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

September 30, 2014




What Omnichannel Shoppers Mean for Retailers and Customer Loyalty

If you were to ask a retailer what the most important tool of their customer loyalty efforts was 5 years ago, I bet the majority of them would say traditional loyalty and rewards programs. You know, the old “buy 10 get one …

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In Engagement, Must Reads

operations and fulfillment, warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, Volvo, JM Smucker, Rite Aid, Dollar Tree, Bon-Ton, FedEx Ground, Ferguson Enterprises, United Furniture Industries, RadioShack, RadioShack bankruptcy, Bon-Ton Stores

May 4, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, May 4, 2015

Here is a listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers:

Outdoor retailer REI plans to open a third distribution center in Goodyear, AZ, which will service 40 of the company’s 140 U.S. stores …

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In Fulfillment, News

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel focus, retail, online retail, brick-and-mortar, brick-and-mortar retail, returns in store, shopping returns, ship-from-store, ship-to-store, in-store pickup, OMS, order management system, USPS, omnichannel best practices, omnichannel retail, SMB, small-to-medium business

September 24, 2014




How to Make Your Small Business Perform Like an Omnichannel Powerhouse

We hear a lot about omnichannel these days. It’s a big word for delivering a seamless shopping experience for customers —whether they are shopping online or in a store — and it can significantly increase sales.

In this digital age, …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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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

Bigcommerce, Zing, ecommerce, retail, omnichannel, point of sale, point of sale system, POS, mobile POS, retail POS, ecommerce platform, acquisition

April 30, 2015




Bigcommerce Acquires Retail POS Provider Zing

Ecommerce platform company Bigcommerce announced it has acquired Zing, a provider of mobile retail technologies, according to a release. As part of the agreement, Zing’s team and intellectual property will become part of Bigcommerce, further expanding the company’s …

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In Ecommerce, inventory management

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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

Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel strategy, retail

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 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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In executive summary, Global

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 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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