Fri.Jun 26, 2020

Channel Software Tech Stack 2020 – PRM, TCMA, Ecosystem, Incentives, Channel Data, Learning, Readiness, and Pricing

Forrester eCommerce

^^ CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SCREEN ^^ The channel technology stack is a group of technologies that firms leverage to plan with, find, recruit, onboard, develop, enable, incentivize, co-sell with, co-market with, manage, measure, and report on partners.

Barnes & Noble will shutter NYC bookstore, downsize headquarters


The bookseller, now under private ownership, says it will return to the Upper East Side in a smaller location, and is already looking for a new site


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Amazon The Disrupter Enters Low-Code Market; Doesn’t Disrupt Anything

Forrester eCommerce

After years of high expectations for Amazon’s low-code platform project, its Honeycode product has finally arrived. Unfortunately, in its present release, Honeycode is far from the market disrupter that we and others expected from Amazon.

Shopify Capital Review 2020: Everything You Need to Know About Shopify Capital

Bogdan Rancea

Shopify is widely renowned as one of the most popular eCommerce store builders in the world. With this website-building service, you can create a lucrative presence online, complete with everything you need to generate amazing cash flow.

The Pros and Cons of Incentivized Reviews

With so many online reviews out there, we’ve decided to take a look at how incentivized consumer reviews fare against regular reviews from consumers that were not incentivized. Is one better than the other? More positive? Are they similar in topics covered and level of detail? Download this report to get answers to those questions and more!

Adobe’s Service Partners Are What Will Make It A Proper Enterprise Software Company

Ted Schadler

Adobe strives to be an enterprise software company with the same reach and influence as Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce. It successfully pivoted its creative tools business into a proper SaaS offering.

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Digital Business Models Mandate More Sophisticated B2B Pricing Processes And Applications

Forrester eCommerce

I’ve been researching B2B pricing and its important role in digital transformation for industrial manufacturers. New “as a service” business models offer opportunities for manufacturers, but they can also increase margin risk.

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Story founder Rachel Shechtman to leave Macy's


Is the department store's reinvention over before it even began

COVID-19 & Google Smart Shopping: Optimizing in a Dynamic Market

ROI Revolution

Published July 1, 2020. Google’s Smart Shopping intelligent machine learning has been transforming how brands are performing in the Shopping segment. The average Smart Shopping campaign increases conversion value 30% over a standard campaign.

Mondel?z International reduces calories in children’s products


Mondel?z z International will fulfill its pledge to bring all its Cadbury chocolate and wider biscuit products typically bought for children to below 100 calories by the end of this year.

3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

Amazon Buys Autonomous Vehicle Designer Zoox

Adam Blair

Amazon has confirmed its purchase of Zoox , a company designing self-driving vehicles that are purpose-built for ride-hailing functions.

Why Becoming an Agile eCommerce Agency Will Help Us Deliver Better Results for Our Clients

Inflow Insights

If you’re familiar with Inflow, you’ve likely seen our Harmonic Triangle, below, where we claim that focusing on our team’s happiness leads to better results for our clients.

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What Is the Impact of COVID-19 on Amazon? Commerce Experts Show Brands How to Adapt for the Future | Salsify


It's tempting to take the impressive macro numbers in ecommerce growth over the past few months and use them as a guiding light for adjusting long-term commerce strategy. But these numbers don't reveal how consumer habits have changed since the outbreak of COVID-19. Amazon Digital Commerce COVID-19

Snapchat's first shoppable show will sell streetwear


The platform's original programming also includes a makeup competition show that features AR try ons


Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

Central England Co-op outlines vision for the future


Central England Co-op has unveiled plans to implement new technology such as self-scan checkouts and a scan and go app for mobile phones. The retailer, which operates more than 400 food stores, outlined its vision for the future in a film debuted at its first-ever online Annual Members’ Meeting.

What's next for bankrupt GNC?


After struggling financially for years, the retailer finally buckled under its debt amid the COVID-19 crisis. Now multiple parties are ready to take over


Local shops call for urgent action on violence and abuse 


The Association of Convenience Stores is calling on the government to take urgent action to stop the abuse and violence faced by shopworkers. This Sunday (28 June) marks one year since the Home Office closed their consultation on violence and abuse against shopworkers.


5 Steps For Brands To Optimize Voice Strategies

Retail Touch

Brands of all kinds are adopting voice assistants and voice-related technology to try to provide a superior customer experience, but there’s still a disconnect between traditional marketing models and how voice fits in.

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

Consumers wasting less food in pandemic


Consumers are wasting or throwing away food less often in the coronavirus pandemic, new research reveals.

How Allbirds And Supergoop! Seized Growth Opportunities In Post-COVID-19 China

Retail Touch

China is receptive to a new wave of American retailers: demand for imported goods is on the rise due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, and even consumers in the less developed cities are expressing increased interest in imported goods. These trends were made apparent during Alibaba ’s 6.18

Pepsico unveils ‘biggest ever’ summer campaign


Pepsico is set to launch its biggest ever summer campaign, including a national retailer campaign with Bestway and a range of shopper communications.


Personalize the Post-Click Experience and Improve ROAS with Audience Creation Tool

Bogar Alonso

As a marketer, you’ve most likely been confronted with the challenge of needing to create highly targeted landing experiences for paid media campaigns.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

An infographic listing the best practices companies can follow to bolster their e-commerce website.

Havana Club launches limited-edition bottle into c-stores


Havana Club has partnered with grime artist Skepta to create a limited-edition bottle, which will launch exclusively in convenience stores.


AEO Revamps Tiered Loyalty Program To Build Engagement

Bryan Wassel

AEO is rolling out a redesigned All Real Rewards customer loyalty program for both the American Eagle and Aerie brands. The retailer seeks to simultaneously simplify and personalize the experience of the points-based program by offering three levels of membership that earn points faster than before.

Retail Therapy: Lush UAE develops a product to make hand washing a breeze


The cosmetics brand created a soap designed to dissolve in 30 seconds, which it will provide for free across Dubai through a partnership with Deliveroo


Microsoft is permanently shuttering its retail stores


Microsoft announced today that it will permanently shutter its physical store locations after being forced to close them temporarily as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Tesco reports convenience growth


Booker Retail Partners – including Budgens, Londis and Premier – saw sales grow by 23.5% in the 13 weeks to May, Tesco has reported. The supermarket giant said One Stop and UK Tesco Express saw sales grow by 9.9% in the first quarter.


Brian Beck on Pricing Strategies to Manage Channel Conflict in B2B Commerce


This post is an excerpt from Brian Beck's Billion Dollar B2B Ecommerce: Seize the Opportunity , available now. Channel conflict is largely centered on product price. When a manufacturer or brand sells directly to the end user of the product, they always have more overall margin to work with.

Microsoft Closes All Physical Stores In Pivot To Online Operations

Retail Touch

Microsoft will shutter all its physical Microsoft Store locations as part of a “strategic change in its retail operations,” according to a statement from the company.

Albertsons pricing shares lower than expected for IPO


Albertsons Cos. has priced its shares at $16 for its initial public offering instead of the $18 to $20 listed in its regulatory filing. The grocery giant has also scaled back the number of shares it will make available to investors from 65.8 million to 50 million