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November 30, 2014




What New Omnichannel Trends Really Mean for Customers

Remember when retailers were scared of their online competitors? While talk of customer showrooming and digital detraction are still big, there is a totally opposite trend happening. Retailers who once only sold online are building stores for customers to visit …

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In Blog, customer experience

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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

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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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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2015-forecast

November 25, 2014




2015 Forecast: Customers Demand an Omnichannel Experience

The message in 2015 for merchants is simple: if you haven’t developed an omnichannel strategy, develop one now. And if you have an omnichannel strategy in place, continue to refine it.
The ecommerce numbers alone show that omnichannel activity will …

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In 2015 forecast, executive summary

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November 20, 2014




Tackling Omnichannel this Holiday Season

Omnichannel continues to be the buzzword on the lips of marketers this holiday season.  Consumers are expecting a seamless experience across multiple devices, according to this infographic by Quick Pivot.

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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November 18, 2014




Omnichannel Choreography Delivers the Perfect Customer Experience

In the early days of ecommerce, retailers had to learn a two-step dance that didn’t require a whole lot of coordination. After receiving an order online, the merchant had to pack a box at a distribution center and ship …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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November 17, 2014




Big Data a Big Omnichannel Driver

Big data provides retailers in today’s omnichannel world an inside look at how they can improve both their websites and in-store experiences for customers. But which data will be able to help the business? Which piece will generate a …

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In Data & Analytics, executive summary

holiday shopping, 2014 holiday season, 2014 holiday shopping, UPS, FedEx, National Retail Federation, NRF, retail, ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery. Operations and Fulfillment

December 22, 2014




Down to the Wire for Seasonal Shipping Peak 2014

As the 2014 retail shopping/shipping season roars to a close, the major carriers are seeing their numerous technology upgrades, investments and temp hiring expansions put to the test, while retailers have pushed cutoffs as far as humanly possible toward Christmas …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

2015-forecast

December 22, 2014




5 Email Marketing Predictions for 2015

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” While William Pollard may have been best known for his contributions to the …

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