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February 19, 2015




Data Security, Omnichannel Initiatives Top Retail CIOs’ Priority Lists

With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer experience, retail CIOs agree that security and digital innovation are top priorities for 2015.

According to the 2015 National Retail Federation/Forrester Research Inc. Retail CIO …

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In Data & Analytics, eCommerce

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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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February 14, 2015




Redefining Omnichannel: Put the Consumer at the Center

Just a few short years ago, some retail pundit came up with the phrase “omnichannel retailer,” and it took the industry by storm. Everyone started talking about omnichannel, and the vendor community jumped right on board. It was almost impossible …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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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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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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February 12, 2015




Don’t Count Out Big Retail as Focus and Investments in Omnichannel Rise

Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar campus store at Purdue University last week. It is also reportedly in talks with retailers like Radio Shack to give it a more omnichannel presence. One online publication declared this move would be “another nail …

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In Blog, customer experience

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February 11, 2015




Managing Inventory in an Omnichannel World

Providing real-time inventory visibility for your consumers across all the channels is no easy task. Today, consumers expect to purchase an item and arrange shipment or pickup no matter where the product is coming from.
In this executive summary from …

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April 2, 2015




Automation and Technology Best Practices Revealed at Operations Summit 2015

Everyone wants to see how other multichannel and omnichannel companies apply automation and technology to their fulfillment operations. What are the benefits, challenges and the ROI?

My panel at Operations Summit 2015, April 14-16 in Louisville, KY, will showcase how Cabela’…

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In Automation, Blog

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February 5, 2015




Returns Processing is a Vital Part of a Successful Omnichannel Strategy

Much has been written about omnichannel strategy from the perspective of driving engagement and conversions. However returns processing is one aspect of the shopping journey that is an extremely important part of the customer experience yet is often glossed over.

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In Blog, customer experience

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March 31, 2015




Ace Hardware Expands In-Store Pickup Nationwide

In another indication of the growing trend toward omnichannel retail fulfillment to meet rising consumer expectations, Ace Hardware today announced the national expansion of its in-store pickup program at participating stores.

The program was first piloted in the summer of 2013 …

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