Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, WMS, Warehouse Management Systems, supply chain, supply chain management, HighJump Software, Accellos, Merger

July 11, 2014




Omnichannel Demand Drives Accellos/HighJump Merger

Accellos and HighJump Software, two competing supply chain and warehouse management software companies, announced this week that they planned to merge.

The combined company, which will be called Acccellos, will have 11,000 customers in 23 countries and operations in North America, Asia …

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In Inventory, Omnichannel

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July 9, 2014




Why Vitacost.com is Vital to Kroger’s Omnichannel Strategy

The Kroger Co. will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million, according the a definitive merger agreement announced on July 2.

On the surface, the deal may seem like a head-scratcher. But Vitacost….

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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August 20, 2014




Sleepy’s Sees Revenue Growth after Website Redesign

Sleepy’s saw a 20% increase in revenue after the redesign of its website and a 15% increase in overall conversions when it began working with Amplience Dynamic Media, according to a case study.

During the Sleepy’s website redesign, the company …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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August 20, 2014




Staples Plans to Close 140 Stores to Focus on Ecommerce

Staples announced it would close approximately 140 of its North American stores in 2014, according to its Q2 earnings call.

“As customers shift online, we are taking aggressive action to right-size our retail footprint,” the company said in a prepared statement. “We …

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In Ecommerce, News

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July 4, 2014




Omnichannel Happens in the Cloud

Consumers are more demanding, more connected and more informed than ever. They’re researching and completing transactions across multiple channels, starting their journey with one device and finishing it on another. And they expect the experience to be seamless, letting …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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August 19, 2014




Retailers Say Hello to Next-Generation Personalization

Personalization in retail has become so established that many retailers have embraced approaches that are good enough. I see standard features like “you may also like” recommendations as “Gen 1” personalization using web cookies to establish product-to-product connections.

But the dramatic …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

FedEx, Amazon, Target, JC Penney, eBay, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, operations and fulfillment

August 19, 2014




Is a Pop-up Distribution Center Right for You?

While pop-up retail is not new – dating back to California-based Vacant in 1999 – the concept of pop-up distribution centers is a fairly new one. Following the same idea, it involves setting up a temporary distribution center in a specific location for …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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August 19, 2014




How to Transform Your Ecommerce Legacy Platform

How old is your legacy ecommerce platform? For many retailers, their front-end and back-end  platforms could be anywhere from 10 to 15 years old, leaving many in serious need of an overhaul. As technology continues to advance and omnichannel commerce grows in …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

Ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel focus, omnichannel strategy, retail, ship from store, ship to store, buying online, online shopping, GameStop, brick-and-mortar

July 2, 2014




Rewards Data Helps GameStop Drive Omnichannel Growth

Even with all the growth in ecommerce, GameStop has found that most of its customers are using the company’s online channel to research products before making a purchase in store. And data from its PowerUp rewards program is generating …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

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June 29, 2014




Optimizing Omnichannel Order Picking and Fulfillment Operations

[caption id="attachment_50295" align="alignright" width="450"] A comprehensive cycle of consumer purchasing options need to befilled by a wide range of fulfillment channels to meet customer demand.[/caption]

Omnichannel and ecommerce retailers are being pressured into finding new and different …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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