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Five Top Logistical Factors for Pop-up Store Success

| Adelina Peltea

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.

What New Omnichannel Trends Really Mean for Customers

| Jeannie Walters

We do live in an omnichannel world, but it can still be surprising to learn how many online retailers are experimenting with brick and mortar. Here are 5 ways these online to offline innovators are offering the next wave of the omnichannel experience.

Sears In-Vehicle Pickup was Great… But…

| Tim Parry

Up until the I got home and saw the security tag still attached to the vest, this had been a tremendous experience. As a matter of fact, when I was prompted to give immediate feedback, I highly praised the In-Vehicle Pickup service.

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Retailers Must Deliver a Seamless Shopping Experience

| Jim Davidson

Consumers expect a seamless shopping experience across devices and channels. Retailers must meet this expectation or lose customers. While this statement should get your planning team talking, there are subtleties in this simple statement that can be easily overlooked and should be explored in more detail during your planning process.

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New Priority Mail Rates Aren’t Good News for Everyone

| Doug Sternberg

In September, the United States Postal Service introduced new, lower rates on Priority Mail service for online retailers. On the surface, the change sounds like good news for ecommerce providers’ holiday shipping programs. But here’s what the USPS’s new rates really mean for online retailers.