A Team-First Approach to Smart Retail Holiday Planning

| Bart Mroz

With the holiday season accounting for so much of a retailer’s annual sales, as much as 30% to 40%, achieving the highest possible holiday ROI is crucial. Here is what you need to know when it comes to planning your holiday strategy.

3 Ways Online Retailers Can Take Smart Risks

| Brigitte Donner

Today, retailers are coming up with new ways to differentiate themselves not just in price, but also in connecting with the consumer. Here are three ways retailers can take smart risks and increase their bottom line.

Don’t Run an Anti-Customer Service Strategy in Ecommerce

| Fang Cheng

Making it harder for customers to make returns or get in touch with you is a poor customer service strategy. So is slavish devotion to KPIs and this quarter’s results, while missing the bigger picture of the customer experience you’re creating. See what pitfalls this approach creates for your business, and how to avoid them.

Lands’ End on Being a Customer Experience Leader

| Mike O'Brien

What does it take to be a customer experience leader? Kelly Ritchi, SVP of Employee and Customer Services for Lands’ End, talks about the iconic brand’s philosophy and approach to customer service, what sets it apart and the business benefits it sees as a result. The company is a finalist in the leadership category for the Excellence in Customer Experience awards from Multichannel Merchant; winners will be announced during a luncheon on March 29 at Operations Summit 2017 in Pittsburgh.