Wed.Mar 15, 2023

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Do I Need a Business License To Sell Online?

Ecommerce Platforms

Thinking about selling online? If that is the case, you may have wondered, do you need a business license to sell online at some point. And, in fact, you do — together with a combination of other permits and licenses that are required under state and federal law. It is crucial in establishing your business as legitimate and shows the government’s approval to operate in the area for which the license is valid.

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Grove Collaborative Launches Health and Wellness Hub

Retail TouchPoints

Grove Collaborative has introduced Grove Wellness, a product hub featuring a personalization engine designed to sharpen recommendations around consumers’ evolving health and wellness needs. Grove sells more than 200 products across 40 brands in this category, including multivitamins, women’s health, digestion, immunity, sleep and beauty. Grove plans to introduce more third-party brands throughout 2023, prioritizing products that offer ingredient transparency, National Science Foundation (NSF) ce

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Introducing Forrester’s Function-As-A-Service Platforms Landscape

Forrester eCommerce

Application development trends can be as ephemeral as serverless architecture. In the function-as-a-service (FaaS) world, the key players have remained consistent, but the landscape of capabilities is constantly changing. Our research demonstrates that cloud decision-makers consider FaaS adoption by their development teams to be among their top priorities for the next 12 months.

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Five Below Appoints New COO to Help it Pursue Triple Double Growth Plan

Retail TouchPoints

Five Below has promoted CFO and Treasurer Kenneth Bull to the role of Chief Operating Officer, where he will focus on achieving the company’s Triple Double growth goals by optimizing its talent, systems and processes. Bull also will retain the CFO title while the retailer conducts a search for a replacement. The company’s Triple Double growth plan was announced in March 2022 , when it set the goal of tripling its store count to more than 3,500 locations by the end of fiscal 2030 while at least d

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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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Transformation Ahead For Channel Marketers: Insights From Our B2B Marketing Predictions Webinar

Forrester eCommerce

Channel organizations are at a pivotal moment. As partner networks have grown more complex, a more holistic, ecosystem-oriented approach is needed.

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Efficiency and Engagement: The Great Balancing Act of Workforce Tech

Retail TouchPoints

Employee experience (EX) has been a hot topic since the start of the pandemic, but there is still a clear divide between organizations that have invested in a comprehensive strategy and those that have not. Nearly three-quarters ( 74% ) of retailers with mature EX strategies achieve double-digit revenue growth year over year , compared to only 49% of retailers with low-maturity EX strategies, according to Forrester research commissioned by WorkJam.

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Primark Doubles Down on Sustainability with Durability Standards, Studies and Repair Workshops

Retail TouchPoints

Primark is launching new durability and repair initiatives as part of the retailer’s commitment to giving clothes a longer life, part of its Primark Cares sustainability strategy. The initiatives include working with Wrap through its Textile 2030 agreement to establish an industrywide durability standard; commissioning independent research examining the relationship between price and consumer behavior on durability; and scaling up Primark’s free clothing repair workshops following a 12-month pil

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Critizr changes name to Goodays

365 Retail

Critizr, the specialist in customer satisfaction and experience management for commerce, has announced that it is changing its name to Goodays. The new identity reflects its mission to bring the employees of a company together around a common objective: to satisfy customers. It also affirms international expansion ambitions, to grow market share across the company’s five bases in Spain, France, Japan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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Surprise! Party City Launches DoorDash Delivery Partnership

Retail TouchPoints

Party City has teamed up with DoorDash to offer on-demand delivery of party supplies from the retailer’s 700+ stores. Products including costumes, balloons and special occasion décor are now available on the DoorDash marketplace and app, and delivery from all participating Party City stores will be available on the DashPass membership program. “At Party City, our goal is to be there for all the ways you celebrate,” said Susan Sanderson, SVP of Brand Marketing at Party City in a statement.

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Reebok to develop exclusive products in expanded partnership with Macy’s

RetailDive

With a new owner steering the brand, Reebok has been forging partnerships with a number of retailers seeking to grow their product assortments.

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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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ActiveCampaign vs. Mailchimp: Which should you use? [2023]

Omnisend

Reading Time: 11 minutes Gone are the days when people used generic email marketing methods to nurture leads. Now, you need a specialized automation tool to maintain contact with clients over time. Yet, with so many possibilities, picking the best one may be difficult. Mailchimp vs. ActiveCampaign: which one should you choose? Answering this question heavily depends on your business type and marketing needs.

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BJ’s to roll out inventory robots chainwide

RetailDive

The club retailer is following grocers including Schnuck Markets, Hy-Vee and The Save Mart Companies in deploying Simbe Robotics’s automated vehicles, which use computer vision-driven cameras to scan shelves.

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What is MPN on eBay?

Algopix

If you’re a frequent eBay user, you may have come across the term “MPN” in product listings. But what exactly is MPN, and why is it important on eBay? Now, let’s take a look at what MPN is, how it works on eBay, and why it matters for both buyers and sellers. MPN stands for “Manufacturer Part Number,” which is a unique identifier assigned to a specific product by its manufacturer.

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Grove Collaborative launches wellness hub to fuel growth

RetailDive

CEO Stuart Landesberg spoke with Retail Dive about the creation of Grove Wellness and how it will support the company’s product innovation.

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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

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Dollar Tree pulls eggs from shelves until prices get under control

RetailWire

Dollar Tree is no longer selling eggs in its stores as prices have jumped up to 60 percent since the fall. The dollar store chain has added refrigerated and frozen food cases as more shoppers turn to it for everyday staples. The price of eggs, however, has made them unaffordable for many Dollar Tree customers.

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Living Proof brings personalized beauty quiz to the metaverse

RetailDive

The hair care brand unveiled a virtual shopping experience that helps customers find a custom routine and purchase products.

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Market Deep Dive – How On Became The Fastest-Growing Running Brand

Dynamic Action

Considered a major disruptor on the activewear scene, specialty running brand On has captivated consumers in competitive markets like North America and Europe. Backed by EDITED’s proprietary assortment and pricing data, we uncover the recipe behind the brand’s success. Key Takeaways On maintains a delicate balance of product differentiation, with 54% of stock dedicated to footwear, 32% to apparel and the rest to socks and accessories.

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Glossier revamps executive team with new chief commercial officer

RetailDive

The beauty brand also promoted two executives to chief creative director and chief marketer roles.

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Planning the Architecture of Your Modular DXP

Are you considering moving away from a monolith platform and over to composable architecture? Join experts from Google Cloud, GroupBy, and Orium as they discuss the benefits of moving to a modular digital experience platform. In this masterclass, uncover key indicators that show your brand is ready for a modular DXP, and learn how to lay the foundation for composable commerce.

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Menswear Fall 2023 Buyers’ Guide

Dynamic Action

We provide data using Market Analytics for the most commercial trends to surface from the recent Fall 2023 shows – these are your trend must-haves for the season. Rollnecks A favorite across collections, rollnecks sustained their relevance in Fall 2023 and fed into minimalist themes, adding texture to layered looks. Its versatility saw styles in everything from core greys to directional orange hues.

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Saks Fifth Avenue stylists to become brand ambassadors for luxury travel company

RetailDive

Luxury consumers are showing a strong interest in travel. A partnership between Saks and Inspirato hopes to leverage that enthusiasm.

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Podcast – Interview with Romain Moulin, Co-founder and CEO, Exotec

Digital Doughnut

Part of our special series of episodes of the c-suite podcast that we’re recording in partnership with the European PR Agency Tyto and their own Without Borders podcast, this interview is with Romain Moulin, Co-founder and CEO, Exotec.

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Home Depot names new head of merchandising

RetailDive

Billy Bastek, who has been with the retailer for 33 years, replaces Jeff Kinnaird, who has left the company.

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How Personalized Customer Experiences Drive Retail Growth and Revenue

Speaker: Shaunna Bruton - Associate Director of Product Strategy at Orium | Sam Panzer - Director of Industry Strategy at Talon.One | Frank Passantino - Director of Product Management at Bloomreach

More and more, customers are expecting a better personalized CX. But can retailers actually deliver? Data from McKinsey shows that companies that excel in personalization increase their revenue by 40%, but despite these numbers, retailers struggle to implement customer personalization strategies. So what are the potential solutions? Join us to gain a better understanding of the current retail landscape and learn what you can do to translate personalization strategies into practical implementatio

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Why is Mcommerce the Future of Ecommerce?

Digital Doughnut

Mobile commerce is one of the hottest topics in the retail world today. And for a good reason - mobile devices are becoming increasingly powerful, and customers are using them more often to conduct research, look for price comparisons, and make payments on the go.

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Patrick Ta names beauty vet as CEO

RetailDive

Kimberly Villatoro comes to the makeup brand with experience from Smashbox, Glamglow and Mattel.

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New Report: RMNs Offer Full-Funnel Advertising

ChannelAdvisor

Consider this: Digital ad spend took 14 years to go from $1 billion to $30 billion. Even social media took 11 years to grow as an advertising channel. Retail media’s journey to the top? Just five years. No doubt, retail media is BIG and chock full of opportunity. That’s why we partnered with Retail Touchpoints in its latest report, The Revolution of Retail Media: Powered by Data, RMNs Offer Full-Funnel Advertising.

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It’s time for data to serve you, not your systems

Pivotree Blog

By: Derek Corrick , General Manager, Data Management at Pivotree Most businesses have an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to manage key parts of their operations, including accounting and resource management. These systems are a big investment and, as a result, many business leaders rely on them extensively to manage all aspects of their data landscape.

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Retail's Next Frontier: Exploring and Proving the Value of AI

AI is everywhere. It’s in customer service interactions, product recommendations, marketing outreach, and yes, even commerce experiences. But not every use of AI provides the same value to your brand. In this masterclass, experts from Constructor, commercetools, Contentstack, and Orium discuss how AI can complement your composable tech stack and help bring in immediate ROI.

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Reducing Overhead Through New Technology

365 Retail

A successful business is always looking to reduce operating costs, and this applies as much to retail as it does in any other sector. Though all businesses understand this necessity, a rapidly evolving set of modern technologies can make it easy to get left behind. Look to the cutting edge, however, and it’s possible to find enormous savings in time and resources, to give you and your staff more time with the truly important things.

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How to Open a Dispensary in Illinois and What You Need to Know

Korona

Are you planning on opening a dispensary in Illinois? Congratulations! You’re joining a fast-growing market that is becoming increasingly lucrative. In 2023, more people than ever are looking to capitalize on the opportunities presented by legal cannabis. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or investor, now is the time to open a dispensary in Illinois.

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Essential Safety Tips To Keep Retail Staff And Customers Protected From Any Eventuality

365 Retail

When you are the owner of a retail store, you have a number of weighty responsibilities on your shoulders. Not only do you need to oversee the financial and logistical aspects of running your business, but you also need to ensure that your employees and your customers are kept safe at all times. A retail store may not seem like an inherently unsafe place to work, but the truth is that there is always a danger of fire, or of someone having an accident, as well as the ever-present risk of crime.

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How to Choose the Best BigCommerce SEO Agency for Your Online Business

Shopping Signals

Are you looking for help getting the most out of your BigCommerce website? Have you considered hiring an SEO agency to help you make your online shop more successful? If so, then this article is for you. In it, we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a BigCommerce SEO agency and how to find the right one for your business. Nowadays, having a great website is essential if you want to make sure customers can find you online.

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2024’s Retail Odyssey: Going Small, Artificial, and Augmented!

Speaker: Kelly Goetsch - Chief Strategy Officer at Commercetools | Jason Cottrel - CEO & Founder at Orium | and guest speaker Brendan Witcher - VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester

Significant modifications are on the horizon for digital commerce in retail and customer experience come 2024. The pace of tech shifts will intensify, businesses are set to defund legacy solutions, and attractive opportunities will surface as social and retail media players join forces. To stay ahead of the curve, digital leaders are experimenting with less risky initiatives and scaling back on outdated projects that no longer yield impactful results.