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May 1, 2014




Real-Time Inventory Visibility Puts the Omni in Agile Commerce

Ask a group of retailers how they intend to support omnichannel commerce in the months ahead, and they’re likely to regale you with launch plans for their responsive websites, enabling customers to shop via any connected device. While offering …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

May 5, 2014




Using Ruby on Rails for Faster Ecommerce Development

As online shopping increases at a tremendous rate, exhibiting year-over-year double-digit growth, winning at ecommerce becomes more challenging.  Retailers constantly leverage new strategies to evolve their site, realizing the importance of having an omnichannel presence and the resources to offer …

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In eCommerce, Technology

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May 14, 2014




5 Ways your Business has to Change to Integrate Beacons

Beacon technology is at the top of the list of next “big ideas” for merchants.  American Eagle Outfitters, Macy’s and Nordstrom have all rolled out beacon-based positioning to their stores and a number of national retailers are rushing to …

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In Mobile, Mobile

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May 14, 2014




Hhgregg Aligns Itself with New Branding Purpose

The impetus of hhgregg’s brand transformation came after the company’s CEO articulated a branding purpose to “inspire and delight” its customers.

According to Julie Lyle, chief marketing officer for hhgregg,  the overall goal for hhgregg is to fill …

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May 16, 2014




JCPenney Online Sales are Growing Faster than Amazon

Is JCPenney.com growing at a faster pace than Amazon.com? Not really. But based on its new sales reporting methodology, its online sales are growing at a faster pace than Amazon.

JCPenney said May 15 that its comparable store sales …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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May 17, 2014




Nordstrom’s Ecommerce Sales Rose Faster than Amazon.com

Nordstrom’s direct net sales increased 33% in the first quarter, driven by expanded merchandise selection and ongoing technology investments to enhance the online experience, the department store chain announced on May 15.

Nordstrom’s ecommerce sales are rising at a faster pace than …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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May 18, 2014




Is Amazon’s Reign as Ecommerce King Over?

Walmart, JCPenney and Nordstrom all reported faster year-over-year ecommerce growth than Amazon for its respective first quarters. But does that mean Amazon’s reign on ecommerce is coming to an end?

No.

Not at all.

But earlier this month, CBS News …

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In Blog

May 19, 2014




Is Ship-from-store the Last Stand in the War on Amazon?

It’s hard to compete with Amazon Prime and is free two-day shipping, and few retailers have the customer base or the deep pockets to develop competitive programs.

One thing merchants are doing to take on Amazon is to implement …

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May 23, 2014




Gap Inc. Reports Increase In Online Sales for First Quarter

Gap Inc. reported an increase of 13% in online net sales  to $575 million on top of last year’s 27% increase, according to a press release. The company continues its progress toward bridging the growing digital world with its physical stores.

The …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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May 23, 2014




Why Early Preparation is Key to E-commerce Success This Holiday Season

The holiday rush for e-commerce shoppers is still months away, but e-retailers are already outlining and executing marketing strategies for 2014’s digitized shopping season. According to research from comScore, mobile commerce’s year-on-year growth rate jumped to 24 percent between 2012 and 2013, …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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