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January 7, 2016




Week in Review: Macy’s Downfall Sends an Omnichannel Message

Despite all the doom and gloom news that came out of Macy’s, Inc. on Jan. 6, chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren said its omnichannel investments are paying off.

In November and December, the company filled nearly 17 million online orders at macys….

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

January 4, 2016




Omnichannel – Music to Your Ears?

Consumers made their transition to omnichannel some time ago, and slowly retailers are following suit.  Retailers see the benefits of taking a channel-agnostic approach to give a complete customer experience from marketing to browsing and buying, but getting to that …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

USPS, U.S. Postal Service, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, returns, shipping strategy, omnichannel, omnichannel best practices, free shipping, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Priority Mail, free two-day shipping, return labels, return shipping labels

March 4, 2016




Developing New Sales Strategies in a Customer Driven World

We are in the middle of rapid change; accelerating business, ubiquitous information, digitalization of our tools, and evolving relationships both inside and out of our company. Sales cycles are dramatically shorter, competition greater, and unless we shift the way we …

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In Blog, customer experience

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March 4, 2016




Week in Review: Wayfair Just Had the Best. Week. Ever.

Is there anything Wayfair LLC didn’t do this past week? Last Thursday, during its fourth-quarter earnings call, CEO Niraj Shah said Wayfair’s direct business grew 98% to $686 million in the quarter, and that its customer base grew 67% to 5.4 million.

On the …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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January 2, 2016




From Catalogs to Ecommerce to Omnichannel, So Much Has Changed in My 10 Years With Multichannel Merchant

10 years ago today, I was late for work, my first day as a Senior Writer for Multichannel Merchant.

There was probably a light dusting of snow on the road. And I figured, based on my prior 6 years with the parent …

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In Blog, Must Reads

Vermont Country Store

March 3, 2016




Vermont Country Store On Creating Agents as “Shopkeepers”

What does it mean to have your customer service representatives act not just as problem-solvers but as “shopkeepers” of your brand’s unique style?

Kara Soulia, director of operations, and Melissa Lackney, operations training and development coordinator for Vermont Country Store, …

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In Contact Center, customer experience

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March 1, 2016




J.C. Penney Continues Turnaround with Strong Q4

J.C. Penney posted strong numbers for the fourth quarter and all of 2015, citing its omnichannel initiatives as part of the reason for its continuing renaissance, doing well in a holiday season when competitors including Macy’s, Kohl’s and …

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In Fulfillment, fulfillment

B2B ecommerce, B2B marketing, B2C ecommerce, B2C marketing, ecommerce, ecommerce website, personalization, website personalization, product personalization

February 29, 2016




The Consumer Shopping Experience is Changing B2B Ecommerce Forever

The online shopping experience has never been better, thanks in large part to Amazon. The company’s unparalleled focus on delivering first-class customer experience has given consumers greater expectations in terms of service, delivery, choice and price transparency.

Further, Amazon …

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In B2B, Blog

Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Curbside, curbside pickup, in-store pickup, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy, mobile app, mobile commerce, m-commerce

February 29, 2016




What’s Next for Best Buy After Its Marketplace Shutdown?

With Best Buy shutting down its marketplace for third party sellers, two questions are on everyone’s mind: Where will the electronics and appliances retailer focus next, and was this a smart move?

Scot Wingo, executive chairman and founder of …

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In Amazon, Marketing

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February 25, 2016




Week in Review: UPS Invests in Deliv to Learn About Same-Day Market

UPS took a big step this week by leading a $28 million investment round in same-day startup Deliv, with the stated purpose of learning the intricacies of its business model, especially how it has succeeded in the retail space.

While some …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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