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

Michael Berghahl (An Authority on Walmart)
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
Sell on EBay
Magento Commerce

Stay Informed

Retail News, Blogs & Tools

E-Commerce Usability – Nielsen Norman Group
National Retail Foundation – NRF 
Progressive Grocer


Bricks and Clicks
Retail Design
Affiliate Network

Trade Associations

Retail Associations

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
Retail Council of Canada (RCC)
Retail Excellence Ireland

Retail Ireland (part of IBEC) (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)

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)
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)
Sell on Rakuten
Target Affiliate Network

Books & Magazines

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

Affiliate Marketing Links

FTC disclosure guidelines
Rosalind Gardner
Affiliate Program Advice
Referral Candy
Affiliate Window
Kim Rowley
NY Affiliate Voice
Digital River
Channel Advisor

Retail Tools and Technology

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