3 Strategies Retailers Should Focus On In The 2nd Half of 2015

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This past Tuesday, June’s sales numbers came out and it seems like it wasn’t retail’s month, but there a few things retailers can do to turn things around. Concerns about a slowing economy have been raised due to U.S. retail sales falling short of expectations in June. The Department of Commerce found that spending decreased 0.3 percent in June, compared to May’s large 1.2 percent boost. However, don’t lose hope yet! You still have the 2nd half of 2015 to…

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Keep Your Data Close, and Your Competitors’ Closer

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The year is 2015, and the internet is chock-full of easy-to-access data for consumers and retailers. We create data every second. Whether it’s from a website or changing the price of a product, consumers and retailers alike are data powerhouses. This plethora of data has allowed retailers to improve the shopping experience, and intensify competition. The easy access to pricing and inventory data has allowed retailers to change the way we look at ecommerce. While this is good news for…

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Gain More Competitive Intelligence with Wiser’s Visual Spy Agent

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Just as there are two sides to every coin, Wiser’s Spy Agent feature offers two different ways to gather match results: standard and visual. Both sets of results are useful in determining how a retailer’s price stands compared to their competitors’, but they address different issues. Standard Spy Agent is like a laser, automatically matching exact products from competitors using universal product codes (UPCs) or brand and model. Visual is more like a big fishing net, collecting a plethora of…

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When it Comes to Ecommerce, Here’s What The Cloud Can Do for You

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*The following is a guest post from Terry Lin at Bigcommerce One of the biggest decisions for brands is choosing between a cloud-hosted ecommerce solution –– or what is known as SaaS –– or having your own servers over which you have complete control. There are pros and cons to each option, and today we will do a deep dive to find out which one is right for you. An on-premise solution means you will be hosting the servers, choosing…

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5 Ways to Increase Mobile Conversions

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*The following article was originally posted on the Echidna, Inc blog and is published with permission. Mobile’s growing enormously every year While it’s true that mobile commerce is a relatively small portion of all retail sales, it’s also one of the fastest growing segments. And it’s quickly becoming quite a significant chunk of all eCommerce sales, which indicates that companies large and small would be wise to give some serious care and attention to their mobile strategies. With that in mind, here…

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