back-to-school, back-to-school shopping, e-retail, ecommerce

July 9, 2013

Back-to-School Sales Expected to Jump 4.3% in August

Retail Sales, Traffic to Increase in Back-to-School Season, Says ShopperTrak (via PR Newswire)
- Shopper activity increases reflect recovering economy – CHICAGO, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — This August, retailers can expect that prepared parents will shop and spend more during the “…


In Analytics, Analytics

back orders, Operations and Fulfillment, retail, omnichannel, ecommerce orders, ecommerce

May 20, 2015

The High Cost of Back Orders

How are backorders affecting your profitability?
From our consulting work with clients to improve their merchandise planning, forecasting and management processes and systems, we’ve seen a range of costs over 15 years to be between $7 and $12 for each unit that …


In Blog, Customer Service


September 18, 2015

3 Email Tips to Help Retailers Get Ahead of the Holiday Game

For retailers, the next three months have the power to make or break your entire year: 40% of annual retail sales are concentrated in the holiday season. And this year is poised to be more impactful than ever. Ecommerce sales during …


In Blog, Email

Amazon,, free shipping, amazon prime, ecommerce

January 1, 2015

Amazon Falling Back to the Pack in Customer Satisfaction

Answers Corporation has announced the release of The Answers Experience Index (AXI): 2014 U.S. Retail Edition, a study of multichannel retail touch points based on 40,000 consumer surveys gathered for the top 100 retail websites, top 30 retail chain stores and top 30 mobile …


In customer experience, Customer Service


August 31, 2015

Changing With the Seasons: Managing Inventory Based On Seasonal Demand

When it comes to selling seasonal merchandise such as shorts, snow boots, or costumes, proper planning is always key. This is just as true with your retail system as it is with your ordering methodologies or advertising buys.

Making the …


In Blog, Inventory


August 21, 2015

Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials

In a week heavy with financial reports from major retailers, there were some clear winners and losers.

On the positive side of the ledger, Target reported strong sales and income and comp growth across its core categories, plus a 30% gain …


In Ecommerce, Global

alibaba group, Alibaba, AliExpress, ecommerce, online marketplace, global ecommerce, Chinese ecommerce, cross-border ecommerce, online security, online security flaw, online security vulnerability, cyber security, cyber security threat

November 16, 2014

3 Steps to Protect Your Business’ Online Back Door

Security is a top concern for internet retailers, particularly during the crucial and high-traffic holiday season. Retailers spend a lot of time protecting the “front door” of their website using firewall rules, intrusion prevention and detection systems, web application firewalls …


In Blog, Ecommerce


November 7, 2014

Target and TOMS Join Forces to Give Back this Holiday Season

Well this is exciting – shoe and apparel brand TOMS and Target are teaming up for a limited-edition holidays collection, with a generous twist. Every Target and TOMS limited edition product a customer buys, the company is giving shoes, a blanket …


In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014


July 16, 2015

Consumers Were Not Impressed With Amazon’s Prime Day

[caption id="attachment_68944" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Overall, consumers were not impressed with Amazon’s Prime Day, and took to social media with their complaints.[/caption]

Wednesday turned out to be a Prime Day for Amazon… to hold a garage sale.

That …


In News, PR Newswire

July 31, 2012

Lands End Gets Ready for Back-to-School Shopping

Want a mom’s perspective of #LandsEnd innovations for Back to School this year? Take a look: — LandsEnd (@LandsEnd) July 30, 2012

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