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Trend reports can’t tell individual retailers how much seasonal staff to hire, how to schedule a promotional calendar, how much server capacity to have available, or if a brick-and-mortar location is overstaffed and underperforming. Retailers need real-time data to make the most of shoppers’ favorite time of year. Here are three areas on which to focus.
The National Football League has opened its first official online store in China. The new site is similar to the U.S. ecommerce site selling official NFL branded apparel, equipment and accessories over an ecommerce platform on China’s Tmall.com.
Beauty retailer Sephora is expected to open a new 655,800 square foot distribution center in Perryman, MD, just outside of Baltimore by May 2014.
Webgistix announced plans to build a new fulfillment center in Scranton, Pennsylvania and expand its current fulfillment center in Las Vegas, citing a high demand for fulfillment services across the county.
Vitamin Shoppe has announced its preliminary results for the third quarter which ended on September 28. According to the results, total net sales this quarter increased by 14% and ecommerce sales increased by nearly 18% compared to 2012.
Since 2010 Amazon has shared warehouse space with Proctor & Gamble, the parent company of such products like Pampers diapers, Bounty paper towels, Tide laundry detergent among others, according to the Wall Street Journal, a move many are saying is a beneficial arrangement for both companies.
For online retailers, the holiday selling season is critical to their financial strength and even survival. That’s why it’s imperative to keep your IT operations up and running and to recognize and repel cyber-attackers. While it’s probably too late to take major actions this holiday season, retailers can still take some steps to minimize such disruptions.
To successfully integrate mobile strategies into your holiday plan of attack, you must first understand how your customers shop and then strive to make that process quicker, easier, and more efficient. And while retailers have been prepping for months for the upcoming shopping season, there are still steps that can be taken now to ensure success on Black Friday and beyond.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching and how you handle your website this season could make or break your holiday sales. Here are eight tips that will help you make smart marketing decisions such as real-time web personalization that will help create a better online experience for your customers through this joyful yet stressful time of year.
A Google study reveals that the internet is the top resource for many shoppers this holiday season. Smartphones will be the device of choice, online marketing will influence holiday shopping, and cross-screen shopping will be a big deal.