campaigns on Google, landing page relevance is key. After all, what good is an ad if the customer ends up on the wrong page? The same goes for product ads on Google Shopping. That’s why in this article, we’re going to dive into the nitty-gritty of the link attribute, the landing page in your product feed.

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Aéropostale’s expansive metaverse strategy kicks off with Tesla giveaway

RetailDive

An upcoming drop of 30,000 NFTs that unlock exclusive perks and entry to digital realm AeroWorld is the first step of a four-phase metaverse activation.

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Email personalization: strategies, tips, and best practices

Omnisend

Reading Time: 11 minutes Customers want to be seen as humans, not just consumers. This calls for marketers to shift their email marketing strategies from a numbers game on paper to creating meaningful connections with the people they’re targeting. And email personalization is one way to build these meaningful connections. The result? Your emails will stand out from the tons of emails in your subscribers’ inboxes.

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The B2B Digital Commerce Playbook for Manufacturers

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into four essential ecommerce strategies for manufacturers. Each strategy is backed by a clear vision to ensure your efforts are aligned. Whether you’re a seasoned industry player or a budding digitalization champion, these strategies offer actionable insights to drive success. What will you find in the guide: Overview of how current events and external pressures impact business priorities.

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A Complete Guide to SaaS Tax Software: Options, FAQs, and More

FastSpring

It takes an enormous amount of time, money, and headcount for SaaS companies to handle VAT, GST, and sales tax (and any other form of indirect tax) in-house. You have to consider: Whether or not you’re required to collect and remit indirect tax (SaaS companies didn’t always have to remit indirect taxes, however, many countries now have new tax laws that target non-resident software companies).

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J. Jill aims to grow store footprint, eventually

RetailDive

The apparel retailer ended the year with fewer stores and may close more, but it ultimately aims to “grow this important channel,” executives said.

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What’s new: Omnisend’s March 2023 updates

Omnisend

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for winter to finally say its long goodbye (why does it always overstay its welcome?). To help you not only kickstart your spring mood, but also your spring sales campaigns, we’ve got lots of holiday-themed signup form templates that’ll help you: collect subscribers promote your latest deals take your email marketing to the next level Plus, since you’re able to schedule your signup forms in advance, that means one more thing you can

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FastSpring Confirms It Does Not Bank with Recently Closed Banks

FastSpring

In light of the recent events in the US banking industry, FastSpring wants to reassure our customers and partners that we were not directly affected by the recent bank closings. We bank with a major, well-insured institution that’s in a strong financial condition, and FastSpring continues to remain profitable and operate in a fiscally responsible way.

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The Personalization Playbook: 2024 Strategies

Did you know—74% of IT leaders are looking to improve their tech stack to offer better personalization? It’s impossible to ignore the importance of personalization, but it comes with challenges. How do you do it with a tight budget? What about customer privacy and the use of data? The Personalization Playbook is packed with research and insights from Orium, Talon.One, and Bloomreach and gives IT leaders answers to these tough questions, helping them shape 2024 strategies for personalization.

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Google E-E-A-T: How to Optimize Your Site to Align With the Search Quality Rater Guidelines

ROI Revolution

In the battle to land in the top spot on page one of Google, you don’t want to sacrifice meeting the expectations of your readers just to rank higher. Google has gotten much better these days at figuring out whether your content is meant to rank or to help people find what they’re searching for. Google has added another dimension to its Search Quality Rater Guidelines with an extra “E” for experience.

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Amazon-powered c-store opens at Virginia college

RetailDive

Marymount University opened a 24-hour shop last week that marks the first campus location to integrate Amazon’s frictionless checkout technology.

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mPOS – bringing back the human touch to in-store shopping

iVend

As shoppers return to brick and mortar stores in their drovers, they crave the in-store experience. Retailers who want to set themselves apart are integrating more human and personal touchpoints into the shopping experience, increasing engagement, loyalty and sales. iVend Mobile POS Mobile POS in retail engages and delights shoppers. Talk to iVend about mPOS for your stores.

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Five Below names COO

RetailDive

Kenneth Bull, who has been the company’s CFO, has been promoted to the position, while the retailer searches for a new financial chief.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib