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October 27, 2014




Retailers Preparing for Surge in Omnichannel Holiday Shopping

With expectations higher than ever for a merry omnichannel holiday season, retailers are assertively preparing their shipping operations to avoid delivery and service hiccups.

According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly eight in 10 (78.8%) retailers …

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April 15, 2015




Is Williams Sonoma’s Business Model a Blueprint for the Future?

Williams Sonoma’s reported strong sales (+7.1 %) and earnings (+9.2%) in its recent 2014 earnings call while its stock is hitting $80, up by over +15% for one year and +185% for 5 years. While I always have been an admirer of their product I am as …

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April 9, 2015




Alibaba, Forrester Research to Keynote Growing Global 2015

Many of your cross-border ecommerce questions are going to be answered from A to Z at Growing Global 2015. That’s “A” as in Alibaba Group’s Sherri Wu to “Z” as in Forrester Research’s Zia Daniell Widger, who will deliver the keynote …

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October 11, 2014




4 Ways to Enhance Your Omnichannel Holiday Strategy

During last year’s holiday season, retailers worked hard to create an omnichannel shopping experience. Retailers brought the online, in-store and mobile initiatives together to provide a seamless experience. And though not quite perfect (yet), this allowed shoppers to buy …

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April 7, 2015




How a Healthy Affiliate Program Can Improve SEO and PPC

Silos have always been a problem in the digital marketing world, limiting the ability of marketers to understand the full scope of the customer’s journey.  This is why now more than ever before companies are investing in omnichannel to …

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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.

In its …

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October 9, 2014




Going Global in an Omnichannel World

A big trend today in retail is the convergence of retailers expanding their business globally while being an omnichannel retailer.

During a meeting at Shop.org, Borderfree chief strategy officer Kris Green told Multichannel Merchant that retailers need to make …

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April 2, 2015




Automation and Technology Best Practices Revealed at Operations Summit 2015

Everyone wants to see how other multichannel and omnichannel companies apply automation and technology to their fulfillment operations. What are the benefits, challenges and the ROI?

My panel at Operations Summit 2015, April 14-16 in Louisville, KY, will showcase how Cabela’…

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March 31, 2015




Ace Hardware Expands In-Store Pickup Nationwide

In another indication of the growing trend toward omnichannel retail fulfillment to meet rising consumer expectations, Ace Hardware today announced the national expansion of its in-store pickup program at participating stores.

The program was first piloted in the summer of 2013 …

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September 30, 2014




What Omnichannel Shoppers Mean for Retailers and Customer Loyalty

If you were to ask a retailer what the most important tool of their customer loyalty efforts was 5 years ago, I bet the majority of them would say traditional loyalty and rewards programs. You know, the old “buy 10 get one …

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