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CRMJun 30, 2012 2:00 AM By Steve Warren
Inventory management is a pain point that plagues many retailers. Without an effective strategy, companies can make critical mistakes: tie up capital in excess inventory, create picking errors in the warehouse, and even miss sales opportunities due to out-of-stock products. Here are four tips to help retailers develop an inventory plan that works.
CRMJun 14, 2012 12:44 AM By Herman Shooster
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.
CRMJun 12, 2012 12:15 AM By Jim Tierney
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.
CRMJun 05, 2012 11:53 PM By Lauren Ziskie
The contact center industry has officially entered the next evolution of customer engagement and many are on a mission to figure out how best to implement these new and emerging technologies to service our digital customers. If your contact center is looking to launch or advance a social CRM program, here are 4 tips to remember.
CRMJun 02, 2012 8:15 AM By Curt Barry
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.
CRMJun 02, 2012 1:39 AM By Jim Tierney
When brands launch a new SMS (Short Message Service) program, they typically implement an extensive 90-day promotional period to maximize exposure. After that period, promotions rely on a regular schedule that produces occasional spikes in awareness.
Here are six ways to maximize your new SMS program.
CRMJun 01, 2012 8:55 PM By Katie Camardo
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, along with sister companies Calyx Flowers and Pajama Gram, faces the challenges of being a seasonal business. More than 60% of its annual revenue comes during the Christmas and Valentine
CRMApr 16, 2012 12:18 AM By Curt Barry
Is 3PL for you? Here’s how to analyze your current operations, as well as your options.
CRMMar 28, 2012 3:22 AM By Kathleen Peterson
Cross-selling and up-selling initiatives have existed in the contact center industry for a very long time and implemented with varying levels of success. Perhaps it is time to consider the “best practices” most often neglected in these initiatives
CRMMar 03, 2012 2:22 AM By Kim Silva
During peak times the order calls roll in at contact centers, but during off peak it