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November 17, 2014




Happy Birthday to Me: Gifts in My Inbox

While broadcast campaigns produce the lion’s share of email marketing revenue for retailers, triggered campaigns – like birthday messages – produce the highest ROI. Having just celebrated a November birthday, I noted some trends that popular merchants are implementing to help …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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November 16, 2014




How to Connect With Nordic Customers

The Nordic countries – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland – are an attractive group of markets for international ecommerce businesses for a number of reasons. Their increasing sophistication and adoption in online shopping has driven curiosity with the quest …

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In Blog, Global

Bloomingdales, Macy's Inc., macys, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel operations, online retail, Operations and Fulfillment, retail, ship from store, ship to store, in-store pickup

November 13, 2014




Macy’s Sees Omnichannel, Same-Day Delivery as Competitive Advantage

In its third quarter earnings call this week, Macy’s Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet told analysts the company’s retail network gives it an advantage in the ever-more-crowded same-day delivery sweepstakes, as well as in omnichannel fulfillment.

“I think …

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In Fulfillment, inventory management

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November 13, 2014




Walmart Changing Image With 5 Days of Black Friday

Will Walmart’s 5-day-long omnichannel shopping event be the end of Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and Thanksgiving Day store openings? Probably not, but Walmart is the first major retailer to tell the general shopping public that America’s biggest shopping period is …

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In Blog, Holiday 2014

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November 12, 2014




Top 5 Holiday Shopping Trend Predictions

It’s the time of the year when retailers start running the holiday programs that has been in the works for months. Retailer success will be dictated by how well they meet consumer demands and expectations – a moving target for …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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November 12, 2014




6 Critical Digital and Social Media Trends Driving Holiday Sales

Each holiday season, retailers struggle with which avenues they should take to drive more sales. The options are abundant while resources and budgets typically are not. New digital platforms and technologies seem to pop up overnight, leading to some confusion, …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

February 3, 2014




Shoppers Want In-Store Experience to Match Online Convenience

Even as online shopping continues to grow, more U.S. shoppers are planning to make purchases from physical stores, according to the results of the latest study of “seamless retailing” by Accenture. In a survey of 750 adult consumers, 21 percent of …

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In Press Releases

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November 11, 2014




Small Businesses Face Big Challenges this Holiday Season

This holiday season is full of promise for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), with Volusion projecting 9% growth in online sales this year. As more and more holiday purchases shift from in-store to online, smaller retailers are looking forward to making …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

Amazon, United Kingdom, Amazon UK, UK, same-day delivery, Royal Mail, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, shipping/delivery, shipping, global ecommerce

November 10, 2014




Amazon Testing Taxi Delivery Via Flywheel

Amazon has begun testing package delivery in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel, according to Yahoo Finance.

Amazon is currently looking into a broader use of taxis as delivery vehicles. Taxis would represent Amazon’s latest …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

January 14, 2014




LightSpeed Unifies In-Store and Online Retail Commerce

LightSpeed Unifies In-Store and Online Retail Commerce (via PR Newswire)
LightSpeed Web Store for Cloud offers professional retailers single window into entire business; LightSpeed now powers $6B in annual transaction volume, up 120 percent+ YoY MONTREAL and NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ …

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