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September 21, 2014




Your 5-point Checklist for Going Omnichannel

With the right digital strategy in place, retailers can enhance engagement between the customer and store associate, better leverage inventory positions and maximize the store footprint.

But every store operation is different and the right solution for one retailer may …

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In Customer Service, Engagement

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September 16, 2014




Same-day Delivery Rollouts Speed Up

Delivery times continue to speed up, as three major retailers – Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s – announced plans this week to test or roll out same-day delivery.

Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are using Deliv to power its same-day delivery services.

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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September 16, 2014




5 Ways Retailers can Add Value to their Customers

Since the beginning of the global recession, retailers have increasingly relied on discounting to drive sales and encourage money-conscious shoppers to browse and make purchases in-store and online. While discounting can be a very effective tactic for shifting stock, it …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 11, 2014




Why Millennials Aren’t Loyal to Your Retail Brand

Some Fortune 500 companies are waking up to discover that millennials no longer care for their products. And unfortunately, some companies have also misdiagnosed why they are alienating this demographic.

Millennials are not averse to brand loyalty, as some executives have …

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In Branding, Campaign

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September 10, 2014




Chico’s FAS Teams Up with Borderfree

Omnichannel specialty retailer Chico’s FAS has partnered with Borderfree to expand its ecommerce capabilities globally. Through this partnership, Chico’s FAS will now be able to transact with shoppers in over 100 countries and territories worldwide in more than 60 global currencies.

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In Ecommerce, Global

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September 11, 2014




How are You Adapting to a Shifting Customer Landscape?

Today, the “shifting customer landscape” isn’t theory – it’s the reality merchants face on a daily basis. Free shipping, guaranteed on-time delivery and omnichannel services are all expected – yet not all merchants are delivering – or can even focus– on …

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In Ecommerce, mcm-outlook

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September 9, 2014




Focus on the Ecommerce User Experience

Back before the web, when customers were required to actually travel to a physical location in order to complete a purchase, retailers could craft an in-person sales experience, one that merchandised the store with the newest products and biggest sales.

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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September 9, 2014




Retail Experts Skeptical about Twitter’s Buy Button

Twitter announced Monday that it is testing a Buy button, which allows tweeters to buy merchandise from retailers via Twitter, without leaving the social media platform. But retail experts who recently spoke with Multichannel Merchant say they are skeptical about …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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December 4, 2013




Will Mom-and-Pop Sites Be Affected if the Marketplace Fairness Act Passes?

For more than a decade, federal and state lawmakers have attempted to craft legislation to regulate the collection of sales tax on internet purchases. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 passed the Senate in May with bipartisan support and House bills …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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September 8, 2014




Is Amazon Attacking Apple on Eve of iPhone 6 Event?

Is Amazon taking on Apple on the eve of the iPhone 6 launch?

Amazon announced this morning that it has dropped the price of its Amazon Fire Phone to 99 cents with a two-year contract. On top of that, customers purchasing an …

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