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September 22, 2014




Study: Social Trumps Mobile for Retailers’ 2014 Holidays Spend

Going into the 2014 holiday shopping season, retailers are spending more on tools focused on data capture (social media, email and SEO) than on mobile, according to a July survey conducted by Edelman Berland on behalf of eBay Enterprise.

The study …

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In Amazon, big data

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September 21, 2014




Your 5-point Checklist for Going Omnichannel

With the right digital strategy in place, retailers can enhance engagement between the customer and store associate, better leverage inventory positions and maximize the store footprint.

But every store operation is different and the right solution for one retailer may …

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In Customer Service, Engagement

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September 16, 2014




3 Strategies to Convert More Mobile Traffic

Smartphones and tablets are the ultimate business tools, the coolest technologies and the biggest distractions any of us have ever seen. In the United States, 42% of American adults own a tablet computer; 58% of all adults carry smartphones, and they often …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 15, 2014




Apple Pay, Same-day Delivery Highlight Macy’s Inc.’s Omnichannel Rollouts

Macy’s, Inc. has today outlined its latest advancements in omnichannel strategy and technology as the company continues to add new dimensions for attracting shoppers and serving the needs of individual customers.

Here are examples of emerging omnichannel strategy and …

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In News, Omnichannel

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September 16, 2014




Same-day Delivery Rollouts Speed Up

Delivery times continue to speed up, as three major retailers – Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s – announced plans this week to test or roll out same-day delivery.

Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are using Deliv to power its same-day delivery services.

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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September 16, 2014




5 Ways Retailers can Add Value to their Customers

Since the beginning of the global recession, retailers have increasingly relied on discounting to drive sales and encourage money-conscious shoppers to browse and make purchases in-store and online. While discounting can be a very effective tactic for shifting stock, it …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 15, 2014




Whole Foods Market Partners with Instacart for In-store Pickup

Whole Foods Market (and one-hour grocery delivery service Instacart announced a new partnership that enables customers to have Whole Foods Market products delivered in as little as one hour. Customers will soon also have the convenient option to place orders …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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September 12, 2014




What Apple Pay Means for Omnichannel Retail

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Apple made a big splash this week with the introduction of its new i-devices: The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. With it comes Apple’s entry into the …

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In Omnichannel, technology

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September 11, 2014




Foot Locker Testing Same-Day Delivery in California

In a first in the athletic footwear and apparel space, Foot Locker has started a trial of same-day/next-day delivery at five stores in California, with plans to roll it out at its 1,300 locations across the U.S. and Canada …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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September 11, 2014




Ikea Group Resumes International Online Rollout after Yearlong Standstill

Ikea Group has plans to extend its ecommerce to all of its international markets in the next few years.  This online rollout resumes after a year-long standstill, according to Bloomberg.

While Ikea has not added to the 13 countries it currently …

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