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October 11, 2014




What to Make of Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Store Launch

[caption id="attachment_55576" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This is a Google Maps street view of 7 W. 34th St. in Manhattan, where Amazon will reportedly open a brick-and-mortar store in time for the 2014 holiday season.[/caption]

So this happened: Wall Street Journal …

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In Blog, Customer Service

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September 3, 2014




Staples Launches Series of Omnichannel Updates

Staples has announced a series of enhancements to its omnichannel experience, including the ability to buy products online and pick them up in-store within hours, Visa Checkout for online payments, new in-store kiosks,  and an app for iPad users.

“The …

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In Engagement, News

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October 9, 2014




Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment

Major tactical areas like handling holiday season demand and related labor management issues, as well as implementing omnichannel commerce and dealing with rapid changes in customer contact centers, are perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals.
To help them address …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

October 7, 2014




Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With

Its record-setting IPO done, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is a tsunami that will have a major impact on ecommerce and retail in general both here and around the world, a leading consultant told attendees at Parcel Forum 2014.

“This company has 81% …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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August 26, 2014




Protective Packaging Considerations for Omnichannel

Omnichannel retailing has accelerated service expectations and permanently changed the competitive landscape.

What started out as retailers shipping from a handful of distribution centers, now also includes brick-and-mortar stores and other fulfillment operations.  It’s about finding the shortest distance …

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In Omnichannel, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, order management, order management system, OMS, warehouse management system, value-added reseller, VAR, Curt Barry

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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In Must Reads

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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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

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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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In Catalog, mcm-outlook

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

October 1, 2014




Why Exceeding Fulfillment Expectations is the New Holiday Ecommerce Strategy

With each passing year, more ecommerce retailers urge their holiday shoppers to trust that they’ll be on time delivering each gift off their list. When customer care goes the extra mile, and CSR channels are well-prepared for holiday traffic, …

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In Fulfillment, Holiday 2014

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