December 3, 2012




5 Tips to Turn Showrooming Consumers into In-store Customers

Is that a competitor lurking in aisle 7?! Retailers nowadays are increasingly contending with questions like this one. No, they’re not being infiltrated by a new and insidious breed of corporate spies. Rather, consumers – via their mobile devices – are inviting …

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In Analytics, Channel Integration

September 25, 2012




Buy Online and Pickup in Store for iPhone 5

Rumors have been flying all over the internet for the past several days, but it turns out that Apple will in fact offer a buy online and pick up in store option for the much sought after iPhone 5.
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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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

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April 14, 2015




Upselling Online Done Right Boosts Sales And Satisfaction

All else being equal, retailers that maximize the value of existing customers fare better than those who don’t. The chase to increase this value fuels a variety of strategies, from promotional pricing to the placement of “impulse buy” items …

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In Blog, marketing

April 12, 2015




Consumers View Security Breaches as Online Concerns

It’s funny how consumers react to the news of retail security breaches. And we can look at this example Razorfish GVP of Commerce Strategy Jason Goldberg (a.k.a. @retailgeek) brought up during his keynote at ChannelAdvisor Catalyst on March 31.

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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April 6, 2015




Why Mobile is the New Retail Hub

We knew it was coming. As consumers have grown increasingly dependent on their smartphones and tablets to make everyday activities more convenient, they’ve also adjusted how they shop. But it isn’t in the way that you might think.

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In Blog, mobile

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April 3, 2015




Automation Brings Efficiency to Order Fulfillment

Merchants in 2015 are faced with major challenges in fulfilling orders from multiple channels, including web, mobile, in store and catalog, and doing so in increasingly rapid fashion.
Order fulfillment automation can address the growing demand for shortened time to customer …

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In Automation, executive summary

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