Walmart Offers Discount for Store Pickup

| Mike O'Brien

In a move designed to save on shipping costs while offering flexibility to customers, Walmart will begin offering discounts when shoppers opt to pick up an online order in store. See what industry observers have to say about the move, including Walmart’s positioning against Amazon.

MCM Outlook 2017: Seismic Shopping Shifts Bring Evolution to Fulfillment

| Tim Parry

Shift happens. And right now, there’s a seismic shift in how U.S. consumers shop. After years of being told by ecommerce analysts and experts that “this is the Year of Mobile,” mobile commerce is finally here, and it’s taking the traditional retail model with it. Check out why mobile commerce is changing the way retailers are changing everything when it comes to fulfilling orders and communicating with customers.

Michael Kors

Michael Kors Expands Store Pickup to All U.S. Locations

| Mike O'Brien

Having seen success in a 10-store pilot of buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS) program in the third quarter of 2016, Michael Kors plans to roll it out across all of its 300-plus U.S. locations this quarter. The company has also seen success with its new line of wearable technology, and is continuing its pullback from the wholesale channel.

5 Holiday Tips for Consistent Omnichannel Customer Service

| Kevon Hills

This holiday season, retailers that can deliver a consistent service experience across every channel will not only strengthen customer loyalty but also ensure their business is realizing every opportunity to increase sales. Implementing these 6 tips will help ensure you can achieve these goals.

8 Things You Need to Know About 2016 Holiday Season Shoppers

| Tim Parry

Cyber Weekend 2016 is just three weeks away. No doubt you’re fine-tuning your game-plan to attract holiday season shoppers, and there may certainly be a few new wrinkles to think about in the days to come. Based on a few surveys commissioned by ecommerce vendors, here’s a look at how consumers are saying they will shop during the 2016 holiday shopping season. Think of these results as you finalize your game-plans.

BFGoodrich Taking Tire Sales Online

| Tim Parry

BFGoodrich Tires will launch an online tire purchasing program in September. Here’s a look at the BFGoodrich.com launch, and how consumers will be able to purchase tires from the manufacturer.

Macy’s Closing 100 Stores, Investing in Ecommerce

| Tim Parry

Macy’s Inc. said Thursday that it will close approximately 100 Macy’s full-line stores and will invest in improvements in ongoing stores and digital vehicles. Stores will remain critical customer touchpoints for Macy’s, along with online shopping and mobile apps, as omnichannel retailing continues to evolve, Macy’s Inc. said in a press release.

Omnichannel Retailers Attempt to Save the Sale Only 7% of the Time

| MCM Staff

A new report from Kibo, the e-tailing group and Multichannel Merchant shows how leading omnichannel retailers are performing with buy online, pickup in store. According to the study, retailers can no longer wait on the sidelines to adopt this functionality. See what other insights the report brings to light.