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Fashioning a Memorable Retail Experience That People Will Share

Building a brand that promotes a true sense of community requires an investment in the customer experience beyond optimizing a handful of social media accounts.

Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store

The online retail giant is planning on opening its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City.

When Marketing Personalization Fails

In the wake of snafus by Pinterest and Shutterfly, here are four ways for companies to customize their messages correctly.

What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.

As retail experts begin to unwrap their holiday forecasts, the shaky economic recovery is delivering some mixed signals.

How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern

While waiting for something to get complete can feel like an eternity, it is important to make the most of that time.

Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores

Rent the Runway, Bonobos and Birchbox all found success in being online-only and are now expanding offline. Their founders say there are benefits to having a foot in both courts at once.

What America's Retailers Are Spending on Social Media This Holiday Season (Infographic)

Many companies are investing in Facebook campaigns despite changes to its organic reach.

Why Apple Pay Could Be a Game Changer for Businesses

A new payments system baked into the forthcoming iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch could revolutionize how business is done across the globe.

Is the Death of Brick-and-Mortar Retail a Myth?

Old-fashioned stores still can offer consumers a wide variety of options. Vendors can analyze trends and customize their offerings to cater to shoppers' desires.

Small Businesses Need Technology to Really Know Their Customers

Mythical small shop owners knows every customer. In reality, small businesses need the tools to analyze their sales data if they are to compete.

UPS Stores In 24 States Hacked, Private Customer Data Possibly Exposed

The shipping giant's retail franchise was hit by a malware attack, potentially jeopardizing customer's identifying and financial information. Here's what you need to know.

The 3 Things You Need to Do When You've Upset Your Customer

If your customer is letting you know he's not happy with your business, you have a chance to make things right. Here's how.

The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup

Ecommerce can be a gold mine for entrepreneurs – if done correctly. Make sure you avoid these major blunders when launching your online-retail shop.

3 Tools Ecommerce Retailers Can Use to Boost Efficiency

Online sellers, particularly those on eBay, can benefit from the convenience of tapping a mobile device.

The Retail Giants That Disappeared

From Circuit City to KB Toys, a look at the popular stores that went bust over the last 25 years.

4 Sturdy Pillars of Data for Growing Your Small Retail Business

Data you routinely collect, when properly analyzed, will guide you to better sales and happier customers.

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands

Investment marketplace CircleUp picks companies that are pioneering new categories and re-imagining new industries.

Start Preparing Your Business for the Generation After Millennials

The newest crop of consumers will be incredibly brand fickle. Can you appeal to them over your competitors?

No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence

There's nothing like a real live person to greet and assist customers upon arrival to your location.

How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently.

Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

In just a few months, these boutique franchisees' business was far too big for a basement.

Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter

An embedded 'Buy Now' could be Twitter’s first step towards letting merchants accept mobile payments directly through the shorthand blogging service.

Some Bare Truths About Native Advertising

Marketers need to look beyond the buzz and hype and take better advantage of this sponsored format.

Forget Customer Service, Think Customer Wowing

If you want to create life-long clients, you need to impress people right from the start.
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