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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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July 26, 2013




Merchants See Increased Satisfication with Omnichannel Fulfillment

Ecommerce has now become synonymous with omnichannel. While merchants are focusing their retail efforts on social, mobile and email, the real effort should be on a variety of fulfillment options, according to a new whitepaper by Innotrac.

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In Cross Channel, Inventory

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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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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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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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July 18, 2013




Why Omnichannel Fulfillment Matters

Shopping habits, shopping devices, and shopping locations are interchangeable in the customer’s eyes, which is why it’s more important than ever for merchants to offer a wide variety of omnichannel fulfillment options, according to Bill Toney, senior vice …

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In Cross Channel, Customer Service

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April 2, 2014




Neiman Marcus Merging Stores and Online

Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. announced it is merging the merchandising and planning organization for Neiman Marcus Stores and Neiman Marcus Online into a single team to reflect the omnichannel direction of the brand. These changes will go into effect on …

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In Executive, General & Administration

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April 1, 2014




Jeff Gennette Named President of Macy’s Inc.

Jeffrey Gennette, who has served for the past five years as Macy’s chief merchandising officer, has been elected President of the Macy’s Inc., effective immediately. Gennette will report to Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s, Inc. chairman and chief executive …

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