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The retail landscape of 2014 is more digital than ever before, and integrating store and online operations is a key focus for retailers as ecommerce capable solutions increasingly supplant traditional point-of-sale and mobile technologies.
Combining the omnichannel retail approach with the phrase “the customer is always right” will eventually give way to a new phrase: “the right customer will have the right product at the right time through the right channel.”
Strange but true fact: The Mobile Marketing Association says more people own a smartphone than a toothbrush. With that in mind, there are more opportunities, obviously, to market to a consumer on their smartphone than on their toothbrush.
Shoppers will continue to be cautious in their spending in 2014, and they expect to make more money, save more money and afford the things they need, according to an analysis by AnyCodes.com.
The global marketplace eBay has released its fourth quarter results and not only did it report a 13% increase sales, but it also declined a proposal to spin-off its payment program, PayPal.
In an effort to engage and delight its customers in every way possible, Lindt Master Chocolatier launched a new cloud-based ecommerce site in early 2013, by partnering with IBM and IBM Premier Business Partner CrossView.
For the last few decades retailers have understood the need to know their customers. Some are doing more email segmentation, others are doing display ad targeting and yet others are doing on-site messaging. Here’s why this is the year of automated customer intelligence which has the potential to change our industry.
Amazon has announced that it will now offer Sunday deliveries to a number of customers in cities across the United Kingdom, and Amazon Prime members in the UK can now receive their packages on Sundays at no additional charge.
Retail supply chains are longer and more tangled than ever – the complexity of the data coupled with high customer expectations around service and reliability are taxing traditional approaches to supply chain management to their limits. In this article you will learn how to pinpoint problems faster, make adjustments quickly, prevent missed deliveries, and catch those out-of-stock situations before they can impact the customer.
Are you thinking about expanding globally into China with your brand? There may be some things you will want to think about before entering into the Chinese market with your business.