Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Deliv, same-day delivery, Amazon, ecommerce

November 13, 2014




Macy’s Sees Omnichannel, Same-Day Delivery as Competitive Advantage

In its third quarter earnings call this week, Macy’s Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet told analysts the company’s retail network gives it an advantage in the ever-more-crowded same-day delivery sweepstakes, as well as in omnichannel fulfillment.

“I think …

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In Fulfillment, inventory management

customer service, customer experience, call center, customer service reps

November 25, 2015




Consumers Will Pay for Better Customer Service from Preferred Brands

A new report from Xerox reveals that over half of consumers would pay more for better customer care from their preferred brands.

The State of Customer Service 2015, which surveyed 6,000 consumers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the …

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In Contact Center, customer experience

generation-z

November 24, 2015




5 Ways Retailers Can Reach Gen Z

Millennials, Millennials, Millennials – retailers have been bombarded with information about the large, attention-grabbing generation of shoppers. But, an even bigger generational behemoth is hot on those Millennials’ heels – and they’re doing things differently than any other generation before. Gen …

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In Blog, Marketing

horizontal mobile holiday

November 24, 2015




Black Friday is a Mobile Commerce Holiday

This year, mobile traffic will likely exceed 50 percent of all ecommerce traffic during the holidays, and year over year revenue from mobile commerce will continue to grow by the double digits, according to IBM’s Holiday Benchmark Data. It’s …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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

November 2, 2014




2014 Holiday Hirings Shift to Permanent, Omnichannel Positions

Nearly one quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season. That’s according to the eighth annual retail seasonal hiring …

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In Holiday 2014, human resounces

global ecommerce

November 19, 2015




Survival Tips for Launching Localized Sites in Mobile-First Emerging Markets

The mobile web now represents the most significant opportunity companies should explore when expanding into overseas markets. Global customers are increasingly using mobile devices to research and buy. To become relevant, companies must engage them—in their preferred language—via …

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In Blog, Global

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

October 28, 2014




How to Transform Omnichannel Retail from Myth to Reality

As you’re folding laundry at the end of a long day, you realize that your favorite pants are sporting stains from the tomato sauce-covered pasta that was yesterday’s dinner. Try as you might, the stain is there to …

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In Blog, marketing

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

November 17, 2015




How an Online Strategy Can Help Your Brick-and-Mortar Store This Holiday Season

While consumers may wince at earlier-than-ever Christmas displays in department stores–or rejoice the highly anticipated holiday-themed drinks– the holiday season sneaks up earlier every year. But for savvy retailers and marketers, it’s a reminder that to get their holiday …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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

November 17, 2015




A Pop-Up Holiday: The Resurgence and Relevance of Brick and Mortar

The blue and yellow Blockbuster logo once was as familiar a site as the green and white of the Starbucks emblem today seen across the country. Its disappearance is both a reflection of progress and a reminder of the impact …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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

November 16, 2015




Blurring the Lines Between Retail and Ecommerce

Traditionally, brick-and-mortar retail has functioned separately from the ecommerce channel – they were two distinct silos. However, in today’s omnichannel world, with the myriad of ship-from-store, ship-to-store, and buy online/pick up in-store options, the old approach is simply no …

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