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November 13, 2015




Week in Review: Holiday Faux Pas Aplenty

They say good things come in threes… and sometimes bad things as well. How about in fours?

This past week, there have been four separate instances of retail brands who ran into social media blowback as a result of some …

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In News, PR Newswire

USPS, U.S. Postal Service, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, returns, shipping strategy, omnichannel, omnichannel best practices, free shipping, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Priority Mail, free two-day shipping, return labels, return shipping labels

November 18, 2014




Omnichannel Choreography Delivers the Perfect Customer Experience

In the early days of ecommerce, retailers had to learn a two-step dance that didn’t require a whole lot of coordination. After receiving an order online, the merchant had to pack a box at a distribution center and ship …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

ecommerce fulfillment, shipping data, distribution data, Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce shipping, direct-to-customer fulfillment

November 17, 2014




Big Data a Big Omnichannel Driver

Big data provides retailers in today’s omnichannel world an inside look at how they can improve both their websites and in-store experiences for customers. But which data will be able to help the business? Which piece will generate a …

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In Data & Analytics, executive summary

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November 12, 2015




Deliv Acquires NYC Same-Day Provider Zipments

Crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Deliv is continuing its market expansion plans by acquiring New York same-day company Zipments. In June it acquired Chicago-based WeDeliver, and said it will continue to pursue deals for other market-specific providers.

With the acquisition, Deliv …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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November 11, 2015




Field & Stream Launches its First-Ever Ecommerce Site

Field & Stream stores, an outdoor specialty brand owned and operated by leading omnichannel retailer DICK’S Sporting Goods, announced today that outdoor enthusiasts can now access and purchase an extensive array of the latest outdoor equipment, apparel and accessories online …

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In Ecommerce, News

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

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November 9, 2015




How Customer Feedback Can Make or Break Your Black Friday

It’s almost upon us—the most lucrative day of the year for many retailers. Black Friday is a competitive, high-stakes game. Embracing customer feedback to provide a consistent omnichannel experience gives retailers the edge to win big during this …

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In Blog, Engagement

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

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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In Holiday 2014, human resounces

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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

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