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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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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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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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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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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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August 1, 2013




Omnichannel Fulfillment Is Here To Stay

When it comes to various shipping options for the larger merchant, ship-from-store is not just a passing trend, according to Manish Chowdhary,  founder and CEO of GoECart.

These larger merchants, because of the heavy footprint they have with physical stores …

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In Cross Channel, Inventory

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July 31, 2013




Delivering the Omnichannel Promise This Holiday Season

What is the best way to reach and secure the anytime, anywhere consumer this holiday season?  According to Branden Jenkins, general manager of etail and retail for NetSuite,  the answer is omnichannel.

During a recent one-on-one interview with Multichannel Merchant, …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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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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