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February 19, 2015




Data Security, Omnichannel Initiatives Top Retail CIOs’ Priority Lists

With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer experience, retail CIOs agree that security and digital innovation are top priorities for 2015.

According to the 2015 National Retail Federation/Forrester Research Inc. Retail CIO …

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In Data & Analytics, eCommerce

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February 14, 2015




Redefining Omnichannel: Put the Consumer at the Center

Just a few short years ago, some retail pundit came up with the phrase “omnichannel retailer,” and it took the industry by storm. Everyone started talking about omnichannel, and the vendor community jumped right on board. It was almost impossible …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

omnichannel, Macy's omnichannel, Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, retail, omnichannel retail, omnichannel strategy, big box, big box retail, major retailers, Radio Shack, Radio Shack bankruptcy, Radio Shack Chapter 11, Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon, Radio Shack

February 12, 2015




Don’t Count Out Big Retail as Focus and Investments in Omnichannel Rise

Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar campus store at Purdue University last week. It is also reportedly in talks with retailers like Radio Shack to give it a more omnichannel presence. One online publication declared this move would be “another nail …

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In Blog, customer experience

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February 11, 2015




Managing Inventory in an Omnichannel World

Providing real-time inventory visibility for your consumers across all the channels is no easy task. Today, consumers expect to purchase an item and arrange shipment or pickup no matter where the product is coming from.
In this executive summary from …

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In executive summary, inventory management

Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, fulfillment center, contact center, customer contact center, customer service, returns, ecommerce returns, eBay, Amazon, Sears, Walmart

February 5, 2015




Returns Processing is a Vital Part of a Successful Omnichannel Strategy

Much has been written about omnichannel strategy from the perspective of driving engagement and conversions. However returns processing is one aspect of the shopping journey that is an extremely important part of the customer experience yet is often glossed over.

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In Blog, customer experience

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

February 2, 2015




Omnichannel, Big Data…What’s Next? Predictions for 2015

If I had to summarize 2014 for the retail industry, it would be the year of buzzwords. From omnichannel to big data, new “solutions” were being discussed every day and all of them were touted as the latest-and-greatest in the ongoing …

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In big data, Blog

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January 23, 2015




4 Omnichannel Tips to Improve Customer Experience and Increase Sales

When it comes to retail selling, gone are the days of “if you build it, they will come.” Customers today spend a significant amount of time researching products they want to buy and are much savvier about where, when and …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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August 3, 2015




3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Stores Can Win at Webrooming

There is no stopping the rise of online shopping. The product options are endless, it’s simple, more convenient, often cost-efficient—and the list goes on. It’s no shock that ecommerce has been lauded the future of retail, reaching $1.5 …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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

August 3, 2015




Retail Bloopers and the Role of Attribution in Delivering an Omni Experience

Recently, I was at a national big box chain store that I knew and loved. In addition to shopping my local branch of their store, I also often browsed their website on my home laptop, and had joined their mailing …

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In Blog, customer experience

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July 31, 2015




Week in Review: eBay Now Same-Day Service Grounded

While the same-day delivery segment is getting hotter with more entrants all the time, eBay is going in the other direction by shutting down its eBay Now same-day delivery service in several markets, and also ending another pilot that provided …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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