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SEO Tools for Keyword Intent, Audience

Practical eCommerce

AI is transforming traditional keyword research. Here are innovative tools for search intent, audience targeting, and more. The post SEO Tools for Keyword Intent, Audience appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Software Design Gets An AI Infusion From Figma, And It’s Worth Trying Now

Forrester eCommerce

With Adobe’s $20 billion proposed acquisition of Figma called off in response to regulatory scrutiny based on insufficient understanding of how software is made, a sense of expectant curiosity surrounded Figma’s 2024 installment of Config (its annual user conference), especially about its AI strategy. Why?

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Target Rips Up Paper Checks as Payment Method

Retail TouchPoints

Citing “extremely low volumes” of customers using personal checks, Target will stop accepting checks for in-store payments on July 15, 2024, as reported in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and confirmed by Target. The retailer joins several supermarket retailers that have stopped accepting checks, including Aldi , Whole Foods Market and Lidl. “Target is committed to creating an easy and convenient checkout experience, and that includes providing our guests with numerous ways to pay, including our ne

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The Global State Of B2B Events — Eight Key Findings On Event Trends From Forrester’s Recent Survey

Forrester eCommerce

Over the past four years, marketers have navigated unprecedented change in the B2B event sector as first the pandemic and then inflation impacted their plans. To help leaders better understand this dynamic landscape, Forrester’s Q1 2024 State Of B2B Events Survey gathered responses from over 200 event decision-makers to identify and analyze the key trends.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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Amazon’s Latest FBA Fee is a Blow for Brands. Here’s What They Can Do.

Retail TouchPoints

Forecasts are always wrong — that is a foundational truth of projecting demand. It’s a game of how close you can get to reality — and how fast you can respond when you miss the mark. To better distribute products across its network, Amazon has started charging sellers that carry consistently low levels of inventory relative to unit sales a low-inventory-level fee for standard-sized products.

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OK AI, Buy Me Some Enterprise Software

Forrester eCommerce

I’m planning a family ski trip to Hokkaido, Japan. It’s going to be great, but it’s also going to involve quite a bit of planning. Two decades ago I would have gone to the library and taken out a travel guide.

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Dive In: Attend Our Interactive AI Innovation Lab At The T&I NA Summit

Forrester eCommerce

Generative AI is the most hyped technology for 2024, seemingly poised to change how we interact with technology and apparently upset every industry. However, while it is seemingly talked about everywhere, according to Forrester February 2024 Consumer Pulse Survey only 39% of US online adults have actually used generative AI.

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Poor Marketing Kills Ecommerce Dropshipping

Practical eCommerce

The dropshipping model, while tempting, has little barrier to entry and thus many competitors selling the same thing. The post Poor Marketing Kills Ecommerce Dropshipping appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Announcing The First Forrester Wave™ On Accounts Payable Invoice Automation

Forrester eCommerce

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of The Forrester Wave™: Accounts Payable Invoice Automation (APIA), Q3 2024! This report helps our clients navigate the complexities of the rapidly evolving finance automation market and offers deep insights into how AI-driven automation is reshaping accounts payable processes across industries.

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Best Buy Canada to open 167 small-format stores

RetailDive

The electronics retailer will enter new communities under a partnership with Bell Canada, which will be responsible for store operating and labor costs.

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Innovation Fest: Summer of AI

Join Bloomreach at Innovation Fest: Summer 2024, a virtual event, to explore the future of personalized marketing and merchandising! Along with the company’s top product experts, CEO Raj De Datta will provide an exclusive look at the company’s latest AI innovations reshaping the omnichannel experience. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with fellow industry leaders and explore the latest trends in retail technology.

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For Brands, The Olympics Is Unlike Any Other Sporting Event

Forrester eCommerce

Paris Gets Ready To Welcome The World For the first time in history, the Summer Olympics opening ceremony will not be held in a stadium. Instead, on July 26, Americans will be glued to their screens as athletes sail down the Seine to inaugurate Paris 2024.

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Target Has Stopped Accepting Personal Checks

RetailWire

In a sign of the changing times, Target has announced that it will no longer be accepting personal checks as a form of payment beginning July 15, 2024.

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My Takeaways From Config 2024: Impacts On Design Systems, Storytelling, And Accessibility

Forrester eCommerce

Gina Bhawalkar shares her take on Config 2024 and its implications for design systems and accessibility.

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Express bankruptcy spurs layoffs at Ohio facility

RetailDive

The company's logistics and shipping partner Bath & Body Works is shrinking its distribution operations for the apparel retailer due to declines in volume.

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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Six Flags and Cedar Fair Merge in $8B Deal, Becoming Largest US Amusement Park Operator

RetailWire

Last week, Six Flags and competitor Cedar Fair sealed an $8 billion collaboration deal to establish the biggest amusement park owner in the U.S.

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Self checkout boasts ‘record’ year: report

RetailDive

The U.S. is the world’s largest self-checkout market, driven in part by supermarket chains and c-stores, even as some retailers pull back on the tech.

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Web Development and Ecommerce

ROI Revolution

What is Web Development? Web development describes the front-end and back-end work that goes into creating a website or application. From writing code or markup to applying that code to a site or app, web development employs a variety of methodologies and applications to make a website function and look nice. What is Front End Web Development? Front-end web development affects the part of a website that users interact with.

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BigCommerce Multi-Channel Integration: Expanding Your Sales Reach

MakeWebBetter

In today's competitive eCommerce landscape, reaching your target audience wherever they shop is crucial for success. Gone are the days of relying solely on your own online store. This is where BigCommerce's multi-channel integration shines. This powerful feature allows you to connect your BigCommerce store to a vast network of popular sales channels, marketplaces, and [.

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How To Craft Your Perfect Retail Tech Stack

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

The era of all-in-one platforms is over. Now, retail success depends on integrating a blend of diverse technologies to thrive. As customers and stakeholders expect agility and innovation, how can you meet these expectations efficiently without stumbling into complexity? Explore a customer-centric approach to navigating digital transformation in retail.

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EBay to accept Venmo

RetailDive

After dropping American Express, the marketplace said it will accept payments through Venmo — a digital tool popular among Gen Z and millennials.

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Paramount and Skydance Agree on Merger

RetailWire

Paramount Global's merger with Skydance Media has finally been approved by Shari Redstone, the daughter of Sumner Redstone.

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Ikea, Hobby Lobby opening stores in Manhattan for the first time

RetailDive

As tourism has increased, average asking rents in New York City have also risen, according to JLL's Q2 report.

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Target Circle Week Deals: What We Know

RetailWire

Target Circle Week is one of the most popular shopping weeks of the year.

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The Pragmatic Guide to Composability

Be empowered to master the digital landscape and implement modular and adaptable composable technologies. Authored by Orium, The Pragmatic Guide to Composability takes readers on a journey from composable’s beginnings to common misconceptions about the approach, then concludes with strategies for choosing implementations that result in quick wins to grow your ROI.

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Independent retailers want action not words from new Labour government, says The Fed

TalkingRetail

Congratulating Sir Keir Starmer on his general election victory last week, the Federation of Independent Retailers (the Fed) is calling for action and not just words when it comes to protecting independent retailers and their communities from soaring crime.

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Champion Launches ‘Champion Sports Bar’ at Selfridges London

365 Retail

Athletic and lifestyle brand Champion is introducing a two-month takeover with the launch of ‘Champion Sports Bar at Harry Gordon’s,’ located on LG at Selfridges London. This sports bar is part of Selfridges’ summer celebration of sport, Sportopia. Champion has transformed Harry Gordon’s Bar & Kitchen into a US sports bar-themed space, offering customers a journey through sports history and clothing archives.

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Lavazza launches new Wimbledon campaign ‘More than a Cup’ starring Jannik Sinner

TalkingRetail

Lavazza is launching a new ad campaign featuring its global brand ambassador Jannik Sinner.

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Sephora to Open New Store at Gateshead Metrocentre

365 Retail

Sephora is set to open a new store at the Gateshead Metrocentre near Newcastle in early September. This expansion to the North East follows consumer demand and requests from Sephora UK’s social community. The store will offer a range of in-store beauty services. The team of Beauty Advisers will provide quick treatments and “full glam” makeup looks.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Klarna extends buy now, pay later services to Adobe Commerce merchants

RetailDive

Though BNPL transactions are on the rise, they especially appeal to cash-strapped customers, research suggests.

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Shirtmaker and brand, UNTUCKit, unbuttons data to increase store conversions by +6.9%, partnering with RetailNext

365 Retail

Fast-growing brand, UNTUCKit , has partnered with RetailNext , the leading analytics solution for bricks-and-mortar retailers, to unlock in-store conversions, leveraging data and insights from its store estate to drive a +6.9% increase in conversions. Founded in 2011 by Chris Riccobono after he struggled to find a shirt that looked good untucked, UNTUCKit is now known for its refined product details – including length, hemline and collar – that combine to create shirts that remains casual, yet p

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Hotels Are Adopting an AI Tool That Scans Discarded Items To Minimize Food Waste

RetailWire

Hotels are leveraging AI-powered cameras above their kitchen trash cans to reduce food waste from breakfast buffets.

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Payzone offers ZoneCard purchase option for travel across Strathclyde

TalkingRetail

Payzone has partnered with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to provide easy access to newly modernized ZoneCard tickets for public transport across the Strathclyde region.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI