Apple, Apple Pay, ecommerce, mobile payments, omnichannel, mobile wallet, Google Wallet, iOS 8.1, iOS, iPhone, iPhone 6

February 14, 2015




Using Email to Close the Smartphone, Browse-To-Buy Gap

If you’ve ever tried to shop from a mobile phone, you likely understand the perils of browsing and buying from your device.  The customer experience – and thus, conversions – is often negatively impacted by various mobile browsing issues creating the “…

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In Blog, Email

West Coast ports, West Coast port shutdown, Shipping/Delivery, retail, National Retail Federation, NRF, warehouse, Operations and Fulfillment, President Obama, Taft-Hartley Act, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Pacific Maritime Association, ILWU, PMA

February 13, 2015




West Coast Port Shutdown to Continue Through the Weekend

With no resolution in sight to the tense labor stalemate, 29 West Coast ports will sit idle from Saturday through Monday as numerous trade groups and legislators on both sides of the aisle urge President Obama to intervene via the Taft-Hartley …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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February 23, 2015




Walmart Plans Heavy Investment in Ecommerce

Walmart plans to invest at least $1.2 billion in its digital and ecommerce business the year ahead, according to an earnings call.

In 2015, Walmart delivered $486 billion in revenue and saw an increase in ecommerce sales of 22% to more than $12 billion.

The …

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

October 16, 2012




5 Tactical Holiday SEO Tips You Can Act On Today

While SEO is neither novel nor new, it ceaselessly amazes me how few sites fully leverage the opportunity to drive traffic and sales through search. Most often, it’s not for lack of trying, but rather for lack of resources. Merchants …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

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February 22, 2015




Cool New Technology Showcased at eTail West

The exhibit hall, or “Solutions Zone” as it was called at eTail West, was buzzing with activity.

Sure, there were things like mimosa breaks and Xbox tournaments to lure eTail West attendees into the Solutions Zone. But attendees also made …

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In Blog, cross-border

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February 5, 2015




Possible Shutdown Looms Over West Coast Ports as Two Sides Engage in Brinksmanship

While the two sides wrangle over contract language and who is causing labor slowdowns, massive amounts of cargo continues to pile up at West Coast ports, negatively impacting not only retailers but untold numbers of businesses that rely on goods …

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In cross-border, Global

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution centers, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, Operations and Fulfillment, Operations Management, Amazon, Gap, The Gap, Trader Joe's, Lindt, Hobby Lobby, Benjamin Moore

February 13, 2015




5 Ecommerce Fulfillment Hot Topics for 2015

The past year has seen innovative technology advances in ecommerce fulfilment such as further exploration into the use of drones to deliver packages. As we move further into 2015, I wanted to shed some light on five hot ecommerce fulfillment trends …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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February 11, 2015




U.S. Merchants Need an Active Approach to Global Ecommerce

Back when the WWW truly offered global potential to sell and market your products anywhere in the world, many U.S. companies became accidental exporters because most websites were in English and it was commonplace for your website to turn …

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In Blog, cross-border

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February 10, 2015




How to Win the Amazon Buy Box

Winning the Buy Box is more than just a big catch phrase. But what exactly IS winning the Buy Box?

ChannelAdvisor Team Lead for Marketplace Services Josh Jamieson says the Buy Box is coveted online real estate on Amazon’s …

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In Amazon, Marketing

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February 5, 2015




Canada Consumers Identified as a Top Target for U.S. Retailers

U.S. retailers seeking to grow business with online shoppers across country borders should look to Canada, according to a report from Borderfree, a cross-border ecommerce solutions provider.

Canada scored five out of five possible “shopping carts” on the Borderfree …

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