back orders, Operations and Fulfillment, retail, omnichannel, ecommerce orders, ecommerce

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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USPS, U.S. Postal Service, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, returns, shipping strategy, omnichannel, omnichannel best practices, free shipping, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Priority Mail, free two-day shipping, return labels, return shipping labels

November 18, 2014




Omnichannel Choreography Delivers the Perfect Customer Experience

In the early days of ecommerce, retailers had to learn a two-step dance that didn’t require a whole lot of coordination. After receiving an order online, the merchant had to pack a box at a distribution center and ship …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

consumer data, consumer data privacy, consumer data protection, data privacy, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, General Wireless, RadioShack, RadioShack bankruptcy, personally identifiable information, PII

November 17, 2014




Big Data a Big Omnichannel Driver

Big data provides retailers in today’s omnichannel world an inside look at how they can improve both their websites and in-store experiences for customers. But which data will be able to help the business? Which piece will generate a …

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In Data & Analytics, executive summary

Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel strategy, retail

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

Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel strategy, retail

May 14, 2015




Macy’s Says Several Adverse Factors Caused Q1 Sales Dip

Fewer sales from international tourists due to the strong dollar, growing pains in omnichannel, bad winter weather, the West coast port strike and lower-than-expected general merchandise, apparel and furniture sales all acted as a drag on Macy’s sales and …

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In News, Omnichannel

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May 11, 2015




BCBG Max Azria Group on Fulfillment Excellence

Alex Golshan, vice president of omnichannel and global ecommerce for BCBG Max Azria Group, talks with Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien on how the company excels at delivering a high-touch fulfillment experience that is in line with a …

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In customer experience, Operations & Fulfillment

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November 2, 2014




2014 Holiday Hirings Shift to Permanent, Omnichannel Positions

Nearly one quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season. That’s according to the eighth annual retail seasonal hiring …

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In Holiday 2014, human resounces

Amazon, Operations Summit 2015, FedEx, FedEx Services, Shepler's Western Store, S&S Worldwide, iHerb, same-day delivery, next-day delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, shipping and delivery, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center

May 7, 2015




Merchants Address Fast Delivery Demands

While so much attention is being paid to same-day and next-day delivery, members of a merchant panel at the recent Operations Summit in Louisville, KY said while they do all they can to decrease time-to-customer, instant (fulfillment) gratification isn’t …

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In customer experience, Fulfillment

Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

May 7, 2015




Alibaba Group Replaces CEO

Daniel Zhang, currently Chief Operating Officer of Alibaba Group, will become CEO of Alibaba Group, effective May 10. Zhang will replace Jonathan Lu, who will remain on Alibaba Group’s board of directors as Vice Chairman.

Zhang has been with Alibaba Group …

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In Global, News

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October 28, 2014




How to Transform Omnichannel Retail from Myth to Reality

As you’re folding laundry at the end of a long day, you realize that your favorite pants are sporting stains from the tomato sauce-covered pasta that was yesterday’s dinner. Try as you might, the stain is there to …

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