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6 Tips to Designing the Mobile Shopping App of Tomorrow  Feb 26, 2015 10:58 AM By Sean Bowen

With mobile devices, today’s shoppers can shop anywhere even from the comforts of their own homes. See why mobile apps are dominating over desktop websites for shoppers.

Consumers in Africa Embracing Ecommerce  Feb 26, 2015 10:36 AM By MCM Staff

The rise of ecommerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant among consumers and avoid a drop in market share.

UPS to Address Supply Chain Agility for Omnichannel Success at Operations Summit  Feb 26, 2015 9:55 AM By MCM Staff

The increasing complexity of today’s supply chain – brought on, in large part, by the surge in omnichannel retailing – will be a key theme and topic addressed at Multichannel Merchant’s 4th Annual Operations Summit, held April 14-16 in Louisville, KY.

As the Dollar Rises, These are the 5 Best Cross-border Markets  Feb 26, 2015 6:20 AM By Michael DeSimone

Online retailers who sell globally are not unfamiliar with currency fluctuations. Yet the U.S. dollar has been going strong since last summer, and this scenario isn’t likely to change anytime soon. Here are five markets worth paying attention to while the dollar is hot.

When Does Same-Day Delivery Make Sense?  Feb 25, 2015 2:33 PM By Mike O'Brien

Douglas Smith, VP of DTC operations for Sheplers, talks with Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien about the pros and cons of same-day delivery.

Choosing the Right WMS for Your Needs  Feb 25, 2015 12:48 PM By Curt Barry

How can you determine what benefits a warehouse management system can bring to your business? The results of an objective assessment will determine the benefits a WMS brings to your company.

3 Tips to Beat the Creep Factor  Feb 24, 2015 8:39 AM By Jim Davidson

Retailers are encouraged to set up automated emails that are triggered throughout the purchase path and a post-purchase email series to extend engagement after an order has been submitted. But if you’re not careful, this is where you can begin to creep out your customers.

Smart Card Technology Will Affect Your Fraud Prevention Strategy  Feb 24, 2015 8:01 AM By Tim Russo

EMV smart-chip cards made standard in Europe will soon make their way to the U.S., impacting your fraud prevention strategy. As smart cards become standard in the U.S., forward thinking ecommerce merchants must prepare for the coming increase in online fraud.

Mobile Commerce Matters More Than Ever  Feb 23, 2015 4:43 PM By Tim Parry

If there is one major lesson merchants learned during the 2014 holiday season, it’s that mobile mattered more than ever. Mobile commerce went from being a necessary evil to an overnight game-changer. And the merchants that got on board with mobile commerce reaped the benefits of the iOS and Android-armed shoppers.

Walmart Expands Ecommerce Fulfillment  Feb 23, 2015 3:49 PM By Daniela Forte

Walmart said it will expand its fulfillment capacity and efficiency with four additional large-scale fulfillment centers coming online in the second quarter.






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