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November 28, 2015




Editor’s Notebook: Black Friday and the Parkin’ is Easy

I never thought I’d go to one mall and one shopping center with a major discount store on Black Friday and not have to deal with horrific traffic, angry mobs, and find a parking spot.

Maybe people avoided the crowds …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

Omnichannel, omnichannel operations, omnichannel retail, retail inventory management, inventory management, reverse logistics, buy online pickup in store

October 5, 2015




Inventory Systems, Availability Key to Serving Omnichannel Shoppers

For national retail chains that are growing ecommerce as omnichannel businesses, there are three elephants in the room. The first is of course the behemoth of Amazon, with its far-reaching tentacles and effects on customer shopping behavior. Next is the …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

customer service, customer experience, call center, customer service reps

November 25, 2015




Consumers Will Pay for Better Customer Service from Preferred Brands

A new report from Xerox reveals that over half of consumers would pay more for better customer care from their preferred brands.

The State of Customer Service 2015, which surveyed 6,000 consumers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the …

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In Contact Center, customer experience

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November 24, 2015




5 Ways Retailers Can Reach Gen Z

Millennials, Millennials, Millennials – retailers have been bombarded with information about the large, attention-grabbing generation of shoppers. But, an even bigger generational behemoth is hot on those Millennials’ heels – and they’re doing things differently than any other generation before. Gen …

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In Blog, Marketing

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November 24, 2015




Black Friday is a Mobile Commerce Holiday

This year, mobile traffic will likely exceed 50 percent of all ecommerce traffic during the holidays, and year over year revenue from mobile commerce will continue to grow by the double digits, according to IBM’s Holiday Benchmark Data. It’s …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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September 28, 2015




Omnichannel vs Multichannel: Are they so different?

I’ve been discussing the topic of customer experience (CX) with quite a few companies over the last several months, and have been repeatedly drawn into the omnichannel versus multichannel debate.

The first aspect people often mention is their scope. …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

holiday shopping, peak holiday season, holiday shipping, holiday shipping peak, ecommerce orders

September 28, 2015




Wishing You A Very Happy Omnichannel Holiday

The omnichannel consumer is putting direct-to-consumer delivery on a collision course with the brick and mortar environment. And the retailers with real-time inventory visibility and order management systems in place will be prepared to serve these consumers this holiday season.

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In Blog, Must Reads

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September 24, 2015




Kohl’s Amps Up Digital for a Faster Omnichannel Experience

Kohl’s  announced omnichannel and digital initiatives to support its commitment to delivering an easy shopping experience. Whether shopping in-store at Kohl’s stores nationwide, online at Kohls.com or at home or on the go on mobile devices, Kohl’…

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In customer experience, Customer Service

global ecommerce

November 19, 2015




Survival Tips for Launching Localized Sites in Mobile-First Emerging Markets

The mobile web now represents the most significant opportunity companies should explore when expanding into overseas markets. Global customers are increasingly using mobile devices to research and buy. To become relevant, companies must engage them—in their preferred language—via …

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In Blog, Global

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

November 17, 2015




How an Online Strategy Can Help Your Brick-and-Mortar Store This Holiday Season

While consumers may wince at earlier-than-ever Christmas displays in department stores–or rejoice the highly anticipated holiday-themed drinks– the holiday season sneaks up earlier every year. But for savvy retailers and marketers, it’s a reminder that to get their holiday …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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