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November 10, 2014




Amazon Testing Taxi Delivery Via Flywheel

Amazon has begun testing package delivery in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel, according to Yahoo Finance.

Amazon is currently looking into a broader use of taxis as delivery vehicles. Taxis would represent Amazon’s latest …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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November 6, 2014




Online Prices to Hit Rock Bottom Thanksgiving Day

Ecommerce prices will hit rock bottom on Thanksgiving Day, lower than any other day during the holiday season, according to the 2014 Digital Index Online Shopping Forecast.

Record sales of $1.35 billion are expected on Thanksgiving Day, a 27% increase over last year. …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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November 5, 2014




Retailers Get a Jump Start on the Holiday Season

Last weekend as I was shopping at HomeGoods, I came across a few people at the checkout who were all saying the same thing: It seems like the holiday shopping season is starting earlier and earlier each year.  And that …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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November 2, 2014




2014 Holiday Hirings Shift to Permanent, Omnichannel Positions

Nearly one quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season. That’s according to the eighth annual retail seasonal hiring …

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In Holiday 2014, human resounces

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October 31, 2014




3 Ways to Prevent Holiday Cart Abandonment

This year, online holiday sales are expected to grow between eight and 11% over 2013, to as much as $105 billion. That’s great news for businesses, but it’s not without its challenges: The overall increase in online shopping cart abandonment is …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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October 28, 2014




How to Transform Omnichannel Retail from Myth to Reality

As you’re folding laundry at the end of a long day, you realize that your favorite pants are sporting stains from the tomato sauce-covered pasta that was yesterday’s dinner. Try as you might, the stain is there to …

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In Blog, marketing

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October 27, 2014




Retailers Preparing for Surge in Omnichannel Holiday Shopping

With expectations higher than ever for a merry omnichannel holiday season, retailers are assertively preparing their shipping operations to avoid delivery and service hiccups.

According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly eight in 10 (78.8%) retailers …

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In Fulfillment, News

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October 24, 2014




What’s the Deal with Sears Holdings?

Sears Holdings is escalating its number of store closures. Or maybe it isn’t. Crowd-sourced financial news website Seeking Alpha reported yesterday that Sears Holdings will close more than 110 outlets and lay off more than 6,000 workers.

Sears Holdings has not commented, …

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In Blog, Executive

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October 21, 2014




Online Retailers Often Disconnected from Consumer Desires

Online retailers are giving consumers delivery options they don’t want, while not offering the ones they do, according to a survey from cloud-based order management provider OrderDynamics and Opinion Matters.

From next-day delivery to in-store stock visibility, the study …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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October 11, 2014




4 Ways to Enhance Your Omnichannel Holiday Strategy

During last year’s holiday season, retailers worked hard to create an omnichannel shopping experience. Retailers brought the online, in-store and mobile initiatives together to provide a seamless experience. And though not quite perfect (yet), this allowed shoppers to buy …

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