omnichannel, Macy's omnichannel, Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, retail, omnichannel retail, omnichannel strategy, big box, big box retail, major retailers, Radio Shack, Radio Shack bankruptcy, Radio Shack Chapter 11, Amazon,, Amazon, Radio Shack

February 12, 2015

Don’t Count Out Big Retail as Focus and Investments in Omnichannel Rise

Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar campus store at Purdue University last week. It is also reportedly in talks with retailers like Radio Shack to give it a more omnichannel presence. One online publication declared this move would be “another nail …


In Blog, customer experience


February 11, 2015

Managing Inventory in an Omnichannel World

Providing real-time inventory visibility for your consumers across all the channels is no easy task. Today, consumers expect to purchase an item and arrange shipment or pickup no matter where the product is coming from.
In this executive summary from …


In executive summary, inventory management


September 11, 2015

Week In Review: eBay’s Wish List Doesn’t Include a New Perception

Happy 20th anniversary, eBay! We noticed you didn’t have “New Perception” on your wish list. But boy, would we like to give you one.

Okay, that’s a little mean-spirited. But it’s kind of true.

The 20th anniversary-related announcements eBay made …


In Ecommerce, Global

Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, fulfillment center, contact center, customer contact center, customer service, returns, ecommerce returns, eBay, Amazon, Sears, Walmart

February 5, 2015

Returns Processing is a Vital Part of a Successful Omnichannel Strategy

Much has been written about omnichannel strategy from the perspective of driving engagement and conversions. However returns processing is one aspect of the shopping journey that is an extremely important part of the customer experience yet is often glossed over.


In Blog, customer experience

Toys R Us, Babies R Us, free shipping, ecommerce, holiday shopping, peak holiday season, 2015 holiday shopping, omnichannel retail, buy online pickup in store

September 9, 2015

Toys R Us Slashes Free Shipping Threshold from $49 to $19

Firing the first salvo in the shipping wars ahead of the holiday shopping season, Toys R Us announced today it is lowering its free shipping threshold by more than half, from $49 to $19 for both its Toys R Us and Babies …


In Blog, Ecommerce

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

February 2, 2015

Omnichannel, Big Data…What’s Next? Predictions for 2015

If I had to summarize 2014 for the retail industry, it would be the year of buzzwords. From omnichannel to big data, new “solutions” were being discussed every day and all of them were touted as the latest-and-greatest in the ongoing …


In big data, Blog


January 23, 2015

4 Omnichannel Tips to Improve Customer Experience and Increase Sales

When it comes to retail selling, gone are the days of “if you build it, they will come.” Customers today spend a significant amount of time researching products they want to buy and are much savvier about where, when and …


In Blog, Ecommerce


August 31, 2015

Heightened Holiday Shopping Expectations Driving Retailer Preparations

Holiday shopping 2015 is going to look a lot like last year, only more so in terms of customer expectations for faster delivery, flexibility and options, as well as a mobile-friendly experience, retailers and industry experts told Multichannel Merchant.

Scott Cohn, …


In Ecommerce, Marketing


August 31, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods Sees Ecommerce Payoff in Q2

Ecommerce continues to pay off for Dick’s Sporting Goods. The retailer saw ecommerce sales growth of 7.3% in the second quarter, compared to 6.3% a year ago, reflecting a growth of 24.4%.

Edward Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick’s, said during …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads


August 28, 2015

Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago.

Chico’s FAS President and CEO David Dyer confirmed the company is seeking “strategic alternatives” for …


In Ecommerce, Executive

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