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OmnichannelMar 22, 2016 12:02 PM By Mike O'Brien
American Apparel has begun offering one-hour delivery through a partnership with Postmates, leveraging RFID technology to provide real-time inventory availability via the Postmates Order app. The program is in place at 79 stores in 31 U.S. markets, making 50 “on-demand basics” items like hoodies, t-shirts and socks available to consumers who desire the items right now.
OmnichannelMar 18, 2016 9:41 AM By MCM Staff
Pop… Pop… Pop Pop… Pop…
Well, that’s a series of sounds we may not hear anymore, shortly after a co-worker or a family member opens a package. That’s because Sealed Air’s “unpoppable” Bubble Wrap protective packaging solution is now commercially available worldwide.
Read on and find out what this means for Bubble Wrap aficionados and your packaging, and what else was big news this week.
OmnichannelMar 14, 2016 12:13 PM By Mike O'Brien
The Amazon effect is still having a major impact on DTC and ecommerce operations and fulfillment, judging by the results of the MCM Outlook Survey 2016. This impact is seen in the increasing frequency of same-day and next-day delivery offerings – and providers – as well as the growth in omnichannel operations, now seen as table stakes by many retailers. Find out more about the survey results and how they reflect industry trends.
OmnichannelMar 10, 2016 3:14 PM By MCM Staff
Ending months of speculation, Amazon says it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while taking a 20% stake in the Ohio company. This gives Amazon a significant boost in its air freight capacity, as much as 15%, and signals to the major carriers it is eager to control more of its logistics destiny.
OmnichannelMar 08, 2016 2:30 PM By Rob Gonzalez
Omnichannel enjoyed buzz-worthy status in 2015, but that was just the beginning. This will be the year that omnichannel becomes “omni-essential,” driven by the increasing need to meet customers when, where and how they shop. Here are 3 reasons why this phenomenon is taking place.
OmnichannelMar 04, 2016 1:59 PM By Zeke Hamdani
In a market where your most valuable customers are omnichannel, how integrated is your membership program? Here are some tips that will make your customers be happy members of your brand.
OmnichannelMar 04, 2016 1:39 PM By Maria Pergolino
We are in the middle of rapid change; accelerating business, ubiquitous information, digitalization of our tools, and evolving relationships both inside and out of our company. Here are some tips to help drive sales for your business.
OmnichannelMar 04, 2016 9:05 AM By MCM Staff
Between posting 98% growth in Q4 direct sales, plans for Canadian and European expansion and a new analytics-driven catalog, Wayfair had a pretty good week. The company also announced plans to open its fourth customer service center in Bryan, TX. See what other news and events transpired this week in the world of direct-to-customer retail and ecommerce.
OmnichannelMar 01, 2016 12:12 PM By Steven La Schiazza
A cross-functional approach is key to a successful omnichannel strategy, enabling a seamless customer experience that can drives sales and profits. Merchandising, logistics, marketing and planning departments all play a key role in the assortment, pricing and promotions that influence the outcome. Without across-the-board participation, your efforts can fall flat. Here are 6 steps to a more effective omnichannel strategy.
OmnichannelMar 01, 2016 10:34 AM By Mike O'Brien
J.C. Penney posted strong Q4 and 2015 numbers, citing omnichannel tactics as a big part of its continuing turnaround, in a period when competitors stumbled. The return of popular private-label brands and the recent addition of appliances by customer demand are evidence that the company has been responsive to what shoppers want. Learn more about the retailer’s recent performance.