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May 9, 2014




Target Calls it Flexible, We Call it Omnichannel

It’s been less than a week since Target decided to part ways with long-time chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel, and the merchant has wasted no time in introducing interim CEO John Mulligan to the masses.

In a Q&A …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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

October 17, 2014




China and Alibaba: Ecommerce News Dominators

When I was setting up our MCM Global Ecommerce newsletter, I was trying keep a balanced list of our top global articles and couldn’t help but see so many of them were about companies making active plans to go …

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In Blog, cross-border

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October 15, 2014




Will Apple Pay Launch This Week?

The Apple Pay system could launch for retailers as early as Saturday, various sources are reporting. CNN Money is reporting that the rumor of the launch came through a leaked memo from Walgreens, which is among the group of retailers …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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April 29, 2014




A Ship-From-Store Solution Bridges Omnichannel Gaps

Last week, eBay Enterprise announced a new offering for clients using its ship-from-store solution. The goal of eBay Enterprise’s Ship-From-Store Freight is to reduce the shipping cost for retailers and brands and enable them to transfer these savings onto their …

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In Omnichannel, Videos

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October 11, 2014




What to Make of Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Store Launch

[caption id="attachment_55576" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This is a Google Maps street view of 7 W. 34th St. in Manhattan, where Amazon will reportedly open a brick-and-mortar store in time for the 2014 holiday season.[/caption]

So this happened: Wall Street Journal …

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In Blog, Customer Service

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October 9, 2014




Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment

Major tactical areas like handling holiday season demand and related labor management issues, as well as implementing omnichannel commerce and dealing with rapid changes in customer contact centers, are perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals.
To help them address …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

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April 22, 2014




Omnichannel Shopping Activity is Virtually Everywhere

Consumers Want it All: Omni-Channel Shopping Activity is Virtually Everywhere, Reports CFI Group and eBay Enterprise™ (via PR Newswire)
The Omni-Channel Retail Customer Experience study shows customers want their products when, where and how they want it. ANN ARBOR, Mich., …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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October 7, 2014




Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With

Its record-setting IPO done, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is a tsunami that will have a major impact on ecommerce and retail in general both here and around the world, a leading consultant told attendees at Parcel Forum 2014.

“This company has 81% …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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April 19, 2014




Mobile is the Anchor of Omnichannel Retailing

The new paradigm of omnichannel retailing has pushed businesses in all retail sectors toward a completely new way of conducting business. Customers and brands now interact anytime and everywhere: mobile browsers, mobile apps, social media networks, PCs, tablets, smartphones, email, …

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In Mobile, Must Reads

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April 19, 2014




Gap Inc. Discusses Omnichannel and Global Strategies

During its annual investor meeting, Gap Inc. highlighted its use of technology, innovation and scale as competitive advantages as it makes progress toward bridging the growing digital world with its physical stores to create omnichannel shopping experiences for its customers.

“…

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In Global, Must Reads

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