Consumer Confidence Crisis: Why is Birchbox Out of Stock?

By Jess Iandiorio on February 1, 2017

I’m an 8.5 month pregnant lady. It’s fair to say I’m in perma-crisis-mode. When I received a wonderful gift of a 3-month subscription to Birchbox from my sister-in-law, I was thrilled. To have something show up monthly that gives me beauty products that make me feel better about myself, as I cross over 30 lbs weight gain, is really a blessing.

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Drive Surprisingly Significant Sales Increases With Marketplace Promotions

By Barry Murphy on January 24, 2017

Running online promotions can be a powerful way to boost sales.  Having a Marketplace where 3rd party sellers can offer promotions to your customers will increase sales even further. Not only are online sales sensitive to pricing, but a Marketplace is unburdened by the constraints of retail. Without worrying about inventory stock, or the pressure of profitability, you can run Marketplace deals, sales, and marketing campaigns that drive real impact - surprisingly significant impat. The first time a Mirakl customer in the fashion space applied promotions on Marketplace products using the strategies outlined below, they realized a 272% growth in month over month sales revenue.

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How a Retailer Grew Revenue and Profit Margins With its Own Online Marketplace

By Barry Murphy on January 3, 2017

On every retailer’s to-do list in 2017 is surely a series of technology initiatives meant to improve efficiency, maximize opportunity, and ultimately grow revenue.

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Launching a Marketplace Makes Sense For Both Omni-Channel and Pure-Play Businesses

By Barry Murphy on December 15, 2016

In a time when brick and mortar retailers are seeking new ways to attract new customers, and create loyalty among existing shoppers, the concept of a Marketplace has emerged as an ideal way to optimize a business’s cross-channel strategy.

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How The Marketplace Model Delivers The Results Online Merchants Crave

By Barry Murphy on December 7, 2016

Often, the thought of letting third-party sellers offer products alongside a retailer’s own is scary.  But, that fear is only theoretical; in practice, retailers see compelling results of increased revenue, improved customer loyalty and retention, and increase in profitability.  These are the results that the Marketplace model provides.  Case in point: Darty. With 400 physical stores across Europe, Darty (part of Darty Group Plc) is the leading French retailer in consumer electronics and household electrical goods.

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