dimensional weight pricing, DIM, United States Postal Service, USPS, UPS, FedEx, FedEx Ground, shipping/delivery, parcel shipping, ecommerce

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 …


In Omnichannel, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, Walmart, QVC, Simon & Schuster, FedEx, Urban Outfitters, Conn's HomePlus

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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Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy, retailers, retail, online retail, Operations and Fulfillment, ship to store, ship from store, in-store pickup, OMS Systems, Order Management Systems, order management, order management partner

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 …


In Ecommerce, eCommerce

UPS, comScore, shipping/delivery, operations and fulfillment, returns in store, ecommerce returns, returns policy, IRCE 2015, customer satisfaction, customer experience, ecommerce, mobile commerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, multichannel

August 26, 2014

Consumers Demand Omnichannel, So Where Do You Begin?

It all started with the onset of ecommerce. Multichannel was a natural next step, and now we’ve evolved into an omnichannel world. Consumers are continually pushing retailers to improve the shopping experience, whether it’s in store, online or …


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August 26, 2014

Catalogs Adapt to the New Omnichannel World

Catalogs are alive and well for retailers in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors today. While catalogs may no longer be thought of as a selling channel, they are still considered an excellent marketing tool.In Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook …


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May 27, 2015

Sailthru to Demonstrate How Relevancy Can Transform Customer Experiences

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sailthru, the leader in driving customer lifetime value through personalization, will be exhibiting at the Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition (IRCE) in Chicago from June 2 – 5, 2015. The event brings together ecommerce merchants across all industries for three …


In IRCE 2015

May 26, 2015

Olapic Announces Strategic Partnership with Listrak

Olapic, the visual marketing and commerce platform for collecting, curating and showcasing consumer-generated photos, today announced a strategic partnership and integration with Listrak, an omnichannel digital marketing retail platform that provides email personalization and retargeting specifically tailored for retailers. The …


In Ecommerce, IRCE 2015

Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Deliv, same-day delivery, Amazon, ecommerce

August 20, 2014

Macy’s Continues to See Results from Omnichannel

Macy’s is continuing to see in-store sales driven by its online channel at both its Macy’s and Bloomingdales stores, the company told analysts and investors in a Q2 earnings call.

“The Internet-generated demand continues to grow rapidly and …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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

August 18, 2014

How to Organize and Execute Omnichannel Strategies

Retailers are finding various ways to address the issues that surround the “multichannel problem” and executing the omnichannel experience that best fits the consumer.

In a panel discussion at eTail East 2014, Jessica Coogan, online marketing director for The Container Store, …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads

back orders, Operations and Fulfillment, retail, omnichannel, ecommerce orders, ecommerce

May 20, 2015

The High Cost of Back Orders

How are backorders affecting your profitability?
From our consulting work with clients to improve their merchandise planning, forecasting and management processes and systems, we’ve seen a range of costs over 15 years to be between $7 and $12 for each unit that …


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