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  • A Competitor Worthy of Amazon?

    Amazon has become the “big dog” of e-commerce, establishing itself as the benchmark by which other companies measure themselves.   While many traditional retailers — as well as pure play e-commerce vendors — have taken the challenge, no company has emerged yet to challenge Amazon’s growth.

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  • Speed Read: Ouch! It's Expensive to Drink and Shop

    Speed Read: Ouch! It's Expensive to Drink and Shop

    Consider this a public service announcement. We know that you're highly sophisticated, experienced technical and business professionals. But hey ... St.

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  • Accelerate Digital Commerce with Content Management

    Accelerate Digital Commerce with Content Management

    Savvy retailers understand that content sells. It’s not enough to have a catalog — consumers spend a lot of time researching and learning about products long before they make an actual purchase.  Brands need to figure out how to integrate content into their e-commerce strategy.

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  • Speed Read: Amazon by the Numbers

    Speed Read: Amazon by the Numbers

    Well, my head's not quite spinning. But it did turn a bit to check out some pretty interesting numbers on Amazon provided by TrueShip, a provider of shipping software based in Scottsdale, Ariz. We all know and love Amazon, that "online stuff warehouse" and customer service genius from

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  • E-Spirit Names New US COO

    Digital integration and management vendor e-Spirit  has named Andreas Knoor (pictured, right) its Chief Operating Officer in the US. He replaces Robert Bredleau, who is moving back to Germany. Oliver Jaeger, e-Spirit VP of Global Marketing and Communications, described Bredleau as experienced in setting up new businesses.

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  • Can Anyone Stop Amazon?

    Can Anyone Stop Amazon?

    Amazon's ambition knows no bounds.  Since its founding in 1994, Amazon has reinvented B2C retail in a way that was unimaginable to most people. Its total revenues were expected to exceed $100 billion in 2015, with over 80 percent of that coming from product sales.

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  • Keep One Step Ahead of Your E-Commerce Competition

    Keep One Step Ahead of Your E-Commerce Competition

    The unprecedented growth of the e-commerce industry has some predicting that retail e-commerce sales will reach nearly $2.5 trillion by 2018.  With this industry growth comes an increase in competition.

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  • Don't Leave Customers Empty Handed

    Don't Leave Customers Empty Handed

    As the busy shopping season winds down and Black Friday and Cyber Monday fade into memory, it will soon be time to take stock and see how you faced up to the competition.

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  • Bring Merchandise Planning Up to (Customer-Centric) Speed

    Bring Merchandise Planning Up to (Customer-Centric) Speed

    Many retailers are unknowingly operating with a blind side in their planning and merchandising that threatens to derail them on their path to customer-centricity. Merchandise planning is the systematic approach to forecasting future inventory requirements.

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  • Strengthen the E-Commerce Experience with Data

    Strengthen the E-Commerce Experience with Data

    Data is worthless if it’s not used. The problem is, many marketers don’t know how to analyze data or fail to do anything with it.

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  • Remember Retailers, It's a Big World Out There

    Remember Retailers, It's a Big World Out There

    Predictive analytics give retailers the chance to forecast sales in ways previously impossible. But many struggle with where to begin when faced with the seas of available data — customer preferences, historical performance, industry trends and other micro- and macro-economic factors.

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  • Here's a Surprising Retail Data Point

    The stats coming out of the Thanksgiving weekend-Cyber Monday retail Bacchanalia are, for the most part, a reflection of long-standing trends. For the most part. Stores were swamped by eager bargain hunters — nearly 102 million people according to the National Retail Federation — but the online crowd proved to

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  • Honesty Pays in Data-Driven E-Commerce

    Honesty Pays in Data-Driven E-Commerce

    Sales and marketing have used big data and predicative analytics to drive customer engagements for as long as big data and predicative analytics have been around. And the opportunities become even greater when paired with e-commerce.

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  • Are You Spending Black Friday In Line or Online?

    Are You Spending Black Friday In Line or Online?

    A lot of shoppers will have only one hand free when pushing their way through the huddled masses of bargain hunters on Black Friday this year.

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