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From shipments to cash flow, pandemic uncertainty makes reopening harder


Nobody really knows how to forecast the next phase of the COVID-19 crisis without precedent. Getting it wrong could wreak havoc on retailers' operations

Do Channel Vendors Need Public Relations Anymore?

Forrester's Customer Insights

The communications industry is facing a perfect storm of converging forces, from COVID-19 to the rise of influencer marketing and even AI. At Forrester, we research around 10,000 global technology vendors that utilize indirect sales and often get asked about the value of PR in the channel.

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Research: Brits expect their level of online shopping to increase over the next six months

Retail Technology Review

New research (1) from JGOO, the next generation leader in digital commerce, reveals that over the next six months 35% of UK adults expect the level of their online shopping to increase compared to 18% who anticipate it will fall. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

How to Skyrocket Sales with Ecommerce Referral Marketing


Referrals are nothing new to the world. Back in the day, villagers would tell their neighbors about the best cobbler… Ecommerce Marketing customer loyalty ecommerce marketing

Retain Valuable Customers with Loyalty

Learn how to effectively retain your most valuable and profitable customers. Download Annex Cloud's 2020 Customer Retention white paper.

Shopify Blog – Should I Use WordPress For My Shopify Or BigCommerce Blog?

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This post will teach you how to start a Shopify blog and answer the age old debate on whether you should use Shopify’s native blogging platform versus a WordPress blog on a subdomain. Most people do things backwards when it comes to selling and making money online. For example, the other day a reader emailed me to complain that he’d spent 3 months designing a beautiful website on Shopify but wasn’t making any sales because of a lack of traffic. Here’s the thing.

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Gradually, Then Suddenly

Steve Dennis

“How did you go bankrupt?” ” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.” ” ERNEST HEMINGWAY , THE SUN ALSO RISES. There are plenty of times when events catch us completely by surprise. Maybe what happened was completely unpredictable.

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Supercharge Your Ecommerce Sales Using These SMS Marketing Best Practices


Ecommerce is growing faster than ever. In 2019, ecommerce generated $3.5 trillion in sales and is expected to hit $4.9… … Ecommerce Marketing ecommerce marketing

10 Best Print On Demand Companies For Custom Products In 2020

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Print on demand companies (POD) are a valuable platform for entrepreneurs looking to sell customized products without worrying about order fulfillment and without spending any money. In fact, POD is the cheapest and easiest way to create products to sell online with zero upfront cost.

Shopify vs Squarespace (June 2020) ? Ecommerce Platform Comparison

Ecommerce Platforms

As someone who is in the process of setting up an online store , you are probably researching and evaluating your options for an ecommerce platform that is suitable for your requirements. While you have many choices for this today (as listed and evaluated in my article on top ecommerce platforms, Shopify is a leading player in this arena and Squarespace is a (rapidly) rising star and I'm going to compare these two platforms in this article below. Here’s something we’ve all heard before….

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.

Gap Inc. Q1 loss nears $1B


The retailer's namesake was hit especially hard, but each brand's unique woes helped drag it behind peers in a difficult period for apparel

eCommerce Site Designs That Drive Conversion


You stumble into an elevator on a Monday morning with a much-needed cup of coffee in one hand and an umbrella and briefcase in the other hand. You mutter a grumbled greeting to your riding partner. Looking up, you realize your partner is none other than your idol. Do you tell them how much you love their work? Do you introduce yourself? Ask for an autograph? Too late. Your eight-second ride is up, your idol exits the elevator and you are left in the dust.

Misteaks Were Made

Steve Dennis

If we try a new tactic, it might not work. It might be too early, too late, too expensive, too small a market, you name it. We might mess up the execution or spend too much money to possibly earn a decent return. Indeed, if we build it, they (the customers) might not come. Stepping up to the plate to pursue radical innovation makes us vulnerable to criticism, indifference, maybe outright scorn. The more we push, the more radical the agenda we pursue, the more obvious our mistakes become.

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Red Stag Fulfillment Review: Order Fulfillment Made Easy

Ecommerce Platforms

If you’re starting an online business selling merchandise of any sort, shipping is probably at the forefront of your mind. As a newbie to the industry, you might be unsure about how you handle shipping. Or perhaps, you're an established business looking for a more scalable and convenient way to manage your shipments? Either way, our Red Stag Fulfillment review might help you find the answer. Third-party logistics companies don’t provide a one-size-fits-all solution to your fulfillment needs.

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.

Retailers respond to weekend protests


Target and Nordstrom closed stores after locations were damaged, but focused their statements on support for the protestors' cause


Spar removes 300 tonnes of plastic from own-label packaging in a year


Spar has removed nearly 300 tonnes of virgin plastic from 53 own label products, prevented more than 100 tonnes of black plastic going to landfill, and added recycling information on over 700 Spar own-label products in the past year. The symbol group has unveiled new targets for 2025, on World Environment Day today (5 June), This story continues at Spar removes 300 tonnes of plastic from own-label packaging in a year. Or just read more coverage at Talking Retail.

How to captivate jaded shoppers as they venture out to shop

Retail Doc

Retail Sales Training


Shopify Fulfillment Review (June 2020): A Network for Fast, Low-Cost Shipping With Superior Merchant Branding

Ecommerce Platforms

Fulfillment is the process of storing, packaging, and shipping ecommerce products. Shopify Fulfillment could simply mean how you fulfill items sold through your Shopify store. However, the Shopify Fulfillment Network is a completely different service that's offered by Shopify to replace any third-party logistics you have in place.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

307: How To Make Life Changing Wealth And Have A Great Family Life With Steve Chou

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In this episode, I share a collection of principles that I live by on how to make life changing money without sacrificing your family life. After all, your capacity to build wealth depends on your mindset, habits and your ability to balance family, health and work. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn. The collection of principles I live by on how to build life changing wealth without killing yourself. How to build an asset that adds value to the world. Common mistakes entrepreneurs make.

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7 Ways to Maintain a Lean Business While Growing Global Sales


There’s a significant ecommerce boom going on right now. In fact, according to PriceSpider, traffic on May 3 was up 233% over an average day before the stay-at-home orders started. They also found that sales were up 22% from April 22 to April 28 compared to the week of Black Friday.

Bankrupt Neiman Marcus breached its loan terms, lender says


Deutsche Bank raised concerns that inventory backing the luxury retailer's asset-based credit line was overvalued by tens of millions of dollars

The Best Green Web Hosting Out There (June 2020)

Ecommerce Platforms

As you go about choosing the best possible web hosting provider for your business, you’ll naturally look at features, price, and speed. But, it’s fair to say ‘environmental impact' isn’t always the first thing users think about. Yet it's something worth considering. So, in this review, we're going to reveal the best green web hosting companies on the market. Continue reading to find out more… The Background.

5 B2B eCommerce Strategies you need now


Every wholesaler worth his salt knows that successful wholesale businesses are built on the back of strong customer relationships. Unlike the B2C buyer experience, B2B customers require relationship building on a personalized, almost bespoke level. Therein lies the challenge of B2B marketing. Online Wholesale

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How Can ‘Non-Essential’ Brands Prepare for a Return in Demand After COVID-19? | Salsify


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in drastic lifestyle changes for consumers, impacting how they shop and what they buy. Digital Commerce Drive Operational Excellence COVID-19

Tractor Supply plans first mobile app


Over 70% of the retailer's online traffic is coming from mobile devices, and the company's tech efforts are aimed at improving that shopping experience

Is COVID-19 Rewriting The Rules For Retail Personalization?

Retail Touch

Add To Calendar. COVID-19 means retailers must go back to basics in many areas, including their personalization efforts, according to Brendan Witcher, Principal Analyst for Digital Business Strategy for Forrester.

Payzone signs up independent retailers


Payzone has reported that 2,300 independent retailers have signed up to use its terminal in the past six months, including those affiliated to Budgens, Bestway and Costcutter. Payzone, which was acquired by Post Office in October 2018, now has a strengthened network of 24,000 locations. December 2019 saw Payzone and Post Office become the exclusive bill. This story continues at Payzone signs up independent retailers. Or just read more coverage at Talking Retail.


Technology key for retail continuation during COVID19 Pandemic

Retail Technology Review

Please find enclosed the invoice for the design and layout of Craft Butcher April issue. The retail sector cannot escape the economic impact of COVID-19. But, despite the difficult economic outlook, is now the time to invest in technology? Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain