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September 16, 2014




Same-day Delivery Rollouts Speed Up

Delivery times continue to speed up, as three major retailers – Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s – announced plans this week to test or roll out same-day delivery.

Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are using Deliv to power its same-day delivery services.

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September 16, 2014




5 Ways Retailers can Add Value to their Customers

Since the beginning of the global recession, retailers have increasingly relied on discounting to drive sales and encourage money-conscious shoppers to browse and make purchases in-store and online. While discounting can be a very effective tactic for shifting stock, it …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 16, 2014




3 Strategies to Convert More Mobile Traffic

Smartphones and tablets are the ultimate business tools, the coolest technologies and the biggest distractions any of us have ever seen. In the United States, 42% of American adults own a tablet computer; 58% of all adults carry smartphones, and they often …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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October 28, 2013




3 Ways Ecommerce Can Mimic the In-Store Experience

In the world of retail today, many merchants believe their digital strategy is the “silver bullet.” They are focused on their ability to master customer relationships by integrating and maximizing the power of each channel through which they reach customers – …

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September 11, 2014




Foot Locker Testing Same-Day Delivery in California

In a first in the athletic footwear and apparel space, Foot Locker has started a trial of same-day/next-day delivery at five stores in California, with plans to roll it out at its 1,300 locations across the U.S. and Canada …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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September 12, 2014




What Apple Pay Means for Omnichannel Retail

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Apple made a big splash this week with the introduction of its new i-devices: The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. With it comes Apple’s entry into the …

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In Omnichannel, technology

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September 11, 2014




What Data Can a Beacon Actually Collect?

Buzz continues to build around beacon technology worldwide, an innovation with the potential to transform real-time marketing for nearly every industry, especially retail, events, entertainment and travel. But, to date, there’s been little conversation about the implications of the …

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In Data & Analytics, Omnichannel

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September 11, 2014




Ikea Group Resumes International Online Rollout after Yearlong Standstill

Ikea Group has plans to extend its ecommerce to all of its international markets in the next few years.  This online rollout resumes after a year-long standstill, according to Bloomberg.

While Ikea has not added to the 13 countries it currently …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

Apple Pay

September 9, 2014




Staples, Whole Foods to Accept Apple Pay

Staples and Whole Foods announced Tuesday plans to bring the Apple Pay mobile wallet to its stores, which will make it easy for customers to securely and privately pay for purchases from their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch.

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September 9, 2014




Focus on the Ecommerce User Experience

Back before the web, when customers were required to actually travel to a physical location in order to complete a purchase, retailers could craft an in-person sales experience, one that merchandised the store with the newest products and biggest sales.

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