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Too many retailers believe success in a lab means they have developed a successful concept. One example would be site selection. Too many commuters in a hurry to get home and sales will not meet projections (based on the current success of the lab). Too many people who are...

I understand that scarcity may equal desirability, but allowing some resellers/entrepreneurs/scalpers to empty racks doesn't seem like a good business practice. Yes, Target got an unbelievable amount of publicly from the event but much of it was about how mad and disappointed customers were.

While it may not have eliminated...

Using the promotional names normally associated with Christmas might work twice a year but should they be overused they will lose their effectiveness. My expectation is that other retailers will say, if it works for them then it will work for us (some already do), and once the promotions...

The ability to personalize the shopping experience to this extent seems a little creepy to me but I am sure that many people will love it. Why have to wade through looking at stuff you have no interest in when some algorithm can predetermine what you might like? This...

The short answer is yes and I support Amazon's efforts.

Not sure about whether it meets the legal definition or not but unfortunately people's purchase decisions could be based on false information. Too many believe if it is on the Internet it must be true.

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When you are the 800-pound gorilla you can ask for whatever you want and have a fairly good chance of getting it. Walmart wants everyday net low pricing from its vendors but unless a vendor has a reason to offer its goods to Walmart at zero profit, it realizes...

The timing for the Lane Bryant campaign is spot on. As noted on one of the Huffington Post articles, there was a backlash in the U.K. about Victoria's Secret using skinny-to-very skinny models in its ads and proclaiming them to have the perfect body.

While it may or may not...

Sellers would be advised to use both. At this point it would seem that Amazon is winning the battle for even more visitors, but unless there was a compelling reason I would advise against giving up on eBay. The number of customers that use both may be growing but...

My very short response is I agree with Tony.

I addition, there are markets such as convenience stores with gas where the POS is also the pump controller. It also functions as the credit/debit card device, etc. It's great to say all that might be possible, but it's sort of...

Free pretzels on a plane? I must be flying the wrong airlines. I haven't seen free pretzels on a United flight or other airplanes since 2011.

I do agree that if everyone is doing birthday emails or something else it loses it luster and become a delete button item. One...

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