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August 26, 2014




Virtual Inventory a Key Piece of Omnichannel Success

As merchants look to implement omnichannel commerce to serve the heightened expectations of anytime/anywhere customers, virtual inventory is one way to meet this demand in a cost-effective manner.

In a nutshell, virtual inventory allows retailers to tap the vast …

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Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy, retailers, retail, online retail, Operations and Fulfillment, ship to store, ship from store, in-store pickup, OMS Systems, Order Management Systems, order management, order management partner

August 26, 2014




Merchants Refine Omnichannel Strategy as Demand Grows

As retailers continue their ongoing battle with Amazon’s relentless push towards “free” shipping and same-day/next-day delivery, omnichannel fulfillment is becoming an increasingly important weapon in their arsenal.

While they might not be able to compete with Amazon’s …

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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

Ebates, Conversant, Rakuten, Alliance Data, affiliate marketing, affiliate platforms, retail, online retail, ecommerce, Target

August 26, 2014




Consumers Demand Omnichannel, So Where Do You Begin?

It all started with the onset of ecommerce. Multichannel was a natural next step, and now we’ve evolved into an omnichannel world. Consumers are continually pushing retailers to improve the shopping experience, whether it’s in store, online or …

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August 26, 2014




Catalogs Adapt to the New Omnichannel World

Catalogs are alive and well for retailers in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors today. While catalogs may no longer be thought of as a selling channel, they are still considered an excellent marketing tool.In Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook …

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February 23, 2015




Mobile Commerce Matters More Than Ever

If there is one major lesson merchants learned during the 2014 holiday season, it’s that mobile mattered more than ever.
Mobile commerce went from being a necessary evil to an overnight game-changer. And the merchants that got on board with …

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February 23, 2015




New Nordstrom Facility Gets Half its Customers Within Two-Day Window

During its recent fourth quarter analyst call, Nordstrom executives said they plan to open a third ecommerce fulfillment center in Pennsylvania that will put half of its customers within reach of two-day ground delivery.

The move is part of Nordstrom’…

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Ace Hardware, Ace, ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, same-day delivery, same day delivery, Uber, Lyft, Home Depot, Lowe's Hardware, Lowe', operations and fulfillment, retail, home improvement retail

February 23, 2015




Ace Hardware Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery Test

Ace Hardware has begun a pilot program of same-day delivery via its own associates at 33 stores in select neighborhoods in Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and Arizona. It is an extension of Ace’s in-store pickup program, which is available …

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February 22, 2015




Cool New Technology Showcased at eTail West

The exhibit hall, or “Solutions Zone” as it was called at eTail West, was buzzing with activity.

Sure, there were things like mimosa breaks and Xbox tournaments to lure eTail West attendees into the Solutions Zone. But attendees also made …

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In Blog, cross-border

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February 20, 2015




Best Buy Expanding Availability of Curbside Pickup

Mobile app-driven startup service Curbside, which launched last fall by letting shoppers at 11 Target stores in San Francisco and at a mall in San Jose pick up purchased items at – well, curbside – has expanded to include three Best Buy locations …

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In customer experience, customer experience

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August 20, 2014




Macy’s Continues to See Results from Omnichannel

Macy’s is continuing to see in-store sales driven by its online channel at both its Macy’s and Bloomingdales stores, the company told analysts and investors in a Q2 earnings call.

“The Internet-generated demand continues to grow rapidly and …

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