Why Brands Need to Level Up the Back-to-School Shopping Experience

| Gina Ashe

Though summer may seem like it’s just getting started, the mad-dash of back to school shopping is already around the corner. This season is a huge opportunity for apparel and accessories brands to see a lift in sales, as students and their families set out to buy new clothes, backpacks, glasses, school supplies, and everything in between. Here is how brands can set themselves apart from the competition during the back-to-school season.

Amazon May Launch a Holiday Toy Catalog

| Daniela Forte

With the demise of Toys R Us, Amazon is looking to fill the gap by launching a toy catalog this holiday season, mailing it to millions of U.S. households and distributing it at Whole Foods Markets. See how else Amazon is embracing more traditional retail approaches.

How Ryonet Enhanced Its Ecommerce Marketing Performance

| Daniela Forte

Screen printing business Ryonet found that things work better the second time around. The company’s challenge was that its CRM, ERP and ecommerce solutions were siloed, making it difficult to maintain and transfer customer data back and forth among systems. Here is how it removed the silos to achieve success.

JCPenney’s CMO Talks Marketing to Women in the #MeToo Era

| MCM staff

JCPenney’s CMO, Marci Grebstein spoke with Multichannel Merchant’s sister publication, Chief Marketer on its newly launched multichannel campaign, “Style and Value for All” that aims at the importance of getting it right with women in marketing today. Here is what Grebstein had to say about the new campaign and what means for JCPenney.

Using Data to Better Manage Customer Relationships

| Daniela Forte

Creating and maintaining strong customer relationships and building loyalty is important for today’s digital retailer. This report by Multichannel Merchant looks at how CRM can help manage and strengthen customer relationships. Find out how some of today’s retailers are making this happen.

3 Powerful Ways to Fuel Father’s Day Sales

| John Roswech

Father’s Day can give your sales numbers a big bump, as long as you plan for the best ways to reach shoppers in the final weeks before the big day. With a few strategic moves, you’ll master the course from first search to the final moment of purchase. Here are some effective tools that increase customers’ visibility throughout their journey, thereby maximizing your opportunities.