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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2310 - June 16, 2010 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 5

Shop.org Launches Think Tank to Study Ecommerce Trends

By Ina Steiner
June 16, 2010

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ForeSee Results and Shop.org are creating a Think Tank to study ecommerce and cross-channel retail and to solve some of the industry's important issues. Shop.org is the ecommerce arm of the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association.

Potential topics for the Shop.org Think Tank to study include how retailers should prepare for the future of retail over the next 5, 10 and 15 years; how retailers can navigate through new business models such as private sale sites, deal-of-the-day sites, community buying, social shopping, mobile commerce, gaming mechanics, mass customization, GPS-based, etc.; cross-channel strategies; and how should retailers should use and benefit from social media.

Shop.org is soliciting applications for membership into the inaugural Shop.org Think Tank, due by August 13, 2010. More information is available on the Shop.org website.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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