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How Retailers Can Easily Step into Digital Business

May 22, 2015 - Retailers can increase trust and engagement with consumers by having employees make company-approved posts on social media. Comments

Amazon Extends One-Hour Prime Delivery to Local Businesses

amazon May 21, 2015 - Starting today, New Yorkers with Prime memberships can order groceries, meals and baked goods from select local businesses, cementing Amazon's role in the local delivery space. Comments

Honoring Your Email Program This Memorial Day Weekend

memorialday-email May 18, 2015 - As retailers plan their sales for the upcoming holiday, what can they do to ensure relevant email marketing that doesn't seem to cheaply hop on the holiday bandwagon? Comments

Mobile Commerce to Increase 32 Percent This Year

global-strategy-e-commerce May 15, 2015 - According to new eMarketer research, mobile commerce - which currently makes up 22 percent of the e-commerce share - will go up to $77 billion this year, doubling again by 2019. Comments

Data and Analytics Make Way For "Customer-to-Business" Marketing

customerfirst-ibm-hanes-markandspencer May 14, 2015 - Brands are leveraging data and more sophisticated analytics to do C2B marketing, a term referring to marketing plans driven by customers' established likes and behaviors. Comments

Brands Use GIFs to Make Their Emails Pop

animated-email-2 May 6, 2015 - As people's inboxes become fuller and fuller, brands like Dell, ASOS, and eBay Enterprise are standing out by including animated elements, like GIFs and videos, in their marketing emails. Comments

Less Is More: Simple Data Serves Killer Email Marketing

email-data-marketing May 5, 2015 - Though marketers have access to a wealth of consumer data, many of them leverage the most basic data sets, such as birthdays and purchase histories, for the best email campaigns. Comments

Is Monetization the Next Step for Virtual Reality?

virtual-reality-image Apr 24, 2015 - A number of brands have tested out virtual reality (VR) on a small scale, but few have monetized it. Now, tech companies have started collaborating with ad agencies to envision a role for VR in e-commerce. Comments

How to Develop Genuine Loyalty With Retail Customers

customer-loyalty Apr 24, 2015 - These days marketers have a new set of challenges when trying to connect with customers. How can you build a loyal following? Comments

Wearables Part 2: The Case for B2B

asia-retail-shopping-bags Apr 21, 2015 - Brands have much to gain from the combination of technological advances in wearables and mobile connectivity that are changing the way retail works in the vibrant Asian market. Comments

Why eBay and Amazon Will Redefine Local Commerce

local-ecommerce Apr 8, 2015 - The two e-commerce giants are changing the game for local commerce, and here are three things you can do about it. Comments

The 6 Biggest Takeaways From Amazon’s Dash Button

amazon-dash-button-laundry Apr 7, 2015 - Amazon's Dash Button is set to take the future of e-commerce by storm. What can we expect from the new technology? Comments

VIDEO: Nine West Captures 'Nostalgic Moments' With Content Marketing

julie-booth-ninewest Apr 6, 2015 - In this video interview, Julie Booth, digital director for Nine West Group, talked about how the brand integrates storytelling into its content strategy and how it partners with fashion bloggers. Comments

Amazon Goes Local With Home Services

amazon logo Apr 6, 2015 - Amazon's new Home Services may help the e-commerce giant cement its status as a local service marketplace provider across the country. Comments

Cellarmaster Wines Trials Virtual Pop-Up Store in Hong Kong Subway

cellarmaster-wines-tst Mar 19, 2015 - Online wine retailer Cellarmaster Wines has used a virtual pop-up store in a Hong Kong subway station to test engagement and mobile commerce capabilities. Comments

AmEx to Launch First Multi-Brand Loyalty Program

loyalty-cards Mar 19, 2015 - American Express is partnering with brands like Macy's, AT&T, ExxonMobil, and Hulu for Plenti, an upcoming loyalty program that works across a variety of stores and payment methods. Comments

SXSW 2015: Shazam Partners With Brands to Simplify Search

shazam-mobile Mar 16, 2015 - Shazam's chief product officer, Daniel Danker, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about a new feature on the brand's app that will use images and audio for search. Comments

Contextual Commerce Is About to Change the Shopping Experience

contextual-commerce Mar 10, 2015 - Contextual commerce combines the power of data from devices like wearables and smartphones with the ease of interaction in physical spaces. But does it blur the line between convenient and invasive? Comments

Amazon Opens Tmall Store to Boost China Sales

amazon-china-logo Mar 9, 2015 - Amazon has opened an e-commerce store on Alibaba's Tmall retail platform to reach more Chinese shoppers online. Comments

How Social Media Can Jumpstart Your Customer Base (and Brand)

social-data-understand Mar 4, 2015 - Companies without massive budgets should be taking advantage of the benefits of social media to boost their brand's marketing efforts. Comments

Big Data in China Is a Big Deal

china-big-data Feb 16, 2015 - Big data means different things in different regions – in China retailers are finding ways to make it useful. Comments

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