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The growing prevalence of in-store technology is changing the game and revolutionizing customer communication, order fulfillment and beyond. One of the latest technologies to shake things up is beacons.
Shoe Carnival said its transition from 3PL to ship-from-store is foundational in terms of its overall omnichannel strategy.
Retailers must blend the physical and digital worlds into a seamless omnichannel experience to attract and retain today’s empowered shoppers.
Genesco said it plans to implement several aspects of its omnichannel strategy later this year, seeing it as a significant growth area.
With smartphone penetration in the US at a little above 61%, and a third of all Americans using tablets one thing is clear: the trend for ecommerce success is its all about mobile.
While the fourth quarter showed a 1.6% decline in sales, Karen M. Hoguet, chief financial officer at Macy’s, said moving forward the retailer plans on making strides in its omnichannel fulfillment initiatives including buy online, pick up in-store, and same-day delivery.
Amazon’s fourth quarter financials have been released which show net sales have hit $25.59 billion and an increase of 20% compared to Q4 2012.
If Holiday 2013 demonstrated anything to ecommerce merchants, it was that we need better ways to meet customer expectations and deliver products. So what did we as an industry learn during this challenging holiday season? Here are key observations by ecommerce and catalog operations experts.
With the launch of its new ecommerce site, Canadian home décor and housewares retailer, Bouclair Home, has announced a new omnichannel initiative including buy online, pickup in-store, and buy online and return in-store.
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.”