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. .

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 online retailers have to deal with well established incumbent juggernauts:, and

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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. Do you own an iPad, MacBook or iPhone?

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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.

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


However, the employees from this food retailer are among the most hardest working individuals that I have ever met. I’m in the lucky position of having a career that involves interacting with lots of people in the daily basis.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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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”.

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.

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!

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. Everyone loves freebies, but not everyone knows how to get them.

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.

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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.

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.].

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 retailers

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.

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.

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.

An Interview with Founder of


I am very proud to have survived what many people call the worst retail recession they have ever seen. Because of the economy and overall slow down in retail we are now running with a smaller staff.

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.

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. This is powerful retail technology and a very clever use of smartphones for tracking purposes.

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. Let's get up to retail speed with some of the news via Business Insider : A giant wave of store closures is about to hit the US. Plus you can grab their free retail report: The Future Of Retail 2016. Look at the state of retail. big box retailer. retail.

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.

How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

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.

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.

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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.

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. retail. retailer.

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.

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 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?

4 Retailer Tips for Marketing to Consumers

Convince & Convert

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?

How Millennials Are Changing Retail Patterns


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

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.

[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

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.

15 Tips Retailers Need to Be Using on Facebook

Simply Measured

billion monthly active users, Facebook holds powerhouse potential for retailers—that’s more users than Twitter and Instagram combined. Retailers can use Facebook to drive traffic to their website and brick and mortar location, as well as increasing their overall sales. Here are 15 tips that retailers need to be using on Facebook in order to reach maximum potential. This is great for retailers who are trying to find new customers and show off their products.

8 Influencer Strategies for Retail Brands to Boost Sales

Simply Measured

The state of retail has evolved. If your business has yet to make social a central part of your retail strategy, your business is not performing at full capacity. A social strategy alone, however, is no longer enough to keep you competitive in the online retail space. Here are eight influencer strategies for retail brands to boost sales, aligned with five common goals retailers hope to achieve through social media.

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.