Total Retail https://www.mytotalretail.com The Retailer's Source for Content & Community Fri, 25 May 2018 16:31:33 -0400 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Eddie Bauer, Pacific Sunwear Explore Merger Amid Retail Downturn https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/eddie-bauer-pacific-sunwear-explore-merger-amid-retail-downturn/ https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/eddie-bauer-pacific-sunwear-explore-merger-amid-retail-downturn/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 15:36:00 +0000 https://network.napco.com/total-retail/?post_type=article&p=57199 Eddie Bauer and Pacific Sunwear are exploring a merger to consolidate their store footprint and weather a prolonged downturn in the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail sector. The two apparel retailers have both previously filed for bankruptcy and are looking for ways to spur future growth. In a merger, the companies could whittle down their store counts […]

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A Look at the Future of Customer Loyalty Programs https://www.mytotalretail.com/video/single/a-look-at-the-future-of-customer-loyalty-programs/ https://www.mytotalretail.com/video/single/a-look-at-the-future-of-customer-loyalty-programs/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 14:35:54 +0000 https://network.napco.com/total-retail/?post_type=video&p=57195 In this week’s episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail’s Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss customer loyalty programs, including the growing trend of paid programs (think Amazon Prime), what customers expect from loyalty programs, and the steps retailers can take to improve their loyalty program. For more information on this topic, check out Kayla […]

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Learning From the Holiday Season, Part 3 https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/learning-from-the-holiday-season-part-3/ https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/learning-from-the-holiday-season-part-3/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 14:17:57 +0000 https://network.napco.com/total-retail/?post_type=article&p=56988 On average, people use social media worldwide for 135 minutes every day, up from 126 minutes in 2016. This presents a huge opportunity for retailers to reach consumers on the platforms where they already spend more than two hours per day. However, not all retailers are successfully using these channels. In the final installment of […]

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Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store Requires New Ways of Thinking https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/buy-online-pick-up-in-store-requires-new-ways-of-thinking/ https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/buy-online-pick-up-in-store-requires-new-ways-of-thinking/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 13:47:14 +0000 https://network.napco.com/total-retail/?post_type=article&p=56986 The staying power of buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) comes down to two simple facts: consumers are demanding it, and retailers need it. JDA Software’s 2017 Consumer Survey found that 50 percent of consumers had used BOPIS in the previous 12 months, a 43 percent increase over two years ago. But what about retailers? A new study by […]

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The State of the Amazon Marketplace 2018 https://www.mytotalretail.com/resource/the-state-of-the-amazon-marketplace-2018/ Thu, 24 May 2018 21:44:23 +0000 https://network.napco.com/total-retail/?post_type=resource&p=57194 To take a pulse of the Amazon Marketplace and its seller inhabitants, Feedvisor completed The State of the Amazon Marketplace 2018, a survey of over 1,200 Amazon merchants about their challenges, ventures and strategies for maximizing profitability. Feedvisor, the only algo-commerce company using machine learning and big data to help online retailers make accurate business decisions, is acutely familiar with Amazon’s algorithm and harnesses billions of data points to enable sellers to drive Marketplace success. 

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Report: Amazon Banning Customers Who Return Too Many Items https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/report-amazon-banning-customers-who-return-too-many-items/ https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/report-amazon-banning-customers-who-return-too-many-items/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 16:46:19 +0000 https://network.napco.com/total-retail/?post_type=article&p=57186 Amazon.com is banning customers from buying merchandise on its site who return too many items, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The report cites two customers who had their accounts banned without warning. One of Amazon’s customer’s said he received an email in March notifying him that his account had been closed because […]

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Digital-Native Brands: The (Almost) New Face of Modern Marketers? https://www.mytotalretail.com/post/digital-native-brands-the-almost-new-face-of-modern-marketers/ https://www.mytotalretail.com/post/digital-native-brands-the-almost-new-face-of-modern-marketers/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 16:29:17 +0000 https://www.mytotalretail.com/post/?p=57189 There’s lots of buzz surrounding digital-native brands and what’s making them so disruptive and relevant today. While the definition of digital native is evolving, they are companies that launch as web-only retailers with the belief that superior technology can be a differentiator. They often engender loyalty by projecting authenticity and effectively leveraging social media. More […]

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Assessing the State of Online Sales Tax for Retailers https://www.mytotalretail.com/item/assessing-the-state-of-online-sales-tax-for-retailers/ https://www.mytotalretail.com/item/assessing-the-state-of-online-sales-tax-for-retailers/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 15:17:57 +0000 https://network.napco.com/total-retail/?post_type=item&p=57187 This comprehensive report from Avalara and NAPCO Research features data from a survey of retail executives into their online sales tax collection and remittance practices. The research reinforced some commonly held beliefs, while also offering insights into where the future is headed as e-commerce continues to become a bigger part of retailers’ businesses.

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Experience (Not Price) is What Wins Over U.S. Shoppers https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/experience-not-price-is-what-wins-over-u-s-shoppers/ https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/experience-not-price-is-what-wins-over-u-s-shoppers/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 14:31:15 +0000 https://network.napco.com/total-retail/?post_type=article&p=56982 Thanks to technology, shoppers have more power than ever. Prices and products are no longer enough to cement buying decisions. Instead, American consumers place higher value on — and demand more from — the shopping experience. This shift toward experience is one of the key findings in a new study that tracked the opinions, preferences […]

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Why Digital Real Estate is the Best Way for Brands to Grow https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/why-digital-real-estate-is-the-best-way-for-todays-brands-to-grow/ https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/why-digital-real-estate-is-the-best-way-for-todays-brands-to-grow/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 14:08:01 +0000 https://network.napco.com/total-retail/?post_type=article&p=56977 Despite the flashy “Retail Apocalypse” headlines, the truth is retail is alive and growing. Yes, some legacy retailers are struggling to adapt to the tidal wave of new technology and consumer demands that define today’s retail market, but innovative retailers are embracing technology to create exciting experiences, which are attracting new customers and allowing them […]

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