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April 23, 2015




NetSuite to Acquire Bronto Software for $200 Million

NetSuite announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bronto Software Inc., for $200 million.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, according to a press release.

The combination brings together two companies of cloud-based omnichannel …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 30, 2014




What Omnichannel Shoppers Mean for Retailers and Customer Loyalty

If you were to ask a retailer what the most important tool of their customer loyalty efforts was 5 years ago, I bet the majority of them would say traditional loyalty and rewards programs. You know, the old “buy 10 get one …

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In Engagement, Must Reads

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April 15, 2015




Is Williams Sonoma’s Business Model a Blueprint for the Future?

Williams Sonoma’s reported strong sales (+7.1 %) and earnings (+9.2%) in its recent 2014 earnings call while its stock is hitting $80, up by over +15% for one year and +185% for 5 years. While I always have been an admirer of their product I am as …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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September 24, 2014




How to Make Your Small Business Perform Like an Omnichannel Powerhouse

We hear a lot about omnichannel these days. It’s a big word for delivering a seamless shopping experience for customers —whether they are shopping online or in a store — and it can significantly increase sales.

In this digital age, …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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September 21, 2014




Your 5-point Checklist for Going Omnichannel

With the right digital strategy in place, retailers can enhance engagement between the customer and store associate, better leverage inventory positions and maximize the store footprint.

But every store operation is different and the right solution for one retailer may …

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In Customer Service, Engagement

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September 15, 2014




Apple Pay, Same-day Delivery Highlight Macy’s Inc.’s Omnichannel Rollouts

Macy’s, Inc. has today outlined its latest advancements in omnichannel strategy and technology as the company continues to add new dimensions for attracting shoppers and serving the needs of individual customers.

Here are examples of emerging omnichannel strategy and …

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In News, Omnichannel

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April 9, 2015




Alibaba, Forrester Research to Keynote Growing Global 2015

Many of your cross-border ecommerce questions are going to be answered from A to Z at Growing Global 2015. That’s “A” as in Alibaba Group’s Sherri Wu to “Z” as in Forrester Research’s Zia Daniell Widger, who will deliver the keynote …

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In Global

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April 7, 2015




How a Healthy Affiliate Program Can Improve SEO and PPC

Silos have always been a problem in the digital marketing world, limiting the ability of marketers to understand the full scope of the customer’s journey.  This is why now more than ever before companies are investing in omnichannel to …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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September 12, 2014




What Apple Pay Means for Omnichannel Retail

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Apple made a big splash this week with the introduction of its new i-devices: The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. With it comes Apple’s entry into the …

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In Omnichannel, technology

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April 6, 2015




Why Mobile is the New Retail Hub

We knew it was coming. As consumers have grown increasingly dependent on their smartphones and tablets to make everyday activities more convenient, they’ve also adjusted how they shop. But it isn’t in the way that you might think.

In its …

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In Blog, mobile

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