June 1, 1998




Forecasts and forethoughts

We will be moving toward customization and personalization in our catalog offerings. People will be able to pick and choose from the items in the catalog to custom-create a package. Customers will tell us what they want as opposed to …

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In News

June 1, 1998




The Ones to Watch

For more than 100 years, cataloging has been an upstart business. But by 2001, look for the big boys to be taking over. And as you’d expect, the people who’ll be leading this bigger, grown-up industry won’t be kids with hot ideas …

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In Uncategorized

October 1, 1998




A French catalog connection

How to build an international infrastructure is one of the most daunting-not to mention expensive-considerations for any cataloger contemplating mailing overseas. Some catalogers, such as Viking Office Products and Lands’ End, choose to spend tens of millions to set up …

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In Marketing

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April 7, 2014




7 Trends That Are Disrupting the Retail Industry

Although it’s only April, 2014 is proving to be a transformative year for retail. Every aspect of the industry — from manufacturing to ecommerce — is on the brink of a fundamental shift.

To stay competitive, you must learn how to use …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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April 8, 2014




How to Move Outdated Inventory

Now that spring has finally arrived, retailers are spring cleaning their warehouses to make room for the latest products and trends. In a hyper-competitive retail environment, offloading inventory requires a calculated approach to maximize profits and space.

Here are a …

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In Ecommerce, Email

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April 28, 2014




Deloitte Digital: Ecommerce’s Impact on In-store Shopping Grows

Digital interactions influence 36 cents of every dollar spent in the retail store, or approximately $1.1 trillion, according to the latest study from Deloitte Digital. By the end of 2014, that number will climb to 50%, or $1.5 trillion of total store sales.

The study, “…

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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April 28, 2014




Emmitt Smith on Football, Fans and Fulfilling Dreams

[caption id="attachment_46953" align="alignright" width="180"] Pro football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (r) meets with Multichannel Merchant managing editor Tim Parry at Operations Summit 2014.[/caption]

He owns the NFL’s career rushing record, he has three Super Bowl rings (and …

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In Must Reads, Operations Summit 2014

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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

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May 5, 2014




4 Steps to Tame the Data Management Beast

If you’re like most retailers, you struggle with the effects of multiple data sources. There’s one for POS transactions, one for ecommerce, one for marketing, one for the call center, one for loyalty, etc. And none of them …

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In Data & Analytics, Must Reads

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May 12, 2014




Brewing Up a Coffee Company in the Cloud

You wouldn’t normally think of cloud business management software in relation to coffee. But for San Francisco-based Philz Coffee, brewing a perfect cup of coffee very much depends on having the right data and processes in place.

With its …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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