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July 29, 2014




When a Labor Management System Makes Sense

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, especially when they’re in growth mode, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. In a nutshell, it helps managers and supervisors track and manage …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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July 29, 2014




MCM Outlook: Global Ecommerce Opportunity Beckons

If you’re a merchant and you’re not engaged in global ecommerce, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity. Trends like slower growth in domestic ecommerce relative to other countries and increased website traffic from non-U.S. IP …

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In MCM Outlook 2014, mcm-outlook

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December 10, 2013




Omnichannel Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead in 2014?

What will retail look like in 2014?  While shopper robots won’t appear in every store next year, we’re clearly headed toward a new era in retail automation, one that’s sure to completely transform the customer experience.

Just as …

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In 2014 Predictions, Channel Integration

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July 25, 2014




Apple’s Sales Growth in India is Great for Global Ecommerce

Apple reported that its third quarter revenues were up 6%, and CEO Tim Cook attributes that to its progress in the BRIC countries, where iPhone sales were up a very strong 55% year-over-year.

And that, coupled with strong iPad sales, could lead …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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July 23, 2014




Growing Global Attendees Challenged to Pursue Major Opportunity

If you’re a merchant and you’re not engaged in global ecommerce, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity – but you have to enter it with a clear plan and strategy in place, starting slowly and building on …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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December 4, 2013




Clearing Up the Confusion Between Omnichannel and Multichannel

Omnichannel and multichannel, we hear these two terms used frequently – and often interchangeably – in the ecommerce world but in reality, they’re distinct things. Both strategies are important to brands, but in order to properly execute on them, you have …

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In CRM, Cross Channel

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July 17, 2014




Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly Make the “10 Brands That Will Disappear” List

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that it predicts will disappear before the end of the following year. And three retailers – Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly – have made the 2015 list, which published last week.

But should Aeropostale, Lululemon …

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In Blog, Executive

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July 17, 2014




NetSuite Acquires Venda to Accelerate Growth in Europe

NetSuite Inc. today announced the acquisition of London-based Venda, a leading provider of ecommerce solutions for an undisclosed amount.
NetSuite’s acquisition of Venda builds on the momentum of NetSuite SuiteCommerce globally and supports NetSuite’s business expansion into the European market, …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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July 15, 2014




IRCE 2014 Technology Report

Multichannel Merchant’s IRCE 2014 Technology Report showcases some of the most important ecommerce technology innovations, introductions and updates from the show floor at IRCE.

If you were at IRCE, see if you missed anything important by glancing through our technology …

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In IRCE 2014, vendor roundup

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November 18, 2013




Omnichannel Advantage Helps Retailers Gain on Etailers

A year ago, it seemed inevitable Amazon would take over the world. Industry watchers predicted retailers like Best Buy and Target, with their overhead of physical stores, would soon lose the ecommerce battle. After all, consumers increasingly visit big-box retailers …

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In Channel Integration, Ecommerce

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