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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 …

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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 …

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In customer experience, Customer Service

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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 …

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In Blog, Customer Service

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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 …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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November 7, 2014




Target and TOMS Join Forces to Give Back this Holiday Season

Well this is exciting – shoe and apparel brand TOMS and Target are teaming up for a limited-edition holidays collection, with a generous twist. Every Target and TOMS limited edition product a customer buys, the company is giving shoes, a blanket …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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March 7, 2016




What’s Next For Brands’ Social Marketing Strategies?

It’s no secret that social media can shape consumer behavior. After all, nearly half of Americans (47%) say Facebook has the greatest impact on purchase behavior (compared to 24% in 2011). And 50% of all Americans have a Facebook account.

It also feels …

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In Blog, Marketing

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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 …

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In Blog, Email

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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 …

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In Blog, Inventory

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January 20, 2015




Welcome Back, JCPenney Catalog

Welcome back, JCPenney catalog. A part of all our direct-to-customer retail lives is coming back, according to a report in Wall Street Journal.

According to WSJ, the 120-page book will feature items from JCPenney’s home department and will be …

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In Blog, Catalog

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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 …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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