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May 5, 2014




4 Steps to Tame the Data Management Beast

If you’re like most retailers, you struggle with the effects of multiple data sources. There’s one for POS transactions, one for ecommerce, one for marketing, one for the call center, one for loyalty, etc. And none of them …

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In Data & Analytics, Must Reads

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May 1, 2014




Real-Time Inventory Visibility Puts the Omni in Agile Commerce

Ask a group of retailers how they intend to support omnichannel commerce in the months ahead, and they’re likely to regale you with launch plans for their responsive websites, enabling customers to shop via any connected device. While offering …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

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April 28, 2014




Deloitte Digital: Ecommerce’s Impact on In-store Shopping Grows

Digital interactions influence 36 cents of every dollar spent in the retail store, or approximately $1.1 trillion, according to the latest study from Deloitte Digital. By the end of 2014, that number will climb to 50%, or $1.5 trillion of total store sales.

The study, “…

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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April 28, 2014




Emmitt Smith on Football, Fans and Fulfilling Dreams

[caption id="attachment_46953" align="alignright" width="180"] Pro football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (r) meets with Multichannel Merchant managing editor Tim Parry at Operations Summit 2014.[/caption]

He owns the NFL’s career rushing record, he has three Super Bowl rings (and …

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In Must Reads, Operations Summit 2014

February 6, 2013




9 Ways to Improve Warehouse Productivity

No matter where you decide to locate your facility, your order fulfillment operations are critical when it comes to creating a positive customer experience. So it’s imperative that your warehouse functions at peak operational efficiency.

Here are some steps …

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January 14, 2013




Why Warehouse Automation Leads to Better Labor Conditions

Retailers have been faced with big challenges, including the emergence of smartphone shopping and the continued ecommerce boom. It is no secret that today’s ecommerce shoppers now expect to receive items quickly. Since retailers frequently offer comparable products at …

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April 8, 2014




How to Move Outdated Inventory

Now that spring has finally arrived, retailers are spring cleaning their warehouses to make room for the latest products and trends. In a hyper-competitive retail environment, offloading inventory requires a calculated approach to maximize profits and space.

Here are a …

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In Ecommerce, Email

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April 7, 2014




7 Trends That Are Disrupting the Retail Industry

Although it’s only April, 2014 is proving to be a transformative year for retail. Every aspect of the industry — from manufacturing to ecommerce — is on the brink of a fundamental shift.

To stay competitive, you must learn how to use …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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March 25, 2014




UPS Opens Expansion of European Air Hub

UPS announced this week that it has opened a $200 million expansion of its European air hub facility at the Cologne/Bonn Airport in Germany. This facility is one of the largest investments in the shipping titan’s history.

The expansion, …

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In Global, Must Reads

November 27, 2012




2012 Warehouse Management Systems Roundup

Here’s the most comprehensive guide to Warehouse Management Systems that serve direct-to-customer fulfillment locations.

You’ll find not only a comprehensive list, but comprehensive data about theses systems and the companies that manufacture and support them.

You’ll learn about staffing, customer …

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In Channel Integration, Operations & Fulfillment

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