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Retail supply chains are longer and more tangled than ever – the complexity of the data coupled with high customer expectations around service and reliability are taxing traditional approaches to supply chain management to their limits. In this article you will learn how to pinpoint problems faster, make adjustments quickly, prevent missed deliveries, and catch those out-of-stock situations before they can impact the customer.
While big data might seem like it generally falls into the silo of the marketing department, more and more merchants are finding out that not only is it just as beneficial in the contact center, but it could also give you an edge against your competitors.
Retailers will get some good news at the start of the back-to-school season as ShopperTrak said it expects to see an increase in retail sales 4.3% compared to August 2012.
When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.
The Peterson Partners acquisition of Angoss Software Corporation for $8.4 million is now official. Angoss delivers predictive analytics to businesses to help them discover valuable insight and intelligence from their data, uncovering opportunities to reduce risk and increase sales and profitability.
SEO is an important part of customer engagement and brand recognition. Adam Audette, president of Rimm-Kaufman Group offered these 10 tips on tried and true SEO tactics.
With access to over one million testers, UserTesting.com now offers usability testing designed for large businesses and retailers, complete with advanced targeting, expanded recruiting, live intercepts, moderated testing, quantitative metrics, and research and reporting services.
Google has signed on to a multiyear partnership with STELLAService which will allow consumers to access ratings and reviews of various online retailers.
Vendors and suppliers to bricks and mortar retailers saw the NRF Annual Convention & EXPO in New York, which was attended by more than 27,000 people last week, as a golden opportunity to get 2013 off on the right foot.
A new IBM study of 26,000 global consumers found that shoppers are becoming increasingly open to buying both online and in-store depending on their needs at time of purchase. While more than 80% of shoppers chose the store to make their last non-grocery purchase, only half are committed to returning there next time they buy. According to this infographic from IBM, 35% of shoppers said they couldn’t say for sure where their next purchase would be coming from, online or in-store.
According to the IBM study, nearly half of online purchases resulted from “showrooming,” and nearly a quarter of these online shoppers intended to buy their item in the store, but ultimately purchased online.