Wed.Dec 06, 2023

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Spam traps: What are they and how to avoid them

Omnisend

Reading Time: 7 minutes Most marketers believe their emails will avoid the spam folder as long as they have legitimate subscribers. This is not entirely accurate. Anyone can fall victim to spam traps, regardless of how legitimately they acquire their subscribers. As you’ll see shortly, there are multiple factors behind this, but it’s worth taking seriously: a DataProt study discovered that businesses lose $ 20.5 billion every year to spam emails.

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Mirror Mirror Off the Wall: Tonal Offers Trade-In Deal for Former Lululemon Mirror Users

Retail TouchPoints

At-home gym brand Tonal is launching a trade-in deal targeting Lululemon customers stuck with Mirror technology that’s no longer being supported by the retailer. Lululemon announced it would discontinue sales of its Studio Mirror product when it teamed up with Peloton in September 2023. Beginning Dec. 18, 2023, qualifying customers can receive $250 off their purchase of a Certified Refurbished Tonal Trainer, a free one-year membership (valued at $719 ) and complimentary removal of Mirror devices

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The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Planning And Analytics, Q4 2023, Shows A New Generation Of Options

Forrester eCommerce

We recently completed The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Planning And Analytics, Q4 2023, covering what is also known as enterprise performance management (EPM), financial planning and analytics (FP&A), or extended planning and analytics (xP&A). This is the first time that we’ve updated this Wave since 2016, and a lot has changed!

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Amazon Prime Campaign Helps Students Get Home for the Holidays Inexpensively

Retail TouchPoints

In a recent survey , Prime Student found that 79% of college students are saving up for travel, with 43% of those students prioritizing a trip home to see family or a friend. Amazon Prime is helping these students get home for the holidays through a partnership with StudentUniverse , a travel deal aggregator. Through a special promotion, a limited number of Prime Student members will be able to get $25 flights to and from home during the holiday season.

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

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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Edge Development Platforms, Q4 2023

Forrester eCommerce

A new internet is rising. As customers seek faster, more dynamic digital experiences, businesses must build applications capable of serving those customers with lower latency, and with personalized and geographically relevant content.

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2023: The Year of the Marketplace Seller

Retail TouchPoints

Online marketplaces have been the talk of t h e town for the last couple of years. But, while they continued to make headlines in 2023, marketplaces themselves were no longer the hot commodity this year , marketplace sellers were. This shift in power dynamic is driven by one major change — Amazon is no longer the only game in town. The last few years have seen a veritable explosion of online marketplaces , and a number of these newer platforms have become sophisticated enough to challenge Amaz

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NRF Retracts Claim that Organized Retail Crime Accounted for ‘Nearly Half’ of Retail Shrink

Retail TouchPoints

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has updated a report that had attributed “nearly half” of 2021’s $94.5 billion in retail shrink to organized retail crime, saying the data point was part of two-year-old testimony to a U.S. Senate committee by Ben Dugan, former President of the Organized Retail Crime Resource Center. The NRF report was created with risk advisory firm K2 Integrity , and the statement about organized retail crime’s impact on shrink “was an inference made by the K2 analyst linki

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Retailers: It’s Not Too Late To Improve Your UX This Holiday Season

Forrester eCommerce

Follow our advice to find and fix problems and create better experiences for your customers this holiday season.

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Streamlining omnichannel retail with real-time inventory

Fabric

Managing inventory (keeping track of what’s in stock) in real-time (instantly) is crucial for retailers to sell against their product assortment effectively. In the fast-paced world of omnichannel retail, the ability to harmonize inventory across various channels is not just a logistical necessity, but a strategic imperative. Today’s retailers, grappling with the complexities of distributed inventory networks and multifaceted sales channels, require a solution that is both effective and intuitiv

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Sears is a shell of its former self. So why is it reopening some stores?

RetailDive

The retailer, which once boasted some 3,500 stores, has slowly whittled down its footprint. But recent openings likely don’t signal a turnaround.

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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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Charts: Top Publicly Traded Ecommerce Companies, Q3 2023

Practical eCommerce

The first step in ranking ecommerce companies is to define the term. Online only or omnichannel? Software vendors or merchants? The post Charts: Top Publicly Traded Ecommerce Companies, Q3 2023 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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The Galleries Shopping Centre in Washington to Welcome New Branches of Loungers and Pure Gym

365 Retail

The Galleries Shopping Centre in Washington is set to welcome two new tenants, Loungers , a café/restaurant chain, and Pure Gym , a fitness centre operator. These additions are part of a strategic expansion to enhance the shopping and leisure offerings at the centre. Slated to occupy spaces in the Marketplace section of the centre, which will close on January 28, both Loungers and Pure Gym have committed to 15-year leases.

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More holiday shoppers to buy with small businesses: survey

RetailDive

Interest in buying gifts in-store from independent businesses surpassed some large retailers including Macy’s and Best Buy, according to a report.

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Mastercard’s $11 Billion Share Buyback Mimics Visa’s Strategy

RetailWire

Mastercard's board gave a green light for an impressive new share repurchase program that will allow the payments processor to repurchase up to $11 billion of its Class A shares.

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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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Retailer survey shows number of adults using flavoured vapes

TalkingRetail

One the UK's largest vape retailers, Evapo, has shared its perspective on a potential ban of flavoured vapes. In a recent survey 80% of its customers reported complete cessation of smoking thanks to vaping products.

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Apple Boosts Battery Production in India

RetailWire

Apple is steering away from its dependency on China, with recent reports indicating that the tech company has urged its battery manufacturers to ramp up production in India.

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How to choose an accurate Amazon market share solution

Profitero

60% of brands regularly report and analyze online sales & share data for priority retailers like Amazon, according to Profitero’s latest eCommerce benchmark survey. This underscores the importance of market share as a critical competitor indicator of success online. After all, if you’re spending a ton on media and content optimization and not outgrowing competitors, what’s the point?

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Register for Analytics Unite 2024: Building the Future of Unified Intelligence

RIS News

This May, join us for our multi-day, curated event, Analytics Unite, to discover integrated analytic strategies that drive innovation, efficiencies, and revenue.

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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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ThirdLove launches into swimwear

RetailDive

Each new style comes in a black colorway, “the little black dress of swim,” Ra’el Cohen, the company’s co-founder and chief creative officer, told Retail Dive.

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US Plastic Bag Recycling Plan Is an Epic Fail

RetailWire

The plan to recycle plastic bags in the U.S., which was implemented in more than 18,000 store drop-off locations, has turned into an epic fail.

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Stitch Fix sales, customer count decline further, but loss narrows

RetailDive

The apparel box e-retailer kept a grip on expenses and is making major operational changes to boost sales and profits, executives said Tuesday.

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Biden Funds $3B for Brightline West Rail Between CA and Las Vegas

RetailWire

The Biden administration has revealed a $3 billion grant to fund a quarter of the costs of the Brightline West rail project.

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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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Best Buy increases reliance on distribution centers for customer delivery

RetailDive

By reducing the share of online orders shipped from stores, the retailer's employees can focus more on customer-facing services, its CEO said.

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McDonald’s Plans To Add 10,000 New Stores by 2027

RetailWire

McDonald's is experiencing the fastest pace of growth in the restaurant's 68-year history.

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Lovesac Q3 net sales jump 14.3% amid store growth

RetailDive

The furniture brand — which is facing an SEC investigation due to accounting errors — reported showroom net sales increased 18.9%.

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Retailers Like Ulta, Stitch Fix, Build a Bear, Foot Locker Bridge Physical and Digital Overhauls

RIS News

In order to keep up with their flexible shopping habits, retailers have had to overhaul their experiences, transforming all touchpoints to deliver an improved presence that considers both physical and in-store capabilities.

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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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Amazon cuts referral fees for some apparel sellers

RetailDive

The retailer said the changes are meant to improve the speed of delivery and reduce total costs to serve.

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How Half Price Books Handles The Holiday Season Crunch

RIS News

The holiday season is in full swing, and many shoppers will be scouring bookstores in search of the perfect gift. In this conversation with RIS News, Kathy Doyle Thomas, president of the nation's largest independent bookseller, Half Price Books, shares how they're prepping for the busiest time of year.

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SHEIN Under Congressional Spotlight for IPO Plans

RetailWire

Fast-fashion brand SHEIN's confidential filing to go public has drawn the attention of lawmakers.

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Navigating Policy Abuse in Today's Retail Landscape

RIS News

According to the latest data released by Riskified, returns fraud has become a significant concern for retailers worldwide. See how to protect against it.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI