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07/01/2007 - RightNow Delivers CRM Solution
RightNow Technologies debuts RightNow Retail, a new offering that combines next generation customer relationship management (CRM) solution.
07/01/2007 - Merchants Set Up Shop at Facebook
Facebook Inc., the online social network with 24 million active users, now allows merchandisers to develop applications that its users can add to their personal pages. Various name brands have already jumped into the fray.
06/01/2007 - Housewares & Gifts Summer Forecast
June can be an extraordinary month for retailers in terms of finding a fantastic mix of hot products and cool prices.
05/01/2007 - Smart Email Means Sales for Salco
Wholesaler, Salco Distributors, has been using consistent, content rich email campaigns to drum up sales and maintain relationships at www.ezdropshipper.com.
05/01/2007 - Shoppers Cotton to Email
Email marketing is a hit with shoppers, according to a new report from Forrester Research.
05/01/2007 - Quality & Service In the Bag At Handbag Express
Barry Herrington retired back in 1999 after three decades in the manufacturing and wholesaling industry, where he was a highly successful designer of underwater spa lighting systems and open heart surgical equipment.
05/01/2007 - Coping With The Housing Market
A study by Deloitte Touch, based on concerns that consumer spending may slowdown due to continued weakness in the housing market.
04/01/2007 - Web Re-Design For Success
Most experts advise web marketers to do a fairly complete overhaul of their site designs once every two or three years. Some say that you should redesign every single year, in order to stay ahead or at least level with the competition.
04/01/2007 - Web Browsing And Store Sales
Online research by consumers is not just a convenience they like: It is a major driver of in store sales, and its influence is growing.
04/01/2007 - User Revolution Alters Web
With the rise of the Internet as a mass medium, worldwide online advertising is expected to exceed $81 billion in five years. That represents a compound annual growth RATE of approximately 21 percent.
04/01/2007 - Understanding Boomers
Baby Boomers have been hailed as rule breakers, trend setters and big spenders, as well as some other, often unflattering characterizations.
04/01/2007 - Skin Care Market Booms
Promises of diminished lines, a smoother, younger looking healthful glow and a clearer complexion are paying off big for the skin care market.
04/01/2007 - Last Minute Tax Tips
The old adage that just two things are inevitable: death and taxes, fails to show another similarity these two subjects have in common: People like to put off thinking about them.
03/01/2007 - Short Changing Retailers
A recent report serves to confirm retailers' claims that the interchange fees Visa and MasterCard charge for card acceptance are far higher than the benefits these merchants receive.
03/01/2007 - Cosmetics Sales Up
The cosmetics and toiletries market climbed four percent in 2006. Consumers are not only buying more of these products, they are also going for more upscale units.
02/01/2007 - Sunglasses Sales Shine All Year
Once considered a seasonal category, sunglasses are now hot sellers year round, regardless of climate and geographic location, according to suppliers.
02/01/2007 - Develop Vendor Partners
While an entrepreneur's own energy and resourcefulness are critical to the success of retail kiosk and cart programs, vendor support is also crucial.
02/01/2007 - Icing on Your Email Cake
Prettying up an email marketing campaign can boost conversion RATES, according to a study of best practices by Silverpop Systems Inc.
02/01/2007 - Holiday Web Sales Update
Online retail holiday sales hit $15.6 billion, and were up 25 percent over corresponding days in 2005, according to a report by comScore Networks.
02/01/2007 - Borrowing to Expand Your Business
It takes money to expand a business. Banks exist to lend money, and they offer a wide variety of ways to fund small business growth.
01/01/2007 - Survival Index Update
Government policies and practices, such as tax RATES and regulations, play a significant role in small business success.
01/01/2007 - Retail Theft Rises
For the first time in four years, the RATE of retail loss has increased, according to a new University of Florida retail study.
01/01/2007 - Positive Marketing From Your Limited Database
Discouraged by your limited ability to target past customers? Whether you are in wholesale or retail, you are not alone. Even some of today's fastest growing companies do not have their web divisions set up the way they want or need them to be. So how can you compensate if you do not have precious data on visitors because you do not have a proper analytics program?
01/01/2007 - Know Your ROI?
If you do not know how much return on investment you are obtaining from your website, you are not alone. Even some retailers bringing in millions of dollars online cannot quantify the ROI from their website, according to a study by interactive agency Brulant.
01/01/2007 - Converting Shoppers Into Buyers
Dollars spent on improving the shopping experience can significantly increase a retailer's sales and earnings. Specifically, building a multi channel capability can pay big dividends, according to a new study from Deloitte & Touche USA.