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December 16, 2014




Banana Republic Offering Free Same-Day Shipping for Holidays

In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.

Through crowdsourced …

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In customer experience, Customer Service

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December 12, 2014




3 Barriers to Omnichannel Success

With the advancement of technology and the change in consumer shopping habits, the current wave in retail is riding swiftly towards omnichannel. This has caused a disruption in the retail industry, much like earlier introductions of the modern department store …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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December 9, 2014




Shopatron Talks Holiday Ecommerce Trends

While overall retail sales were down for Cyber Weekend, ecommerce sales were up, and in-store pickup and mobile commerce were both strong performers.

In this video interview, Multichannel Merchant senior editor Mike O’Brien talks with Shopatron founder and CEO Ed …

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November 1, 2007




FAO Schwarz in store for Chicago’s Macy’s

Upscale toy merchant FAO Schwarz is easing into retail expansion this month by opening a store-within-a-store in Macys’ downtown Chicago location.
FAO’s 5,200-sq.-ft shop, scheduled to open Nov. 1, will be located in the children’s department; Macy’s is also giving …

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December 8, 2014




How Omnichannel Can Fail at the Brick and Mortar Level

If you consider the entire month of November the holiday season, then (as a customer) I’ve had three instances of omnichannel fails this holiday season. And all three fails were at the brick and mortar level.

Here’s the quick rundown:

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October 12, 2007




FAO Schwarz in Store for Chicago Macy’s

Although FAO Schwarz closed most of its stores a few years ago, the upscale toy merchant is easing back into retail. FAO is partnering with Macy’s to open a store-within-a-store in the retailer’s downtown Chicago location. FAO’s 5,200-sq….

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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December 4, 2014




Retailers Powered by Shopatron Saw 77% Gross Merchandise Value Growth on Cyber Monday

According to new data from Shopatron, the world’s leading cloud-based provider of enterprise distributed order management solutions, omnichannel retailers that provide cross-channel offers to their customers are the big winners emerging from this year’s “Cyber Week.” Contrary to …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Fulfillment

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December 3, 2014




Five Top Logistical Factors for Pop-up Store Success

Just as ecommerce once disrupted the time-honored tradition of brick and mortar retail, pop-up stores are seemingly the new, trendy must-haves for ecommerce retailers themselves.

From Amazon to Kate Spade, retailers globally have hopped on the pop-up store hype train.

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December 2, 2014




How Wearable Technology is Impacting Retail

Smart watches, connected glasses and even smart contact lenses are gradually making their presence felt in the mass market. These devices are tipped to be the next big thing, capable of running apps that will allow employees or consumers alike …

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November 30, 2014




Early Promotions, Online Shopping and an Improving Economy Changing the Face of Black Friday Weekend

Early holiday promotions, the continued growth of online shopping, and an improving economy changed the way millions of people approached the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

According to NRF’s Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 55.1 …

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