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August 26, 2014




Consumers Demand Omnichannel, So Where Do You Begin?

It all started with the onset of ecommerce. Multichannel was a natural next step, and now we’ve evolved into an omnichannel world. Consumers are continually pushing retailers to improve the shopping experience, whether it’s in store, online or …

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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

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August 26, 2014




Catalogs Adapt to the New Omnichannel World

Catalogs are alive and well for retailers in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors today. While catalogs may no longer be thought of as a selling channel, they are still considered an excellent marketing tool.In Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook …

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In Catalog, mcm-outlook

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August 20, 2014




Sleepy’s Sees Revenue Growth after Website Redesign

Sleepy’s saw a 20% increase in revenue after the redesign of its website and a 15% increase in overall conversions when it began working with Amplience Dynamic Media, according to a case study.

During the Sleepy’s website redesign, the company …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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August 20, 2014




Macy’s Continues to See Results from Omnichannel

Macy’s is continuing to see in-store sales driven by its online channel at both its Macy’s and Bloomingdales stores, the company told analysts and investors in a Q2 earnings call.

“The Internet-generated demand continues to grow rapidly and …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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August 20, 2014




Staples Plans to Close 140 Stores to Focus on Ecommerce

Staples announced it would close approximately 140 of its North American stores in 2014, according to its Q2 earnings call.

“As customers shift online, we are taking aggressive action to right-size our retail footprint,” the company said in a prepared statement. “We …

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In Ecommerce, News

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August 19, 2014




Retailers Say Hello to Next-Generation Personalization

Personalization in retail has become so established that many retailers have embraced approaches that are good enough. I see standard features like “you may also like” recommendations as “Gen 1” personalization using web cookies to establish product-to-product connections.

But the dramatic …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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August 19, 2014




Is a Pop-up Distribution Center Right for You?

While pop-up retail is not new – dating back to California-based Vacant in 1999 – the concept of pop-up distribution centers is a fairly new one. Following the same idea, it involves setting up a temporary distribution center in a specific location for …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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August 19, 2014




How to Transform Your Ecommerce Legacy Platform

How old is your legacy ecommerce platform? For many retailers, their front-end and back-end  platforms could be anywhere from 10 to 15 years old, leaving many in serious need of an overhaul. As technology continues to advance and omnichannel commerce grows in …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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August 18, 2014




How to Organize and Execute Omnichannel Strategies

Retailers are finding various ways to address the issues that surround the “multichannel problem” and executing the omnichannel experience that best fits the consumer.

In a panel discussion at eTail East 2014, Jessica Coogan, online marketing director for The Container Store, …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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August 16, 2014




38% of All Ecommerce Site Visits Came From Mobile and Tablet Devices

Ecommerce is going mobile: 38% of all ecommerce traffic during the first half of the year mobile devices and tablets, according to a report by ShopVisible.

ShopVisible said its customers saw an 18% overall increase in online revenue during the first half …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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