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Once viewed as an extra customer incentive, “free” shipping has quickly becoming the norm for retailers when selling online. With online retail giants like Amazon upping the ante, it seems like there is no other option for retailers but to keep up and take the hit to the bottom line.
But omnichannel retailers are starting to realize they don’t always have resort to margin-eroding “free” shipping to compete.
Your small business can perform like an omnichannel powerhouse if you simply adhere to the following tips and tools.
Retailers are spending more on marketing data capture than mobile heading into the 2014 holidays, based on a survey by Edelman Berland for eBay Enterprise.
This year, customers will be more likely to send an email than place a phone call. Unfortunately, email has the lowest rate of issue resolution of all channels. Here’s a few key learnings from StellaService to ensure retailers are ready for this year’s holiday season.
With the right omnichannel strategy in place, retailers can enhance engagement between the customer and store associate, better leverage inventory positions and maximize the store footprint. To prepare to go omnichannel, retailers’ checklist should focus on the following five points
The same-day delivery sweepstakes certainly seems to be heating up as the summer nears the end. Just this past week, Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s all announced plans this week to test or roll out same-day delivery.
Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s to help launch Apple Pay; same-day delivery to be piloted in fall 2014; new POS technology and customer service enhancements in testing; new apps, web functionality and mobile wallet launched; RFID being expanded to fashion categories.
How will Apple Pay work, will it make mobile wallets go mainstream, and what does it mean for omnichannel retail? Ralf Gladis, CEO of payment services provider Computop, shares his thoughts with Multichannel Merchant.
In a first in the athletic footwear and apparel space, Foot Locker has started a trial of same-day/next-day delivery at five stores in California, with plans to roll it out at its 1,300 locations across the U.S. and Canada
Buzz continues to build around beacon technology worldwide. But there’s been little conversation about the implications of beacon technology, its uses and ultimately its game-changing potential, despite its rapidly growing presence within offline establishments.
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