How Mobile Plays a Major Role in Best Buy’s Omnichannel Experience

| Daniela Forte

Considered a leader in omnichannel in the retail industry, Best Buy is using mobile technology to strengthen its omnichannel capabilities to provide an exceptional customer experience across all touchpoints. Discover how mobile is making a difference with the way Best Buy is connecting with its customers.

Best Buy Reports Strong Q4 Growth, Adds New Wrinkle to Store Pickup

| Mike O'Brien

Best Buy reported a strong fourth quarter, increasing same-store sales 9% over the previous year and boosting online comp sales by 18%. The company also made improvements to its BOPIS program and is testing an app feature that lets customers notify associates when coming to pick up a large item.

Retail and Ecommerce Distribution Center Roundup

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon, Wayfair, Best Buy, Ulta Beauty and IKEA are among the major retailers announcing new distribution center or fulfillment center activity to meet consumer demand, in Multichannel Merchant’s periodic roundup of facilities news.

Retailers Flip on the Switch with Early Holiday Promotions

| Daniela Forte

The Halloween candy is probably still sitting in children’s bags and jack-o-lanterns are still aglow on people’s front porches, but the holiday shopping season has arrived. Here is a sample of what some of the major retailers are doing to push holiday season deals.

Happy Returns Takes a New Approach to Ecommerce Returns

| Mike O'Brien

A startup company is looking to ease a chronic ecommerce pain point – returns – by enabling customers to bring unwanted items to a nearby mall for fast processing and credit, even if the seller doesn’t have its own stores. See what Happy Returns has been up to and what its plans are for the future.

FedEx Expands Same-Day Delivery to 30 U.S. Markets

| Mike O'Brien

Ahead of the holiday season, FedEx has expanded same-day delivery service to 1,800 cities in 30 regional markets through its FedEx Office division. The deliveries are made by uniformed FedEx drivers in branded vehicles, and the service includes a mobile app to track delivery status including alerts on estimated arrival time.