Target Leads Omnichannel Holidays in Online Growth, Digital Media Brands Open Pop-Ups, and The Wall Street Journal Personalizes Its Mobile App


Domino: a 3,000-square-foot SoHo location co-branded with Home Depot offering free designer and Instagrammer workshops, as well as a product selection curated by Domino editors. The holiday season is swirling with omnichannel and online retail news.

Gain a Competitive Edge at IRCE 2017 with ChannelAdvisor


Expert advice at a special Amazon workshop. Join ChannelAdvisor’s Co-Founder for an Amazon Workshop. Scot Wingo, ChannelAdvisor’s Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, will be hosting this popular workshop when it returns to IRCE on June 6 at 8:45 a.m.

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9 Influencer Marketing Examples & 14 GSD Tactics to Boost Conversion


And they could win the complete Fuji Green Tea product line and a mindfulness workshop. As both the use of ad blockers and the amount of time people spend on social media continues to rise, the effectiveness of traditional advertising has taken a nosedive.

Retail reality: It’s death in the middle

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. I first pointed to what I called “retail’s great bifurcation” literally two years ago today. Though it wasn’t the first time that I had observed what I saw as the impending collapse of the middle.

New case study: Taylor Stitch takes segmentation to the next level


This might be best reflected in the Workshop, the crowdfunding arm of Taylor Stitch. A few months ago, Zach Wooster, an account manager here at Klaviyo, sent me a message. You’ve got to see what Mike at Taylor Stitch is doing with segmentation,” he said. “It’s It’s pretty awesome.”.

Retail 2018: Now Comes The Real Reckoning

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. There is some dispute over whether more stores opened during 2017 than were closed. IHL says yes. Fung Retail Tech says no. Mostly I say “who cares”? Either way, it’s clear that the retail landscape is changing rapidly, causing some retailers to prune their store counts, shutter locations en masse or liquidate entirely.

Building Custom Experiences: How We Improved 4 Iconic Brands’ Stores

Blue Acorn

Already familiar with the design process, the leadership team at Candelabra participated in Blue Acorn’s immersive, two-day UX workshop, which was fueled by our team’s extensive UX audit conducted prior to the meeting.

Here’s who Amazon could buy next, and why it probably won’t be Nordstrom

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. Since the Whole Foods deal, more than a few industry analysts and pundits have weighed in on which retailers might be on Amazon’s shopping list. Various theories underpin the speculation. Some say Jeff Bezos wants to go deeper in certain categories, so Lululemon or Warby Parker get mentioned. Foursquare (is that still a thing?) crafted its own list from analyzing location data.

The Ultimate 2018 Ecommerce Checklist: 31 Experts Prioritize 19 Growth Tactics to Implement Now


Facebook Advertising + Funnel Building Workshop : A 1-hour workshop by yours truly on how to optimize a funnel and drive traffic to fill it via Facebook Advertising.

What Might We Do For You Now?

Bryan Eisenberg

We’ve created a short list: Customer Experience Planning : We conduct workshops/ projects where we plan and optimize digital and real world experiences to increase sales, retention, and satisfaction.

eBay Open 2017 Conference Recap


Last week, more than 1,500 sellers and vendors gathered in Las Vegas for the annual eBay Open conference to discuss the future of eBay and e-commerce.

Expert Q&A: Amazon Prime Day 2017


Last week, we hosted a heavily-attended webinar/strategy building workshop hybrid geared toward helping sellers craft their Prime Day strategy step-by-step. width="427" height="356" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" allowfullscreen>. Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime Day 2017 from ChannelAdvisor.

Compelling, creepy, annoying or just bad? Retail’s personalization opportunity

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since Martha Rodgers and Don Peppers’ seminal book The One to One Future. At the time, Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Peppers (not to be confused with Mr. Rodgers and Dr. Pepper!) offered up the radical notion that mass, one-size-fits-all marketing would begin yielding to a brave new one-to-one world.

Digital Agency or Design Shop: Five Ways to Work with One or Both

Blue Acorn

When Blue Acorn began work for Vermont Teddy Bear, we had to wait for a branding agency to complete their process, which made it hard to prep for a UX workshop and do the necessary brand immersion.

A tough agenda faces Neiman Marcus’ new CEO

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. Late last week the Neiman Marcus Group named former Ralph Lauren executive Geoffroy van Raemdonck as their new CEO , replacing company veteran Karen Katz (full disclosure: once my boss).

Department Store Shares Are Up. Your Hopes Shouldn’t Be.

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. Amidst reports that holiday spending was up nearly 4.9% , some optimism about the American moderate department store sector has started to creep back in. In fact, right after these reports shares of Macys, Dillards, Kohls and JC Penney spiked. It’s all a bit baffling. On the one hand, if I were a betting person, I expect that these brands will report decent, maybe even objectively good, numbers this quarter.

Teachable Review: Make Unlimited Courses for Unlimited Students

Ecommerce Platforms

Teachable also has a wonderful blog with tips and tricks, weekly live workshops for even more learning and an online academy filled with tutorials and courses similar to the ones you're trying to make and sell!

When Major Press Blows Up Your Business


Brad talks about his recent experience handling an unexpected rush of orders, thanks to a press release over the holiday season that depleted his inventory and left him shorthanded in the workshop. New post from eCommerceFuel : Welcome to the first episode of 2017!

Expert interview: How you can start your own profitable private label e-business


Last month, we had our first Amazon workshop in the Philippines – “A-Z of Amazon Selling” and we got two successful sellers to facilitate it. As mentioned, I would like to share my learnings from this business to other aspiring entrepreneurs that is why I’m setting up this workshop named “Project Money Machine.” I have workshops in Manila 16 th & 30 th of September and in Cebu 23 rd of September & 7 th of October.

New Year, New ChannelAdvisor Catalyst Americas


So this year, we’ve decided to restructure breakouts to serve as intensive, interactive workshops. We’ll have hands-on training, advanced strategy workshops, panel discussions with super users and much, much more. While you’ve been preparing your e-commerce strategy for 2018, our team has been planning what’s going to be the best Catalyst Americas yet.

Why The 2018 Retail Innovation Conference Should Be On Your Calendar Now

Retail TouchPoints

By Debbie Hauss, Editor-in-Chief The third annual Retail Innovation Conference (RIC18) is now confirmed for Tuesday-Wednesday, May 1-2, 2018 at Convene in New York City.

Cegid Connections 2017 – Day 3: Innovation Everywhere!


After over forty workshops, the announcement of a new Cegid product called “ Shopping ”, and many exciting debates, workshops, and experience sharing sessions, it was time to end the three days of this conference on a playful note.

Alexa: Retail’s Next Friend.Or Foe?

Retail TouchPoints

During Aptos’ annual Engage user conference, the team held an in-depth workshop focused on competing against Amazon and had a presentation dedicated solely to Alexa. By Alicia Esposito, Content Strategist “Alexa, what’s the weather like today?” Alexa, add coffee to my shopping list.”

Cegid Connections 2017 – Day 2: Commitments


We’re back for day 2 of Cegid’s international user conference. After the challenges raised during yesterday’s sessions, it’s now time for the commitments. Cegid aims to “win together” with its customers and partners.

How Our Shopify Store Went from $1K a Month to $1k a Day in 1 Year With 1 Product

Demac Media

I have always flown by the seat of my pants and might be allergic to process (or at least creating them) but luckily for me, the Merchant in Residence position at Demac gives me access to coaching and workshops to help me get through this pain point.

A baker’s dozen of provocative retail predictions for 2018

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. 2017 was one of the most transformative years for the retail industry that I can remember. 2018 is likely to be just as wild and woolly, albeit in somewhat different ways. Here’s my attempt to go beyond the obvious and go out on the limb just a bit. Physical retail isn’t dead. Boring retail is. A lot of stores closed in 2017. Often forgotten is that a lot opened as well. Many stores will close in 2018.