May 5, 2014




Using Ruby on Rails for Faster Ecommerce Development

As online shopping increases at a tremendous rate, exhibiting year-over-year double-digit growth, winning at ecommerce becomes more challenging.  Retailers constantly leverage new strategies to evolve their site, realizing the importance of having an omnichannel presence and the resources to offer …

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In eCommerce, Technology

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May 1, 2014




Real-Time Inventory Visibility Puts the Omni in Agile Commerce

Ask a group of retailers how they intend to support omnichannel commerce in the months ahead, and they’re likely to regale you with launch plans for their responsive websites, enabling customers to shop via any connected device. While offering …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

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April 30, 2014




Returns Power Panel Weighs In On Best Practices

At last week’s Operations Summit in Indianapolis, a panel of operations directors shared their returns management experiences.

Ellen Shannon, Chief Content Director & Publisher of Multichannel Merchant moderated the session and shared the challenges that the industry faces in handling …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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April 29, 2014




A Ship-From-Store Solution Bridges Omnichannel Gaps

Last week, eBay Enterprise announced a new offering for clients using its ship-from-store solution. The goal of eBay Enterprise’s Ship-From-Store Freight is to reduce the shipping cost for retailers and brands and enable them to transfer these savings onto their …

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In Omnichannel, Videos

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April 29, 2014




How Augmented Reality Will Impact Consumers

The sharpest change in the approach retailers have taken toward customers in the last few decades has been with respect to the power the consumer has had in its interactions with the brand. The various marketing strategies that have become …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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April 28, 2014




Why You Need Seamless Integration Through Each Retail Channel

Since the first online transaction occurred in 1994, ecommerce has continued a forward moving trajectory marked by steady and constant improvement.  With a seemingly endless supply of emerging sales channels, retailers that limit themselves to a single point of sale are …

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In Channel Integration, Marketing

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April 22, 2014




Omnichannel Shopping Activity is Virtually Everywhere

Consumers Want it All: Omni-Channel Shopping Activity is Virtually Everywhere, Reports CFI Group and eBay Enterprise™ (via PR Newswire)
The Omni-Channel Retail Customer Experience study shows customers want their products when, where and how they want it. ANN ARBOR, Mich., …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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April 19, 2014




Regis Launches ShopRegis Tab on UK Site

Regis has launched its first ecommerce site in the United Kingdom, ShopRegis, to sell products available and gift cards redeemable in Regis’ UK salons.

Designed and developed by Regis creative and digital partner Photolink, the idea was to create a …

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In Channel Integration, Ecommerce

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April 19, 2014




Mobile is the Anchor of Omnichannel Retailing

The new paradigm of omnichannel retailing has pushed businesses in all retail sectors toward a completely new way of conducting business. Customers and brands now interact anytime and everywhere: mobile browsers, mobile apps, social media networks, PCs, tablets, smartphones, email, …

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In Mobile, Must Reads

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April 19, 2014




4 Steps to Make the Most of your Mobile Strategies

There was a time when the concept of a cellphone was cutting edge. That time may very well have been a moment to connect the dots for Steve Jobs and other mobile device revolution pioneers.

Mobile devices are now officially …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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