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AI for email marketing – practical e-commerce

Optimizing delivery times was my first experience using artificial intelligence in email marketing. The concept is to send an email when a recipient is likely to engage with it based on their historical opens and clicks – a form of machine learning. Apple’s iOS privacy changes have made open rates less reliable, but it used […]

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Ecommerce Product Releases: March 15, 2023

Here is a list of mid-March product releases and updates from companies that provide services to online retailers. There are updates on direct shipping, returns management, one-click insurance, upselling and cross-selling solutions, customer video chats, payment tools, and artificial intelligence tools. Do you have an ecommerce product version? Email releases@practicalecommerce.com. Ecommerce Product Releases ShipStation releases […]

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Bear Market Rates Soar! | entrepreneur

There were many reasons to be bearish in the stock market (SPY) in 2023. This is especially true given inflation, which is still too hot, prompting the Fed to step up its hawkish stance. And then came the specter of a possible banking crisis, which only increases uncertainty…and which only increases the odds of a […]

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Employees auction their SVB merch on eBay

How bad is Silicon Valley Bank? Ex-employees auction off company goods on eBay to make a quick buck. Some SVB items come with a tattered blue box emblazoned with the letters ‘SVB’. Asking Price: $201. “Received the box after receiving an offer letter a month before the bank blew up. Please pay rent this month,” […]