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Report on “EMV for a Week Challenge” in Hawaii


The clerk at The Curb indicated that, unlike the regular card reader from Square, the chip card reader isn’t free for retailers. Walmart, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot are other big-box retailers in Hawaii ready to accept chip cards with both dip-and-sign and dip-and-PIN.  . 3. Damian Davila (@idaconcpts) February 17, 2016. This time dip-and-sign.

The Challenge of Online Selling for CPGs


From the graph above, it is easy to see why CPG online retailers believe that it is a simple matter of being a great online marketer. CPG CPG online retailers have to deal with well established incumbent juggernauts:, and CPGs online retailers must rely on creative strategies to increase direct site sales. Great Outlook, Even Greater Task.

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Where to Find Affordable Apple Parts and Accessories


You can easily buy them from Apple’s retail stores. When you can buy used power cords in good condition from certified third-party Apple sales retailers for $35 or less, you have no reason to pay $70 at an Apple store for a new power cord. 2. Buy From Certified Retailers or Repair Centers. Actually, this is safer than buying from third-party retailers.

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The Rise Of Hispanics On Social Media


Again, the sense of community that Latinos cherish so deeply makes sharing restaurants and retailers a no-brainer. Image Credit: Businesses have been turning to social media to connect with their consumers in a new and exciting way. While the Hispanic community has been included in those marketing campaigns, few have been directed right at them. Their $1.2 Sense Of Community.

The Creative Power of “You’re Right” and the Destructive One of “But”


Today I want to talk about two of them: the creative power of “you’re right” and the destructive one from “but” Creative Power of “You’re Right” My very first corporate job right after finishing my undergrad degree was at a major food retailer in Germany. Their culture was all about getting things right. Get the ordering right. “But….here

Best iOS6 Features for Business Users


Passbook stores retail coupons for you to shop. Though it is not NFC-enabled and still bit different from Google Wallet, it is still making a mark and moving closer to integration of mobile devices with retail space. iOS6, the latest operating system from Apple, has made its presence felt when it got unveiled at the WWDC 2012 in San Francisco. How will you save yourself? Takeaway.

Ecommerce Retailers: To Pay Per Click or Not to Pay Per Click


Business & Marketing Web Analytics ecommerce retailers pay per click ppc reasons to pay per click reasons to ppc why ppcMarketing your ecommerce store can be difficult. Since you’re selling things online, it’s best to market yourself online. One of the most common forms of online marketing that ecommerce merchants use is pay per click (PPC) advertising. PPC is instantaneous. Takeaway.

5 Apps To Enhance Your Brand


Businesses, especially restaurants and cloth retailers who are not using FourSquare are missing out on a big opportunity. The use of smartphones among consumers continues to grow as they continue to use apps for purchasing goods and services and search for different brands. Gartner recently reported that smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2012 went up to 207.7 Hootsuite. Instagram.

7 Reasons To Create Engaging Birthday Emails


According the Responsys, company tracking email marketing campaigns of top online retailers, Epson’s birthday emails managed to generate “revenue per email that’s 840% greater than the overall email program”. There are a lot of email marketing tactics that can help build strong relationships with potential buyers. Here are seven most important reasons to get creative with birthday emails.

Are Tablet PCs Just a Fad?


By David Samuel is an electronic media consultant, with over 13 years’ involvement with some of the world’s leading electronic retailers. The founder of Acer, Stan Shih, recently described Tablet PCs as a passing ‘fad’. That sentiment has previously been echoed by Apple CEO Steve Jobs who released the memo “We’re living in a post-PC world”.

How ShopLAStyle is Dealing with Hacker Crisis


On 3/1/2012, several hundreds of people received the following email from malicious hacker portraying himself/herself as the LA-based clothing retailer (via Kaufer Communications ): If you receive this email, please do NOT click on any links or open the attached zipped file. Hacker Attack on’s customer service number is 1-888-804-0006. Updates 3/1/2012.

Affiliate Nexus Tax Coming to Arizona and Minneapolis


Basically, the law says if an online retailer has affiliate marketers in the state, then the retailer is responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax. If you are an affiliate located in Arizona or Minnesota, then beware the online taxman! Both states are considering adoption of the Affiliate Nexus Tax. Problems with Affiliate Nexus Tax. This devastated incomes in New York.

5 Best Manually Picked Databases of Anything Free


You will find quite a few coupons on the blog itself that can be printed out and redeemed, updates on great deals from online retailers, advice on everything from family life to finance, and a whole lot more. Freebie 2 Deals. A lot of what is posted on this blog are deals from retailers like Walmart, Target and the Disney store. Swagbucks. But not this one.

Should You Worry About Yahoo and Bing?


Jonathan is working with Soccerbox who specialise in retailing quality football shirts such as the Manchester United shirt, Chelsea shirt, Arsenal shirt and many more quality football shirts. When the topic of SEO (search engine optimisation) is discussed many people automatically think about optimising for Google and do not really think about Yahoo or Bing. Closer Analysis. Final Word.

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4 Steps to Ask Your Customers to Switch to Paperless Billing


Here’s the situation: AT&T (as thousands of retailers in the U.S.) This blog is well known for criticizing the folks at AT&T for their coverage problems for the iPhone. However, this time I’m going to write about AT&T in a better light. tries to convince its customers to switch to paperless billing. This is the most critical step. Yes, I’ll take that, thank you.

4 Ways To Answer Your Shopping Questions via Social Media


Luckily for our generation, the Internet is available to answer many of our retail questions by aggregating and collecting the opinions and experiences of buyers all over the world. [The guest post is by Jessy Troy, a blogger collecting DIY Gadgets and health writer.]. Chances are, if you have a question or need a recommendation about a potential purchase, you’ll ask your friends and family.

The Fallacy of Ever-Growing Online Sales


If you are an online retailer, these are very exciting news. From the SU Systems’s survey above, you can see that attracting more buyers to site is one of the two top leading challenges of worldwide online retailers. Business & Marketing ecommerce ecommerce retailersIn the same report, eMarketer indicates that sales in North America grew 13.9% to a world-leading $364.66

5 Easy Ways to Trade in Your Phone


As the world’s largest retailer, Amazon chose to create a buyback program of its own for the lucrative cell phone industry. Good quality phones can retain a surprising amount of their original value. An entire industry has been built around buying and selling cell phones. Charities are also eager to accept old working phones so they can sell them and build up their funds. Apple. uSell.

Custom Banners For Commercial and Local Use


Shopping around for a sign or banner can be a frustrating experience when browsing the local brick and mortar stores such as home improvement chains and department retailers. There is a better way to make banners that not only stand out, but also look better. Fortunately, online stores now make it easy to find the perfect banners or signs for virtually any type of application.

Ergonomic Consultancy: A Business Opportunity


Also keep in mind online based ergonomic retailers like  so that you can always get several quotes for your clients. Does this picture seem familiar? It may even reflect how you are sitting right now. Now you may even be rearranging your sitting position as you are reading this. The Market and Demand. Carpal tunnel syndrome may fall under the unspecified injuries category.

An Interview with Founder of


Before launching I worked as a consultant, mainly in the dot com industry, developing e-commerce and custom software solutions for clients ranging from automotive companies to dot com startups. I am very proud to have survived what many people call the worst retail recession they have ever seen. It turns out that this was an attack from a spammer. How do you started?

Daniel Has a Fresh New Look


Daniel Footwear decided to invite SEO company , Blueclaw to re- style and improve their online retail store, with hope to gain an edge over their competitors and provide excellent consumer usability. At the end of last year all organisations were struggling to beat the credit crisis and keep consumers engaged with their brand. For e-commerce stores the challenge was harder as everything was taking place amongst a competitive World Wide Web platform, plus budgets for promotional and marketing activity became much tighter. The brief from Daniel Footwear covered the following issues.

A More Elegant Question About The Future Of Retail

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2017 is starting out with some ugly news on the retail front. On the one hand, there were many disturbing pieces of news on the retail front, about department store giants Sears and Macy's. On the other hand, I spent time at many large retail spaces in Florida over the Holiday season, and could not believe the amount people, line-ups, difficulty in finding parking and general happiness of crowds that the local shopping malls, some big box retailers and even some massive outlet campuses were experiencing. Look at the state of retail. big box retailer.

Offline Retail Analytics Via Smartphone

Small Business Mavericks

Euclid collects data for retail businesses using smartphone technology to track consumer movement. Here’s how it works, in a nutshell: Euclid installs sensors in retailers’ locations that can measure how many people walked by a store, how many walked in and for how long they stayed based on when their smartphones emit a kind of radar searching for wireless Internet signals. The incredible thing about that is it allows retail store owners an opportunity to use actionable data that, before now, they haven’t had access to. think this is a sublime idea.

4 Retailer Tips for Marketing to Consumers

Convince & Convert

Time and time again we have heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.” In an era where customer service is so important, retailers and business owners must always remember to keep this in mind. Yet, how can retailers make sure that their consumers are not only getting the message they want to send, but also getting a message the consumer actually wants to hear? Keep It Simple.

How Millennials Are Changing Retail Patterns


Retail moves at the speed of culture, which means players sometimes quickly come and go.… … Read More.

Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced three advertising products aimed at retailers with brick-and-mortar stores: store locator, store visits and the offline conversions application-programming interface. Store visits gives retailers information on the number of people who viewed local awareness ads  on Facebook and then actually visited those stores. Optimize future campaigns.

New Facebook Ad Options Aimed at Sparking Retailers’ In-Store Sales

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced two new advertising options for retailers looking to boost in-store sales: dynamic ads  for retail, and store visits optimization. And when retailers select store visits optimization, Facebook helps them reach users who are most likely to visit their brick-and-mortar locations. For example, U.S.

The Modern Guide to Social Media for Retail

Sprout Social

It might feel counterintuitive, but 90% of shoppers turn to social media for retail and often look for help with buying decisions. With that shift, consumers paved a new purchase journey for retailers to follow. Here are six tips to help you grow your retail business on social media: 1. Social media can be very rewarding for retailers, but you only get what you put into it.

A Clever Way One Retailer Brings Pinterest From Online To In-Store


This weekend I walked in to World Market, a speciality retailer selling mostly home decor, and walked out with something I wasn’t planning to purchase—all because of Pinterest. I don’t even follow World Market on Pinterest, but while I was perusing the lamps, something caught my eye. ” This is a great example of extending the online Pinterest experience in-store.

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How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

worked for a beer and wine distributor in my first job out of college. I was taught that the area closest to door handles was more valuable then retail space on 5th Avenue. Please continue reading How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts and leave a comment if inspired. This is a guest blog post by Matthew Cool. There is a trend among small business marketing in stores. Need help?

The Future Of Retail In A CTRL ALT Delete World

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Hosting over 400 retail marketing professionals from across Europe at their office (which is the largest Google office outside of Mountain View's Googleplex). future of retail. retail. retail at google. retail marketing. retailer. How do the best brands connect with their consumers? It was an amazing day. This is what happened. consumer. ctrl alt delete.

The New Retail Experience

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There was an old retail paradigm (that still rings true): get them to the store. Many retailers still treat their online store as if it's just another store. There are so many issues and challenges in getting to the point of excellence with e-commerce, that many companies don't even know where to begin (and we're talking about the small, medium and large retailers here). Brands (and retail, in particular) continue to struggle to keep pace. There is no doubt that the biggest opportunity that retailers have is to surprise and delight with a great in-store experience.

How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales


The post How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company. People approach Pinterest ready to shop more than they do on any other social network. How can you take advantage of this to boost holiday sales? 1. Add the Pin It button to your website. Create holiday gift boards. Promote your boards in-store.

One-Third of Consumers Are Visiting Top Digital Retail Sites Via Mobile Exclusively

The Realtime Report

New research from  comScore’s Data Mine  reveals that while the majority of the digital consumers use both desktop and mobile devices, around one-third of consumers are visiting the top digital retail brands  exclusively via mobile  as of September 2013. And those visiting sites via mobile are “behaving very differently” depending on which retailer they are engaging with.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Rise of Social Retail


Online retailers are raking it in as a result of social, in fact in 2014, the top 500 retailers had revenues of $3.3 Did you know that the social web traffic to e-commerce websites is expanding at a rate that is much faster than the majority of the other referral traffic channels for e-commerce? In fact, almost 2% of all e-commerce traffic in the US is coming from social.

The State of Retail Mobility [Infographic]

Direct Marketing Observations

How have other top retailers responded to the mobile challenge? Marketing Mobile marketing retail mobile social retailBig huge thanks to global IT and business solution provider  Cognizant  for this infographic.

Black Friday’s Retail Losers and Winners [Infographic]


We’re well into the holiday season, and in the States, Black Friday and its accompanying… Read More.

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Pinterest leads Facebook in retail customer aquisition

Sherrilynne Starkie

In terms of online shopping audiences, Facebook is much larger than Pinterest by a ratio of almost four to one, however the study found  that Pinterest provides a better experience for shopping discovery, purchase consideration, and deeper engagement with retailer content. The ROI of Social Media for Retail Websites. Pinterest is  the stronger vehicle for brand association.

5 Reasons Heat Mapping Helps Online Retailers

Shift Digital

Here are 5 reasons why heat mapping helps online retailers: Easy to install and even easier to understand. The post 5 Reasons Heat Mapping Helps Online Retailers appeared first on SHIFT Digital. Talk about easy! In less than 10 minutes, a developer can embed the html code used for heat mapping onto your website and begin the heat mapping analytics process. Detect Flaws. SHIFT Digital.