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  • Is Williams Sonoma's Business Model a Blueprint for the Future?

    Is Williams Sonoma's Business Model a Blueprint for the Future?

    As Williams Sonoma shows, a brand’s own online channel might challenge the growth opportunity for stores, maybe even the viability of many locations. Here's why Williams Sonoma is a perfect example showing how great omnichannel execution can result in strong sales and profitability growth.

  • 7 Business Advantages of Drop Shipping

    7 Business Advantages of Drop Shipping

    Drop shipping is a buzzword thrown around loosely and often incorrectly. In this article, we shed light on common drop shipping challenges and possible drop ship solutions.

  • Cross-border Apparel Sellers Have a Leg Up in Europe

    Cross-border Apparel Sellers Have a Leg Up in Europe

    It appears apparel sellers have a leg(ging) up on other merchants who are looking to sell cross-border to consumers in Europe, according to a recent report from Hamburg, based ystats.com. Worldwide, clothing is one of the most purchased categories online. In countries such as Brazil, Russia, the UK it even tops all other product categories in share ...

  • Special Deliveries and Happy Holidays Key Customer Happiness

    Special Deliveries and Happy Holidays Key Customer Happiness

    If there is anything we learned at all from 2014, it’s that merchants need to be different from their competitors in all facets of the business, especially the shipping and delivery portion of their business. Customers want free shipping; whether a merchant can provide that is the deal breaker. Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2015 survey was ...

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Omnichannel Efforts Increasing, but Not Profitable

While the amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are..

 

UNIQLO to Leverage JD.com's Warehouses and Same-Day Delivery Network UNIQLO is the first international clothing brand on JD.com's marketplace platform to warehouse..

 

FAA Gives Amazon Green Light on Drone Testing – Again The FAA again gave Amazon permission for drone testing, a month after complaints that a..

 

Walgreens to Close 200 U.S. Stores by 2017 Walgreens announces the closure of 200 U.S. stores by 2017 as part of a cost-cutting initiative...

 

Partnership Offers Merchants Tools to Simplify Cross-Border Trading Jointly developed by Alibaba.com and Bigcommerce, the custom-built cross-border trading..

 

FedEx Will Buy TNT Express for $4.8 Billion FedEx Corporation and TNT Express N.V. have reached conditional agreement on recommended..

 

USPS Delays Parcel Price Increase The USPS has put on hold planned pricing increases in parcel services until all pricing..

 

Ace Hardware Expands In-Store Pickup Nationwide In yet another reflection of growing omnichannel demand, Ace Hardware announced the..

 

O+F Advisor Distribution and Fulfillment Center Roundup, March 31, 2015 A listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in..

 

Best Buy to Shutter 66 Future Shop Stores in Canada Best Buy Canada announced it is consolidating both Best Buy and Future Shop stores and..

 

Amazon Expands Prime Now to Dallas Days after going into Baltimore and Miami, Amazon Prime Now one-hour delivery is available..

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Is Williams Sonoma's Business Model a Blueprint for the Future?

As Williams Sonoma shows, a brand’s own online channel might challenge the growth opportunity..

 

Wearable Technology: Retailer’s Dream or Security Risk? Considering the prediction of the Wearable Technology Report that the wearable electronics..

 

The 7 Wonders of Selling into China How can small business owners overcome language barriers, cultural differences and..

 

Upselling Online Done Right Boosts Sales And Satisfaction Even when upselling succeeds, it can result in buyer’s remorse if the customer later realizes..

 

Ecommerce Will Drive African Logistics Growth in 2015 2015 will be a year of growth for the logistics industry on the African continent, largely driven..

 

What Are You Waiting For? Hurry Up and Get That Second Purchase Most online retailers are painfully aware of the fact that, on average, only 15% of..

 

Building the Case for Retailer-Vendor Data Sharing Sharing data with its vendors through its proprietary Retail Link vendor portal has transformed..

 

How a Healthy Affiliate Program Can Improve SEO and PPC The truth is that affiliate programs are intimately connected to the rest of your digital..

 

Report Reveals Retailers Don’t Know Their Customers While consumers are willing to share their personal information with trusted businesses..

 

The Trial and Error Method of Cultural Color Choices Navigating your online brand through the many design and color choices can be tough enough..

 

Making the Direct-to-Customer Returns Process Easy and Painless How do you make your returns process easy and painless for direct-to-customer orders? We asked..

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3 Common In-Store Shopping Myths

While many may think that ecommerce is ruling retail, 94% of retail shopping was done in-store..

 
 

A Look at India's Ecommerce Landscape India's ecommerce landscape is growing, as evidenced by this infographic by India-based coupon...

 

Why Retailers Fall Victim to Shopping Cart Abandonment Each year online retailers are victims to shopping cart abandonment. As a result they are losing...

 

The Rise of Mobile Apps in 2015 Mobile apps are on the rise this year as consumers are spending increasingly more time on them...

 

How Personal Are You Getting With Shoppers? When it comes to personalized shopping experiences, customers today are expecting a lot...

 

The Mobile First Era Today, mobile is growing three times the rate of overall ecommerce with consumers...

 

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Ads Mobile ads can be a very effective way to spend advertising dollars, but how can you get started?...

 

Walmart to Raise In-Store Pay Walmart announced that in-store employees will have the opportunities to get pay raises based...

 

Top Ecommerce Searches for Valentine's Day Gifts Flowers or diamonds for Valentine's Day? See what online shoppers are searching for most prior...

 

Victoria's Secret Dominates on Social Media Several U.S. retail brands have generated a lot of buzz on social media. Victoria's Secret took...

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The Federal Purchase Card: Still a Viable Procurement Method for B2B

Over the past decade we have seen a shift, and those companies not carrying any government..

 

European Engineers Embrace Digi-Key for Online Component Sales Digi-Key, a full-service provider of electronic components, has announced an enormous spike in..

 

GENCO Marketplace Launches Redesigned Website GENCO Marketplace, America's largest wholesaler of retailer returns, has made major improvements..

 

11 Steps to a Successful B2B Email Marketing Campaign Balancing the logistics and creativity required for effective B2B email marketing is both a..

 

Localized Sales Help Fuel Digi-Key's 2014 European Sales Growth Digi-Key attributes this 26% sales growth to its continued global expansion of local sales..

 

B2B Sees Faster Online Sales Growth than B2C B2B ecommerce has grown at a faster sales pace than B2C, according to Epsilon's 2014..

 

Why Manufacturers Can No Longer Afford to Wait to Sell Direct to Customer Despite the selling advantages and business opportunities associated with going direct,..

 

How an Ecommerce Presence Helped Tacoma Screw Grow An ecommerce presence has given Tacoma Screw a dive into a bigger market than it had. It once had..

 

INFOGRAPHIC: The B2B Ecommerce Evolution Make no mistake; the B2B ecommerce software market is even bigger than its more famous sibling,..

 

Grainger Reports Record 1Q Results Sales of $2.4 billion increased 5% vs. $2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013 for the..

 

St. Louis Tag Launches New Website With an updated design and CMS, St. Louis Tag’s new website positions the company as a leader..

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Is Belk on the Block?

Belk, the largest family-owned department store in the U.S., says it is looking for a suitor...

 

Partnership Offers Merchants Tools to Simplify Cross-Border Trading Jointly developed by Alibaba.com and Bigcommerce, the custom-built cross-border trading..

 

JackThreads Talks About Using Social Media in the Contact Center JackThreads Customer Engagement Manager David Tull talks about using social media in the..

 

Talking Distribution Center Automation Trends with Cabela's Kevin Thompson of Cabela's talks with Multichannel Merchant about the latest and greatest..

 

Best Practices for Holiday Peak Season Planning Kim Silva of Fairytale Brownies, talks to Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O'Brien about..

 

When Does Same-Day Delivery Make Sense? Douglas Smith, VP of DTC operations for Sheplers, talks with Multichannel Merchant Senior..

 
 

Consumers and Merchants Had a Cautious Holiday Season Consumers were concerned about 2013 holiday season issues that kept last-minute deals from..

 

Why Omnichannel is a Major Retail Theme for 2015 Incoming Hudson's Bay Co. CEO Jerry Storch made an appearance Dec. 29 on CNBC's Halftime Report..

 

Free Shipping Day No Longer a Big Deal The idea of Free Shipping Day used to be a bigger deal. Now it's more the exception than..

 

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