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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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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 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 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 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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In Must Reads

September 2, 2013




Redefining the Buzzword “Omnichannel”

The term omnichannel has been used and abused more than the only chew toy at the local animal shelter. Along with her sister term big data, omnichannel has recently been positioned by countless analysts, retailers and vendors to mean, well, …

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In Channel Integration, Marketing

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August 30, 2013




How Guitar Center Delivers a Stand-out Omnichannel Experience

Holiday 2013 is upon us – and, for retailers, it’s the biggest omnichannel shopping season yet. Consumers will turn to multiple channels before making holiday purchases, combining web searches, to mobile apps, tablet browsing, and in-store visits. And they’ll also …

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In Channel Integration, Marketing

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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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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