December 3, 2012




5 Tips to Turn Showrooming Consumers into In-store Customers

Is that a competitor lurking in aisle 7?! Retailers nowadays are increasingly contending with questions like this one. No, they’re not being infiltrated by a new and insidious breed of corporate spies. Rather, consumers – via their mobile devices – are inviting …

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In Analytics, Channel Integration

September 25, 2012




Buy Online and Pickup in Store for iPhone 5

Rumors have been flying all over the internet for the past several days, but it turns out that Apple will in fact offer a buy online and pick up in store option for the much sought after iPhone 5.
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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

March 6, 2012




Continuing the Customer Conversation In-Store and Online

I’m growing tired of this question: How do I drive an in-store customer online and vice versa? It’s not a bad question, but I do feel that it is being asked in the wrong way. The question should …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

December 8, 2011




Amazon Encouraging Mobile Shopping In-Store

The warning signs about confident consumers shopping on Amazon while browsing your store’s merchandise have been evident, and now the ecommerce giant is encouraging smartphone owners to do so. As an added incentive, Amazon is giving customers using Price Check …

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In Mobile Commerce

October 28, 2009




FAO Boutiques in Store for Toys ‘R’ Us

Customers who want more access to iconic upscale toy merchant FAO Schwarz just got their wish: Starting Nov. 1, FAO Schwarz-branded boutiques will be introduced in 585 Toys ’R’ Us stores nationwide.
The FAO boutiques will be located prominently at the front …

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In News

January 1, 2008




PROBLEMS IN STORE?

Most observers agree that Sharper Image CEO Steve Lightman has what it takes to run a direct business. But he doesn’t have retail experience, and for a troubled chain with some 187 stores, this could be a problem. A key measure …

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In Retail

November 26, 2008




What’s In Store for Black Friday

Are you ready for Black Friday? How about “Cyber Monday?” A survey conducted last weekend by Deloitte sheds some light on what you can expect this from shoppers this year. For one, Cyber Monday, which falls on Dec. 1 this year, …

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In News

November 1, 2007




FAO Schwarz in store for Chicago’s Macy’s

Upscale toy merchant FAO Schwarz is easing into retail expansion this month by opening a store-within-a-store in Macys’ downtown Chicago location.
FAO’s 5,200-sq.-ft shop, scheduled to open Nov. 1, will be located in the children’s department; Macy’s is also giving …

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In Uncategorized

October 12, 2007




FAO Schwarz in Store for Chicago Macy’s

Although FAO Schwarz closed most of its stores a few years ago, the upscale toy merchant is easing back into retail. FAO is partnering with Macy’s to open a store-within-a-store in the retailer’s downtown Chicago location. FAO’s 5,200-sq….

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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