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MarketLive Index Results Show 125% Increase in Retailer Revenues Coming from Smartphones

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Petaluma, CA—Would we really be that smart without our smartphones? As mobile devices become even more inextricably linked to our daily activities, retailers are seeing a dramatic increase in smartphone use not only for shopping, but also purchasing. In its recent quarterly Performance Index report, MarketLive, a Total Commerce technology …

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Item of the Day: Lotuff

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Item of the Day: Lotuff While sales of consumer electronics haven’t been doing as well as expected this holiday season, there’s been a stand out: the iPad mini, the smaller sized tablet computer by Apple. In fact, Walmart reported it sold more than 1.4 million tablet computers during its Black …

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Item of the Day: BirkSun

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

Item of the Day: BirkSun Backpacks are indeed back, but we found one that functions double duty. Not only does the Atlas cotton/poly backpack from BirkSun (a division of Dorfman Pacific) easily hold a 17-inch laptop or tablet computer, it also can recharge them (and your mobile phone, too). Thanks …

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Study: 87% of Online Retailers Have Beefed Up Mobile Capabilities

In Marketing, What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Huntington Beach, CA—Online shoppers can expect even more emails from online retailers, all aiming to keep up with the growing phenomenon of mobile shopping. And as e-tailers strive to increase their market share, they are investing heavily in tried-and-true favorites: email and paid search. According to Shop.org/Forrester Research’s new study, …

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Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

News flashed this afternoon that the Dow Jones industrial average, that iconic blue-chip index for 30 major companies, closed above 15,000 points, thus breaking through a psychological hurdle that will likely result in a strong stock rally. Or so the analysts predict. Like many on Wall Street—and Main Street for …

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Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

In our quest to keep our high tech accessories as fashion forward as rest of our outfits and accessories, we couldn’t help but climb the Phunkee Tree. No, it’s not some new botanical discovery from the rain forest, but an entrepreneurial firm that makes the most mundane phone/tablet/computer cords and …

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Mobile Shopping Report: Retailers Fall Short of Consumers’ Expectations

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Wellesley, MA—While Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012 proved that mobile commerce is growing steadily, new research reveals that the top 20 brick-and-mortar retail brands still fall short of consumers’ expectations for fast, well-designed and functional mobile apps and websites. According to Mobiquity’s Mobile Shopping Satisfaction Report, an independent consumer …

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Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

Tis the season for shopping for the latest tech gizmos. And while we can’t wait to get our hands on the latest from Apple or Microsoft, let’s face it many of their sleek electronic exteriors may appeal to the geeks of Silicon Valley, but even the coolest tech device often …

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Online And Upward: NYFW Continues To Expand Digital Offerings Including Growth Of Digital Fashion Shows

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New York — Three international brands–See By Chloe,  ICB and Pierre Balmain– debuted their Spring/Summer 2013 collections to press and buyers in an online-only format during New York Fashion Week, building on the breakthrough trend started by the introduction of KCD’s Digital Fashion Shows platform last season. “New York now …