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December 31, 2014




In 2015, Technology Catches Up with Cross-channel Marketing

For years, marketers have had two goals. They wanted to truly be able to engage with customers uniquely, based on both their interests and their value to our retail brand. They have also wanted to manage that conversation across every …

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In Blog, marketing

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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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

holiday shopping, 2014 holiday season, 2014 holiday shopping, UPS, FedEx, National Retail Federation, NRF, retail, ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery. Operations and Fulfillment

December 22, 2014




Down to the Wire for Seasonal Shipping Peak 2014

As the 2014 retail shopping/shipping season roars to a close, the major carriers are seeing their numerous technology upgrades, investments and temp hiring expansions put to the test, while retailers have pushed cutoffs as far as humanly possible toward Christmas …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

eBay, eBay Now, eBay Local, online marketplace, online sellers, eBay merchants, same-day delivery, click and collect, buy online pickup in store, Argos, Shutl, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Prime Now, Google Express

December 22, 2014




An eBay Local Pilot Grows in Brooklyn

eBay said 83 businesses – including online merchants as well as retailers with physical stores – have joined its eBay Local pilot program in Brooklyn, NY., offering a range of delivery options, including $5 same-day and in-store pickup, to consumers through eBay’s website …

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In customer experience, customer experience

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December 17, 2014




Breathing Life Back into Your Omnichannel Strategy

If you’ve ever tried to park at the mall come holiday time, you know that despite the soaring popularity of ecommerce, many people still opt to visit stores in person. Both brick-and-mortar and online retail experiences have their advantages, …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

2014 holiday, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Crate & Barrel, Deliv, Foot Locker, holiday shopping, macy’s, Neiman Marcus. Same Day Delivery, same-day shipping, Shyp, task rabbit

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

Ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, ship from store, in-store pickup, holiday shopping, holiday shopping 2014, Shopatron, Ed Stevens, retail, online retail

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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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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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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