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

July 30, 2013

NRF Survey Sees Decrease in Back-to-School Spending This Year

It’s that time of year again, back-to-school, and according to the National Retail Federation families with school-age children will spend less this year.

According to a press release by the NRF, families are expected to spend an average of $634.78 …


In Analytics, Data & Analytics

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

July 25, 2013

Shoppers Looking for Back-to-School Sales

Consumers Plan to Spend Smarter and Look for Sales this Back-to-School Season, According to PriceGrabber® SurveyClassic School Supplies and Clothing Top Back-to-School Shopping Lists Download image Download image Back-to-School 2013 Shopping Trends. (PRNewsFoto/PriceGrabber) LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PriceGrabber, a …


In Ecommerce, PR Newswire


November 4, 2014

“Open to Sell” – The New School Approach to Inventory Management

With the holiday season upon us, retailers, market analysts, and financiers alike remain wary of the economic environment and how it will effect consumer spending this year.  In order to stay afloat in the midst of this market volatility and …


In Blog, Fulfillment


November 27, 2015

Editor’s Notebook: My Big Fat Omnichannel Thanksgiving Shopping Day

A new Parry Family tradition began this Thanksgiving Day. This was the first time in about 10 years that my wife, Ursula, was not doing double-duty as a float escort at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and/or working as an …


In Blog, Ecommerce

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, Amazon Logistics,, UPS, FedEx, Walmart, Costco, ecommerce fulfillment

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

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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

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