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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.
07/01/2007 - Clothing Trumps Computers Online
As total web sales are projected to hit $259 billion this year, some shifts are taking place among the top selling online product categories.
06/01/2007 - Retailers Gain Edge Online
Wholesale websites have transformed the buying process for many independent retailers.
06/01/2007 - New Web Tactics Engage Buyers
Video streamlining and social networking are among the tactics online retailers are utilizing to engage shoppers, increase SHOPPING trips and build loyalty.
06/01/2007 - Marketing With Blogs & RSS
One of the most important elements of success in business is interaction between seller and buyer.
06/01/2007 - Discover Your Audience
It is not enough to decide to create a blog: a business must also determine who its audience will be and where to find them
06/01/2007 - AmEx Expands Gift Cards
Targeting the increasing consumer demand for gift cards throughout the year, American Express announced the launch of three new special occasion gift cards.
05/01/2007 - Retailers Court Business
Best Buy Co. Inc.'s recent acquisition of Speakeasy Inc., an independent broadband voice, data and information technology provider, is the company's newest addition to its, "Best Buy for Business Unit."
04/01/2007 - Wholesale Web Jewelry: Spring / Summer Forecast
If your customers include divas, and you are stocking merchandise in preparation for the material mavens' pre-summer SHOPPING season, then take heed... bling is the thing for spring!
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 - Troubles Mount From Data Breach
The extent of the damage from the breach of personal data contained in TJX Company's computer systems has yet to be fully quantified.
04/01/2007 - Keeping SHOPPING Carts Safe
A wholesaler's online SHOPPING cart is the backbone of the business, so taking care of it is essential.
04/01/2007 - Google Premieres Checkout
Google unveiled a series of aggressive money saving promotions over the past few months, intended to hasten the adoption of its new Google Checkout feature among online retailers and consumers.
03/01/2007 - Time Values
Two online shoppers seeking to buy the exact same item may have very different ideas about what constitutes a satisfying online experience. How a shopper values his or her use of personal time is the differentiator, according to a new study.
03/01/2007 - Social Retailing
A new in-store SHOPPING experience, called, "Social Retailing," is designed to target young consumers.
03/01/2007 - PC Costly for Big Boxes
Political correctness at some of the country's big box chains may explain why Best Buy and others underperformed over the 2006 holidays, and why some independents thrived.
03/01/2007 - Multiple SHOPPING Channels
Retailers can no longer rely on their stores alone to draw customers, as consumers are equally drawn to other channels, such as the world wide web and catalogs.
03/01/2007 - Jumping On The Kiosk Boom
Over the past five years, retail revenues and rents from kiosks and carts have doubled to reach $10 billion, according to Specialty Retail Report.
03/01/2007 - Halloween Grows Up Online
Halloween has always been a seasonal marketplace about costumes, decorations, parties and candy.
03/01/2007 - Fickle Frequent Buyers
While multichannel shoppers have proven to be big spenders, they're not as loyal as their single channel counterparts.
03/01/2007 - DVA Spells Entertainment
Beginning in the late 1980s as a wholesaler of videos, DVA has grown and thrived through flexibility and expansion of product offerings. It now supplies a full range of products related to entertainment.
03/01/2007 - CloseoutCentral.Com: Web Buying & Selling Made Easy
Buyers searching for the best deals on the latest closeout merchandise should look no further than Closeoutcentral.com, the nation's leading directory of closeout suppliers and products.
02/01/2007 - Personalize Web SHOPPING
Personalization techniques can not only help an online retailer get more customers, it can also build loyalty and add to tickets by cross selling and getting more shoppers to trade up.
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 - 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 - Dawn of mCommerce
Multi-channel marketing adds another channel: mCommerce, which is SHOPPING on mobile phones. While wildly popular overseas, mCommerce is only now beginning to pop up in the U.S.
02/01/2007 - AARP Web SHOPPING
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has launched its own retail SHOPPING website. It is targeted to the group's base of 37 million members, who are all 50 years of age or older.
01/01/2007 - Salco Streamlines Web Sales
Sal Maggio became a salesman at the wee age of four. His older brother was hawking candy bars for a school benefit, and the toddling Maggio could not resist his natural predilection.
01/01/2007 - Products & Prices Drive Sales At CloseoutCentral
For the last 10 years, the Internet has been building steam towards becoming the dominant medium of the future for business to business trade. And CloseoutCentral.com has been leading the way, step by step, as this revolution has taken place.
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 - Many Unhappy Returns
It is not just a sweater that's too small or a duplicate blender that will be returned to a store after the holidays. Honest shoppers will be joined at the return counter by a growing number of increasingly sophisticated crooks.
01/01/2007 - Managing Shipping
The cost of shipping a one pound box from L.A. to New York can range anywhere from $1.73 to $69.73, depending on shipping options. A Forrester Research study for Shop.org says online sales of items shipped are expected to increase 20 percent this year, to approach $132 billion.
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.