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The Holiday Outlook

Shoppers are poised to spend throughout the season. Are you ready?  Holiday shopping has seen an undeniable pull forward this year and the seasonal race to steal share has intensified with looming economic uncertainty and persistent shopper demand.   Rakuten maintains the Holiday outlook is positive for retailers over the next two weeks if they can […]
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Cash Back optimizes performance

Shutterfly proves the effectiveness of Cash Back Brands often ask us what’s the best Cash Back rate to power optimal performance against their business targets. Any decision to increase or decrease Cash Back rate impacts margins and gross profit. Whether or not it makes sense to offer a higher Cash Back rate depends on demand […]
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Affiliate Marketing is here to stay

The importance of having an established e-commerce strategy is growing every day. Businesses are increasingly taking to the space to both spread awareness and drive revenue for their brand. Along with the growth of e-commerce, affiliate marketing has proven to be a pivotal and increasingly critical channel for brands to leverage – especially in volatile […]
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The Great Trade Down

When is good, good enough? The Great Trade-down represents a shifting of consumer mindset, in which they are still buying the things they want, but they are making a different decision on where to go and how. For example, if you’re used to buying your tee shirts at a luxury department store, maybe now you […]
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Back-to-School: 3 steps to win the season

Officially, the Back-to-School (BTS) season starts mid-June and lasts until August. Though that’s the case, the season is showing signs of lengthening, with some brands extending their BTS season to September. Moreover, data shows shoppers are already shopping for the BTS season right now, which should only give brands more incentivization to start their efforts […]