August 31, 2015

Changing With the Seasons: Managing Inventory Based On Seasonal Demand

When it comes to selling seasonal merchandise such as shorts, snow boots, or costumes, proper planning is always key. This is just as true with your retail system as it is with your ordering methodologies or advertising buys.

Making the …


In Blog, Inventory


August 31, 2015

Heightened Holiday Shopping Expectations Driving Retailer Preparations

Holiday shopping 2015 is going to look a lot like last year, only more so in terms of customer expectations for faster delivery, flexibility and options, as well as a mobile-friendly experience, retailers and industry experts told Multichannel Merchant.

Scott Cohn, …


In Ecommerce, Marketing


August 28, 2015

Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago.

Chico’s FAS President and CEO David Dyer confirmed the company is seeking “strategic alternatives” for …


In Ecommerce, Executive


August 27, 2015

Product Availability, On-Time Delivery Matter Most in Holiday Peak Shopping Season

Uncovering the latest insights into the online shopper’s expectations during the holiday shopping season, a new survey by eBay Enterprise and CFI Group reveals that consumers desire multiple ordering and more shipping options; while proving that product availability and late …


In Must Reads, Omnichannel


August 27, 2015

New Mobile Technologies Emerge to Offer Superior Customer Experience

Mobile device proliferation presents both challenges and opportunities for online brands. We’re in the midst of a fundamental shift in the way that consumers engage with brands and in the way customer preference and loyalty is influenced. Digital channels …


In Blog, Ecommerce


August 21, 2015

Staples Sees an Increase in Sales in Q2

Staples saw a successful second quarter as its total company sales grew 1% and its North American B2B sales were up 3% in the quarter, driven by a 4% sales growth in contract and local currency.

“During Q2 we grew sales in …


In Ecommerce, News

Target, Target Canada, ecommerce, store closings, Canadian retail market, Zellers

August 20, 2015

Target Aims at Being a Digital Leader

While Target is pleased it was able to grow traffic in its digital and stores in the second quarter, its digital sales grew 30% from a year ago, just missing the company’s expectations following intense digital promotions.

Brian Cornell, chairman …


In Must Reads

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August 20, 2015

WalMart Sees Slower Growth Globally in Q2

While WalMart in the U.S. is moving full-steam ahead both online and in-store, internationally the company is seeing slower growth in several key markets.

Doug McMillon, the company’s president and CEO, told analysts on an earnings call that …


In Global, News

back-to-school, back-to-school shopping, e-retail, ecommerce

August 19, 2015

4 Things Millennials Want from Your Online Business This Back-to-School Season

It’s no secret that the back-to-school season is one of the busiest (and most profitable) times of the year for retailers, second only to the winter holiday season. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer …


In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment


August 18, 2015

5 Trends that Will Make or Break This Holiday Season

With the sun shining and current heat wave, it’s hard to believe it, but it’s time to start planning for the winter holidays.

Retailers are beginning to lay out their strategies for a successful holiday season, overflowing with …


In Blog, Omnichannel

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