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February 23, 2015




Walmart to Raise In-Store Pay

Walmart announced it would make comprehensive changes to its hiring, training, compensation and scheduling programs, according to this infographic by Walmart.  In-store employees will have the opportunities to get pay raises based on performance.

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In Infographics, Omnichannel

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December 30, 2014




How Convenient is Buy Online, Pickup In Store?

Buy online, pickup in store is supposed to be a major differentiator for omnichannel retailers. But is buy online, pickup in store really that convenient?

According to a study by StellaService, buying online is a piece of cake. But it …

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In Blog, Must Reads

United Kingdom, UK, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, global ecommerce, Growing Global, retail, online retail, brands, product returns, returns policy, EU, European Union, England, Great Britain, operations and fulfillment, shipping/delivery

February 26, 2015




Mobile Shift Continues in the UK

Are you selling cross-border to the UK? Then you better make sure your ecommerce site is ready for the mobile shopper.

The shift toward using mobile devices for shopping online continues, with 40% of UK online retail sales in the fourth …

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In cross-border, Global

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February 26, 2015




6 Tips to Designing the Mobile Shopping App of Tomorrow

Today’s shopaholics don’t need bags, shopping carts or even a mall – with just a mobile device, they can order whatever they want, whenever they want, without ever having to leave the comfort of their homes.

And many do …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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February 25, 2015




Bergdorf Goodman Goes International with Borderfree

Luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman today announced that it has partnered with Borderfree, a market leader in international cross-border ecommerce solutions, to open its website and sell to international shoppers with BFX, Borderfree’s new global ecommerce platform for retailers.

Through …

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In cross-border, customer experience

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February 24, 2015




3 Tips to Beat the Creep Factor

One of my favorite brands has been coming on a bit too strong, and it’s starting to creep me out.

I recently made a few home improvements and have spent more time at the big-box home improvement stores than …

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In Automation, Blog

Walmart holiday mobile app on an iPhone

February 23, 2015




Mobile Commerce Matters More Than Ever

If there is one major lesson merchants learned during the 2014 holiday season, it’s that mobile mattered more than ever.
Mobile commerce went from being a necessary evil to an overnight game-changer. And the merchants that got on board with …

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In Ecommerce, executive summary

omnichannel, Macy's omnichannel, Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, retail, omnichannel retail, omnichannel strategy, big box, big box retail, major retailers, Radio Shack, Radio Shack bankruptcy, Radio Shack Chapter 11, Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon, Radio Shack

February 23, 2015




Walmart Plans Heavy Investment in Ecommerce

Walmart plans to invest at least $1.2 billion in its digital and ecommerce business the year ahead, according to an earnings call.

In 2015, Walmart delivered $486 billion in revenue and saw an increase in ecommerce sales of 22% to more than $12 billion.

The …

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

Ace Hardware, Ace, ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, same-day delivery, same day delivery, Uber, Lyft, Home Depot, Lowe's Hardware, Lowe', operations and fulfillment, retail, home improvement retail

February 23, 2015




Ace Hardware Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery Test

Ace Hardware has begun a pilot program of same-day delivery via its own associates at 33 stores in select neighborhoods in Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and Arizona. It is an extension of Ace’s in-store pickup program, which is available …

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In Fulfillment, News

Target, Target Canada, ecommerce, store closings, Canadian retail market, Zellers

November 18, 2014




Bullseye: Target Adds Mobile In-Store Features

A week after Walmart announced enhancements to its mobile app to make holiday shopping easier for its in-store customers, Target announced that several new in-store navigation features are now live in its mobile app.

The features include new interactive maps …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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