December 22, 2014

Epicor Software Corp. is launching a strategic partnership with integrated payment solutions provider AJB Software Design, Inc. to simplify and secure electronic payment acceptance at the point-of-purchase, enabling retailers to accommodate new and emerging methods of payment and comply with security best practices such as the forthcoming Europay, MasterCard and Visa (“EMV”) initiative. 

December 19, 2014

Amazon.com is partnering with retail shopping app provider Ibotta Inc. to enable Amazon shoppers to receive additional cash back on a range of products purchased directly on Amazon.com.

December 15, 2014
E-gifting just got personal. Loop Commerce has released a turnkey SaaS solution called Loop that allows consumers to select and send online products as gifts without specifying attributes such as size, style or color.
 
December 10, 2014

EarthLink Holdings Corp., a managed network and cloud solutions provider, announced that Mississippi-based Hancock Fabrics recently selected EarthLink to simplify infrastructure operations via a comprehensive, secure managed network solution. 

December 4, 2014

lthough email is at the point it’s often considered a “legacy” technology, a slight majority of consumers still prefer it for holiday communication from retailers.

December 2, 2014

Most consumers do not feel safe when shopping online and many are shying away from their favorite retailers as a result.

December 1, 2014

Social media posts around holiday shopping peaked on Black Friday (Nov. 28) at 2.7 million. 

November 26, 2014

Data migrations and system upgrades usually require at least some downtime. In fact, 81% of companies schedule migrations overnight or on weekends when fewer people are working, and fewer customers can potentially be disrupted by downtime. Particularly in this era of 24/7 online ecommerce, some degree of business risk always accompanies downtime.

 

November 25, 2014

Will the holiday shopping season be affected by chaotic, disruptive and potentially costly delays and shipping problems? 

November 24, 2014

TechPay Mobile Payment Systems has launched the SwiftPay mobile payment system.

November 13, 2014

11 Main Inc., the U.S. online shopping platform operated by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc., has launched a mobile app optimized for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android, with an iPad version coming later in the year.

November 11, 2014

Amid a public fight for Thanksgiving weekend foot traffic, retailers are also battling behind the scenes to prepare for peak-season e-commerce orders.

November 7, 2014

The single greatest challenge that retailers face today is to have an individualized “conversation” with each customer and to do so on a global scale.

November 4, 2014
Bedford, Mass. -- Almost 50% of consumers have fallen victim to at least one data breach and 45% say they are not confident they know all instances of when their personal information has been leaked. However, according to a survey conducted by RSA, the security division of EMC, in conjunction with the Ponemon Institute of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers, in many cases behaviors toward security have not changed.  
November 4, 2014

The current use of social media data by retailers for merchandise planning is limited, with only 39% using it for product development and only 35% using it for promotional planning.

November 4, 2014

The current use of social media data by retailers for merchandise planning is limited, with only 39% using it for product development and only 35% using it for promotional planning.

November 4, 2014

The current use of social media data by retailers for merchandise planning is limited, with only 39% using it for product development and only 35% using it for promotional planning.

October 23, 2014

Retail e-commerce in the US grew 16.5% in 2013 to reach $264.3 billion, and will increase another 15.7% in 2014 to reach $305.7 billion, or 6.5% of all U.S. retail sales, according to Emarketer.

October 21, 2014

Magento, an EBay Enterprise company, has created the exclusive Fashion Partner Initiative.

October 20, 2014

Epicor Software Corp. has agreed to acquire privately held QuantiSense, Inc., a provider of cloud and on-premises packaged analytic solutions for the retail industry.

October 20, 2014

Amazon is “piloting” holiday pop-up stores this holiday season, with two confirmed locations in San Francisco and Sacramento, along with what may or may not be a permanent space in Manhattan.

October 17, 2014

Epicor Software Corp., a provider of business software solutions for retail, manufacturing and distribution, has been named the number one vendor of  POS software among the 200 leading specialty soft goods retailers and hard goods retailers for the fourth consecutive year. 

October 15, 2014

With plans to open 28 stores by the end of 2014, 30 or more new stores during 2015 and 50-plus stores every year thereafter, the 300-plus-unit convenience and fuel chain Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores needs a robust platform.

October 13, 2014

Junction Solutions announced today that it completed the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 at 122 stores of Fanzz, a leading sports apparel and team gear retailer.