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December 4, 2014




Determining Which DTC Operations System Platform is the Best Fit

There are many systems possibilities for direct to customer businesses. The choices include ecommerce platforms with order management (OMS) functionality; standalone OMS; “best of breed” integrations with OMS, customer care or CRM front ends and a warehouse management system (WMS) …

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December 4, 2014




Retailers Powered by Shopatron Saw 77% Gross Merchandise Value Growth on Cyber Monday

According to new data from Shopatron, the world’s leading cloud-based provider of enterprise distributed order management solutions, omnichannel retailers that provide cross-channel offers to their customers are the big winners emerging from this year’s “Cyber Week.” Contrary to …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, 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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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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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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In Fulfillment, News

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November 26, 2014




Automated Fulfillment Optimizes Shipping and Avoids Errors

Ask any small to mid-sized retailer the biggest risk center of daily operations and you’re likely to hear an answer that involves inventory. It’s where errors are costly, frustrate customers and affect entire business models.

Compounding that, errors …

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In Blog, customer experience

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November 22, 2014




How to Boost Social Shopping Sales This Cyber Weekend

Are you prepared for the upcoming retail holiday season? Every year, online merchants get ready for the inevitable onslaught of customer orders on Cyber Weekend. That may sound a bit scary, but fear not because Cyber Monday can help push …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

November 21, 2014




B2B Suppliers Are Investing in Ecommerce

As the volume of B2B purchases being made online continues to grow, B2B suppliers are responding by expanding their e-commerce platforms and overall omnichannel capabilities, according to new research conducted by Forrester Consulting in North America, France, Germany …

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In B2B, B2B

November 19, 2014




MCM Thursday: In Today’s Issue

Small Businesses Face Big Challenges this Holiday Season
Top 5 Holiday Shopping Trend Predictions
Is Amazon Using Product Listing Ads?
The Best and Worst Catalog Copy of 2014
Big Data a Big Omnichannel Driver

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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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