Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Deliv, same-day delivery, Amazon, ecommerce

November 13, 2014




Macy’s Sees Omnichannel, Same-Day Delivery as Competitive Advantage

In its third quarter earnings call this week, Macy’s Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet told analysts the company’s retail network gives it an advantage in the ever-more-crowded same-day delivery sweepstakes, as well as in omnichannel fulfillment.

“I think …

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In Fulfillment, inventory management

Growing Global 2015, Alibaba.com, Tmall, Taobao, ecommerce, global ecommerce, cross-border ecommerce

November 5, 2015




Alibaba is Ready For Singles Day 2015… Are You?

Alibaba Group is hoping all the omnichannel initiatives it plans to launch on Singles Day will help it make last year’s $9.3 billion look like chump change. Alibaba will use the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival to launch a new series of initiatives …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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November 1, 2015




SMS Engagement Can Amplify Mobile Results For Merchants

Brands, marketers and merchants are continuously looking for ways to engage their customers through the use of apps. It’s not hard to arrive at this conclusion when you consider how people use their smartphones. When you look beyond calling, …

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In Blog, Marketing

free shipping, ecommerce fulfillment, Pitney Bowes, same-day delivery, consumer survey, holiday shopping season, 2015 holiday shopping

November 1, 2015




3 Holiday Retail Trends and 1 Keyword: Marketplaces

It’s crunch time. Near and far, merchants are busy preparing to roll out their holiday shopping strategies across multiple channels.

In 2015, we have seen new marketplaces, increased loyalty, and additional membership opportunities. We have also witnessed marketplaces shift their …

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In Ecommerce, marketplaces

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

November 2, 2014




2014 Holiday Hirings Shift to Permanent, Omnichannel Positions

Nearly one quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season. That’s according to the eighth annual retail seasonal hiring …

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October 30, 2015




Week In Review: REI Says No to Black Friday

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, outdoor clothing and equipment retailer REI wants its customers to #OptOutside. The retailer, who has been vocal in the past about stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving, will keep its “closed” sign in its …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

October 28, 2014




How to Transform Omnichannel Retail from Myth to Reality

As you’re folding laundry at the end of a long day, you realize that your favorite pants are sporting stains from the tomato sauce-covered pasta that was yesterday’s dinner. Try as you might, the stain is there to …

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UPS, peak holiday season 2015, FedEx, omnichannel

October 29, 2015




UPS Says Holiday Peak Volume Will Grow 10%

UPS is looking to save on costs through its expanded pickup program, with 8,000 U.S. locations, as well as by doing flex hiring of just-in-time labor to avoid the over-capacity and under-capacity issues that dogged it the past two holiday …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

UPS, United Parcel Service, FedEx, United States Postal Service, USPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, holiday forecast, holiday peak 2014, 2014 holiday, retail, ecommerce

October 27, 2014




Retailers Preparing for Surge in Omnichannel Holiday Shopping

With expectations higher than ever for a merry omnichannel holiday season, retailers are assertively preparing their shipping operations to avoid delivery and service hiccups.

According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly eight in 10 (78.8%) retailers …

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In Fulfillment, News

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October 26, 2015




The Top 6 Innovations in Online Customer Experience

Customer experience is the new frontier of business differentiation. Eighty-nine percent predict that by 2016, they will separate themselves from their competition on the basis of customer experience—more so than product and service. A variety of factors influence a customers’ …

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