Sears, Sears Holdings, Kmart, kmart.com, in-store pickup, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy, retail, online retail, ecommerce

July 10, 2014




Sears and Kmart Expand In-store Pickup Across Brands

In a move to consolidate its omnichannel offerings, Sears and Kmart will let customers pick up online orders at either store, regardless of which brand’s website is used, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Parent company Sears Holdings Corp. announced the …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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July 9, 2014




Why Vitacost.com is Vital to Kroger’s Omnichannel Strategy

The Kroger Co. will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million, according the a definitive merger agreement announced on July 2.

On the surface, the deal may seem like a head-scratcher. But Vitacost….

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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July 4, 2014




Omnichannel Happens in the Cloud

Consumers are more demanding, more connected and more informed than ever. They’re researching and completing transactions across multiple channels, starting their journey with one device and finishing it on another. And they expect the experience to be seamless, letting …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

Ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel focus, omnichannel strategy, retail, ship from store, ship to store, buying online, online shopping, GameStop, brick-and-mortar

July 2, 2014




Rewards Data Helps GameStop Drive Omnichannel Growth

Even with all the growth in ecommerce, GameStop has found that most of its customers are using the company’s online channel to research products before making a purchase in store. And data from its PowerUp rewards program is generating …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

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June 29, 2014




Understanding Omnichannel Inventory Dynamics

One key to success in omnichannel commerce operations is accurate, real time, complete visibility of inventory at all stages of the supply chain. This translates into knowing what is on hand, what has been sold and what is in transit. …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

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June 29, 2014




Optimizing Omnichannel Order Picking and Fulfillment Operations

[caption id="attachment_50295" align="alignright" width="450"] A comprehensive cycle of consumer purchasing options need to befilled by a wide range of fulfillment channels to meet customer demand.[/caption]

Omnichannel and ecommerce retailers are being pressured into finding new and different …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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June 29, 2014




Reducing the Cost of Order Fulfillment

[caption id="attachment_50315" align="alignright" width="468"] Automated order picking processes allow operators to spend 76% vs 10% for manual picking operations actually picking rather than walking and searching.[/caption]

Omnichannel commerce puts a premium on reducing the cost of order fulfillment while …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

supply chain management, supply chain, ecommerce, inventory, inventory management, inventory tracking, brand, brands, brand ambassador, branding, brand loyalty

June 24, 2014




Study: 83% of Retail Execs Say Supply Chain Not Optimized

A new study from PwC, commissioned by JDA Software, found that while 83% of retail executives surveyed reported that their supply chains were not optimized to support the new omnichannel world, only one-third considered the omnichannel dynamic to be an external …

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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

Walmart, Walmart.com, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution hubs, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping hub, domestic shipping, shipping and delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, fulfillment, fulfillment center, omnichannel fulfillment, order fulfillment, ecommerce, ecommerce sales

June 20, 2014




Walmart to Open New Ecommerce Distribution Center in Indiana

Walmart plans to open a 1.2 million square foot distribution center in Plainfield, Ind. by 2015 that will employ 300 workers. The center will be able to distribute goods to more than 160 million people in two days or less.

“By combining large-scale online …

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In Ecommerce, Inventory

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June 20, 2014




Jimmy Jazz Sees Successful Ecommerce Growth

Fashion and sneaker retailer Jimmy Jazz has seen success with the acceleration of its ecommerce growth with the handling of hundreds of thousands of ecommerce and call center orders a year, according to a press release.

Since it began working …

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In Contact Center, Ecommerce

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