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.

3 Things You Must Know About Ecommerce Order Fulfillment

| MCM Staff

To be successful as an ecommerce seller, you have to do a lot of things right, and one of them is order fulfillment. Find out how free trumps fast, how too many customer choices can cause issues, and how multi-unit shipments lead to efficiencies.

OMS, order management system, omnichannel retail, ecommerce fulfillment, warehouse management system, WMS, omnichannel fulfillment

Outsourcing and OMS: When Does It Make Sense?

| Steve Congro

Whether they’re shopping from a smartphone, PC, an in-store kiosk or a catalog, today’s consumers expect a seamless experience across channels and devices. The delivery of that optimal omnichannel customer experience requires a robust order management system (OMS). Here are four questions to think about when deciding whether outsourcing your order management system makes sense for your business.

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4 Ways to Take Advantage of the Booming Ecommerce Market

| Nathan Jones

Online retail is expected to grow 8-12% this year (3x higher than the wider industry growth) with sales predicted to be between $427 and $443 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. This means that online retailers need to be on their A game now more than ever, especially focusing on seamless branding, efficient automation and stellar customer service. Here are four strategies to keep in mind when examining the marketing and shipping aspects of your business.

customer service, customer experience, call center, customer service reps

How Retailers Can Better Leverage Vendors

| MCM Staff

Take a moment to think about your ideal customer. The easy answer might be “the person who spends the most money,” but there’s really so much more that composes an ideal customer. Here is how you can choose the right vendors to fit all the needs of the customer.