Books-A-Million names VP e-commerce
Birmingham, Ala. — Books-A-Million appointed James Phelps as VP e-commerce. For nearly 15 years, Phelps has been a leader in e-commerce, serving with retailers including HSN, Kohl’s Department Stores, and Brookstone.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to bring my in-store experience to the Books-A-Million brand online,” said Phelps. “My focus is to not only create synergy between the online and in-store shopping experience, but to give our customers compelling reasons to make Booksamillion.com their primary destination for the best selection of books, toys, tech and more.”
Books-A-Million operates 254 stores in 33 states.
Former ShopperTrak exec joins AccuStore board
New York — AccuStore, a leading provider of site intelligence for retailers and multi-site operators, has added Jan Davis, president and CEO of ShopperTrak, to the board of AccuStore’s parent company, GSP.
“AccuStore’s technology meets a profound need in retail to reduce the cost and delays that arise when large retailers struggle to understand store-specific facts and data,” Davis said. “With the backing of GSP’s 35 years of experience in supporting large retail chains, AccuStore is uniquely positioned to offer a technology and support platform that will enable major retailers to realize long-lasting improvements in their bottom-line performance.”
During her tenure at ShopperTrak, from 2004 to 2008, revenues doubled and the company expanded internationally, including a wholly foreign-owned subsidiary in China.
MarketLive integrates Visa checkout
Petaluma, Calif. – MarketLive is integrating Visa Checkout directly into its e-commerce platform. Visa Checkout is a new way to pay online, on any device, with a few clicks.
Integrating Visa Checkout into MarketLive’s e-commerce platform allows MarketLive’s retail customers to offer the service to a growing number of consumers who are shopping via smartphones and tablets.
“We are the first enterprise e-commerce platform to do a full integration of Visa’s mobile-optimized Visa Checkout, which sets us apart from other technologies and makes it easier for our merchants to simplify the payment process for their customers,” said Ken Burke, founder and CEO of MarketLive Inc. “We can offer customers the trusted Visa brand as one of their checkout options, and help decrease cart abandonments, especially on mobile devices.”