Walmart holiday mobile app on an iPhone

April 6, 2015




Why Mobile is the New Retail Hub

We knew it was coming. As consumers have grown increasingly dependent on their smartphones and tablets to make everyday activities more convenient, they’ve also adjusted how they shop. But it isn’t in the way that you might think.

In its …

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In Blog, mobile

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July 23, 2014




Families Following an Omnichannel Back-to-School Shopping Path

Baynote, a provider of personalized customer experience solutions, today revealed the results from its back-to-school shopping survey, conducted in partnership with the e-tailing group.

What they discovered is that consumers are taking advantage of all the options offered to them …

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In Infographics, Must Reads

ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, retail ecommerce, Operations and Fulfillment, Cabela's, Amazon, iHerb, Amazon.com, order fulfillment automation, warehouse automation, warehouse/distribution center

April 2, 2015




Automation and Technology Best Practices Revealed at Operations Summit 2015

Everyone wants to see how other multichannel and omnichannel companies apply automation and technology to their fulfillment operations. What are the benefits, challenges and the ROI?

My panel at Operations Summit 2015, April 14-16 in Louisville, KY, will showcase how Cabela’…

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In Automation, Blog

Ace Hardware, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel fulfillment, same-day delivery, in-store pickup, buy online pickup in store, BOPIS, retail, ecommerce

March 31, 2015




Ace Hardware Expands In-Store Pickup Nationwide

In another indication of the growing trend toward omnichannel retail fulfillment to meet rising consumer expectations, Ace Hardware today announced the national expansion of its in-store pickup program at participating stores.

The program was first piloted in the summer of 2013 …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Target, Target Canada, ecommerce, store closings, Canadian retail market, Zellers

March 26, 2015




3 Lessons Learned From Target’s Marketing Approach

This month, new Target CEO Brian Cornell announced a series of initiatives to foster a more innovative, customer-centric approach to marketing. These initiatives include: closing all Canadian stores, investing more in their employees, adopting urban store models and harnessing the …

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In Blog, Marketing

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July 11, 2014




Johnston & Murphy Ratchets Up Its Omnichannel Commerce

Johnston & Murphy, a high-end footwear and apparel brand, migrated its digital commerce operations onto the Demandware Commerce platform in June. The company launched a new ecommerce site with plans to leverage and further advance its omnichannel initiatives.

Heather Marsh, vice …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, WMS, Warehouse Management Systems, supply chain, supply chain management, HighJump Software, Accellos, Merger

July 11, 2014




Omnichannel Demand Drives Accellos/HighJump Merger

Accellos and HighJump Software, two competing supply chain and warehouse management software companies, announced this week that they planned to merge.

The combined company, which will be called Acccellos, will have 11,000 customers in 23 countries and operations in North America, Asia …

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In Inventory, 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

March 24, 2015




Mobile App Drives Store Sales Gains for GameStop

By changing its mobile focus from conversions to engagement and influence, coupled with an enhanced mobile app experience and analysis of customer data from its PowerUp rewards program, GameStop has seen tremendous success in mobile-to-store sales.

From January 2014 – six months …

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In customer experience, Engagement

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July 9, 2014




Why Vitacost.com is Vital to Kroger’s Omnichannel Strategy

The Kroger Co. will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million, according the a definitive merger agreement announced on July 2.

On the surface, the deal may seem like a head-scratcher. But Vitacost….

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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March 22, 2015




Retailers Need to Face Same-day Delivery Dilemma

Why can I order a pizza from Dominos.com and get it delivered in about an hour, but I can’t order a pizza stone online from an brick and mortar retailer and have it delivered in time to make dinner?

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In Blog, fulfillment

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