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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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December 17, 2014




Breathing Life Back into Your Omnichannel Strategy

If you’ve ever tried to park at the mall come holiday time, you know that despite the soaring popularity of ecommerce, many people still opt to visit stores in person. Both brick-and-mortar and online retail experiences have their advantages, …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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December 16, 2014




Banana Republic Offering Free Same-Day Shipping for Holidays

In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.

Through crowdsourced …

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In customer experience, Customer Service

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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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December 12, 2014




3 Barriers to Omnichannel Success

With the advancement of technology and the change in consumer shopping habits, the current wave in retail is riding swiftly towards omnichannel. This has caused a disruption in the retail industry, much like earlier introductions of the modern department store …

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December 9, 2014




Shopatron Talks Holiday Ecommerce Trends

While overall retail sales were down for Cyber Weekend, ecommerce sales were up, and in-store pickup and mobile commerce were both strong performers.

In this video interview, Multichannel Merchant senior editor Mike O’Brien talks with Shopatron founder and CEO Ed …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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December 8, 2014




How Omnichannel Can Fail at the Brick and Mortar Level

If you consider the entire month of November the holiday season, then (as a customer) I’ve had three instances of omnichannel fails this holiday season. And all three fails were at the brick and mortar level.

Here’s the quick rundown:

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July 10, 2014




Sears and Kmart Expand In-store Pickup Across Brands

In a move to consolidate its omnichannel offerings, Sears and Kmart will let customers pick up online orders at either store, regardless of which brand’s website is used, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Parent company Sears Holdings Corp. announced the …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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December 4, 2014




Retailers Powered by Shopatron Saw 77% Gross Merchandise Value Growth on Cyber Monday

According to new data from Shopatron, the world’s leading cloud-based provider of enterprise distributed order management solutions, omnichannel retailers that provide cross-channel offers to their customers are the big winners emerging from this year’s “Cyber Week.” Contrary to …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Fulfillment

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December 3, 2014




Five Top Logistical Factors for Pop-up Store Success

Just as ecommerce once disrupted the time-honored tradition of brick and mortar retail, pop-up stores are seemingly the new, trendy must-haves for ecommerce retailers themselves.

From Amazon to Kate Spade, retailers globally have hopped on the pop-up store hype train.

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