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July 10, 2015




Week in Review: Prime Day is Coming, Prime Day is Coming!

The biggest news this week was probably Amazon’s announcement that they would launch Prime Day, its own selling holiday. July 15 (which is Prime Day, and the eve of its 20th anniversary) will be Amazon’s version of Alibaba’s Singles Day celebration, …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Growing Global, global, global ecommerce, France, Germany, cross border, retail, online retail, returns fraud, returns policy, Europe, EU, EU consumer rights directive

July 9, 2015




New China Ecommerce Guidelines a Focus at Growing Global 2015

China’s recent move to boost its cross-border ecommerce capabilities will be one focus in this year’s Growing Global conference, taking place July 21-22 in Hollywood.

“U.S.-based ecommerce merchants need to be aware of changing policies and …

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In cross-border, Global

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July 9, 2015




Capturing and Captivating the Impulse Buyer

Summer’s here and the time is right… for buying a new cooler. Your potential customer needs to replace his aging one, but how will you capture this impulse buyer? Back in the 90s, when he bought his aging one, he …

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In Engagement, executive summary

Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce fulfillment, fulfillment center, Wal-Mart, Subaru, FedEx Ground, Whirlpool

July 7, 2015




Supply Chain Capacity Issues Fueling Cost Increases, Report Finds

A new report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) found that issues around both the tightening of delivery and warehouse capacity, fueled by an improving economy, as well as a chronic trucker shortage, continue to impact supply …

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In Inventory, Must Reads

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

December 17, 2014




Breathing Life Back into Your Omnichannel Strategy

If you’ve ever tried to park at the mall come holiday time, you know that despite the soaring popularity of ecommerce, many people still opt to visit stores in person. Both brick-and-mortar and online retail experiences have their advantages, …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

July 6, 2015




3 Overlooked Must-Haves when Updating Your Cloud E-Commerce System

As retail enters its next generation, one dominated by omnichannel storefronts, the process to keep your e-commerce system up and running, not to mention updated and optimized, is even more critical than keeping the store open. As retailers hone their …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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

December 12, 2014




3 Barriers to Omnichannel Success

With the advancement of technology and the change in consumer shopping habits, the current wave in retail is riding swiftly towards omnichannel. This has caused a disruption in the retail industry, much like earlier introductions of the modern department store …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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July 3, 2015




Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit

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It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

And what a …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, small business, small merchants, small retailers, Gelb Music, Guitar Center, Home Depot, music store, Electro-Harmonix, Sidney Gelb, Santana, Doobie Brothers, Paul Reed Smith, Paul Reed Smith guitars, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, eBay, eBay store, eBay storefront

July 1, 2015




Gelb Music Sees Success with Ecommerce Focus

A storied musical equipment business in Redwood City, CA, has found a way to not only survive a big box incursion but thrive by putting a greater focus on its ecommerce business.

Gelb Music was founded in 1939 by Sidney Gelb. …

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In Branding, eBay

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

December 8, 2014




How Omnichannel Can Fail at the Brick and Mortar Level

If you consider the entire month of November the holiday season, then (as a customer) I’ve had three instances of omnichannel fails this holiday season. And all three fails were at the brick and mortar level.

Here’s the quick rundown:

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In Blog, customer experience

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