August 31, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods Sees Ecommerce Payoff in Q2

Ecommerce continues to pay off for Dick’s Sporting Goods. The retailer saw ecommerce sales growth of 7.3% in the second quarter, compared to 6.3% a year ago, reflecting a growth of 24.4%.

Edward Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick’s, said during …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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

August 5, 2015

Why Retailers are Slow to Go Omnichannel

While at IRCE 2015, I sat down with MarketLive founder and CEO Ken Burke to talk, basically, about the state of the ecommerce industry… and I steered away from the prepared list of questions to get his thoughts on omnichannel.

First, …


In Blog, customer experience


August 28, 2015

Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago.

Chico’s FAS President and CEO David Dyer confirmed the company is seeking “strategic alternatives” for …


In Ecommerce, Executive


August 27, 2015

Product Availability, On-Time Delivery Matter Most in Holiday Peak Shopping Season

Uncovering the latest insights into the online shopper’s expectations during the holiday shopping season, a new survey by eBay Enterprise and CFI Group reveals that consumers desire multiple ordering and more shipping options; while proving that product availability and late …


In Must Reads, Omnichannel


August 26, 2015

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Opens State-of-the-Art Fulfillment Center

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, has announced the grand opening of its 743,000 square-foot state-of-the-art direct-to-consumer fulfillment center. The facility, which began transitioning fulfillment operations in June, …


In Fulfillment, Omnichannel

omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, ecommerce, order management system, OMS, forward logistics, reverse logistics, customer order lifecycle

July 27, 2015

Understanding the 8 Stages of the Omnichannel Order Lifecycle

In a complex, omnichannel environment, retailers must address new questions such as what kind of investment in omnichannel makes sense, and how it will impact the bottom line. To determine the optimal approach and pinpoint opportunities for accelerated growth, savings …


In Automation, Blog


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

Target, Target Corp., omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, retail, retail financials

August 21, 2015

Target Corp. Sees Q2 Gains, Plans Supply Chain Readjustments

Target Corp. reported second quarter sales of $17.4 billion, up 2.8% from $16.9 billion in 2014. Net income was $753 million or $1.21 per share, up 221.9% from $234 million or 61 cents per share in the year-ago quarter. However, the 2014 results were impacted by the company’s departure …


In fulfillment, News


August 21, 2015

Staples Sees an Increase in Sales in Q2

Staples saw a successful second quarter as its total company sales grew 1% and its North American B2B sales were up 3% in the quarter, driven by a 4% sales growth in contract and local currency.

“During Q2 we grew sales in …


In Ecommerce, News

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