The Home Depot, Order Management System, order management, retail, Customer Service, Logistics Management, logistics

April 22, 2015




The Home Depot Makes Enhancements to Online Tools

The Home Depot announced enhancements to its online tools, tips and products that will combine to form an in-store and online shopping experience in time for Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday, according to a press release.

“This year we’…

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April 22, 2015




Strategies to Protect Against the Increase in Online Fraud

ThreatMetrix, a context-based security and fraud prevention solutions provider, warns that as the October 2015 Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) deadline approaches, online retail fraud and fraudulent account creation for financial institutions in the U.S. will increase drastically with the adoption of EMV …

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In Ecommerce, fraud

Macys, Bloomingdales, West Coast ports, West Coast ports labor issues, omnichannel, omnichannel strategy, omnichannel execution, omnichannel fulfillment, retail, retail stores, 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 …

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April 20, 2015




3 Ways to Maximize the Mobile Inbox

I know what you’re thinking. One of my “3 Ways to Maximize the Mobile Inbox” will definitely be responsive design. Sorry to disappoint, but it didn’t make the list. I’m sure by now you have already heard the “…

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In Blog, Email

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April 14, 2015




Upselling Online Done Right Boosts Sales And Satisfaction

All else being equal, retailers that maximize the value of existing customers fare better than those who don’t. The chase to increase this value fuels a variety of strategies, from promotional pricing to the placement of “impulse buy” items …

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In Blog, marketing

April 12, 2015




Consumers View Security Breaches as Online Concerns

It’s funny how consumers react to the news of retail security breaches. And we can look at this example Razorfish GVP of Commerce Strategy Jason Goldberg (a.k.a. @retailgeek) brought up during his keynote at ChannelAdvisor Catalyst on March 31.

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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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In Blog, mobile

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April 3, 2015




Automation Brings Efficiency to Order Fulfillment

Merchants in 2015 are faced with major challenges in fulfilling orders from multiple channels, including web, mobile, in store and catalog, and doing so in increasingly rapid fashion.
Order fulfillment automation can address the growing demand for shortened time to customer …

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In Automation, executive summary

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April 1, 2015




Retailers Jump on April Fools’ Day Bandwagon

Several retailers jumped on the April Fools Day bandwagon on various channels – primarily through email marketing, to promote products, discounts and just plain fun.

Here is a compilation of what retailers did:

Amazon partied like it was 1999 on its …

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In Blog, Email

Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Curbside, curbside pickup, in-store pickup, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy, mobile app, mobile commerce, m-commerce

March 30, 2015




Best Buy to Shutter 66 Future Shop Stores in Canada

Best Buy Canada announced it is consolidating both Best Buy and Future Shop stores and websites, with plans to build a multichannel customer experience. The plan calls for closing 66 Future Shop locations, effectively immediately.

The company has plans to invest …

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