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October 28, 2014




7 Key Differences Between Chinese and Western Consumers

On Nov. 11, millions of Chinese consumers are expected to go online to shop during an event called the 11.11 Shopping Festival. To those in the West who have heard of it, this annual 24-hour sale, held on an unusual Chinese holiday …

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May 14, 2014




5 Excellent Examples of Omnichannel Retailing Done Right

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding omnichannel retailing and WHY retailers should do it, but the HOW of it all isn’t always clear.

Which is why instead of just talking about the benefits of omnichannel, we’ll look …

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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

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October 21, 2014




Online Retailers Often Disconnected from Consumer Desires

Online retailers are giving consumers delivery options they don’t want, while not offering the ones they do, according to a survey from cloud-based order management provider OrderDynamics and Opinion Matters.

From next-day delivery to in-store stock visibility, the study …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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October 20, 2014




PIM System Helps Speed Up Schneider Electric Buildings Business

In an effort to speed up system upload times and deliver richer product information through all customer touch points, Schneider Electric Buildings Business (SEBB) partnered with data management provider Riversand and now sees a 75% reduction in product information upload time.

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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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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 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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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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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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