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Omnichannel ARCHIVE

In 2015, Technology Catches Up with Cross-channel Marketing  Dec 31, 2014 11:48 AM By Michael Osborne

2015 is the year when the promise of cross-channel marketing nirvana is fulfilled, finally. For marketers who are open to the concept, they can have a partner in innovation vs. a vendor of technology. That’s because the technology has caught up to the vision.

Why Omnichannel is a Major Retail Theme for 2015  Dec 30, 2014 1:55 PM By Tim Parry

Incoming Hudson’s Bay Co. CEO Jerry Storch made an appearance Dec. 29 on CNBC’s Halftime Report and said he thinks high-end, value and omnichannel, are the major themes in the retail industry for 2015.

Automating the Web of Shipping Options  Dec 29, 2014 3:57 PM By Ian Goldman

Shipping cost and speed is reliant upon a number of factors like distance, package weight and size, so determining the fastest, cheapest way to ship an item is not a straightforward task. But there are features that you can look for in your ecommerce platform that simplify the process by doing much, or all, of the work for you.

Step Up Your Returns Experience  Dec 26, 2014 3:05 PM By Tom Fougerousse

Handling returns appropriately will do wonders for your reputation and build trust in the long run, and falling behind can become a customer service nightmare. Here are some suggestions to make your returns experience a positive one for both you and your customers.

Consumers Planned an Omnichannel Holiday Season  Dec 24, 2014 2:11 PM By Tim Parry

Retailers know omnichannel is essential to their success during the holidays, but do they really understand consumer shopping behavior in real-time?

An eBay Local Pilot Grows in Brooklyn  Dec 22, 2014 4:33 PM By Mike O'Brien

eBay said 83 businesses – including online merchants as well as retailers with physical stores – have joined its eBay Local pilot program in Brooklyn, NY., offering a range of delivery options, including $5 same-day and in-store pickup, to consumers through eBay’s website and mobile apps.

The Brooklyn trial is taking place as the company shifts the focus of Amazon Local more toward its core marketplace sellers, with less emphasis on major retailers.

Down to the Wire for Seasonal Shipping Peak 2014  Dec 22, 2014 2:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

As the 2014 retail seasonal shipping peak roars to a close, the major carriers are seeing their numerous upgrades and investments put to the test.

How Web Personalization Drives Repeat Customers and Brand Loyalty  Dec 22, 2014 10:10 AM By Andy Zimmerman

In this article we’ll look at how web personalization can influence the last two phases of the buyer’s journey – creating repeat customers – as well as some examples of how relevant engagement can transform into loyalty to your brand.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Launch a VoC Program  Dec 19, 2014 2:32 PM By Nico Lutkins

Successful brands hear what their customers are saying; they are paying close attention to the Voice of the Customer (VoC). But before you embark on a VoC program, ask the following five questions to ensure your ability to measure and communicate its impact.

3 Personalization Pillars That Will Make (or Break) Retailers  Dec 18, 2014 1:09 PM By Liat Fuchs

Personalizing the online retail experience is arguably the single most important innovation retailers must embrace to thrive in the new omnichannel world. If you’ve just embarked on your own retail personalization journey, start with these three personalization pillars when formulating a holiday season game plan.






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