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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

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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

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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

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

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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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May 11, 2015




How 5 Companies Fight Showrooming Through Omnichannel

It’s no secret that online retailers have hurt the bottom lines of many brick-and-mortar stores, but the practice of showrooming just might be the final blow.

Showrooming happens when consumers examine merchandise in a retail store but buy online …

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October 24, 2015




Week in Review: Sears Goes Back to the Future

Sears has introduced “Meet With An Expert,” a “free and first-of-its-kind service” that improves the home appliance shopping experience by connecting online shoppers with knowledgeable associates in store.

It seems fitting that Sears made this announcement on October 21, 2015, which was “…

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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May 7, 2015




Moss Bros Expands Internationally and Accepts Global Omnichannel Payments

Moss Bros is a leading UK formal menswear brand, established in 1851. In early 2013, the business sought to expand its digital footprint and revenue both domestically in the UK, and internationally, across multiple channels including desktop, mobile and mobile point-of-sale.

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