How Merchandise Forecasting Can Reduce Back Orders

| Ernie Schell

Sure, your order management and fulfillment system should be able to take a snapshot of your data for yesterday and today, but what about tomorrow? How will the multiple multichannel promotions you have in place and have planned affect demand? How many SKUs will you need of which items two weeks from now, or a month out?

Best Practices for Refining Site Search

| Ian MacDonald

You know search customers are more valuable with their higher tickets and conversion rates. So provide them with the best search results possible. Merchandise those results with all the best practices in your arsenal. And help more customers search by giving the search box the attention it deserves.

USPS Defaults on Retiree Payments

| Jim Tierney

It appears that Congress won’t act on pending postal reform legislation this year, according to Gene Del Polito, the president of the trade group Association for Postal Commerce.

Ecommerce and Catalog Impacting Back-to-School Spending

| MCM staff

Back-to-school shopping is no longer just about going to the mall for clothing and school supplies. This infographic from the National Retail Federation explains how catalogs are still a back-to-school driver, and how ecommerce is grabbing a bigger piece of the pie.