AFFIRMation 2017 Roundup & Highlights

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Crown & Caliber Sales Soar By Offering Installments

by Ben Feldman · March 21, 2016

Crown & Caliber is one of the leading online marketplaces for buyers and sellers of certified pre-owned luxury watches. It’s a huge market, growing about $7 billion annually, according to former private equity investor and Crown & Caliber CEO, Hamilton Powell. The company itself has grown from a staff of two to 44 in less […]

Jomashop: Boosting Revenue By Addressing Customers’ Needs

by Ben Feldman · March 20, 2016

Jomashop has been in the retail and wholesale trade of luxury goods, including high-end watches, fine writing instruments, handbags, fashion accessories, crystal, and gift items for nearly 30 years.

Payments are a Powerful Marketing Tool You Can’t Afford to Ignore (Part 2)

by Ben Feldman · March 7, 2016

This is the second article in a three-part series on how merchants can use payments as a key product differentiator in their marketing to help boost sales. If you’ve missed the first part, where we discuss email, social media, and PR marketing, you can check it out here.

5 Things to Know to Convert Your Millennial Shoppers

by Claire Murdough · February 27, 2016

You’d think that being a Millennial would make me a natural expert on Millennial shopping trends, but let me tell you: I’m continually surprised by my peers. Millennials are a savvy bunch, accustomed to evaluating, challenging, and advancing the status quo.

Should Online Retailers be Concerned About Webrooming?

by Ben Feldman · February 26, 2016

Webrooming, the practice of buying a product in-store after researching it online, has gotten a lot of press lately. Some online retailers are worried about the possible negative impact of this trend, but for the prepared retailer, there is nothing to worry about. This article discusses how webrooming affects retailers and how online merchants can […]

Payments are a Powerful Marketing Tool You Can’t Afford to Ignore

by Ben Feldman · February 24, 2016

Marketing can be most effective if you use it to communicate your brand’s points of differentiation, showing potential customers why they’ll be much better off buying from you than from your competitors.

What Is the Best E-Commerce Platform for You?

by Ben Feldman · February 23, 2016

With several e-commerce platforms to select from, choosing one can feel like standing in front of the cereal display at the grocery store — all the different options can be paralyzing. But the fact is, when armed with the right information, you can make the right choice and feel confident that you’ve got the best […]

Trends That Will Impact Retail in 2016

by Ben Feldman ·

A lot happened in the world of retail and e-commerce in 2015. Pop-up stores kept popping up, mobile commerce continued growing at a rapid pace, and “omnichannel” took over everything (while becoming one of the busiest buzzwords of the year).

Omnichannel Experiences that Delight Millennial Shoppers

by Ben Feldman ·

Millennials, more than others, are likely to search for information and products on several devices (mobile phone, laptop, work computer) before making a purchase. A Millennial consumer may read a blog post about fall sweaters on their iPad, then research prices for fall sweaters using Google on their home computer, and finally buy a sweater […]

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