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

February 25, 2015

Macys Beats on Earnings, Says Impacts of West Coast Port Issues are Ongoing

Macys’ inventory levels continue to be negatively impacted as a result of protracted labor issues that tied up shipments at 29 West Coast ports for months, the company said during its fourth quarter and year-end analyst call on Tuesday. The company’…


In Inventory, inventory management


February 25, 2015

Waffle House Will Deliver Your Package Scattered, Smothered and Covered

[caption id="attachment_62207" align="alignright" width="150"] This guy will deliver your package scattered, smothered and covered…[/caption]

Here’s some big news, if you’re a foodie and a roadie… Roadie, Inc., and Waffle House restaurants today announced a new partnership that …


In Blog, customer experience

Walmart holiday mobile app on an iPhone

February 23, 2015

Mobile Commerce Matters More Than Ever

If there is one major lesson merchants learned during the 2014 holiday season, it’s that mobile mattered more than ever.
Mobile commerce went from being a necessary evil to an overnight game-changer. And the merchants that got on board with …


In Ecommerce, executive summary

NordstromX omnichannelX omnichannel retailX omnichannel fulfillmentX omnichannel strategyX Operations and FulfillmentX Shipping/DeliveryX distribution centerX fulfillment centerX ecommerceX ecommerce fulfillment

February 23, 2015

New Nordstrom Facility Gets Half its Customers Within Two-Day Window

During its recent fourth quarter analyst call, Nordstrom executives said they plan to open a third ecommerce fulfillment center in Pennsylvania that will put half of its customers within reach of two-day ground delivery.

The move is part of Nordstrom’…


In Fulfillment, Inventory

Ace Hardware, Ace, ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, same-day delivery, same day delivery, Uber, Lyft, Home Depot, Lowe's Hardware, Lowe', operations and fulfillment, retail, home improvement retail

February 23, 2015

Ace Hardware Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery Test

Ace Hardware has begun a pilot program of same-day delivery via its own associates at 33 stores in select neighborhoods in Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and Arizona. It is an extension of Ace’s in-store pickup program, which is available …


In Fulfillment, News


February 22, 2015

Cool New Technology Showcased at eTail West

The exhibit hall, or “Solutions Zone” as it was called at eTail West, was buzzing with activity.

Sure, there were things like mimosa breaks and Xbox tournaments to lure eTail West attendees into the Solutions Zone. But attendees also made …


In Blog, cross-border

Toys R Us, Babies R Us, free shipping, ecommerce, holiday shopping, peak holiday season, 2015 holiday shopping, omnichannel retail, buy online pickup in store

March 27, 2014

Toys R Us Lays Out New Omnichannel Strategy

Toys”R”Us, Inc. Outlines “TRU Transformation” Strategy (via PR Newswire)
New CEO and U.S. President Discuss Plans to Make Company Fit for Growth by Fixing Foundational Issues, Putting Disciplines into Operational Processes and Right-Sizing Cost Structure Strategic Plan …


In Ecommerce, News

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

March 26, 2014

Personalizing the Omnichannel Customer Experience

To better understand the state of omnichannel, Multichannel Merchant and Neustar conducted an extensive study on marketers’ omnichannel priorities and challenges across the customer lifecycle.

Join us as we share key findings from the research and industry …


In Omnichannel

Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Curbside, curbside pickup, in-store pickup, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy, mobile app, mobile commerce, m-commerce

February 20, 2015

Best Buy Expanding Availability of Curbside Pickup

Mobile app-driven startup service Curbside, which launched last fall by letting shoppers at 11 Target stores in San Francisco and at a mall in San Jose pick up purchased items at – well, curbside – has expanded to include three Best Buy locations …


In customer experience, customer experience


February 19, 2015

What Would eTail West be like #IfThe80sNeverStopped?

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Catalog Age) – Never gonna give you up; Never gonna let you down;
Never gonna run around and desert you;
Never gonna make you cry; Never gonna say goodbye;
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you…

Okay, …


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