Fri.Oct 16, 2020

Nordstrom, Balsam Hill partner for in-store Christmas tree lots


The department store joins other retailers in announcing holiday themed events to try and entice socially distanced shoppers to visit

Why Does Delivery Experience Matter More Than the Shipping Cost for an Ecommerce Business?

Retail Touch

Free shipping days are behind us. The first wave of ecommerce was mostly about price, while the second wave is all about the customer experience. Getting your buyers through the checkout page is only half the battle. Does your order fulfillment strategy live up to your customers’ expectations?

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Retail Therapy: Hormel Foods serves up a bacon-scented face mask


Because nothing makes an already-steamy experience better than the smell of artificial meat


Four Types of Ecommerce Merchandising That Business Owners Should Know

Retail Technology Review

By Sam Cortez, managing editor and outreach specialist for Merchandising is the process and practice of displaying and arranging products for the best customer experience. The concept of merchandising is based on guiding prospective customers through the buyer’s journey and presenting them with the right products, at the right time and place, in the right quantity, and with the best prices. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Loading

Retain Valuable Customers with Loyalty

Learn how to effectively retain your most valuable and profitable customers. Download Annex Cloud's 2020 Customer Retention white paper.

Nisa store in Scotland marks landmark date with updated experience for shoppers


A Nisa store in Scotland has marked a quarter century of trading – with a retail transformation that has strengthened its appeal to the local community.


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Thatchers unveils updated packaging


Thatchers is updating the packaging for three of its variants, in a move designed to “appeal to new shoppers, whilst ensuring each brand remains instantly identifiable for existing customers”. The new designs will run across Thatchers Gold, Thatchers Haze, and Thatchers Katy.

How To Prepare Your Store For Black Friday And Strong Holiday Retail Sales

Retail Doc

There will be four Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. While many small retailers maintain Black Friday is more for the big stores, customers will still be out there for one reason. Retail Sales Retail Holiday Sales

5 Genius Examples of QR Codes in Marketing

Neil Patel

QR (Quick Response) codes remain a creative way to drive traffic and connect with your audience. But are they still useful in today’s ultra-digital era? Or have they gone the way of flip phones and pagers? As it turns out, QR codes are still a valuable tool for marketers.

Retail Sales Countdown: Five Tips To Get Ready for the Holidays

Retail Doc

Getting ready for the holidays in retail means knowing your countdown to Christmas. Retail Holiday Sales


Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

Ulta Partners with PÜR for Conscious Beauty Initiative

Retail Touch

The Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty program — which offers shoppers transparency and choice via clean, cruelty-free, vegan and sustainably packaged products — has partnered with PÜR The Complexion Authority to participate in its “Clean Ingredients” and “Cruelty-Free” pillars.

Do You Have A Bitter Betty Employee Killing Your Retail Sales?

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You’ve met her …or him before as a customer …t he employee who knows everything

Nordstrom Rack Adds Pickup Service and Fulfillment Capabilities

Retail Touch

Nordstrom has expanded order pickup to its U.S. Nordstrom Rack stores for orders placed on , and in order to offer customers greater convenience and access to more inventory.

Belk to offer same-day delivery


Following layoffs earlier this summer, the 133-year-old retailer is introducing a delivery option to meet the needs of its customer base

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

Prime Day 2020: How Elections, Holidays and Big Box Competitors Shaped This Year’s Results

Retail Touch

A one-of-a-kind year has led to a one-of-a-kind Prime Day, as economic and political pressures created a new slew of challenges for the shopping holiday. The results are still preliminary — as of publication, the only hard numbers Amazon released are $3.5 billion in third-party sales and $1.4

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Fanta returns to TV with Halloween advert


Coca-Cola European Partners is launching a TV advert for its Fanta brand, as part of its “Release the Stupid Side of Halloween” 2020 campaign.


Benefits of Bing Ads – Why Every Small Business Needs to Be On Bing


The demand for online advertising has grown exponentially over the past several years. Businesses of all sizes have consistently increased their annual marketing allocations to online resources. Search engine ads, of course, play a large part in this field.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

An infographic listing the best practices companies can follow to bolster their e-commerce website.

Retail Jobs: How To Get Promoted From Part-Time To Full Time

Retail Doc

I received a note from a reader wanting retail advice , "I was given a part-time job at a high-end department store in the handbags department, but know nothing about handbags. What can I do to be given a full time position and be successful at selling?".

[Guest Blog] Essential Marketing Strategies for a Successful Holiday Season


During the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers had to throw out their marketing plans for Q2 and continually adjust their Q3 plans as US states closed, partially and unevenly reopened and, in some areas, closed again.

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Walmart Hopes to Make TikTok a ‘Discovery Opportunity’ and Improve Social Commerce Shipping Speeds

Retail Touch

Walmart views TikTok as a “discovery opportunity” for shoppers, CEO Doug McMillon said in an interview with CNBC. The retailer tentatively agreed to acquire a 7.5% stake in the social media platform’s U.S. operations in September, which would give it a new way to reach shoppers. “If

Golden moments for trio of retailers as Camelot rewards £1m winning stores


Three National Lottery retailers have come face to face with shoppers they sold £1m winning tickets to as operator Camelot has rewarded them for their efforts.

Asos lays out 'flexible fulfillment' plan to bolster in-stock status


Varied levels of product flow and warehouse automation created different customer experiences in the U.K. and the U.S. The new plan could change that

Retailer calls on community groups to register now to receive festive food donations


Aldi is urging community groups, charities and food banks to register now to receive surplus food donations at Christmas.

Fewer consumers plan to go Christmas shopping at the mall


Forty-five percent of consumers in the U.S. plan to go to a mall to do at least some of their Christmas shopping season this year, down from 64 percent who did so last year, according to a survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). “We

Closure of hospitality sector is a ‘hammer blow’ to town centres – trade leader warns


Today’s closure of the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland is a “hammer blow” to town centres and high streets will never be the same after Covid 19, a trade leader has warned.


Early holiday sales drive consumers to buy online


Spending on increased 36 percent during its two-day Prime Day event this week compared to sales during the promotion last year, according to Edison Trends.

Industry charity faces increased demand for services as epidemic presents new challenges


GroceryAid helped more people than ever from the industry over the past year- and the charity expects growing demand for its support services as Covid-19 presents new challenges.