Wed.Aug 03, 2022

Top 17 Alibaba Alternatives To Find Wholesale Suppliers

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As the world’s largest online business-to-business trading platform, Alibaba has helped many businesses connect with suppliers and customers around the world. But it’s not the only option out there and there are many Alibaba alternatives.

Building a Zero-Party Data Strategy That Improves Customer Retention

SheerID

Learn more about how your business can leverage zero-party data to improve customer retention. Blog Posts

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Walmart lays off 200 from its corporate workforce

Retail Dive

The retail giant said it’s evolving and while it is cutting some roles it will also create new ones in other areas

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How DTC Brands Are Scaling the Store Experience

Retail Touch

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands are increasingly turning to stores in order to continue their path to growth.

5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Join us on Sept. 13 at 9:30 am PT as Erika Bzdel, VP of Sales, and Craig Simons, Director of Marketing, discuss the virtual selling practices that every company should adopt, and how to succeed at selling in a hybrid world.

Death of Family Dollar employee after confronting shoplifter highlights need for training, OSHA says

Retail Dive

OSHA has proposed $330,446 in penalties against the company following the employee’s death in Florida

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New Ulta VC Fund Will Invest $20M in Emerging Retail Tech

Retail Touch

Ulta Beauty has formally launched its venture capital fund Prisma Ventures , which will invest $20 million in emerging technology startups that seek to shape the future of online and in-store retail experiences.

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As Inflation Weakens Shopper Loyalty, Retailers Can Win Them Back With Data and Personalization

Retail Touch

Inflation reached 9.1% in June 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is the highest rate in nearly 41 years.

Amazon slows network expansion in response to cooling customer demand

Retail Dive

The e-commerce giant estimates 40% of its capital investments this year will go toward warehouses and transportation capacity, down from 55% in 2021

The TJX Companies Agree to $13 Million Fine for Selling Recalled Products

Retail Touch

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that The TJX Companies has agreed to pay a $13 million civil penalty for selling, offering for sale and distributing previously recalled consumer products.

Allbirds lays off 8% of its global corporate workforce

Retail Dive

Twenty-three people were let go last week after the footwear brand, facing rising costs, evaluated roles and processes to prep for its next phase of growth

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How to Address the Needs of the Next Generation of e-Commerce Customers

Speaker: Jenn VandeZande, Head of Digital Engagement Strategy at SAP Customer Experience | Beth Scott, VP, Business Operations - Supply Chain | Nikki Grigsby, PHR, Chief Operations Officer at Syndigo | Levana Wang, Content Creator, Gen Z Expert

Join Jenn VandeZande, Beth Scott, Nikki Grigsby and Levana Wang for this insightful and topical conversation on the modernization of e-commerce tech.

Tiffany Marries NFTs With Jewelry in Limited-Edition CryptoPunks Collection

Retail Touch

Tiffany & Co. will launch a collection of 250 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Aug. 5, 2022 that can be redeemed for a physical pendant called an NFTiff.

Self-scanning stores to triple by 2027: report

Retail Dive

European countries are driving mobile checkout adoption, but the U.S. is catching up, the report suggests

Buy Now, Pay Later: Risks and Rewards

Retail Touch

The marshmallow test is a famous bit of social science research: Give a kid a marshmallow, tell them they will get a second one if they go 15 minutes without eating it, and then leave the room. If the kid is patient enough to wait for the second one, it’s considered a sign of future success.

Ulta Beauty launches digital innovation venture fund

Retail Dive

The beauty retailer is focused on investing in augmented and virtual reality, the metaverse and technology-powered custom beauty services

Management Techniques for Offshore Employees

This whitepaper looks at the changes and challenges that stem from remote hiring and current HR trends that address them. Download this comprehensive guide to learn more!

Product-Led Growth in Commerce: Is it Different?

GetElastic

So many trends have led to the explosion in API-first companies. One of the biggest is the rise of end users as buyers, particularly software developers. OpenView Ventures aptly calls this trend the “ end user era.”

OSHA Fines Dollar Tree $1.2M for Latest Safety Violations in 2 Ohio Stores

Retail Touch

Discount retailer Dollar Tree has been slapped with $1.2 million in fines by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for hazardous working conditions at two of its Family Dollar stores in Ohio.

More layoffs at Glossier as the brand moves into wholesale

Retail Dive

The company is parting ways with about two dozen employees as it preps for a life outside of single-channel distribution

Using.Edu Email Addresses To Verify Students? Time to Reconsider

SheerID

If you need to verify students, there’s a lot more to it than simply collecting university email addresses. Blog Posts

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Why Offshoring is Better than Outsourcing

Offshoring and outsourcing are not interchangeable, as they differ in purpose depending on what drives the need behind the hiring decision. In this whitepaper, we clarify what offshoring and outsourcing are, along with the unique use cases they address.

Walmart boosts ad network with new partnerships

Retail Dive

As it prepares for a tough quarter and year, the retailer added a handful of API partners to expand Walmart Connect's self-service capabilities

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6 Holiday Marketing Campaigns To Raise Your B2B Sales!

MakeWebBetter

Holiday marketing campaigns can propel your B2B sales. Especially during the holiday season, when shoppers are ready to buy almost anything. This post will share some of those B2B marketing campaigns that do not require enough effort and investment. And you can run them even if you’re just beginning.

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4 Things Revenue and Sales Leaders Can Do to Prepare for a Recession

FastSpring

According to the International Monetary Fund, the global economy is expected to slow by nearly 3 percentage points this year from 6.1 to 3.2, and decrease again in 2023. Inflation rates are expected to remain high.

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Join Us for Make it Big 2022: Virtual Ecommerce Conference

BigCommerce

This year’s Make it Big conference is bigger and better than ever, with more speakers, more formats and even more… Make It Big bigcommerce BigCommerce Events Conference Ecommerce Ecommerce Conference Eommerce Events Events Make it Big 2022 MIB MIB 2022

7 Secrets of Effective Management for Remote Employees and Teams

In this white paper, we will review in more detail the challenges that virtual team managers face as remote work accelerates, and how companies are successfully overcoming these challenges with creative problem-solving.

Consumer wariness comes for Simon-owned retailers in Q2

Retail Dive

CEO David Simon told analysts that volatility in retail is “just the way of the world” and downplayed the REIT’s investment in the industry

Lines of Credit: When To Use Them

Retail Minded

If you have a startup, There’s a very good chance that you will need financing of some kind, unless you are very lucky. There are several options out there, and you will need to decide which ones are most appropriate for your business.

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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Thoughtworks

Forrester Digital Transformation

Cloud carbon footprint calculation and optimization is a critical part of an organization’s overall sustainability strategy.

eCommerce POS Integration: One System for Online and Offline Sales

Korona

As eCommerce grows rapidly, so do customer expectations. In a short time, the eCommerce website has gone from being an optional add-on to the central element of any retail system. . Bridging the gap between offline and online shopping has emerged as one of the first steps to omnichannel success.

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A Quick Guide to Shopping for Fulfillment

5 Factors to Consider When Comparing 3PLs

Digital Commerce Data Mining – Data Acquisition in Retail

IntelligenceNode

We are starting a new series on the practical applications of data science in retail called, "Digital Commerce Data Mining". The first article in the series is 'Data Acquisition in Retail. The post Digital Commerce Data Mining – Data Acquisition in Retail appeared first on Blog.

Why performance marketing alone won’t grow your brand

Liveintent

Before 2020, direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands were booming, disrupting traditional retail markets with targeted, direct-to-consumer digital tactics. Unfortunately, some of the very same tactics that enabled D2C success are hindering scale and growth, namely performance marketing.

CVS ups annual forecast following strong quarter

Retail Wire

CVS reported an eight percent gain in same-store sales, well above the 0.3 percent decline that Wall Street analysts were expecting. The drugstore giant, which raised its earnings forecast for the year, saw pharmacy same-store sales improve 7.6 percent and front-of-store comps jump nine percent.

6 Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Custom Software Development Vendor

Digital Doughnut

In 2021, the global software application development market size was valued at 429.59 billion. Custom software application development is one of the fastest-growing areas in software development. B2B, Ecommerce, Technology

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.