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February 11, 2015




Managing Inventory in an Omnichannel World

Providing real-time inventory visibility for your consumers across all the channels is no easy task. Today, consumers expect to purchase an item and arrange shipment or pickup no matter where the product is coming from.
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November 9, 2015




How Customer Feedback Can Make or Break Your Black Friday

It’s almost upon us—the most lucrative day of the year for many retailers. Black Friday is a competitive, high-stakes game. Embracing customer feedback to provide a consistent omnichannel experience gives retailers the edge to win big during this …

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In Blog, Engagement

Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, fulfillment center, contact center, customer contact center, customer service, returns, ecommerce returns, eBay, Amazon, Sears, Walmart

February 5, 2015




Returns Processing is a Vital Part of a Successful Omnichannel Strategy

Much has been written about omnichannel strategy from the perspective of driving engagement and conversions. However returns processing is one aspect of the shopping journey that is an extremely important part of the customer experience yet is often glossed over.

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In Blog, customer experience

Growing Global 2015, Alibaba.com, Tmall, Taobao, ecommerce, global ecommerce, cross-border ecommerce

November 5, 2015




Alibaba is Ready For Singles Day 2015… Are You?

Alibaba Group is hoping all the omnichannel initiatives it plans to launch on Singles Day will help it make last year’s $9.3 billion look like chump change. Alibaba will use the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival to launch a new series of initiatives …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

February 2, 2015




Omnichannel, Big Data…What’s Next? Predictions for 2015

If I had to summarize 2014 for the retail industry, it would be the year of buzzwords. From omnichannel to big data, new “solutions” were being discussed every day and all of them were touted as the latest-and-greatest in the ongoing …

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November 1, 2015




SMS Engagement Can Amplify Mobile Results For Merchants

Brands, marketers and merchants are continuously looking for ways to engage their customers through the use of apps. It’s not hard to arrive at this conclusion when you consider how people use their smartphones. When you look beyond calling, …

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In Blog, Marketing

free shipping, ecommerce fulfillment, Pitney Bowes, same-day delivery, consumer survey, holiday shopping season, 2015 holiday shopping

November 1, 2015




3 Holiday Retail Trends and 1 Keyword: Marketplaces

It’s crunch time. Near and far, merchants are busy preparing to roll out their holiday shopping strategies across multiple channels.

In 2015, we have seen new marketplaces, increased loyalty, and additional membership opportunities. We have also witnessed marketplaces shift their …

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In Ecommerce, marketplaces

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October 30, 2015




Week In Review: REI Says No to Black Friday

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, outdoor clothing and equipment retailer REI wants its customers to #OptOutside. The retailer, who has been vocal in the past about stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving, will keep its “closed” sign in its …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

UPS, peak holiday season 2015, FedEx, omnichannel

October 29, 2015




UPS Says Holiday Peak Volume Will Grow 10%

UPS is looking to save on costs through its expanded pickup program, with 8,000 U.S. locations, as well as by doing flex hiring of just-in-time labor to avoid the over-capacity and under-capacity issues that dogged it the past two holiday …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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January 23, 2015




4 Omnichannel Tips to Improve Customer Experience and Increase Sales

When it comes to retail selling, gone are the days of “if you build it, they will come.” Customers today spend a significant amount of time researching products they want to buy and are much savvier about where, when and …

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