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

December 8, 2014

How Omnichannel Can Fail at the Brick and Mortar Level

If you consider the entire month of November the holiday season, then (as a customer) I’ve had three instances of omnichannel fails this holiday season. And all three fails were at the brick and mortar level.

Here’s the quick rundown:


In Blog, customer experience


August 28, 2015

Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago.

Chico’s FAS President and CEO David Dyer confirmed the company is seeking “strategic alternatives” for …


In Ecommerce, Executive


August 27, 2015

Product Availability, On-Time Delivery Matter Most in Holiday Peak Shopping Season

Uncovering the latest insights into the online shopper’s expectations during the holiday shopping season, a new survey by eBay Enterprise and CFI Group reveals that consumers desire multiple ordering and more shipping options; while proving that product availability and late …


In Must Reads, Omnichannel


August 26, 2015

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Opens State-of-the-Art Fulfillment Center

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, has announced the grand opening of its 743,000 square-foot state-of-the-art direct-to-consumer fulfillment center. The facility, which began transitioning fulfillment operations in June, …


In Fulfillment, Omnichannel


November 30, 2014

What New Omnichannel Trends Really Mean for Customers

Remember when retailers were scared of their online competitors? While talk of customer showrooming and digital detraction are still big, there is a totally opposite trend happening. Retailers who once only sold online are building stores for customers to visit …


In Blog, customer experience


August 21, 2015

Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials

In a week heavy with financial reports from major retailers, there were some clear winners and losers.

On the positive side of the ledger, Target reported strong sales and income and comp growth across its core categories, plus a 30% gain …


In Ecommerce, Global

Target, Target Corp., omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, retail, retail financials

August 21, 2015

Target Corp. Sees Q2 Gains, Plans Supply Chain Readjustments

Target Corp. reported second quarter sales of $17.4 billion, up 2.8% from $16.9 billion in 2014. Net income was $753 million or $1.21 per share, up 221.9% from $234 million or 61 cents per share in the year-ago quarter. However, the 2014 results were impacted by the company’s departure …


In fulfillment, News


August 21, 2015

Staples Sees an Increase in Sales in Q2

Staples saw a successful second quarter as its total company sales grew 1% and its North American B2B sales were up 3% in the quarter, driven by a 4% sales growth in contract and local currency.

“During Q2 we grew sales in …


In Ecommerce, News


November 25, 2014

2015 Forecast: Customers Demand an Omnichannel Experience

The message in 2015 for merchants is simple: if you haven’t developed an omnichannel strategy, develop one now. And if you have an omnichannel strategy in place, continue to refine it.
The ecommerce numbers alone show that omnichannel activity will …


In 2015 forecast, executive summary

Ecommerce, Kmart, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, retail, Sears, Sears Holdings

August 20, 2015

Sears Goes Into the Black in Q2 from Asset Sales

Struggling Sears Holdings, parent company of Sears and Kmart, reported rare net income of $208 million for the second quarter ended Aug. 1, the first since 2013, but it was due to income from property sales. Overall revenue decreased 27.3% to $6.2 billion, with same-store …


In fulfillment, Loyalty

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