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April 28, 2015




Customer Experience Award Winners Demonstrate Retail Innovation

Multichannel Merchant held its first annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards at Operations Summit 2015, held April 14-16 in Louisville, KY. The awards, established to recognize retailers at the cutting edge of delivery, packaging, returns, customer experience and innovation, were presented …

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In Must Reads, Operations Summit 2015

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September 21, 2014




Your 5-point Checklist for Going Omnichannel

With the right digital strategy in place, retailers can enhance engagement between the customer and store associate, better leverage inventory positions and maximize the store footprint.

But every store operation is different and the right solution for one retailer may …

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In Customer Service, Engagement

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April 27, 2015




Relevant Payment Methods Improve Customer Experience

Global ecommerce is forecast to continue its extraordinary growth rates, rocketing 21.0% to $1.592 trillion US in 2015, and continuing double-digit growth in 2016 and increasing 18.6% year over year to $1.888 trillion. That’s good news for everyone, but not really actionable information for merchants. …

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April 27, 2015




More Retailers Transition to a Single Order Management Solution

In the next three years, 250% more retailers will be transitioning to a single order management solution to support a unified commerce experience across all channels, according to the Boston Retail Partners report.

The report explained how many retailers are planning …

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In Omnichannel, Operations & Fulfillment

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September 15, 2014




Apple Pay, Same-day Delivery Highlight Macy’s Inc.’s Omnichannel Rollouts

Macy’s, Inc. has today outlined its latest advancements in omnichannel strategy and technology as the company continues to add new dimensions for attracting shoppers and serving the needs of individual customers.

Here are examples of emerging omnichannel strategy and …

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In News, Omnichannel

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April 23, 2015




NetSuite to Acquire Bronto Software for $200 Million

NetSuite announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bronto Software Inc., for $200 million.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, according to a press release.

The combination brings together two companies of cloud-based omnichannel …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 12, 2014




What Apple Pay Means for Omnichannel Retail

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Apple made a big splash this week with the introduction of its new i-devices: The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. With it comes Apple’s entry into the …

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In Omnichannel, technology

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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

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April 15, 2015




Is Williams Sonoma’s Business Model a Blueprint for the Future?

Williams Sonoma’s reported strong sales (+7.1 %) and earnings (+9.2%) in its recent 2014 earnings call while its stock is hitting $80, up by over +15% for one year and +185% for 5 years. While I always have been an admirer of their product I am as …

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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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