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May 16, 2014




JCPenney Online Sales are Growing Faster than Amazon

Is JCPenney.com growing at a faster pace than Amazon.com? Not really. But based on its new sales reporting methodology, its online sales are growing at a faster pace than Amazon.

JCPenney said May 15 that its comparable store sales …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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May 14, 2014




5 Ways your Business has to Change to Integrate Beacons

Beacon technology is at the top of the list of next “big ideas” for merchants.  American Eagle Outfitters, Macy’s and Nordstrom have all rolled out beacon-based positioning to their stores and a number of national retailers are rushing to …

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In Mobile, Mobile

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May 14, 2014




Hhgregg Aligns Itself with New Branding Purpose

The impetus of hhgregg’s brand transformation came after the company’s CEO articulated a branding purpose to “inspire and delight” its customers.

According to Julie Lyle, chief marketing officer for hhgregg,  the overall goal for hhgregg is to fill …

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In Must Reads

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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

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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

May 5, 2014




Using Ruby on Rails for Faster Ecommerce Development

As online shopping increases at a tremendous rate, exhibiting year-over-year double-digit growth, winning at ecommerce becomes more challenging.  Retailers constantly leverage new strategies to evolve their site, realizing the importance of having an omnichannel presence and the resources to offer …

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In eCommerce, Technology

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May 1, 2014




Real-Time Inventory Visibility Puts the Omni in Agile Commerce

Ask a group of retailers how they intend to support omnichannel commerce in the months ahead, and they’re likely to regale you with launch plans for their responsive websites, enabling customers to shop via any connected device. While offering …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

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April 30, 2014




Returns Power Panel Weighs In On Best Practices

At last week’s Operations Summit in Indianapolis, a panel of operations directors shared their returns management experiences.

Ellen Shannon, Chief Content Director & Publisher of Multichannel Merchant moderated the session and shared the challenges that the industry faces in handling …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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April 29, 2014




How Augmented Reality Will Impact Consumers

The sharpest change in the approach retailers have taken toward customers in the last few decades has been with respect to the power the consumer has had in its interactions with the brand. The various marketing strategies that have become …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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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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In Blog, Customer Service

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