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July 9, 2014




Why Vitacost.com is Vital to Kroger’s Omnichannel Strategy

The Kroger Co. will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million, according the a definitive merger agreement announced on July 2.

On the surface, the deal may seem like a head-scratcher. But Vitacost….

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

Amazon, UPS, FedEx, holiday shopping, holiday 2013, holiday 2014, shipping/delivery, shipping, operations and fulfillment, seasonal workers, seasonal hires, holiday peak

January 1, 2015




Amazon Falling Back to the Pack in Customer Satisfaction

Answers Corporation has announced the release of The Answers Experience Index (AXI): 2014 U.S. Retail Edition, a study of multichannel retail touch points based on 40,000 consumer surveys gathered for the top 100 retail websites, top 30 retail chain stores and top 30 mobile …

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In customer experience, Customer Service

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January 2, 2015




Who Won the Sugar Bowl? Allstate’s Mayhem Sale

[caption id="attachment_59490" align="alignright" width="300"] Mayhem Sale (click to enlarge)[/caption]

We interrupt the Ohio State-Bama college football playoff game to bring you Mayhem Sale, pop-up ecommerce at its finest. Items sold right out of Matt and Shannon’s home… …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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July 4, 2014




Omnichannel Happens in the Cloud

Consumers are more demanding, more connected and more informed than ever. They’re researching and completing transactions across multiple channels, starting their journey with one device and finishing it on another. And they expect the experience to be seamless, letting …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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December 30, 2014




How Convenient is Buy Online, Pickup In Store?

Buy online, pickup in store is supposed to be a major differentiator for omnichannel retailers. But is buy online, pickup in store really that convenient?

According to a study by StellaService, buying online is a piece of cake. But it …

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In Blog, Must Reads

Ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel focus, omnichannel strategy, retail, ship from store, ship to store, buying online, online shopping, GameStop, brick-and-mortar

July 2, 2014




Rewards Data Helps GameStop Drive Omnichannel Growth

Even with all the growth in ecommerce, GameStop has found that most of its customers are using the company’s online channel to research products before making a purchase in store. And data from its PowerUp rewards program is generating …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution centers, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, Operations and Fulfillment, Operations Management, Amazon, Gap, The Gap, Trader Joe's, Lindt, Hobby Lobby, Benjamin Moore

December 29, 2014




Automating the Web of Shipping Options

According to a survey conducted by Shopper Approved among 25,660 customers, there’s essentially a 3-way tie in the key factor shoppers cited to explain why they buy online instead of locally. The winning reasons are larger selection (25.4%), better pricing (25%), and …

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In Blog, Must Reads

2015-forecast

December 29, 2014




4 Ecommerce Trends to Discard in 2015

It’s been a little over 15 years since the world was deathly afraid of Y2K crippling our global computer systems. Since that time, much has happened in between. We’ve revolutionized personal computing, the web, what it means to …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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June 29, 2014




Optimizing Omnichannel Order Picking and Fulfillment Operations

[caption id="attachment_50295" align="alignright" width="450"] A comprehensive cycle of consumer purchasing options need to befilled by a wide range of fulfillment channels to meet customer demand.[/caption]

Omnichannel and ecommerce retailers are being pressured into finding new and different …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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June 29, 2014




Understanding Omnichannel Inventory Dynamics

One key to success in omnichannel commerce operations is accurate, real time, complete visibility of inventory at all stages of the supply chain. This translates into knowing what is on hand, what has been sold and what is in transit. …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

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