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August 12, 2015




Macy’s 2Q Sales Are Down 2.6%, But Terry Lundgren is Optimistic

Macy’s second quarter sales decreased 2.6%, but chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren was optimistic in a press release the company issued on Wednesday morning, even though he added that sales for the fiscal year will probably be down 1%.

“We expect an …

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In News, Omnichannel

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August 5, 2015




Siteworx Launches Irish Setter Boots Ecommerce Site for Red Wing Shoe Company

Siteworx announced today that it launched the Irish Setter Boots ecommerce website for the Red Wing Shoe Company. The new site enables consumers to buy Red Wing Shoes’ innovative Irish Setter Branded hunting boots online or access product information they …

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In Ecommerce, News

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

August 5, 2015




Why Retailers are Slow to Go Omnichannel

While at IRCE 2015, I sat down with MarketLive founder and CEO Ken Burke to talk, basically, about the state of the ecommerce industry… and I steered away from the prepared list of questions to get his thoughts on omnichannel.

First, …

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In Blog, customer experience

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August 4, 2015




6 Ways Retailers Can Prepare Now for Increased Holiday Ecommerce Fraud

While most consumers are still basking in the summer sun, that doesn’t mean they haven’t already started thinking about holiday shopping. Of course, consumers still enjoy the steals and deals associated with traditional shopping days such as Black …

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In Ecommerce, fraud

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

August 3, 2015




Retail Bloopers and the Role of Attribution in Delivering an Omni Experience

Recently, I was at a national big box chain store that I knew and loved. In addition to shopping my local branch of their store, I also often browsed their website on my home laptop, and had joined their mailing …

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In Blog, customer experience

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August 3, 2015




Beacons: The Next Kitten-Killer?

If you enter my office at work, you’ll see one book prominently displayed for all to see: Scott Stratten’s “QR Codes Kill Kittens.” Abundant with humor, the premise is, if we thought a new marketing program would kill …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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August 3, 2015




3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Stores Can Win at Webrooming

There is no stopping the rise of online shopping. The product options are endless, it’s simple, more convenient, often cost-efficient—and the list goes on. It’s no shock that ecommerce has been lauded the future of retail, reaching $1.5 …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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July 30, 2015




Bitnet and Zooz Enable Merchants to Accept Bitcoin

Bitnet, an enterprise bitcoin payments processor, and Zooz, an industry-leading payments platform provider, today announced a strategic partnership that will enable merchants to accept bitcoin as a payment method on the Zooz payment platform.

Bitcoin is a digital currency that …

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In Global, News

eBay, eBay Now, same-day delivery, Amazon, Google, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment

July 28, 2015




eBay Shuts Down Same-Day Delivery Pilots

While not coming as a huge shock, eBay announced it is shutting down its eBay Now same-day delivery service in several markets, and also ending another pilot that provided same-day delivery from 80-plus local merchants in Brooklyn, NY, after finding …

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In Marketplaces, News

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July 27, 2015




Understanding the 8 Stages of the Omnichannel Order Lifecycle

In a complex, omnichannel environment, retailers must address new questions such as what kind of investment in omnichannel makes sense, and how it will impact the bottom line. To determine the optimal approach and pinpoint opportunities for accelerated growth, savings …

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In Automation, Blog

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