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Virtual world shopping is not the metaverse: report

Retail Dive

Forrester’s latest report predicts how virtual shopping will be highly immersive 10 years from now

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Subscription Pro Tips: Encourage Loyalty and Long-Term Relationships by Making it Easy to Cancel

Retail Touch

Subscriptions can be tricky business, not least because most consumers at one time or another have had a bad experience with a subscription service.

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Amazon cancels, delays wave of warehouse plans as e-commerce demand cools

Retail Dive

Shifts in plans have affected at least 13 facilities, including locations in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and California, according to local news reports

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Ron Johnson’s Enjoy Technology Files for Bankruptcy, Set to be Sold

Retail Touch

Ron Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Enjoy Technology. Back in 2016, Ron Johnson was asked in a fireside chat at Shoptalk about the biggest mistake he had ever made. His response: “Going to JCPenney.”

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.

WeCanTrack Review – Everything You Need to Know

Ecommerce Platforms

As an affiliate marketer, you need a comprehensive way to track your ROI. This is the only way to know for sure that you’re making the most out of your campaigns.

See Wee Homes Opens Interior Décor Boutique to Support Charleston Community

Retail Touch

Real estate firm See Wee Homes has launched a home décor boutique storefront at a new realty location in North Charleston, S.C.

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Kohl’s Ends Sales Talks With FRG, Citing Uncertain Retail and Financial Environment

Retail Touch

Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG) , which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022.

Kohl's slams the door on takeover after Franchise Group lowers bid

Retail Dive

The Vitamin Shoppe owner less than a month ago offered $60 per share, but cut that to $53 after the Fed hiked interest rates, the department store said

Impulse: How Brands Can Enable Casual Commerce in Digital

Retail Touch

Digital marketers today love to talk about the customer journey. While badly overused, this term conceals a hidden truth: journeys take a long time. A trip to the grocery store is not a journey. A walk to the corner shop to pick up a coffee is not a journey. Journeys take planning and effort.

The Weekly Closeout: Bed Bath & Beyond continues executive shakeup and Gucci launches a pet collection

Retail Dive

The home retailer appointed a new chief accounting officer and head of treasury. Meanwhile, the luxury brand seeks to bring individuality to pets

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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.

Wayfair Participates in Autonomous Trucking Pilot Along Dallas-Houston Corridor

Retail Touch

Home furnishings retailer Wayfair will be part of a six-week autonomous delivery pilot this July and August along the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas. Hunt Transport Services will deploy the Waymo Driver solution, and will use J.B.

Wilson opens third NYC store

Retail Dive

The Columbus Circle location is also the sporting good brand’s fourth store in the U.S.

How To Get A Loan To Open A Dispensary

Korona

Getting a loan to open a dispensary can be a bit tricky compared to starting other businesses. Traditional forms of financing, such as applying at well-known and established banks are currently largely out of the question due to federal cannabis laws.

eCommerce Shopping Cart Checklist - What to Look For in a Checkout Experience

GetElastic

Author's Note: This is an update to a post originally published in May 2011 and has been edited for relevancy.

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!

Customer Lifecycle Marketing – personalised strategies for better conversions & longer retention.

Omniconvert

Discover Customer Lifecycle Marketing - how to use personalised strategies to acquire better customers and retain them longer. The post Customer Lifecycle Marketing – personalised strategies for better conversions & longer retention. appeared first on Omniconvert Ecommerce Growth Blog.

How Retail Media Has Become a Key Strategic Channel

Digital Doughnut

Retail media is booming. Four out of five US marketers say advertising on ecommerce sites and using retailers’ data for offsite targeting are strategically important for their organization. And brands are increasing their spend in the channel by more than any other after social media.

Enterprises Are Modernizing In The Cloud And At The Edge — Build A Backup Strategy To Match

Forrester Digital Transformation

Enterprises are using cloud and cloud-native technologies to digitally transform their businesses to be more creative, adaptive, and resilient.

What is a Subdomain and How Does it Affect Your Site’s SEO?

Neil Patel

When navigating the internet you may notice the URL changing as you click from site to site. Sometimes you have a simple URL like www.mysite.com. Or, you might see words added before the site like this, www.shop.mysite.com.

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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.

Customer Centricity And Personalization In Banking Need Product Externalization

Forrester Digital Transformation

Application architectures in banks cannot afford to treat product-centricity as a stepchild, but need to focus on it as much as on customer-centricity. Product externalization helps banks move in this direction.

What is Google Shopping Feed and How to Set Up for Shopify?

Prisync

Want to reach more customers and increase your brands’ awareness worldwide as a Shopify store. E-Commerce News E-Commerce Strategy google shopping Google Shopping feed shopify analytics shopify tips

Kohl’s end sales talk with Franchise Group

Retail Wire

Kohl’s has decided to end sales talks with Franchise Group. The retailer’s board determined that it could not get a fair price for the company based on current market conditions. It was reported that Franchise Group had sought to lower its initial bid to acquire Kohl’s. in-article

How Retail Media Has Become a Key Strategic Channel

Digital Doughnut

Retail media is booming. Four out of five US marketers say advertising on ecommerce sites and using retailers’ data for offsite targeting are strategically important for their organization. And brands are increasing their spend in the channel by more than any other after social media.

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.

Depop is selling its virtual second-hand clothing in The Sims game

Retail Wire

Depop is moving into the virtual resale world with a new deal that will see it sell virtual second-hand clothing to players in The Sims game. Players can purchase clothing with in-game currency. in-article

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7 Best Meal Plan Marketing Ideas to Attract New Customers

Digital Doughnut

Of late, meal plans are becoming pretty popular. As per marketing trends, the popularity stems from the growing awareness about health and well-being. The best part is that meal plans are delivered to suit the specific goals and interests of the individual customer.

Tensions mount as dockworkers contract nears its end

Retail Wire

Dockworkers and West Coast port operators are pledging to negotiate in good faith with the goal of reaching an agreement quickly on a new contract.

Winmark builds a resale empire out of Minneapolis

Retail Wire

Weimar Corporation, which owns Plato’s Closet, Play It Again Sports, Music Go Round, Once Upon A Child and Style Encore, is quietly building a giant business in the resale market. The company franchises its banners and takes a four to five percent cut of sales. in-article

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H-E-B expanding frozen foods DC

Retail Wire

H-E-B is adding 325,000 square feet of space to its frozen foods distribution center in Temple, TX. The grocery giant needs to expand as it opens more stores in the Dallas/Forth Work area. H-E-B expects the expansion to be completed by 2024. in-article

Prada looks to new CEO to lower its carbon footprint

Retail Wire

Prada SpA is looking to reduce its carbon footprint and raise its scores across other ESG benchmarks. The luxury fashion brand has named its current head of corporate social responsibility, Lorenzo Bertelli, to take over as its next CEO. in-article

Bed Bath & Beyond names new chief accounting officer

Retail Wire

Lauren Crosse has been named senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer. She replaced John Barresi who resigned earlier this month. Bed Bath & Beyond also named Susie A. Kim, senior vice president of treasury and investor relations. in-article

Online pharmacies step up ads for morning-after pills

Retail Wire

Due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to throw out decades of legal precedent in overturning Rowe v. Wade, abortion is likely to become illegal throughout much of the country. Direct-to-consumer brands and online pharmacies are stepping up their advertising as they seek to fill a reproductive health need for women in affected states. in-article

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.