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With U.S. ecommerce sales surpassing the $200 billion mark and projections of continued double-digit growth, it is increasingly important that multichannel retailers develop a process to integrate these channels and manage fulfillment efficiently and effectively. However, many retailers are busy on the front end optimizing their websites and stores.
Even with the rise of IP-based messaging apps such as iMessage, WhatsApp and Just.me, SMS remains ubiquitous largely because of its interoperability. It doesn’t suffer from the device and operating system fragmentation that beset the messaging apps. So, even though the IP-based apps are expected to catch up with their older cousin this year, SMS […]
The launch of AmazonSupply last April was touted by some industry experts as a win for B2B brands eager to claim their share of the online marketplace.
A recent study by Flurry showed that consumers’ use of various apps have increased by 132% over the course of a year.
Every merchant and supplier to merchants needs to customize a continuity plan based upon their specific needs. The one thing that all plans must have in common is periodic testing to ensure business runs smoothly when enacted. While it will be stressful during the event itself, coming through successfully will demonstrate to your clients that you are the right partner.
During the last year, we
Looking back at 2012, a handful of trends have dominated headlines in the ecommerce and retail space. These include the so-called omnichannel experience for consumers across all touchpoints, heightened privacy concerns and the use of big data to increase customer engagement and drive sales. While progress has been made in all three areas, none of them will come to fruition by the end of 2013.
Multichannel Merchant Associate Editor Erin Lynch details her experience of returning an in store item after a mobile purchase on Cyber Monday using Old Navy
Though the clock is ticking on holiday shopping this year, retailers still have time to make the season brighter and improve the playbook for 2013. As demonstrated by the sales successes of Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, the savviest retailers will be those that leverage advanced tools for managing paid search, mobile and PLA campaigns.