Operations Summit 2015, Crutchfield Corp., Cabela's, Colony Brands, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution center automation, order fulfillment automation, voice-activated picking/packing, order fulfillment technology, Operations and Fulfillment, omnichannel, omnichannel operations, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, drect-to-customer, direct-to-customer ecommerce

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

Ace Hardware, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel fulfillment, same-day delivery, in-store pickup, buy online pickup in store, BOPIS, retail, ecommerce

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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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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September 3, 2014




Staples Launches Series of Omnichannel Updates

Staples has announced a series of enhancements to its omnichannel experience, including the ability to buy products online and pick them up in-store within hours, Visa Checkout for online payments, new in-store kiosks,  and an app for iPad users.

“The …

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In Engagement, News

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

March 26, 2015




3 Lessons Learned From Target’s Marketing Approach

This month, new Target CEO Brian Cornell announced a series of initiatives to foster a more innovative, customer-centric approach to marketing. These initiatives include: closing all Canadian stores, investing more in their employees, adopting urban store models and harnessing the …

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In Blog, Marketing

dimensional weight pricing, DIM, United States Postal Service, USPS, UPS, FedEx, FedEx Ground, shipping/delivery, parcel shipping, ecommerce

August 26, 2014




Protective Packaging Considerations for Omnichannel

Omnichannel retailing has accelerated service expectations and permanently changed the competitive landscape.

What started out as retailers shipping from a handful of distribution centers, now also includes brick-and-mortar stores and other fulfillment operations.  It’s about finding the shortest distance …

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In Omnichannel, Operations & Fulfillment

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August 26, 2014




Virtual Inventory a Key Piece of Omnichannel Success

As merchants look to implement omnichannel commerce to serve the heightened expectations of anytime/anywhere customers, virtual inventory is one way to meet this demand in a cost-effective manner.

In a nutshell, virtual inventory allows retailers to tap the vast …

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In Must Reads

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy, retailers, retail, online retail, Operations and Fulfillment, ship to store, ship from store, in-store pickup, OMS Systems, Order Management Systems, order management, order management partner

August 26, 2014




Merchants Refine Omnichannel Strategy as Demand Grows

As retailers continue their ongoing battle with Amazon’s relentless push towards “free” shipping and same-day/next-day delivery, omnichannel fulfillment is becoming an increasingly important weapon in their arsenal.

While they might not be able to compete with Amazon’s …

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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

Ebates, Conversant, Rakuten, Alliance Data, affiliate marketing, affiliate platforms, retail, online retail, ecommerce, Target

August 26, 2014




Consumers Demand Omnichannel, So Where Do You Begin?

It all started with the onset of ecommerce. Multichannel was a natural next step, and now we’ve evolved into an omnichannel world. Consumers are continually pushing retailers to improve the shopping experience, whether it’s in store, online or …

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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

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August 26, 2014




Catalogs Adapt to the New Omnichannel World

Catalogs are alive and well for retailers in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors today. While catalogs may no longer be thought of as a selling channel, they are still considered an excellent marketing tool.In Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook …

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In Catalog, mcm-outlook

GameStop, GameStop PowerUp Rewards, PowerUp Rewards, loyalty programs, ecommerce, mobile apps, mobile commerce, video games, video gaming, retail, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel fulfillment, in-store pickup

March 24, 2015




Mobile App Drives Store Sales Gains for GameStop

By changing its mobile focus from conversions to engagement and influence, coupled with an enhanced mobile app experience and analysis of customer data from its PowerUp rewards program, GameStop has seen tremendous success in mobile-to-store sales.

From January 2014 – six months …

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In customer experience, Engagement

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