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The Growing Urgency Behind Manufacturers’ Global Online Expansion Plans  Apr 22, 2015 11:43 AM By Eric Christensen

Manufacturers have an increasing appetite for international expansion through their ecommerce channels, and their expectations for speed-to-market and profitability are more aggressive than ever before.

The Home Depot Makes Enhancements to Online Tools  Apr 22, 2015 10:51 AM By Daniela Forte

The Home Depot announced enhancements to its online tools, tips and products that will combine to form an in-store and online shopping experience in time for Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday,

Alibaba Launches Enhanced Mobile Tool in China  Apr 22, 2015 10:47 AM By Daniela Forte

Alibaba’s mobile Taobao announced an enhanced version of its mobile merchant tool called “Micro Store.” See what this will mean for Alibaba.

An Order Management System Installation: How Bad Could It Be?  Apr 21, 2015 2:01 PM By Curt Barry

How bad could it be installing an order management system? Matt Jordan, CEO of Premier Performance, Inc., shares his experiences with installing an order management system at Operations Summit 2015.

A Crawl and Walk Approach to Omnichannel for Macy’s  Apr 21, 2015 1:28 PM By Daniela Forte

With omnichannel becoming the norm these days, retailers are trying to figure out where to begin, which avenue to take first. Macy’s

Connecting Ecommerce Touch Points Helps Improve the Customer Journey  Apr 20, 2015 12:21 PM By Oliver Jaeger

How important is it for retailers to leverage advanced ecommerce technologies? See what retailers need to do to leverage ecommerce technologies.

Omnichannel Operations, Rising Costs, Customer Experience, Innovation and More  Apr 20, 2015 11:01 AM By Ellen Shannon

Over 700 direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, distribution executives and managers, and industry vendors, came together at the annual Operations Summit in Louisville, KY.

Is Williams Sonoma’s Business Model a Blueprint for the Future?  Apr 15, 2015 6:52 AM By Christian Feuer

As Williams Sonoma shows, a brand’s own online channel might challenge the growth opportunity for stores, maybe even the viability of many locations. Here’s why Williams Sonoma is a perfect example showing how great omnichannel execution can result in strong sales and profitability growth.

Wearable Technology: Retailer’s Dream or Security Risk?  Apr 14, 2015 4:08 PM By Oren Levy

Considering the prediction of the Wearable Technology Report that the wearable electronics business will grow from $20 billion in 2015 to almost $70 billion by 2025, it appears that the future is now. But 86% of the participants in the PwC survey expressed a fear that wearables would make users vulnerable to security breaches.

The 7 Wonders of Selling into China  Apr 14, 2015 8:57 AM By Melissa O'Malley

How can small business owners overcome language barriers, cultural differences and shipping challenges to increase sales in China – one of this year’s hottest international ecommerce markets? Here are seven key considerations when selling to China

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