November 29, 2015

More Than 121 Million Holiday Shoppers Plan to Shop Online on Cyber Monday

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2015 – Incredible online savings starting in early November have changed the way that consumers are shopping on Cyber Monday. Online holiday shoppers this year are hoping to see deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to home décor before …


In News, PR Newswire


November 28, 2015

Editor’s Notebook: Black Friday and the Parkin’ is Easy

I never thought I’d go to one mall and one shopping center with a major discount store on Black Friday and not have to deal with horrific traffic, angry mobs, and find a parking spot.

Maybe people avoided the crowds …


In Blog, Omnichannel

Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Deliv, same-day delivery, Amazon, ecommerce

April 21, 2015

A Crawl and Walk Approach to Omnichannel for Macy’s

With omnichannel becoming the norm these days, retailers are trying to figure out where to begin, which avenue to take first.    Macy’s is staying ahead of the omnichannel game with their initiatives to further evolve their business and adhere …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads

customer service, customer care, Xerox, personalization, customer survey

November 25, 2015

Consumers Will Pay for Better Customer Service from Preferred Brands

A new report from Xerox reveals that over half of consumers would pay more for better customer care from their preferred brands.

The State of Customer Service 2015, which surveyed 6,000 consumers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the …


In Contact Center, customer experience


April 20, 2015

Omnichannel Operations, Rising Costs, Customer Experience, Innovation and More

Over 700 direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, distribution executives and managers, and industry vendors, came together at the annual Operations Summit in Louisville, KY.

The keynote “power panel,” moderated by industry veteran Bill Kuipers of Spaide, Kuipers & Company, set the tone and …


In Blog, Must Reads


November 24, 2015

5 Ways Retailers Can Reach Gen Z

Millennials, Millennials, Millennials – retailers have been bombarded with information about the large, attention-grabbing generation of shoppers. But, an even bigger generational behemoth is hot on those Millennials’ heels – and they’re doing things differently than any other generation before. Gen …


In Blog, Marketing

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November 24, 2015

Black Friday is a Mobile Commerce Holiday

This year, mobile traffic will likely exceed 50 percent of all ecommerce traffic during the holidays, and year over year revenue from mobile commerce will continue to grow by the double digits, according to IBM’s Holiday Benchmark Data. It’s …


In Blog, Ecommerce

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon,

April 15, 2015

Omnichannel Efforts Increasing, but Not Profitable

A new JDA study reveals an enormous amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omnichannel sales capabilities.

While this may not be surprising given the current business environment, the report, prepared …


In News, Omnichannel

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November 19, 2015

Survival Tips for Launching Localized Sites in Mobile-First Emerging Markets

The mobile web now represents the most significant opportunity companies should explore when expanding into overseas markets. Global customers are increasingly using mobile devices to research and buy. To become relevant, companies must engage them—in their preferred language—via …


In Blog, Global

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon,

November 17, 2015

How an Online Strategy Can Help Your Brick-and-Mortar Store This Holiday Season

While consumers may wince at earlier-than-ever Christmas displays in department stores–or rejoice the highly anticipated holiday-themed drinks– the holiday season sneaks up earlier every year. But for savvy retailers and marketers, it’s a reminder that to get their holiday …


In Blog, Ecommerce

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