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

Ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel focus, omnichannel strategy, retail, ship from store, ship to store, buying online, online shopping, GameStop, brick-and-mortar

January 27, 2015




GameStop Brings Mobile Shopping Cart to Brick and Mortar

GameStop announced at the National Retail Federation’s 104th Annual Convention & Expo that its plans to use Microsoft Azure cloud platform to continue to enhance the in-store engagement of its customers in interactive, informative and entertaining ways.

GameStop will be …

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In customer experience, mobile

Walmart holiday mobile app on an iPhone

January 27, 2015




Consumers Embrace Shopping from Smartphones

Consumers have embraced online shopping from their smartphones, boosting their spending by 125% across all product categories, according to the results of MarketLive’s latest quarterly Performance Index report.

Brick-and-mortar retailers and furniture-and-housewares retailers in particular reported even higher triple-digit increases in …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

amazon-radio-shack

January 21, 2015




Can Amazon and RadioShack be a Match Made in Heaven?

Is Amazon bailing on its plans for a New York City showroom? And can RadioShack be the answer to Amazon’s omnichannel plans?

That and more, tonight, on… Okay, the lead is a little dramatic, but sometimes we need to have …

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In Blog, marketing

JCPenney-1990-Catalog-Wishbook-on-Flickr

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

2015-forecast

January 19, 2015




Webrooming and Mobile Showrooming in 2015

The holiday shopping season has settled, but the challenge is far from over for retailers as 2014 comes to a close and new trends in the way customers shop continue to take shape in 2015. Even while mobile shopping continues to grain …

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In Must Reads

NRF Annual Convention & Expo, NRF, NRF Big Show, Macy's, Lowe's Hardware, Lowe's, The Limited, Limited Brands, omnichannel, retail, retailers, omnichannel retail

January 15, 2015




Mobile Huge in Omnichannel Engagement, Retailers Report at NRF

Executives from Macy’s, Lowe’s and The Limited said the impact of mobile on omnichannel engagement with customers has been huge and has progressed faster than expected, attendees were told at a session at the NRF Big Show this week …

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In customer experience, Engagement

2015

January 10, 2015




3 New Year’s Resolutions for Retailers

During dramatic growth periods, companies must remain in total control to reap the benefits. For those looking to grow rapidly in 2015, meeting and exceeding revenue goals should be a deliberate process. The New Year is a perfect time to get …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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