Fri.Sep 10, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Steve Ramage

GetElastic

Steve Ramage is a Senior Software Architect, who has been a part of the Elastic Path team in Vancouver for almost three years. Steve has a master's degree in computer science, and about 11 years of industry experience.

NYC home goods retailer ABC Carpet & Home files Ch. 11

Retail Dive

More than a century old, the company skidded into bankruptcy with plans to sell itself after COVID-19 weighed on its sales and supply chain

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UPS Seeks Share of Same-Day Delivery Market with Roadie Acquisition

Retail Touch

United Parcel Service (UPS) plans to buy Roadie , a delivery platform supporting local same-day delivery across the country. Roadie’s crowdsourced network of 200,000 drivers have delivered orders to more than 20,000 ZIP codes, according to the company.

Retailers signal caution around immunization mandate for large employers

Retail Dive

The move targets vaccine hesitancy as the pandemic surges. "Our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us," President Joe Biden said

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Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

Audience Intelligence: How it Future-Proofs Your Ecommerce Store

Omnisend

Reading Time: 9 minutes. Take a look at any successful business and you’ll likely find many important and universal similarities. One of these is the ability to understand their audience, as well as how to accommodate them.

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What Is Social Commerce and How Do I Use It?

ROI Revolution

Published September 10, 2021. Since Pinterest unveiled Buyable Pins in 2015, the social media industry has been moving toward a more shoppable future. Instagram Checkout and Facebook Shops thrust brands further down the path as consumers got more familiar with purchasing via social media.

Walmart nixes quarterly bonuses for store workers

Retail Dive

The retailer said that it will implement the phase-out at the end of the third quarter, after hiking up hourly wages by $1

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Post-pandemic: The Digitalisation of The Retail Industry

Retail Technology Review

By Ed Smith, freelance journalist After a whirlwind of years navigating our way through the pandemic, many businesses were forced to temporarily shut their doors. Perhaps one of the most largely affected industries was retail. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Peloton launches private label apparel brand

Retail Dive

Peloton Apparel features men's, women's and gender-neutral styles, but enters into a category with fierce competitors like Lululemon and Athleta

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

What Makes a New Business Attractive to Online Users

Retail Technology Review

By Richard Adams, freelance journalist For most entrepreneurs out there, running a new business is like going through a popularity contest. It can be challenging for any company to thrive without the necessary relevance, what more with a startup. Therefore, an essential part of startup management is to make sure that your business is as attractive as possible to your target audience. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

The Weekly Closeout: GameStop may team with AMC and Banana Republic thinks of itself as. Wakanda?

Retail Dive

What's better than two meme stocks coming together? Banana Republic's vision for its new brand identity, which includes some ambitious comparisons

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Why Retailers Need Cloud-Native Payment Orchestration: 5 Tips to Flexible, Scalable, Customized Payment Infrastructure

Retail Touch

Why is payment orchestration suddenly getting so much attention? The truth is, it’s not a new idea, but what is different is the accelerated drive toward digital transformation and the advantages of cloud computing. Payment orchestration is no longer optional.

9 AI Tools for Successful Marketing Funnels

Neil Patel

Customer engagement has quickly become a widespread use for AI in the retail industry and beyond. With more customers expecting a hyper-personalized, real-time experience, the demand for AI technology in marketing has never been greater.

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Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

REI Expands in Women’s Activewear Through Athleta Collaboration

Retail Touch

REI Co-op will stock a curated selection of Athleta products at 135 of its stores nationwide and online.

2021 Holiday Commerce: By the Numbers

Kibo

How do you build a customer-centric holiday shopping season strategy following an uncertain 2020? It starts with understanding the latest ecommerce trends and shifts in customer shopping habits.

Clarus Commerce Expands Loyalty Options With Acquisition of PrizeLogic

Retail Touch

Clarus Commerce has acquired digital engagement solution provider PrizeLogic in a deal that aims to combine both companies’ core competencies and proprietary technologies. The companies seek to leverage their loyalty, rebate and promotion solutions to help retailers drive engagement.

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How to Create a Wikipedia Page

Neil Patel

Wikipedia is an ever-evolving, user-generated encyclopedia that allows users to add content, including pages, articles, and general knowledge. Topics span from pinball to Prometheus and everything in between.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Amazon to Deploy Just Walk Out Tech in Two Whole Foods Stores in 2022

Retail Touch

Amazon will let Whole Foods customers “skip the checkout line” at two new Just Walk Out-enabled locations, in Washington, D.C. and Sherman Oaks, Calif., set to open next year.

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Questions to Ask Before Buying a Business: Tips for the Wise Entrepreneur

Korona

Buying an existing business is a very different venture than starting your own business. And it’s important to carefully consider all the pros and cons and know what to ask, both yourself as well as the business owner, exactly the right questions before finalizing a purchase.

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From Online Quizzes to In-Store Screens, Madison Reed Emphasizes a Fluid Customer Experience

Retail Touch

Building connections with consumers is one of retail’s most enduring challenges, and highly tactile brands faced extra difficulty when the pandemic limited traditional in-person efforts.

Which E-Commerce Order Processing Solution Is Scalable?

Fabric Blog

When a company decides to switch to an e-commerce order processing solution that is versatile enough to scale alongside its business, there are three main reasons why : Q&A

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11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

Making It Work! Curbside Pickup Edition

Retail Touch

We saw curbside pickup surge during the pandemic. But as consumers crave to get back into stores, how will demand change? Will we continue to see retailers invest heavily in refining and optimizing the curbside experience?

What Is Ecommerce Fulfillment & Its Scope In 2021?

Ecommerce Guru

Successful E-commerce companies all have one thing in common: superb E-commerce fulfillment services. You might have the world’s most refined product. It’s epic on your website. And your sales funnel flows effortlessly to your consumers.

Best Dropshipping Companies for Every Niche

eCommerce CEO

As an ecommerce business, it’s easy to get products to your customers in multiple ways. You can handle the jobs yourself, from online order to fulfillment. Or hire a professional company to handle this duty for you. If you want someone else to fulfill your orders, dropshipping may be the way to go.

Walmart ends quarterly bonuses after raising hourly pay

Retail Wire

Walmart is ending its practice of paying quarterly bonuses to hourly workers, having recently raised the wages it pays workers. The retailer will end bonus pay beginning on Jan. 31, 2022. The average worker at Walmart now earns $16.40

5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.