Apple Wins Award for Best Shipping and Delivery Experience

| Mike O'Brien

With expectations so high and pressure to consistently delight a daily reality, shipping and delivery is a huge component of the overall customer experience. So being atop the industry in this category is no small feat. Find out what Apple did to win the 2016 Excellence in Customer Experience award at Operations Summit for best shipping and delivery experience.

3 Benefits of Enabling People-Powered Ecommerce

| Oscar Sachs

The role of a store associate should be to serve their local online customers just as much as their in-store customers. These omnichannel associates can provide ecommerce shoppers with a much better experience and can bring retailers the following three benefits.

Bath & Body Works Wins Best Packaging Experience Award

| Mike O'Brien

For the second year in a row, Bath & Body Works won the award for best packaging in Multichannel Merchant’s Excellence in Customer Experience Awards. See how the company excels in this category, and learn some tips you can apply to your business.

UPS Expanding Pickup Lockers to 300 U.S. Locations By Year’s End

| Mike O'Brien

Following a pilot program at eight locations in Chicago begun last year, UPS is expanding its self-serve pickup lockers to 300 locations in five states by the end of the year, with lockers in eight additional states planned in 2017. UPS sees this as a way to increase consumer choice, provide value to retail customers and drive network optimization through increasing delivery density.

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Can Jeff Gennette Rescue an Embattled Macy’s?

| Tim Parry

Well, let’s just say it’s probably not possible that Jeff Gennette will sink Macy’s, Inc. like Ron Johnson did when he took over JCPenney. Gennette has been the president of the embattled department store for the past two years, and has served the company in some sort of executive capacity since 2006. Here’s what Gennette needs to think about if he’s going to get Macy’s, Inc’s not just to regain its leadership position, but keep its stores from the retail graveyard.

How to Deliver Experiences First and Transactions Second

| Anthony Nicalo

Blaming a lack of consumer spending on a recession is easy, but the data shows something more profound. People are still spending money, but instead of shelling out for new possessions, they’re now splurging on experiences. To that end, here are three steps to improve sales moving forward.