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The retail landscape of 2014 is more digital than ever before, and integrating store and online operations is a key focus for retailers as ecommerce capable solutions increasingly supplant traditional point-of-sale and mobile technologies.
Strange but true fact: The Mobile Marketing Association says more people own a smartphone than a toothbrush. With that in mind, there are more opportunities, obviously, to market to a consumer on their smartphone than on their toothbrush.
Grainger’s online presence faired very well in 2013, earning the B2B merchant $3 billion in ecommerce sales alone, according to its annual financial report. Overall, Grainger saw a 5% increase in total sales, equating to $9.4 billion, however, the merchant said its ecommerce presence represent “the fastest growing and most profitable channel in the business.”
Experienced software and eCommerce executive Tommaso Trionfi was named CEO of Monsoon Commerce. In addition, Rob Teichman—a former colleague of Mr. Trionfi’s—was appointed vice president of engineering. Prior CEO Jim Cruckshank was named chairman of the board of directors.
Brown Shoe Company has selected Retail 20/20 to replace its legacy exception reporting solution. The reporting solution will provide Brown Shoe Company with a platform for reporting on point-of-sale transactions, ecommerce, inventory adjustments, financials, and customer loyalty.
Shoppers will continue to be cautious in their spending in 2014, and they expect to make more money, save more money and afford the things they need, according to an analysis by AnyCodes.com.
Founder of DwellStudio brings creative leadership to home furnishings retailer’s rapidly expanding portfolio of lifestyle brands.
The Home Depot will work with Blinds.com to expand its technology into homedepot.com and the company’s stores with the goal of improving the entire end-to-end buying process for window coverings.
As shoppers enter an American Eagle Outfitters store, shopBeacon will welcome and show them location-specific rewards, deals, discounts and product recommendations – without them even having to remember to open the app.
PM Digital has announced the addition of Valeria Maltoni as Vice President, Digital Strategy.