omnichannel, Macy's omnichannel, Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, retail, omnichannel retail, omnichannel strategy, big box, big box retail, major retailers, Radio Shack, Radio Shack bankruptcy, Radio Shack Chapter 11, Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon, Radio Shack

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 12, 2015




Belk’s Holiday Sweepstakes Sees Great Success in Mobile and Email

Over the holiday season, Belk launched its Santa Baby Sweepstakes which generated the greatest number of email and mobile opt-ins among other Belk sweepstakes in 2013 and 2014.

Belk partnered with Helloworld, a provider of rich engagement solutions to offer a multichannel …

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In Ecommerce, Email

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February 11, 2015




U.S. Merchants Need an Active Approach to Global Ecommerce

Back when the WWW truly offered global potential to sell and market your products anywhere in the world, many U.S. companies became accidental exporters because most websites were in English and it was commonplace for your website to turn …

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In Blog, cross-border

Winning Customer Care

December 19, 2014




5 Questions to Ask Before You Launch a VoC Program

Successful brands hear what their customers are saying; they are paying close attention to the Voice of the Customer (VoC). Recent trends highlight an increased focus on initiatives to improve social listening, customer engagement and multichannel support.

For example, Gartner …

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In Blog, customer experience

ebay, eBay Enterprise, VendorNet, ecommerce, global ecommerce, retail, online retail, brick-and-mortar, brick-and-mortar retail, mobile commerce, customer service, customer experience, market research, omnichannel, omnichannel retail

September 22, 2014




Study: Social Trumps Mobile for Retailers’ 2014 Holidays Spend

Going into the 2014 holiday shopping season, retailers are spending more on tools focused on data capture (social media, email and SEO) than on mobile, according to a July survey conducted by Edelman Berland on behalf of eBay Enterprise.

The study …

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In Amazon, big data

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December 17, 2014




Tell Us Why You’re Joyful This Holiday Season

This holiday season we’re asking all of our fans and followers on our social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) why they are joyful this holiday season.  We are asking everyone to use #OpsSummit and 10 lucky people could enter a …

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In Blog, Holiday 2014

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November 13, 2014




The 12 Search and Social Marketing Tips of Christmas

As another year is coming to a close, marketers are approaching the peak shopping season, bringing abundant opportunity to engage audiences with high intent. Delivering consistent, relevant cross-channel messaging is a must in order to influence all touch points in …

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In Holiday 2014, Infographics

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May 16, 2014




Social Media: The Final Stamp of Approval for Purchase Decisions

More and more consumers are turning to social content when it comes to their purchase decisions, according to an infographic by Offerpop.  They are looking to friends and peers for the final stamp of approval before they add to cart.  …

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In Ecommerce, Infographics

Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, fulfillment center, contact center, customer contact center, customer service, returns, ecommerce returns, eBay, Amazon, Sears, Walmart

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

key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

February 5, 2015




Multiple DCs May Be Best Bet to Reduce Shipping Costs and Time to Customer

Some days I feel we’re caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Regularly as clockwork, carriers increase their charges. The competition is absorbing more of the shipping costs, if not offering “free” shipping. Customer expectations continue to …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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