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How Brands Can Have an Insanely Successful Holiday Season
Holiday Shopping

How Brands Can Have an Insanely Successful Holiday Season

Even if the temperature is getting colder outside, retailers are preparing for a hot quarter. Here are five tips to make sure your company will succeed during this holiday season.
Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi
Fashioning a Memorable Retail Experience That People Will Share
Retail

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.
David Rekuc
Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store
Ecommerce

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.
Kate Taylor
When Marketing Personalization Fails
Mobile Marketing

When Marketing Personalization Fails

In the wake of snafus by Pinterest and Shutterfly, here are four ways for companies to customize their messages correctly.
Sonpreet Bhatia
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What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.
Holiday Shopping

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.
Krystina Gustafson
How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern
Business Circle

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

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

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.
Constance Aguilar
Why Apple Pay Could Be a Game Changer for Businesses
Mobile Payments

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.
Geoff Weiss
Is the Death of Brick-and-Mortar Retail a Myth?
Retail Businesses

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.
Gary Lee
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Small Businesses Need Technology to Really Know Their Customers
Small Business Growth

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.
Rudd Davis
UPS Stores In 24 States Hacked, Private Customer Data Possibly Exposed
Security

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The 3 Things You Need to Do When You've Upset Your Customer
Customer Service

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.
Tom Borg
The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup
Ecommerce

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.