Although online sales grew 15% from 2010 to 2011, many retailers' online ordering, shipping and returns processes failed to keep pace, according to management consultancy Kurt Salmon's rankings of 50 retailers.
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Only three retailers, Amazon, Sephora and Saks Fifth Avenue, achieved Kurt Salmon's highest ranking. The highest-ranked retailers offered easy online shopping and checkout experiences, on-time shipping, great presentations, and a simple return process--all of which set them apart.
But most retailers have room to improve, especially on ... read more
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:
EPAY), a leading provider of collaborative payment, invoice and
document automation solutions, today announced the company will present
at an upcoming investor conference. Kevin Donovan, Bottomline’s Chief
Financial Officer, will present at the Needham Growth Conference on
... read more
Upp Technology, Inc. is proud to announce Matt Simonton as the newest
addition to the Upp Technology software sales team. With more than
fifteen years of business experience in the medical supply industry, Mr.
Simonton will help meet the increased demand for Upp Technology’s irms|360™
Enterprise ... read more
HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market
intelligence, reports that Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has determined
the proposed three-way merger of University of Louisville Hospital and
Catholic Health Initiatives facilities Saint Joseph Health System in
Lexington and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville ... read more
VoltDB (www.voltdb.com), the leading provider of ultra-high throughput relational database systems (RDBMSs), today announced the company's 2011 results, including growth in new customer accounts of more than 300%, with comparable bookings growth. Other 2011 accomplishments included two strategic software releases, the launch of VoltOne, two new strategic partnerships, and new executive leadership.
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Innovative New Products and Services
VoltDB continued to bring innovative, industry-leading products to the Big Data market during 2011. In April, the company introduced VoltDB 1.3, a ... read more
Verizon Wireless has begun deploying AnywhereCommerce's Rover(TM) device, a PCI certified magstripe reader and PIN entry POS (point of sale device) which is seamlessly integrated to their retail fleet of Motion Computing tablets. AnywhereCommerce's Rover is mounted to the tablet enabling the full breadth of expedited line busting checkout. Customers can now use their credit card, check card, or PIN debit bank card for checkout. Verizon expects the line busting solution to increase customer through-put and ... read more
Suneva Medical, a privately-held aesthetic medical device company, today announced that it is launching a multi-center study to investigate the efficacy of Artefill for the treatment of acne scars. The 150-patient prospective study is being conducted at 10 centers throughout the U.S. and will enroll its first patient by February.
"Acne can have lasting effects on a patient's self-esteem, especially when we are limited in our ability to permanently treat the resulting scars," said study investigator Ava Shamban, M.D. ... read more
Rent Jiffy, Washington's only online source to prepare and file rental property license paperwork and service all rental property license needs, formally announces the launch of its new automated website, www.rentjiffy.com. The new site had its soft launch in October, and to date has successfully processed more than 100 DC rental property and apartment house license transactions, with the average application being finished from website forms to license in hand in less than two weeks.
"Rent Jiffy's website is the ... read more
MedData, Inc., a leading provider of medical billing services, announced
today the acquisition of MedDirect, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based
patient services company, which provides revenue cycle management
services and advanced personalized patient communications to healthcare
organizations. MedDirect works with its national base of clients to ... read more
The OSA Foundation (OSAF)
has announced the launch of a fundraising campaign to establish the Paul
Anthony Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship. The Foundation aims to
successfully achieve its fundraising goal by this spring so that the
scholarship program can be formally in place and ready for student ... read more
The Annual Customer Experience Impact (CEI) Report, conducted online by
Harris Interactive on behalf of RightNow
(NASDAQ:RNOW) among 2,291 U.S. adults aged 18+, once again shows that
delivering exceptional customer experiences is essential for any
organization that wants to grow and sustain competitive differentiation
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STATEN ISLAND, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/12 -- Touch Stone Rehabilitation & Health Center in Staten Island announced that the practice offers holistic treatments, including massage therapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture. The practice's chiropractor creates custom holistic treatment plans to help patients heal following a sports injury, manage chronic pain, or optimize overall well being. According to the chiropractor, each holistic treatment is designed to help patients get healthy for life.
Individuals struggling with chronic pain or healing following an ... read more
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and Diopsys wants to help educate patients about the importance of catching glaucoma early. The American Optometric Association reports that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the US. According to Prevent Blindness America, glaucoma is often called the "sneak thief of sight" since half of all patients who have it do not know it because central vision may not be affected until later stages of the disease.
To diagnose and manage glaucoma, optometrists ... read more
MarketSphere is pleased to announce the addition of Gary
Traynor as the Oracle
E-Business Practice Director in our Chicago Regional office. Traynor
will be a key member in MarketSphere’s continuing efforts to expand our
... read more
Profitect, a profit-amplification solution provider for retailers, announced today it will highlight its modular Profitect Suite in booth #3240 at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & EXPO in New York City, January 16-17. Through pattern-seeking algorithms, Profitect's profit-amplification solution enables retail organizations to discover and actualize untapped profit and growth opportunities across the entire retail value chain - from procurement to the POS.
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"The majority of retailers attending NRF 2012 are still looking for new ways to ... read more
GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pink Sheets: GOSY) (http://www.geckosystems.com/) has released their CEO's shareholder update summarizing the events of 2011 and the company's expectations for the future. The update includes information on Market Initiatives, Research and Development (R&D) progress, a reduction of Company debt, and a restructuring of GOSY stock that significantly reduces the number of shares outstanding.
The CareBot(TM) has become more robust in application while overall manufacturing costs have been reduced.
Migrated the CareBot's navigation system to guide power wheelchairs, opening ... read more
Stratfor, a leading provider of geopolitical analysis, today relaunched its website, an important step forward as the company responds to the cyber attacks that hit Stratfor in late 2011. The rebuilt website, www.stratfor.com, went live earlier this morning.
The unidentified attackers stole personal information of Stratfor customers and friends, including credit card data for some subscribers. Attackers also destroyed the company's servers in what appeared to be an attempt to silence Stratfor. In response, Stratfor contracted with CSID, a top-ranked provider ... read more
Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEX) - an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, and provider of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today reported the successful completion of its 28-day rat toxicology study of its drug candidate, SPX-106. Results demonstrated an ample margin of safety with the dosing planned for the first-in-human study. The toxicology report will be included in the Investigational New Drug (IND) submission to the ... read more
ZocDoc, a company dedicated to improving access to healthcare, today announces that former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Dr. Bill Frist have joined its advisory board. The board provides perspective and counsel to the executive team at ZocDoc as the company continues its rapid growth and expansion.
"Senators Daschle and Frist are among the most influential leaders in healthcare and government, and they each have a long history of building consensus from both parties to affect change," said ... read more