Trent Saunders

508 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Following | 5 Followers | @TrentSaunde2015 | Keep up with Trent Saunders on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Trent Saunders”

Fung Capital USA | Tech Landscape

Happy Returns provides in-person returns through a network of physical Return Bar® locations staffed by friendly and highly trained Returnista™ …

More than a job: 8 NYC companies where you can build a career

The days are getting longer, weekend trips to Montauk are coming to an end and schools are back in session. Though summer's almost over, your next …

The Verge: Instagram reportedly developing a shopping app

The Facebook-owned platform is looking to expand its e-commerce reach with a standalone shopping app, anonymous sources told The Verge.

Social Media

Zara's Big Ship-From-Store Push Underscores Retail's Bricks-Serving-Clicks Movement

Zara, the lion’s share of the Inditex Group, the world’s biggest apparel merchant by sales, is considered a master at fast-fashion, churning out catwalk-inspired looks via a sourcing model that is the envy of its runway-to-rack rivals.<p>But it’s a latecomer to the ship-from-store retail …

Out of Stock Online? Zara Hopes Shipping From Stores Will Boost Sales

The fast-fashion behemoth is using its downtown stores to ship online orders, aiming to minimize sale hurdles and speed up delivery<p>MADRID—Fast-fashion giant Zara is equipping its stores to also ship online purchases, betting that the move will boost sales of full-priced items that can be delivered …

Clothing

Blockchain to drive $164B in efficiencies for retail by 2030

Cost savings and efficiencies from blockchain will accelerate dramatically in the coming decade for retail and e-commerce, according to a new report.

IHS Markit

What b8ta has figured out about retail

The startup says it's unearthed a new purpose for brick and mortar. Its Macy's partnership provides a chance to scale but could test the limits of …

European Parliament issues warning to trump over Privacy Shield agreement - 2 months notice given

The European Parliament has issued a firm warning to the US that it needs to get its house in order within two months, if it wants the transatlantic …

Elastic Path took a different commerce road, and it’s working

The last few years have seen e-commerce apps gobbled up by big marketing players. But Elastic Path took a different approach, taking chances on APIs …

How to Avoid Domain Blacklisting When Cold Emailing

We get this question a lot: “how do I avoid domain blacklisting when cold emailing?”<p>This is a genuine question.<p>There are certain risks with cold …

Stormy Daniels' strip club act bookends Trump's court reveal

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump exercised his power by nominating Brett Kavanaugh Monday night at the White House, adult film star Stormy Daniels exercised hers about a mile away, wearing nothing but black heels.<p>"She is the one person who could take down Donald Trump," said Diana …

Stormy Daniels

Email Deliverability Issues

3<p>Posted by<p>u/Clayboy89<p>1 year ago<p><i>Archived</i><p>To start, our sales team doubled June, which is when our email issues began. We utilize email best practices, …

Network Tools: DNS,IP,Email

About the SuperTool!<p>All of your MX record, DNS, blacklist and SMTP diagnostics in one integrated tool. Input a <b>domain name</b> or <b>IP Address</b> or <b>Host Name.</b> …

What is the difference between a spam email and a cold email, legally speaking?

I Want to Believe, but: Your Email Link Clicks Aren’t Real | DemandLab

The first known instance of this trend started appearing in late spring/early summer 2013 with Barracuda’s email security platform analyzing incoming …

What I Learned After Sending 4,000+ Cold Sales Emails

Cold emailing is a necessary component of any sales and marketing outbound activities you do. Honing that skill takes time and in a lot of cases you …

27% of apparel sales are now online

More consumers want to "try before they buy " clothing online, but the logistics of such services are increasingly becoming a headache for retailers.

The Top Ecommerce Platforms by Market Share in 2018 [Infographic]

eCommerce is on the rise, with digital platform-originated sales projected to rise from $2.3 trillion in 2017 to $4.5 trillion by 2021.<p>The growth of …

Retail IT execs struggle to get budget for innovation

Dive Brief:<p>Retail CIOs and IT decision makers are unsatisfied in the ability of their software and enterprise application partners’ ability to help …

Why Cart Abandonment Rates Aren't Falling

More shopping on mobile amplifies a persistent problem for online retailers.<p>Growing cart abandonment.<p>Research from Barilliance, an eCommerce personalization tools developer, illuminates the challenge.<p>The smaller the screen, the bigger the problem.<p>Desktop… 73.1% average shopping cart abandonment …

eCommerce

Yoobic raises $25M for an app that helps retailers track in-store merchandising campaigns

A lot of the innovation we’ve seen in the world of commerce has been focused on the front end of the business: how to use digital tools to improve shoppers’ experiences both online and offline — ultimately get them to buy more. Today, however, comes news of some funding for a startup that has built …

Amazon Tests Ad Tool That Rivals Google, Criteo

Amazon.com Inc. is taking its most assertive step yet into the digital-advertising market by testing a new display ad offering that threatens …

Net Neutrality Repeal: Can SMB Retailers Survive In An Internet 'Slow Lane'?

The net neutrality rules, formalized and enacted in 2015, prohibited ISPs such as Comcast, Spectrum, Verizon and AT&T from charging more for certain …

The New B2B Sales Imperative

Most B2B sellers think their customers are in the driver’s seat—empowered, armed to the teeth with information, and so clear about their needs that they don’t bother to engage with suppliers until late in the process, when their purchase decision is all but complete.<p>Customers don’t see it that way. …

Did Democrats Pass a Law Separating Children and Adults at the Southern Border?

During an interview on Friday, Trump stated that a law passed by Democrats was the reason illegal immigrants were being separated from the children …

Beauty brands are launching independent stores centered on experiences

Wholesale beauty brands are starting to launch their own stores centered on experiential elements, like meet-ups and training classes, and aimed at …

Why Kirkland's is counting on BOPIS to boost profits

When Mike Cairnes joined Kirkland’s in late 2016 as chief operating officer, he made a big push to drive e-commerce growth for the furniture and home …

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

Google Gives Brands Ads, Data To Compete On Price, Local Inventory

The always-on consumer has caught up with Google and is now demanding more from brands and retailers. The search engine on Tuesday released several …

Progressive web apps: What they are and why they matter

<i>Wilson Kerr, vice president, business development & sales, Unbound Commerce</i><p>The new hot thing… a lot of buzz…but what are Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)? …