Ecommerce, Kmart, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, retail, Sears, Sears Holdings

August 20, 2015




Sears Goes Into the Black in Q2 from Asset Sales

Struggling Sears Holdings, parent company of Sears and Kmart, reported rare net income of $208 million for the second quarter ended Aug. 1, the first since 2013, but it was due to income from property sales. Overall revenue decreased 27.3% to $6.2 billion, with same-store …

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In fulfillment, Loyalty

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August 20, 2015




WalMart Sees Slower Growth Globally in Q2

While WalMart in the U.S. is moving full-steam ahead both online and in-store, internationally the company is seeing slower growth in several key markets.

Doug McMillon, the company’s president and CEO, told analysts on an earnings call that …

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In Global, News

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August 19, 2015




4 Things Millennials Want from Your Online Business This Back-to-School Season

It’s no secret that the back-to-school season is one of the busiest (and most profitable) times of the year for retailers, second only to the winter holiday season. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

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August 18, 2015




Why Retailers Should Embrace Channels and Complexity

When examining the current state of the retail industry, omnichannel experts boldly assert that “channels are dead” and “consumers are in control,” while retailers confidently claim that they’re providing “seamless shopping experiences.” But a report released by the American …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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August 18, 2015




5 Trends that Will Make or Break This Holiday Season

With the sun shining and current heat wave, it’s hard to believe it, but it’s time to start planning for the winter holidays.

Retailers are beginning to lay out their strategies for a successful holiday season, overflowing with …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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August 18, 2015




Cross-Channel Customer Experience

The shopping landscape continues to change drastically. Today, consumers – your customers and prospects – are shopping in an environment full of ecommerce sites on mobile devices; they are being influenced through social media posts and enticed through tons of competitive email …

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

August 5, 2015




Why Retailers are Slow to Go Omnichannel

While at IRCE 2015, I sat down with MarketLive founder and CEO Ken Burke to talk, basically, about the state of the ecommerce industry… and I steered away from the prepared list of questions to get his thoughts on omnichannel.

First, …

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In Blog, customer experience

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August 15, 2015




Week in Review: Is an Exclusive Tmall Deal a Good Move for Macy’s?

Macy’s is heading East… to China. The department store retailer has formed a joint venture with Fung Retailing Limited and will have its own online store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform.

The joint venture, which is 65% owned by Macy’s …

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August 12, 2015




Macy’s 2Q Sales Are Down 2.6%, But Terry Lundgren is Optimistic

Macy’s second quarter sales decreased 2.6%, but chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren was optimistic in a press release the company issued on Wednesday morning, even though he added that sales for the fiscal year will probably be down 1%.

“We expect an …

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In News, Omnichannel

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August 12, 2015




B2B Ecommerce Can’t Completely Copy its B2C Counterparts

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The more B2B ecommerce changes, the more it stays the same

Yes, there are more bells and whistles than ever in B2B ecommerce, but there’s not …

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