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April 19, 2014




4 Steps to Make the Most of your Mobile Strategies

There was a time when the concept of a cellphone was cutting edge. That time may very well have been a moment to connect the dots for Steve Jobs and other mobile device revolution pioneers.

Mobile devices are now officially …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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April 19, 2014




Levi Strauss Hires Walmart’s Rosen to Head Global Ecommerce

[caption id="attachment_46721" align="alignright" width="159"] Marc Rosen is leaving Walmart to head up Levi Strauss & Co.’s global strategy.[/caption]

Levi Strauss & Co. has announced that Marc Rosen will join the company as executive vice president and president of …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution centers, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, Operations and Fulfillment, Operations Management, Amazon, Gap, The Gap, Trader Joe's, Lindt, Hobby Lobby, Benjamin Moore

July 18, 2013




Why Omnichannel Fulfillment Matters

Shopping habits, shopping devices, and shopping locations are interchangeable in the customer’s eyes, which is why it’s more important than ever for merchants to offer a wide variety of omnichannel fulfillment options, according to Bill Toney, senior vice …

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In Cross Channel, Customer Service

Customer Service, customer service reps, social media, Twitter, Facebook, retail, Forrester, Conversocial, contact center, contact center agents

April 16, 2014




The Contact Center Is Your Customer Service Gateway

Quite possibly, your contact center is your company’s unsung hero. How are ecommerce and omnichannel merchants treating their contact centers? Here’s a snapshot look at Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2014 survey, which was fielded from Feb. 10 to March 10 …

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In Contact Center, MCM Outlook 2014

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April 14, 2014




Operations Executives Cope With Growing Complexity

As they get ready for Multichannel Merchant’s 2014 Operations Summit, taking place at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis April 22-24, one thing merchants and vendors agree upon is that direct-to-customer operations have become more complex, and important, than ever …

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In Operations Summit 2014

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April 14, 2014




What You Have Told Us – The State of Operations 2014

What is Amazon’s effect on direct-to customer merchants? Will shippers and carriers be on the same page in holiday 2014? What metrics matter in the contact center? What omnichannel paths are merchants taking to keep up with the always-connected customer?

These …

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In MCM Outlook 2014, mcm-outlook

April 14, 2014




“It’s Hard” Sums Up the Role of Operations

“It’s Hard” was a song by “The Who,” and many of us are singing that tune when it comes to the complexities of operations in our present day omnichannel global ecommerce industry.

While business is growing, meeting the growing …

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In Operations Summit 2014

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April 14, 2014




Meet Our New Exhibitors at Operations Summit!

Operations Summit is less than a week away and all of us here at Multichannel Merchant couldn’t be more excited about this!  This year we welcome several new exhibitors ranging in a variety of categories relating to warehousing, shipping …

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In Operations Summit 2014

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April 10, 2014




Core Elements Flattening the Global Ecommerce World

Click the above image to read Baynote’s “World of Ecommerce” infographic, which provides even more data insights on the ecommerce powerhouses both here and abroad.

Alibaba’s plan to hold its IPO stateside signifies that ecommerce knows no boundaries. Ecommerce …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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April 7, 2014




Should Rightsizing Be Retail’s Next Big Step?

Are retail stores destined to be a relic?

The media has been overrun lately with news that Staples, RadioShack, JC Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch and other iconic retailers have plans to shutter thousands of U.S. stores and lay off employees …

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