Tag Archives: online shopping

The Value and Results of Live Chat

As we have posted before, Live Chat has become a more valuable practice in the online retailer’s toolbox. So, where are we with Live Chat today? James Arnold, Business to Community — “You’ll find that the benefits of using a live … Continue reading

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Amazon Collecting Sales Tax in More States

Since their inception, online retailers have often had a major advantage over their brick-and-mortar and brick-and-click counterparts: they haven’t had to collect sales tax on items sold to customers in many states where they did not have a physical presence. … Continue reading

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Can Tesla Sell Direct and Bypass Dealers?

As we approach the end of 2016, we are going to present some of the most popular of the more than 1,500 posts that have appeared on Retailing A to Z. Today, we cover Tesla’s unique and controversial dealership program … Continue reading

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Patagonia Really Loves Our Planet

Patagonia is a remarkable company that is true to its original mission: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire, and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Today, it “is a designer of outdoor clothing and … Continue reading

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A New Infographic About Online Retail Growth

As we know, online retailing is continuing to grow, while store-based retailing is rather stagnant. Here’s an interesting new infographic about online retailing by Robert Memery, Operations Manager at 2Flow (an outsourcing logistics solutions firm).  

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Can You Personalize Retailing without Shopper Participation?

One of the toughest issues for retailers to deal with in this high-tech world is how much to personalize their communication and offerings. On the one hand, retailers need as much customer information as possible to target individual shoppers more … Continue reading

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What’s the Biggest Global Shopping Day?

Last year, we wrote about the phenomenally successful 2015 online Chinese Singles’ Day, an annual event scheduled for November 11 that dwarfs Cyber Monday, which occurs on the first Monday after Thanksgiving each year. As reported by The Street: “Singles’ … Continue reading

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