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

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

omnichannel, Macy's omnichannel, Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, retail, omnichannel retail, omnichannel strategy, big box, big box retail, major retailers, Radio Shack, Radio Shack bankruptcy, Radio Shack Chapter 11, Amazon,, Amazon, Radio Shack

August 20, 2015

WalMart Sees Slower Growth Globally in Q2

While WalMart in the U.S. is moving full-steam ahead both online and in-store, internationally the company is seeing slower growth in several key markets.

Doug McMillon, the company’s president and CEO, told analysts on an earnings call that …


In Global, News


November 20, 2014

Tackling Omnichannel this Holiday Season

Omnichannel continues to be the buzzword on the lips of marketers this holiday season.  Consumers are expecting a seamless experience across multiple devices, according to this infographic by Quick Pivot.

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

back-to-school, back-to-school shopping, e-retail, ecommerce

August 19, 2015

4 Things Millennials Want from Your Online Business This Back-to-School Season

It’s no secret that the back-to-school season is one of the busiest (and most profitable) times of the year for retailers, second only to the winter holiday season. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer …


In Blog, 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

November 18, 2014

Omnichannel Choreography Delivers the Perfect Customer Experience

In the early days of ecommerce, retailers had to learn a two-step dance that didn’t require a whole lot of coordination. After receiving an order online, the merchant had to pack a box at a distribution center and ship …


In Blog, Fulfillment


August 18, 2015

Why Retailers Should Embrace Channels and Complexity

When examining the current state of the retail industry, omnichannel experts boldly assert that “channels are dead” and “consumers are in control,” while retailers confidently claim that they’re providing “seamless shopping experiences.” But a report released by the American …


In Blog, Omnichannel


August 18, 2015

5 Trends that Will Make or Break This Holiday Season

With the sun shining and current heat wave, it’s hard to believe it, but it’s time to start planning for the winter holidays.

Retailers are beginning to lay out their strategies for a successful holiday season, overflowing with …


In Blog, Omnichannel

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