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February 23, 2015




Mobile Commerce Matters More Than Ever

If there is one major lesson merchants learned during the 2014 holiday season, it’s that mobile mattered more than ever.
Mobile commerce went from being a necessary evil to an overnight game-changer. And the merchants that got on board with …

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In Ecommerce, executive summary

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February 23, 2015




New Nordstrom Facility Gets Half its Customers Within Two-Day Window

During its recent fourth quarter analyst call, Nordstrom executives said they plan to open a third ecommerce fulfillment center in Pennsylvania that will put half of its customers within reach of two-day ground delivery.

The move is part of Nordstrom’…

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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February 23, 2015




Ace Hardware Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery Test

Ace Hardware has begun a pilot program of same-day delivery via its own associates at 33 stores in select neighborhoods in Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and Arizona. It is an extension of Ace’s in-store pickup program, which is available …

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In Fulfillment, News

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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

Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Curbside, curbside pickup, in-store pickup, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy, mobile app, mobile commerce, m-commerce

February 20, 2015




Best Buy Expanding Availability of Curbside Pickup

Mobile app-driven startup service Curbside, which launched last fall by letting shoppers at 11 Target stores in San Francisco and at a mall in San Jose pick up purchased items at – well, curbside – has expanded to include three Best Buy locations …

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In customer experience, customer experience

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July 11, 2014




Johnston & Murphy Ratchets Up Its Omnichannel Commerce

Johnston & Murphy, a high-end footwear and apparel brand, migrated its digital commerce operations onto the Demandware Commerce platform in June. The company launched a new ecommerce site with plans to leverage and further advance its omnichannel initiatives.

Heather Marsh, vice …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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July 11, 2014




Omnichannel Demand Drives Accellos/HighJump Merger

Accellos and HighJump Software, two competing supply chain and warehouse management software companies, announced this week that they planned to merge.

The combined company, which will be called Acccellos, will have 11,000 customers in 23 countries and operations in North America, Asia …

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In Inventory, Omnichannel

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February 19, 2015




What Would eTail West be like #IfThe80sNeverStopped?

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Catalog Age) – Never gonna give you up; Never gonna let you down;
Never gonna run around and desert you;
Never gonna make you cry; Never gonna say goodbye;
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you…

Okay, …

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July 9, 2014




Why Vitacost.com is Vital to Kroger’s Omnichannel Strategy

The Kroger Co. will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million, according the a definitive merger agreement announced on July 2.

On the surface, the deal may seem like a head-scratcher. But Vitacost….

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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February 18, 2015




Three Mobile Commerce Quick Wins For 2015

It’s already February and your New Year’s resolution to capitalize on the growth of mobile commerce is collecting dust. It’s time to get your objectives clear so your digital commerce channel doesn’t go another year missing …

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