Since struggling retailer J.C. Penney launched its new marketing/merchandising strategy on Feb. 1, matters have gone from bad to worse. Now that J.C. Penney President Michael R. Francis abruptly left the company on Monday after a mere eight months amid sinking sales and plummeting stock, what does the future hold for the 110-year-old company?
There are several qualities that an outsourced contact center must possess to provide outstanding customer service. Here are three tips to improve the customer experience in an outsurced contact center.
Retailers are moving swiftly from implementation to integration, incorporating mobile programs into their larger CRM (Customer Relationship Management) initiatives. Here are five SMS trends for retailers to follow.
Eddie Bauer today announced that Michael R. Egeck has been named its president and CEO.
By implementing Monetate
Among the many potential benefits of BI: Honing inventory and reducing costly back orders; a better understanding of the costs of core (never-out) products within broad SKU assortments; and a better understanding of merchandising and marketing results by catalog and digital channels.
The Holy Grail of multichannel commerce is unifying databases to simplify both the management of all business data and the operation of systems that rely on it, thus eliminating independent data silos that segregate data and require duplication of effort
Even though a new research report has found that 41% of retailers possess a mobile initiative, many are still hesitant about rolling out a mobile commerce program. Here are 5 tips that can help retailers develop enterprise-wide mobile commerce plans and enhance existing strategies.
Because it can be so daunting, some organizations choose the path of least resistance and duplicate the ERP data and business logic into the ecommerce system, leaving the two systems decoupled. Unfortunately, this decoupling opens the door to a host of headaches, and companies find themselves wrestling with data replication and timing errors. Understanding and following a few golden rules will ensure that the b-to-b ecommerce site complements the ERP system, and does not try to replace it.
The best takeaway from a recent Foresee satisfaction index is that in order to keep your customers satisfied, you need to consistently meet their expectations. The study found that the higher satisfaction of a site leads to an improved customer loyalty. It also could increase the likelihood that a consumer will make additional purchases in the future. Here’s more from the survey.