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July 4, 2014




Omnichannel Happens in the Cloud

Consumers are more demanding, more connected and more informed than ever. They’re researching and completing transactions across multiple channels, starting their journey with one device and finishing it on another. And they expect the experience to be seamless, letting …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

GameStop, GameStop PowerUp Rewards, PowerUp Rewards, loyalty programs, ecommerce, mobile apps, mobile commerce, video games, video gaming, retail, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel fulfillment, in-store pickup

July 2, 2014




Rewards Data Helps GameStop Drive Omnichannel Growth

Even with all the growth in ecommerce, GameStop has found that most of its customers are using the company’s online channel to research products before making a purchase in store. And data from its PowerUp rewards program is generating …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

Apple, Apple Pay, ecommerce, mobile payments, omnichannel, mobile wallet, Google Wallet, iOS 8.1, iOS, iPhone, iPhone 6

February 14, 2015




Using Email to Close the Smartphone, Browse-To-Buy Gap

If you’ve ever tried to shop from a mobile phone, you likely understand the perils of browsing and buying from your device.  The customer experience – and thus, conversions – is often negatively impacted by various mobile browsing issues creating the “…

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In Blog, Email

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June 29, 2014




Optimizing Omnichannel Order Picking and Fulfillment Operations

[caption id="attachment_50295" align="alignright" width="450"] A comprehensive cycle of consumer purchasing options need to befilled by a wide range of fulfillment channels to meet customer demand.[/caption]

Omnichannel and ecommerce retailers are being pressured into finding new and different …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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June 29, 2014




Understanding Omnichannel Inventory Dynamics

One key to success in omnichannel commerce operations is accurate, real time, complete visibility of inventory at all stages of the supply chain. This translates into knowing what is on hand, what has been sold and what is in transit. …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

USPS, U.S. Postal Service, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, returns, shipping strategy, omnichannel, omnichannel best practices, free shipping, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Priority Mail, free two-day shipping, return labels, return shipping labels

February 11, 2015




4 Shipping Predictions Ecommerce Businesses Need to Watch in 2015

Small and mid-sized ecommerce businesses are facing unprecedented competition from retail giants with a strong online presence. In 2015, business owners will need to take a closer look at their technologies and tactics in order to compete.

One thing that will …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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February 9, 2015




Mobile Still Tops Retailers’ Priority Lists in 2015

As more consumers take to smartphones and tablets to shop with their favorite retail brands, retailers agree that keeping mobile at the top of their marketing priority lists is a smart move. According to the 2015 Shop.org/Forrester Research Inc.  …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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February 8, 2015




Will 2015 Be the Year of Retail Chapter 11s?

It was as inevitable as the sun rising, but RadioShack finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 5.

The electronics and gadgets retailer has been struggling for more than a few years now, and there’s a stalking horse plan in …

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In Blog, Executive

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February 4, 2015




Macy’s, Inc. Agrees to Acquire Bluemercury

Macy’s, Inc. has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Bluemercury, Inc., a luxury beauty products and spa services retailer, for $210 million in cash.

Bluemercury, based in Washington, D.C., currently operates about 60 specialty stores in 18 states, typically …

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In M&A and Financial, News

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June 10, 2014




The Gap Between Customer Expectations, Retailer Reality in Omnichannel

A new report from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Accenture and SAP unit hybris, found that retailers’ ability to deliver a multichannel shopping experience is lagging behind customer expectations, according to a report in Business2Community.

Forrester found that 71% of consumers …

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In Ecommerce, Inventory

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