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5 Key Takeaways From 2013

Each year brings a new set of challenges for brands as technology continues to play a larger role in consumer shopping behaviors, marketing execution and logistics management. There was much to be learned from the innovations of 2013 and here we offer five key takeaways to ensure a smooth and seamless transition into 2014.

Tips For Optimizing Your Returns Process

Today, 86 percent of consumers review the returns policy during the purchase lifecycle, making returns a critical component of the consumer experience.

How do brands respond to these demands while still remaining profitable? This article will address some of the latest trends in reverse logistics and offer tips on what makes a good package returns policy.

10 Trends in Rebates and Sweepstakes

With the continuing evolution of social touch points and technology, how do brands position themselves to grow their market share? This article will address the top 10 trends in rebates and sweepstakes to help companies stay on the leading edge of promotions marketing.

11 ECommerce Fulfillment Tips for the Holiday Shopping Season

Like it or not, the holiday shopping season arrives earlier and earlier each year and no one feels its effects more than online retailers. Ecommerce sales are expected to rise an additional 15.1 percent over last year, with a projected $61.8 billion spent in November and December alone. The time is now to prepare for the holiday rush and keep your brand on shoppers’ “nice list.” Here are 11 tips to help get you through the season.

Rebate Strategies to Prevent Fraud & Stay Compliant

Rebates are one of the most effective ways to increase sales and gain visibility for a product or service. However, before beginning a rebate program it is critical for brands to educate themselves on the rules and regulations surrounding rebate fraud and compliance.

Cutting through the Clutter of Couponing

On its face couponing would seem to be easy. It’s just a coupon, right? In reality fraud and a convoluted payment chain create complications. This white paper is a basic introduction to couponing for manufacturers.

Rebate Escheatment. What is it and why should I comply?

What happens to those rebate checks that do not get cashed? Whose money is that? How is the information tracked and reported? These pertinent questions should be considered when offering a rebate to your customers.

5 Questions To Ask Your eCommerce Fulfillment Provider

The ability to meet the demands of a growing eCommerce market is the key to survival. When it comes to order processing, inventory management, and fulfillment, there are five key questions to ask when seeking out a third-party fulfillment (3PF) partner.

Choosing the Right 3PF Partner

Today more and more companies are choosing to outsource their fulfillment to an experienced 3PF (third party fulfillment) provider. But with thousands of 3PF companies to choose from, how do you find the provider that is right for you and your brand?

Avoiding DRTV Continuity Pitfalls

Whether you’re a seasoned DRTV veteran or exploring your first campaign, this article will help guide you through the potential pitfalls surrounding direct response.