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April 16, 2014




The Contact Center Is Your Customer Service Gateway

Quite possibly, your contact center is your company’s unsung hero.

How are ecommerce and omnichannel merchants treating their contact centers? Here’s a snapshot look at Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2014 survey, which was fielded from Feb. 10 to March 10 …

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April 14, 2014




Operations Executives Cope With Growing Complexity

As they get ready for Multichannel Merchant’s 2014 Operations Summit, taking place at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis April 22-24, one thing merchants and vendors agree upon is that direct-to-customer operations have become more complex, and important, than ever …

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In Operations Summit 2014

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April 14, 2014




What You Have Told Us – The State of Operations 2014

What is Amazon’s effect on direct-to customer merchants? Will shippers and carriers be on the same page in holiday 2014? What metrics matter in the contact center? What omnichannel paths are merchants taking to keep up with the always-connected customer?

These …

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In MCM Outlook 2014, mcm-outlook

April 14, 2014




“It’s Hard” Sums Up the Role of Operations

“It’s Hard” was a song by “The Who,” and many of us are singing that tune when it comes to the complexities of operations in our present day omnichannel global ecommerce industry.

While business is growing, meeting the growing …

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In Operations Summit 2014

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April 14, 2014




Meet Our New Exhibitors at Operations Summit!

Operations Summit is less than a week away and all of us here at Multichannel Merchant couldn’t be more excited about this!  This year we welcome several new exhibitors ranging in a variety of categories relating to warehousing, shipping …

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In Operations Summit 2014

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August 20, 2013




6 Ways T.J. Maxx Can Embrace Omnichannel Shoppers

The idea that a large retailer doesn’t already have an ecommerce footprint in 2013 probably comes as a surprise to most people, but it’s true. T.J. Maxx, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the clothing industry, for example, …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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April 10, 2014




Core Elements Flattening the Global Ecommerce World

Click the above image to read Baynote’s “World of Ecommerce” infographic, which provides even more data insights on the ecommerce powerhouses both here and abroad.

Alibaba’s plan to hold its IPO stateside signifies that ecommerce knows no boundaries. Ecommerce …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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April 7, 2014




Should Rightsizing Be Retail’s Next Big Step?

Are retail stores destined to be a relic?

The media has been overrun lately with news that Staples, RadioShack, JC Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch and other iconic retailers have plans to shutter thousands of U.S. stores and lay off employees …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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August 11, 2013




Pure-Play vs. Omnichannel: Which do Consumers Prefer?

Amazon.com made waves in July when its stock price topped $300 a share for the first time – but the e-commerce giant is not the only game in town. Omnichannel retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are taking aim …

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In Channel Integration, Ecommerce

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August 7, 2013




Lids Makes Omnichannel Deal With Macy’s

Macy’s Inc. and LIDS Sports Group, a subsidiary of Genesco Inc., announced each have signed an agreement to open a licensed team merchandise department in Macy’s stores and online, according to a press release.

Both companies plan to …

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