Why Omnichannel is a Major Retail Theme for 2015

| Tim Parry

Incoming Hudson’s Bay Co. CEO Jerry Storch made an appearance Dec. 29 on CNBC’s Halftime Report and said he thinks high-end, value and omnichannel, are the major themes in the retail industry for 2015.

Free Shipping Day No Longer a Big Deal

| Tim Parry

The idea of Free Shipping Day used to be a bigger deal. Now it’s more the exception than special. Amazon has trained people that they’re going to get not just free shipping, but fast free shipping, all the time. And that’s why Free Shipping Day has become a thing of the past.

Rakuten Talks Mobile Conversion Trends

| Daniela Forte

In this video interview, Multichannel Merchant content producer Daniela Forte talks with George Chang, senior vice president of sales, merchandising and marketplace for Rakuten about the current holiday shopping trends as we look ahead to 2015.

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Amazon Unveils its 8th Generation Fulfillment Center

| MCM Staff

On Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, Amazon revealed its newest generation fulfillment center using robotics, vision systems and high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers. Take a look at the Kiva Robots in action.