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Promotional Email, Sears Spinoff, Skechers Cloud Database

Published on June 27, 2011

The top online retailers sent each of their subscribers three promotional emails on average during the week ending June 24, 2011, according to the Retail Email Blog.

That’s down 3% week-over-week, down 5% from where it was four weeks ago, and up 13% year-over-year.

E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing

Companies with names like Klout, PeerIndex and Twitter Grader are in the...
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Pier 1 In-store Pickup, Potential Borders Buyers, Wal-Mart Suit Dismissed

Published on June 20, 2011

After a successful nationwide soft launch of its new buy online/pick up in store program, Pier 1.2Go, the retailer will begin actively marketing its capability next week, according to RIS News.

Pier 1 is also on track for a summer 2012 launch of its e-commerce enabled website, Pier 1.2You, which will allow customers to order products online and choose from among multiple delivery...
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Retail Email, Amazon Sales Agreements, Best Buy Postpones European Expansion

Published on June 13, 2011

The top online retailers sent each of their subscribers three promotional emails on average during the week ending June 10, 2011, according to the Retail Email Blog.

That is  down 4% week-over-week, on par with where it was four weeks ago, and up 9% year-over-year,

E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing

Amazon.com sent notices Friday to the owners of Connecticut websites saying the...
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Kohl’s Kiosks, B2C Innovations, Citigroup Breach

Published on June 09, 2011

Kohl's is on target to deploy customer service kiosks to all its stores by this fall following successful testing and pilot kiosk programs held this year, according to Kiosk Marketplace.

The kiosks will let store shoppers order any item not in stock and have it shipped to their home at no charge.

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trendwtaching.com  has developed an “Innovation Extravaganza,” a collection...
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Mobile Payment, Wal-Mart EDLP, Promotional Email

Published on June 02, 2011

One-quarter of consumers are likely to pay for groceries with their phone instead of a credit or debit card, according to Compete research.

In addition, approximately 20% of consumers indicated they would be likely to pay for clothes, phone charges, and coffee with their phone instead of a card.

International Expansion

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Promotional Email, sneeqpeeq Social App, Safeway Personalized Pricing

Published on May 23, 2011

The top online retailers sent each of their subscribers 3.2 promotional emails on average during the week ending May 20, 2011, according to the Retail Email Blog.

That’s up 7% week-over-week, down 4% from where it was four weeks ago, and up 22% year-over-year.

E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing

sneeqpeeq, a social shopping company that brings the in-store shopping experience...
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Netflix Android App, Promotional Email, Smaller Kohl’s Stores

Published on May 16, 2011
Netflix has begun to roll out a Netflix application for the Android platform. The online movie rental retailer is making the free app available for download from Android Market. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing The top online retailers sent each of their subscribers three promotional emails on average during the week ending May 13, 2011, according to the Retail Email Blog. That’s...
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Daily Deal Demographics, ‘New Breed’ E-commerce, JCPenney Opens Big & Tall Store

Published on May 02, 2011
Visitors to Groupon and Living Social are similar in that nearly two-thirds are female and more likely than the average U.S. internet user to be affluent, according to Nielsen Company data. Living Social’s visitors trend slightly more affluent and more educated than Groupon’s, with 46% having a bachelor’s or post-graduate degree, compared to 39% for Groupon (the national average...
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Stop & Shop M-commerce, Gap Text Ads, Amazon Popularity

Published on April 25, 2011
Stop & Shop is partnering with Modiv Media Inc. to launch a software app which allows customers with iPhones to scan groceries and even check out at three Boston-area Stop & Shop stores, according to the Boston Globe. Stop & Shop will introduce the service to more stores throughout the year. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing The Gap has tried out a new service Visa is offering, in...
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Digital Loyalty, Family Move Night, Mobile Problems

Published on April 18, 2011
The Boston Globe reports a new digital coupon service is being launched today, with a difference: unlike group buying sites, it’s not designed to offer deals on spa treatments or other luxury items.Instead, the service from SavingStar Inc. will work with the loyalty cards handed out at large chains, such as the supermarkets Shaw’s and Stop & Shop and the drug retailer CVS, to give...
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