2015-forecast

December 29, 2014




4 Ecommerce Trends to Discard in 2015

It’s been a little over 15 years since the world was deathly afraid of Y2K crippling our global computer systems. Since that time, much has happened in between. We’ve revolutionized personal computing, the web, what it means to …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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December 29, 2014




Automating the Web of Shipping Options

According to a survey conducted by Shopper Approved among 25,660 customers, there’s essentially a 3-way tie in the key factor shoppers cited to explain why they buy online instead of locally. The winning reasons are larger selection (25.4%), better pricing (25%), and …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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December 22, 2014




Down to the Wire for Seasonal Shipping Peak 2014

As the 2014 retail shopping/shipping season roars to a close, the major carriers are seeing their numerous technology upgrades, investments and temp hiring expansions put to the test, while retailers have pushed cutoffs as far as humanly possible toward Christmas …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

2015-forecast

December 22, 2014




5 Email Marketing Predictions for 2015

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” While William Pollard may have been best known for his contributions to the …

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In Blog, Email

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December 18, 2014




3 Personalization Pillars That Will Make (or Break) Retailers

Personalizing the online retail experience is arguably the single most important innovation retailers must embrace to thrive in the new omnichannel world. The convergence of brick and mortar operations with digital retail is happening faster than most ever expected. By …

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In Blog, Engagement

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December 18, 2014




CommerceHub to Acquire Mercent

Ecommerce provider CommerceHub today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Mercent, a retail technology company. The deal is expected to be finalized in January 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

CommerceHub’s virtual-inventory platform integrates North America’…

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In News, PR Newswire

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February 27, 2014




JCPenney Makes a Commitment to Omnichannel

With sales of $1.08 billion for fiscal year 2013, an increase of 5.8%, it appears JCPenney has its ecommerce channel back on track.

And on its Feb. 26 earning call, JCPenney chairman and CEO Mile Ullman said the retailer is ready to make ecommerce …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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February 26, 2014




Macy’s Addresses Omnichannel and Same-day Delivery

While the fourth quarter  showed a 1.6% decline in sales, Karen M. Hoguet, chief financial officer at Macy’s, said moving forward the retailer plans on making strides in its omnichannel fulfillment initiatives including buy online, pick up in-store, and same-day delivery.

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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February 23, 2014




5 Tips for Omnichannel Success

A recent study conducted by the CMO Club and Visual IQ highlighted the challenges CMO’s are facing as they try to embrace omni-channel analysis of their marketing and branding initiatives.

The results were not surprising. Some 85% of CMOs say …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

Inventory, inventory tracking, inventory management, retail, drop shipping, drop ship, consignment, back ordering

February 21, 2014




The Key to Omnichannel Success: A Strong Logistics Strategy

There are a lot of factors that determine success in the omnichannel marketplace. But retailers are discovering that their logistics and fulfillment operations are consuming a larger share of the oxygen in omnichannel conversations than ever before.

According to a …

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In Inventory, Must Reads

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