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September 8, 2014




Wearables are About to Change Retail Customer Service

It’s obvious that wearables have become the new rising star of the consumer electronics industry. Although they have yet to fully thrive within the market, it’s undebatable that they are changing the way we interact with technology.  Therefore, …

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In Customer Service, Must Reads

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September 8, 2014




Social Media Gets Visual for Merchants

Reaching the shopper today is not just about engagement through conversation, but it is about how a consumer is visually stimulated when engaging with a brand on social media that could eventually lead them down the path to purchase.

There …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

April 12, 2007




Retailers “Extremely Concerned” About In-Store Experience

Customers have never been more satisfied with the goods and services they buy, according to a study by Retail Systems Alert Group. Nonetheless, the retailers recently surveyed were “extremely concerned” about consumer complaints regarding the in-store experience.
The more than 60 …

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In Retail

April 1, 2007




Q&A with J. Jill’s Kathie Lynch: Clothes Calls in Store

Kathie Lynch is the vice president of fulfillment for women’s apparel brand J. Jill, which was acquired by The Talbots in February 2006. Her group is responsible for filling all catalog and Web orders for the direct-to-consumer channel and shipping all …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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September 3, 2014




Staples Launches Series of Omnichannel Updates

Staples has announced a series of enhancements to its omnichannel experience, including the ability to buy products online and pick them up in-store within hours, Visa Checkout for online payments, new in-store kiosks,  and an app for iPad users.

“The …

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In Engagement, News

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August 27, 2014




Best Buy Sees Online Spike in Second Quarter

While Best Buy saw its domestic revenue decline by 2.4%, its online revenue increased by 22% or $581 million in the second quarter, the company said in a press release.

Best Buy attributes this increase to substantially improved inventory availability made possible by …

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In Ecommerce, News

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August 27, 2014




Why Customers Still Shop Offline

While online retail has seen rapid growth, an overwhelming majority of U.S. retail sales take place offline (92%) according to Forrester Research. A survey done by Ripen eCommerce took a look at why consumers would most likely make the purchase …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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August 26, 2014




Protective Packaging Considerations for Omnichannel

Omnichannel retailing has accelerated service expectations and permanently changed the competitive landscape.

What started out as retailers shipping from a handful of distribution centers, now also includes brick-and-mortar stores and other fulfillment operations.  It’s about finding the shortest distance …

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In Omnichannel, Operations & Fulfillment

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August 26, 2014




Virtual Inventory a Key Piece of Omnichannel Success

As merchants look to implement omnichannel commerce to serve the heightened expectations of anytime/anywhere customers, virtual inventory is one way to meet this demand in a cost-effective manner.

In a nutshell, virtual inventory allows retailers to tap the vast …

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In Must Reads

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August 26, 2014




Merchants Refine Omnichannel Strategy as Demand Grows

As retailers continue their ongoing battle with Amazon’s relentless push towards “free” shipping and same-day/next-day delivery, omnichannel fulfillment is becoming an increasingly important weapon in their arsenal.

While they might not be able to compete with Amazon’s …

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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

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