January 13, 2014




Microsoft Extends Leadership in End-to-End Customer Interactions and Omnichannel Operations

Microsoft All In For Retail; Extends Leadership In End-to-End Customer Interactions And Omni-Channel Operations (via PR Newswire)
Microsoft Dynamics introduces advanced end-to-end capabilities for omni-channel retailing and supply-chain management; announces alliances with industry leaders Vantiv, Sitecore and an expanded relationship …

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In eCommerce, Operations & Fulfillment

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January 9, 2014




Shoppers Have Great Expectations with Omnichannel Commerce

Shoppers today expect and demand a streamlined experience and are expecting an easy access to information and integrated online and in-store tools, according to Baynote’s 4th Annual Holiday Online Shopping Survey.

According to the survey, 74% of shoppers cite finding …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

Ebates, Conversant, Rakuten, Alliance Data, affiliate marketing, affiliate platforms, retail, online retail, ecommerce, Target

October 21, 2014




Online Retailers Often Disconnected from Consumer Desires

Online retailers are giving consumers delivery options they don’t want, while not offering the ones they do, according to a survey from cloud-based order management provider OrderDynamics and Opinion Matters.

From next-day delivery to in-store stock visibility, the study …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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October 20, 2014




PIM System Helps Speed Up Schneider Electric Buildings Business

In an effort to speed up system upload times and deliver richer product information through all customer touch points, Schneider Electric Buildings Business (SEBB) partnered with data management provider Riversand and now sees a 75% reduction in product information upload time.

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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January 1, 2014




Omnichannel Retailers Stand to Win or Lose at Every Touch Point

The cardinal rule of retailing never changes: Customers punish poor performance. This has been true for as long as we’ve been buying and selling things – maybe 12,000 years or more. In one sense, nothing’s changed since that Sardinian farmer …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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October 17, 2014




China and Alibaba: Ecommerce News Dominators

When I was setting up our MCM Global Ecommerce newsletter, I was trying keep a balanced list of our top global articles and couldn’t help but see so many of them were about companies making active plans to go …

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In Blog, cross-border

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October 15, 2014




Will Apple Pay Launch This Week?

The Apple Pay system could launch for retailers as early as Saturday, various sources are reporting. CNN Money is reporting that the rumor of the launch came through a leaked memo from Walgreens, which is among the group of retailers …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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October 11, 2014




What to Make of Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Store Launch

[caption id="attachment_55576" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This is a Google Maps street view of 7 W. 34th St. in Manhattan, where Amazon will reportedly open a brick-and-mortar store in time for the 2014 holiday season.[/caption]

So this happened: Wall Street Journal …

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In Blog, Customer Service

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, urban outfitters, FedEx, Walmart, Rite Aid, Office Depot, Office Max, third-party logistics, third-party fulfillment, 3PL

October 9, 2014




Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment

Major tactical areas like handling holiday season demand and related labor management issues, as well as implementing omnichannel commerce and dealing with rapid changes in customer contact centers, are perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals.
To help them address …

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December 18, 2013




IBM Predicts an Omnichannel Shopping World

Now that you have watched the above video, are you surprised that IMB predicts “buying local will beat online” as a part of its 8th-annual IBM 5 in 5 list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, …

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