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November 13, 2014




Macy’s Sees Omnichannel, Same-Day Delivery as Competitive Advantage

In its third quarter earnings call this week, Macy’s Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet told analysts the company’s retail network gives it an advantage in the ever-more-crowded same-day delivery sweepstakes, as well as in omnichannel fulfillment.

“I think …

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November 13, 2014




Walmart Changing Image With 5 Days of Black Friday

Will Walmart’s 5-day-long omnichannel shopping event be the end of Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and Thanksgiving Day store openings? Probably not, but Walmart is the first major retailer to tell the general shopping public that America’s biggest shopping period is …

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In Blog, Holiday 2014

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November 12, 2014




Top 5 Holiday Shopping Trend Predictions

It’s the time of the year when retailers start running the holiday programs that has been in the works for months. Retailer success will be dictated by how well they meet consumer demands and expectations – a moving target for …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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November 12, 2014




6 Critical Digital and Social Media Trends Driving Holiday Sales

Each holiday season, retailers struggle with which avenues they should take to drive more sales. The options are abundant while resources and budgets typically are not. New digital platforms and technologies seem to pop up overnight, leading to some confusion, …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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November 11, 2014




Small Businesses Face Big Challenges this Holiday Season

This holiday season is full of promise for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), with Volusion projecting 9% growth in online sales this year. As more and more holiday purchases shift from in-store to online, smaller retailers are looking forward to making …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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November 10, 2014




Amazon Testing Taxi Delivery Via Flywheel

Amazon has begun testing package delivery in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel, according to Yahoo Finance.

Amazon is currently looking into a broader use of taxis as delivery vehicles. Taxis would represent Amazon’s latest …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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November 6, 2014




Online Prices to Hit Rock Bottom Thanksgiving Day

Ecommerce prices will hit rock bottom on Thanksgiving Day, lower than any other day during the holiday season, according to the 2014 Digital Index Online Shopping Forecast.

Record sales of $1.35 billion are expected on Thanksgiving Day, a 27% increase over last year. …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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November 5, 2014




Retailers Get a Jump Start on the Holiday Season

Last weekend as I was shopping at HomeGoods, I came across a few people at the checkout who were all saying the same thing: It seems like the holiday shopping season is starting earlier and earlier each year.  And that …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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November 2, 2014




2014 Holiday Hirings Shift to Permanent, Omnichannel Positions

Nearly one quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season. That’s according to the eighth annual retail seasonal hiring …

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In Holiday 2014, human resounces

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October 31, 2014




3 Ways to Prevent Holiday Cart Abandonment

This year, online holiday sales are expected to grow between eight and 11% over 2013, to as much as $105 billion. That’s great news for businesses, but it’s not without its challenges: The overall increase in online shopping cart abandonment is …

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