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April 21, 2015




A Crawl and Walk Approach to Omnichannel for Macy’s

With omnichannel becoming the norm these days, retailers are trying to figure out where to begin, which avenue to take first.    Macy’s is staying ahead of the omnichannel game with their initiatives to further evolve their business and adhere …

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April 20, 2015




Omnichannel Operations, Rising Costs, Customer Experience, Innovation and More

Over 700 direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, distribution executives and managers, and industry vendors, came together at the annual Operations Summit in Louisville, KY.

The keynote “power panel,” moderated by industry veteran Bill Kuipers of Spaide, Kuipers & Company, set the tone and …

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April 23, 2015




NetSuite to Acquire Bronto Software for $200 Million

NetSuite announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bronto Software Inc., for $200 million.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, according to a press release.

The combination brings together two companies of cloud-based omnichannel …

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April 15, 2015




Omnichannel Efforts Increasing, but Not Profitable

A new JDA study reveals an enormous amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omnichannel sales capabilities.

While this may not be surprising given the current business environment, the report, prepared …

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April 7, 2015




Getting Stores and Distribution Centers on the Same Omnichannel Track

As more retailers are going omnichannel to address the “anywhere, anytime, anyhow” expectations of mobile and digital-savvy consumers, there are a lot of moving pieces to address to achieve success.

What needs to happen from a platform and process standpoint – …

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April 15, 2015




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

Williams Sonoma’s reported strong sales (+7.1 %) and earnings (+9.2%) in its recent 2014 earnings call while its stock is hitting $80, up by over +15% for one year and +185% for 5 years. While I always have been an admirer of their product I am as …

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April 9, 2015




Alibaba, Forrester Research to Keynote Growing Global 2015

Many of your cross-border ecommerce questions are going to be answered from A to Z at Growing Global 2015. That’s “A” as in Alibaba Group’s Sherri Wu to “Z” as in Forrester Research’s Zia Daniell Widger, who will deliver the keynote …

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April 7, 2015




How a Healthy Affiliate Program Can Improve SEO and PPC

Silos have always been a problem in the digital marketing world, limiting the ability of marketers to understand the full scope of the customer’s journey.  This is why now more than ever before companies are investing in omnichannel to …

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March 25, 2015




Just How Seamless is the Omnichannel Experience?

In order to win consumer loyalty and achieve growth across all channels, retailers must enhance their mobile commerce offerings and improve the in-store shopping experience, according to results of a survey of 750 U.S. consumers – and a separate analysis …

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March 24, 2015




We’re a Top 40 Omnichannel Retail Influencer to Follow

Software as a service solution provider Whisbi told us they are so inspired by our omnichannel content, that they have included us in its list of “Top 40 List of Omnichannel Retail Influencers to Follow.”

And, of course, we’re inspired to …

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