UPS, FedEx, holiday shopping, holiday 2013, shipping/delivery, shipping, logistics, ecommerce, holiday shipping

November 26, 2013

5 Ways Retailers can Make Christmas Shopping Sparkle

Retailers worldwide are wishing for a plentiful Christmas this year. While some forecasters are giving conservative estimates, others are suggesting that 2013 could be one of the best shopping seasons in recent years. Either way the Christmas shopping period remains one …


In Ecommerce, Marketing


November 20, 2013

JCPenney’s Ecommerce Sales Rise 24.5%

Third-quarter net sales at JCPenney were down 4.8%, but its ecommerce arm continues to shine. Online sales through were $266 million for the quarter, up 24.5% versus the same period last year and reflecting sequential increases through the quarter.

Though jcp….


In Channel Integration, Ecommerce

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

November 18, 2013

Omnichannel Advantage Helps Retailers Gain on Etailers

A year ago, it seemed inevitable Amazon would take over the world. Industry watchers predicted retailers like Best Buy and Target, with their overhead of physical stores, would soon lose the ecommerce battle. After all, consumers increasingly visit big-box retailers …


In Channel Integration, Ecommerce

Omnichannel, omnichannel operations, omnichannel retail, retail inventory management, inventory management, reverse logistics, buy online pickup in store

November 18, 2013

5 Tips to Increase Sales through Smarter Inventory Management

As your business grows, it is inevitable that the number of online and offline sales channels will grow with it. Whether you’re selling in a bricks and mortar store, at an online marketplace like Amazon or eBay, on your …


In Inventory, Must Reads

holiday shopping, 2014 holiday season, 2014 holiday shopping, UPS, FedEx, National Retail Federation, NRF, retail, ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery. Operations and Fulfillment

November 14, 2013

The 12 Trends of the Christmas… Holiday Shopping 2013

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The Holiday 2013 shopping season kicks off on Nov. 29 with Black Friday kicks off on Nov. 28 with Thanksgiving Day has already kicked off, even though Cyber Weekend has yet to hit. The National …


In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2013

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November 6, 2013

7 Ways to Support Your Holiday Sales with Mobile Strategies

After a disappointing sales season this fall for Victoria’s Secret, Costco, and American Apparel, among other merchants, the stakes are high for retailers heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. While it’s difficult to predict which retailers will …


In Cyber Weekend 2013, Ecommerce


November 5, 2013

Google Study Reveals Internet is Top Choice Among Shoppers this Holiday Season

The internet will be a top resource for many shoppers this holiday season,  smartphones will be the device of choice, online marketing will influence holiday shopping, and cross-screen shopping will be a big deal, according to a recent study conducted …


In Cyber Weekend 2013, Ecommerce


October 29, 2013

Merchants Need to Keep Calm and Carry On

It’s always something.

Just when direct-to-customer merchants think they have a handle on their profit margins, something comes along to throw it into frenzy.

The government shutdown ended hours before the federal government’s borrowing authority was set to expire, …


In Blog, Executive


October 23, 2013

Saks Launches Off 5th Ecommerce Site

Saks Fifth Avenue launched an ecommerce site for its off-price franchise, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, which went live in September.

Michael Burgess, president of Saks Direct, said Saks Off 5th offers the same product collections online found in-store.

Saks, …


In Ecommerce, Operations & Fulfillment

Amazon, Amazon Prime, ecommerce, e-retail, online retail, customer satisfaction, customer experience, shipping, free shipping, ecommerce fulfillment, operations and fulfillment, shipping clubs

October 14, 2013

Free Shipping: An Ecommerce Headache or Opportunity?

Some of the hottest ecommerce trends are born from consumer behavior and the preferential treatment toward omnichannel experiences that outshine traditional mediums and models for purchasing. One ecommerce trend, viewed as pesky by some retailers, yet continues to present opportunities …


In Marketing, Operations & Fulfillment

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