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InventoryJan 29, 2014 10:12 AM By Maria Haggerty
At-home try-on merchants such as Warby Parker mitigate many of the uncertainties and anxieties around purchasing online, but pose significant logistic and fulfillment challenges for retailers. Before offering try-before-you-buy, it’s important to understand the logistic and fulfillment implications associated with these types of policies. Here are three key tips you need to master in order to be a successful free, at-home try-on policy.
InventoryJan 22, 2014 8:24 AM By Dale Skeen
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.
InventoryDec 19, 2013 2:14 PM By Erin Lynch
As more and more merchants focus their ecommerce energy into creating a customer-centric organization, one of the best ways to set yourself apart from the competition is through your returns policy. Regardless of why a consumer returns a good, there are ways for merchants to develop an effective and efficient returns process that keeps customers coming back for more.
InventoryDec 03, 2013 11:50 AM By Maria Haggerty
The more time and energy you invest in planning your holiday shipping and fulfillment strategy, the more effective your brand will be in delivering the type of customer experience that will keep shoppers coming back in 2014. While it’s too late to effectively change your retail agenda through the end of the year, here is a list things you can focus on from now through Christmas.
InventoryNov 20, 2013 7:04 PM By Tim Parry
Gap Inc. announced Nov. 20 that it has expanded its reserve in store capabilities to all U.S. Banana Republic stores and more than 200 Gap stores in 15 major U.S. markets.
InventoryNov 20, 2013 10:54 AM By Tim Parry
Third-quarter net sales at JCPenney were down 4.8%, but its ecommerce arm continues to shine. Online sales through JCP.com were $266 million for the quarter, up 24.5% versus the same period last year and reflecting sequential increases through the quarter.
InventoryNov 18, 2013 3:08 PM By Brandon Levey
As your business grows, it is inevitable that the number of online and offline sales channels will grow with it. In order to best maximize your efforts and keep your inventory off the shelves and into the hands of customers, here are five tips to follow.
InventoryNov 10, 2013 10:57 AM By Tim Parry
Building 19 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and hired Gordon Brothers to liquidate the 10 remaining locations. The irony of New England off-price closeout retailer Building 19′s demise is that it started off in 1964 as a merchant that took advantage of other merchant’s misfortunes and failures.
InventoryOct 21, 2013 11:20 AM By Brendan O’Brien
Target recently announced the introduction of a subscription billing service for providing baby supplies to new moms and dads. Here’s why the recurring subscription model may be the next big thing in omnichannel.
InventoryOct 06, 2013 11:11 AM By Jonathan Levitt
Smart retailers have been preparing for Holiday 2013 for months, putting new omnichannel shopping experiences in place to entice customers to their sites and stores. Done right, online-offline initiatives – such as in-store pickup, mobile apps, and in-store kiosks – herald a rebirth of retail. But done badly, omnichannel programs alienate shoppers and damage your brand.