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Prepping for 2021 Holiday Shipping – When It’s Already Perpetual Peak

| Mike O'Brien

Having experienced significant pain in Q4 2020, when millions of orders showed up late, many retailers have stepped up their preparation efforts to ensure holiday shipping 2021 isn’t a case of deja vu. In this report, industry experts and retailers discuss network and supply chain challenges, preparation efforts and mitigation strategies.

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Making Omnichannel Order Management More Efficient

| Mike O'Brien

While many retailers have seen record ecommerce sales in the pandemic era, the execution hasn’t always been pretty. That’s because many were caught with an omnichannel order management process that was less than optimized. This report will detail how you can create a more unified process across all channels.

MCM Outlook 2021: Past the Pivots to Ecommerce Operations Efficiency

| Mike O'Brien

Now that the challenges of the lockdown era are behind, and disruptions have solidified into new consumer behaviors and business practices, what’s next for ecommerce operations? In our annual MCM Outlook report, we talk to retail leaders and industry experts to drill down into how companies are faring and what’s working.

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Retailers Viewing Returns Through the Lens of Strategy

| Mike O'Brien

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s this: Retailers can no longer afford to view returns as a cost of doing business, but instead need to make it a key business strategy driving customer loyalty. Successful retailers are enhancing their returns policies and solutions to make returns a differentiator.

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The Last Mile Through the Lens of Today’s Challenges

| Mike O'Brien

This report from Multichannel Merchant focuses on last-mile challenges faced by retailers, and how they’re focusing on technology and strategic adjustments to deliver speed, visibility, and accuracy. To achieve this, many are turning to multi-carrier shipping software that can be integrated with their existing technology stack.

Ensuring Sales Tax Compliance in a Shifting Retail Landscape

| Mike O'Brien

In the era of ecommerce explosion, the lines between purchases are getting blurred internally. With stores closed or operating at limited capacity, many are now using them to fulfill ecommerce orders. All of this has sales tax consequences. This MCM report addresses the impact of the shifting retail landscape on sales tax considerations.

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The Customer ID Imperative in a Post-3P Cookie World

| Mike O'Brien

Having an accurate view of your customers – likes and dislikes, behavior, demographics, etc. – is critical to success in retail. Customers want personalization and relevance, but how does this happen as 3P cookies go away? Learn about the importance of people-based marketing as part of a holistic identity strategy in this new reality.

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Ecommerce Shipping Outlook: Q4 and the Scramble for Capacity

| Mike O'Brien

A massive shift to ecommerce has already created peak-like conditions for shippers and carriers in 2020. Now comes the actual holiday season, a huge unknown but still expected to generate staggering volumes. This report taps ecommerce logistics experts who discuss the extraordinary challenges facing shippers this Q4.

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JustBrand Ltd: The Path to Multichannel Success

| Mike O'Brien

It began in 2009 as two cousins selling winter outwear from their uncle’s company at mall kiosks and fairs in the Philadelphia area. Today, JustBrand Ltd is a successful stable of innovative, interrelated seasonal apparel products.
Learn how the founders launched the company, added brands, grew and expanded into new channels.

The State of the Ecommerce Facilities Services Industry

| MCM Staff

The State of the Ecommerce Facilities Services Industry Study analyzes how leading ecommerce companies are managing and improving their facilities, warehouses and logistics strategies and operations. It covers best practices and benchmarks in areas such as strategies, technology and innovation and operations and labor.