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Sears In-Vehicle Pickup was Great… But…  Nov 29, 2014 3:46 PM By 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.

Retailers Must Deliver a Seamless Shopping Experience  Nov 28, 2014 4:46 PM By 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.

New Priority Mail Rates Aren’t Good News for Everyone  Nov 28, 2014 3:11 PM By 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.

And We Start Our Cyber Weekend 2014 Coverage With…  Nov 28, 2014 8:10 AM By Tim Parry

Cyber Weekend 2014 is here… and Walmart throws out all the cliches and comparisons in the book. Now if Walmart’s early Black Friday results only included how much Fluff was sold…

Automated Fulfillment Optimizes Shipping and Avoids Errors  Nov 26, 2014 12:44 PM By Ian Goldman

The same technology that helped converge inventory levels has evolved and is now actually able to automate inventory management and fulfillment. By removing reliance on employees to track inventory, this makes mistakes less likely and allows order fulfillment from any location to orders on any channel. Thus omnichannel fulfillment is enabled, providing higher service levels to customers, more streamlined inventory management for retailers, and less stock tied up in expensive warehouses. Many retailers find that they are able to eliminate warehouses entirely and have retail locations function as mini-distribution centers.

Make Room for Dimensional Weight Pricing: A Look Ahead at Shipping in 2015  Nov 26, 2014 11:31 AM By Amine Khechfe

A quick primer on imminent dimensional weight pricing changes from UPS and FedEx, how to calculate them, and what you can do if your business is affected.

How to Survive the Holiday Data Tsunami  Nov 25, 2014 11:11 AM By Glenn Johnson

Retailers are gearing up for online sales during the 2014 holiday season. See how you can make sure your integration platform meets its critical requirements.

In Year-End Warehouse Software Discounts, All That Glitters Isn’t Gold  Nov 24, 2014 2:55 PM By Curt Barry

As the year end approaches, software vendors often offer significant discounts in order to secure your business and book it in the current year. This is also true with some vendors at the end of each quarter. But don’t let the last-minute vendor discounts distract your company from prudent due diligence in selecting warehouse software.

How to Boost Social Shopping Sales This Cyber Weekend  Nov 22, 2014 8:21 AM By Joe Rodriguez

Every year, online merchants get ready for the inevitable onslaught of customer orders on Cyber Weekend, because it can help push merchants and online retailers into the black. Here are the top ways to utilize social commerce to boost sales this Cyber Weekend.

The Top 10 Holiday Email Marketing Tips  Nov 21, 2014 12:13 PM By Aaron Beach

With the holidays around the corner the stakes for retailers have never been higher. See how to use these top 10 email marketing campaign tips to the holiday season.






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