June 16, 2014

5 Ways Tablets Change the In-Store Experience

It is retailers belief that store results will continue to erode unless they incorporate technology as part of the store experience.  Eighty-percent of retailers reported this belief, according to an infographic by Moki.
The adoption of mobile tablets as kiosks …


In Infographics


June 10, 2014

How to Drive In-Store Traffic and Sales With Mobile

Mobile is still considered relatively new territory for retailers, and while they can create attractive mobile websites and roll out apps, games and other unique campaigns, the most important  mobile capabilities for retailers are enabling them to fall into three …


In Ecommerce, Marketing

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

April 28, 2014

Deloitte Digital: Ecommerce’s Impact on In-store Shopping Grows

Digital interactions influence 36 cents of every dollar spent in the retail store, or approximately $1.1 trillion, according to the latest study from Deloitte Digital. By the end of 2014, that number will climb to 50%, or $1.5 trillion of total store sales.

The study, “…


In Must Reads, Omnichannel

Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, order management, order management system, operations and fulfillment, retail operations

March 17, 2014

Drive Online and In-store Sales with Cross-Chain Fulfillment

If implemented effectively, omnichannel solutions like ship-from-store and in-store pick up, can produce 2% to 20% incremental chain sales.

The key to success is not just technology, but accurate inventory allocation, intelligent order routing, in-store operations execution, and change management.

“Every retailer …


In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

February 3, 2014

Shoppers Want In-Store Experience to Match Online Convenience

Even as online shopping continues to grow, more U.S. shoppers are planning to make purchases from physical stores, according to the results of the latest study of “seamless retailing” by Accenture. In a survey of 750 adult consumers, 21 percent of …


In Press Releases

January 14, 2014

LightSpeed Unifies In-Store and Online Retail Commerce

LightSpeed Unifies In-Store and Online Retail Commerce (via PR Newswire)
LightSpeed Web Store for Cloud offers professional retailers single window into entire business; LightSpeed now powers $6B in annual transaction volume, up 120 percent+ YoY MONTREAL and NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ …


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December 6, 2013

Apple Launches iBeacon App to Tailor In-Store Shopping Experience

With the help of Bluetooth technology, shoppers can now tailor their shopping experience inside one of 254 Apple stores throughout the United States, through the new iBeacon mobile app.

Apple launched the capability on Dec. 6 and, according to an article from …


In Cross Channel, Ecommerce


November 20, 2013

Gap Inc. Expands Reserve in Store Availability

Gap Inc. announced Nov. 20 that it has expanded its reserve in store capabilities to all U.S. Banana Republic stores and more than 200 Gap stores in 15 major U.S. markets.

The launch follows what Gap Inc. called a “successful” pilot …


In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

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

October 28, 2013

3 Ways Ecommerce Can Mimic the In-Store Experience

In the world of retail today, many merchants believe their digital strategy is the “silver bullet.” They are focused on their ability to master customer relationships by integrating and maximizing the power of each channel through which they reach customers – …


In Must Reads, Retail

holiday shopping, 2014 holiday season, 2014 holiday shopping, UPS, FedEx, National Retail Federation, NRF, retail, ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery. Operations and Fulfillment

September 17, 2013

2013 In-store Holiday Sales Expected to Increase 2.4%

It is hard to believe how close we are to the holidays, I can’t help but feel like the 2012 holiday season just passed.

I am not the only one thinking about how close we are to the holidays,  while …


In Blog, Global

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