Retail Best Practices

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The Internet is forcing radical changes on Retail Best Practices. In addition to the need to learn Digital Marketing techniques, retailers must also learn to compete with or innovate with eCommerce technology. Today’s customers demand the best shopping experience. Modshopr uses this space to keep you informed about the latest retail best practices, so you deliver the experience customers want in order to reach your business goals.

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Retail Books

Delivering Happiness
Michael Berghahl (An Authority on Walmart)

Retail Management
Sam Walton: Made in America
Start & Run A Retail Business

The Loyalty Leap 
The Retail Value Proposition

Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping
What Women Want

Jeff Bezos’ Reading List from
The Everything Store

The Remains of the Day  (Bezos says he learns more from novels than non-fiction)
Sam Walton: Made in America
Memos from the Chairman
The Mythical Man Month
Built to Last
Good to Great
Creation: Life and How to Make IT
The Innovator’s Dilemma
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Lean Thinking
Data-Driven Marketing
The Black Swan

Ecommerce Platforms

Sell on Amazon
Shopify
Sell on EBay
WooCommerce
WordPress
Magento Commerce
Sell on Rakuten

Magic Magnify Plus
CS Cart
Red Component/Shop   (Joomla)
VirtueMart
PrestaShop
osCommerce
Zen Cart
Cube Cart
X-Cart
OpenCart
getshopped.org  Jigoshop     Search on “wordpress ecommerce plugins”
eCommerce Gallery  eComm Gallery 2
Gallery
open source photo gallery   Gallery 3 Tutorial
Search on “ecommerce hosting”   —> ehosting.ca
WISISYG Web Builder
OXID
OSC Max
eCommerce Templates
ekmpowershop
NetSuite   *** CLOUD BASED   ***
ASPdotNet Storepfront
Blue Voda
Miva Merchant

Stay Informed

Retail News, Blogs & Tools

Amazon’s Quest For Total Retail Domination

Display & Design Ideas (DDi)
E-Commerce Usability
ForeSee Results
Multichannel Merchant
Off the Shelf: The Retail & CPG Blog
Retail Info Systems News 
Retail Design Blog
STORES (NRF)
Social Commerce
Progressive Grocer

Wikipedia

Bricks and Clicks
e-Commerce
Retail Design
Affiliate Network

Trade Associations

Retail Associations

Australian National Retail Association (ANRA)
Australian Retail Association (ARA)
British Retail Consortium
British Independent Retail Association (BIRA)
Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG)
Consumer Goods Forum
Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS)
National Retail Federation (USA)
Netchoice (USA)
New Zealand Retailers Association
POPAI (The Global Association For Marketing At Retail)
Retail Council of Canada (RCC)
Retail Excellence Ireland
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Retail Ireland (part of IBEC)
shop.org (National Retail Federation – USA)

Food & Drink Marketing Associations

Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA – Canada)
Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC – Canada)
Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA- USA)
International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS – Global)
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA – Global)
Produce Marketers Association
 (PMA – Global)
United Fresh Produce Association

Academic Resources

Consumer Culture Theory
Disruption in Retail: Big Data (Harvard i-Lab)
John F. Sherry Jr.Journal of Consumer Psychology
Journal of Consumer Research

Journal of Retailing
Kyle Murray

The Future of Shopping (Harvard Business Review)     Darrell Rigby
Patterns of Disruption in Retailing (Harvard Business Review)Summary

Mystery Shopping

Mystery Shopping is a technique that can be used to test the quality of your customer service.
Mystery Shopping Providers Association (North America)
Mystery Shopping Providers Association (Europe)
CRG Mystery Shopping   (Canada)
Retail Track

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is a new channel that can boost your eCommerce sales.
Wikipedia: Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate  Networks & Programs

Amazon Affiliate Network
EBay Affiliate Network
CJ (Commission Junction)
Google Affiliate Network (GAN)
Target Affiliate Network
LinkShare
ClickBank
ShareASale
AvantLink
Click Booth
LinkConnector
Associate Programs (D)
Affiliate Seeking (D)
Affiliate Management Solutions
Paulson Management Group
MGECom
WebGains
June Media
Schaaf Consulting
Market Leverage
AMNavigator
LearnAndMaster
AffiliateCREW
JEB Commerce
GoldenCAN
ForMeToCoupon
ShareResults
BounceLinks

Books & Magazines

A Practical Guide to Affiliate Marketing
The Complete Guide to Affilate Marketing on the Web
Online Shopping Through Consumers Eyes
FeedFront
Revenue Performance
Internet Retailer
How AF Can Make You Rich
The Super Affiliate Handbook
ReveNews
WebMarketingToday

Affiliate Marketing Links

FTC disclosure guidelines
Rosalind Gardner
Affiliate Program Advice
WickedFire
Referral Candy
Affiliate Window
Kim Rowley
GeekCast
AffiliateFairPlay
Affilorama
NY Affiliate Voice 
PopShops
Digital River
Channel Advisor
MyAffiliateProgram

Retail Tools and Technology

Look at the “Retail Technology” list in Modshopper’s Developers section.

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