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August 26, 2014




Catalogs Adapt to the New Omnichannel World

Catalogs are alive and well for retailers in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors today. While catalogs may no longer be thought of as a selling channel, they are still considered an excellent marketing tool.In Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook …

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

August 20, 2014




Macy’s Continues to See Results from Omnichannel

Macy’s is continuing to see in-store sales driven by its online channel at both its Macy’s and Bloomingdales stores, the company told analysts and investors in a Q2 earnings call.

“The Internet-generated demand continues to grow rapidly and …

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

August 18, 2014




How to Organize and Execute Omnichannel Strategies

Retailers are finding various ways to address the issues that surround the “multichannel problem” and executing the omnichannel experience that best fits the consumer.

In a panel discussion at eTail East 2014, Jessica Coogan, online marketing director for The Container Store, …

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January 2, 2015




Who Won the Sugar Bowl? Allstate’s Mayhem Sale

[caption id="attachment_59490" align="alignright" width="300"] Mayhem Sale (click to enlarge)[/caption]

We interrupt the Ohio State-Bama college football playoff game to bring you Mayhem Sale, pop-up ecommerce at its finest. Items sold right out of Matt and Shannon’s home… …

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Amazon, Amazon.com, free shipping, amazon prime, ecommerce

January 1, 2015




Amazon Falling Back to the Pack in Customer Satisfaction

Answers Corporation has announced the release of The Answers Experience Index (AXI): 2014 U.S. Retail Edition, a study of multichannel retail touch points based on 40,000 consumer surveys gathered for the top 100 retail websites, top 30 retail chain stores and top 30 mobile …

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December 30, 2014




How Convenient is Buy Online, Pickup In Store?

Buy online, pickup in store is supposed to be a major differentiator for omnichannel retailers. But is buy online, pickup in store really that convenient?

According to a study by StellaService, buying online is a piece of cake. But it …

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2015-forecast

December 29, 2014




4 Ecommerce Trends to Discard in 2015

It’s been a little over 15 years since the world was deathly afraid of Y2K crippling our global computer systems. Since that time, much has happened in between. We’ve revolutionized personal computing, the web, what it means to …

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distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, fulfillment center, Five Below, Techtronic Industries, FedEx Ground, FedEx, CVS Caremark, Amazon, Amazon.com, Michael Kors, IKEA, operations and fulfillment

December 29, 2014




Automating the Web of Shipping Options

According to a survey conducted by Shopper Approved among 25,660 customers, there’s essentially a 3-way tie in the key factor shoppers cited to explain why they buy online instead of locally. The winning reasons are larger selection (25.4%), better pricing (25%), and …

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December 22, 2014




Down to the Wire for Seasonal Shipping Peak 2014

As the 2014 retail shopping/shipping season roars to a close, the major carriers are seeing their numerous technology upgrades, investments and temp hiring expansions put to the test, while retailers have pushed cutoffs as far as humanly possible toward Christmas …

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2015-forecast

December 22, 2014




5 Email Marketing Predictions for 2015

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” While William Pollard may have been best known for his contributions to the …

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