Daily Archives: February 3, 2009

Put Lauren Freedman of the e-tailing group on stage moderating a discussion with three retailers and you get a bunch of real world scenarios, practical advice, and a realistic set of expectations. Here are some snippets of ecommerce advice from each of the panelists: Peter Cobb, Co-Founder, Senior Vice President, eBags Optimize with current point [...]

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For those who left early or could not attend this presentation..you missed out on 5 rapid fire presentations by the winners of this first ever contest honoring 5 exhibitors.  SI Forum Exhibitors were asked to submit their best idea for what retailers should be doing to succeed in this economy and prepare for future success. [...]

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A panel of global e-commerce experts provided some fascinating insights this afternoon on what retailers should consider before going global. Here were a few takeaways: Making the Decision When trying to decide if you should expand, talk to your customers. Are they aware of your brand? Do they understand it? Are they advocates? Try to [...]

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Hung LeHong of Gartner had one overarching question to consider: Is there opportunity for retailers despite the economic adversity being faced? Over the last couple years there have been lots of questions around Web 2.0. At first it was ‘what is Web 2.0?’ Lately it has shifted to ‘Is Web 2.0 dead?’ The reality is [...]

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Brian Walker, a senior analyst with Forrester, presented a broad overview of platforms separating them into categories such as “Walled Garden” vs. distributed models. Brian and Sally discussed how retailers should review all types of platforms and make decisions based on future growth as well as functionality. Saas and Open Source with specific vendors mentioned [...]

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