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September 17, 2013




2013 In-store Holiday Sales Expected to Increase 2.4%

It is hard to believe how close we are to the holidays, I can’t help but feel like the 2012 holiday season just passed.

I am not the only one thinking about how close we are to the holidays,  while …

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2015

January 10, 2015




3 New Year’s Resolutions for Retailers

During dramatic growth periods, companies must remain in total control to reap the benefits. For those looking to grow rapidly in 2015, meeting and exceeding revenue goals should be a deliberate process. The New Year is a perfect time to get …

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January 8, 2015




Macy’s Inc. Restructuring with Omnichannel in Mind

Macy’s, Inc. today announced a series of initiatives to evolve its business model and invest in continued growth opportunities as consumers change the way they shop. Actions include a restructuring of merchandising and marketing functions at Macy’s and …

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In Customer Service, Fulfillment

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July 29, 2013




Kmart Launches Pay in Store Option for Shoppers

Kmart® Launches Pay in Store, Giving Shop Your Way(SM) Members and Customers More Online Shopping Options (via PR Newswire)
Leading integrated retailer now offers cash as in-store payment option for items reserved online HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — …

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January 6, 2015




Merry Valentine’s Day! Holiday Strategies to Drive Valentines Sales

Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and huggable teddy bears have already filled the aisles. Shoppers have shifted away from searching for the perfect gift to put under the tree to hunting for romantic gifts for that special someone. While Valentine’s …

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January 6, 2015




Why Customers Prefer Online Shopping

More and more shoppers are opting to buy online than in-store.  This infographic by Nextopia illustrates the various reasons why people are turning to the screen instead of the shopping mall.

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

July 22, 2013




Connecting the Online and In-store Shopping Experience

The technology to connect your site to your stores has rapidly evolved and is now accessible to most marketers. Adding a store locator, in-store pick-up and perhaps the capability of checking a store’s inventory are all based off of …

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In Channel Integration, Marketing

July 10, 2013




3 Tips to Get Ready for In-Store Pickup

What’s emerging as the hottest trend in online retail today? The store. Large retailers rolling out new in-store pickup options to bridge the online and offline world – and in doing so, they’re generating big waves with both …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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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

2015

December 31, 2014




In 2015, Technology Catches Up with Cross-channel Marketing

For years, marketers have had two goals. They wanted to truly be able to engage with customers uniquely, based on both their interests and their value to our retail brand. They have also wanted to manage that conversation across every …

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