Fulfilling the Next-Gen Customer Experience With Real-Time Data

| Lenley Hensarling

A dichotomy existed in the past where retailers separated ecommerce and store channels. As more customers migrated online, retailers started to project the physical store into the virtual world. But it’s no longer just about providing a great online experience; digitally savvy consumers expect stores to mirror that fast, frictionless world.

A Guide to Optimizing the Speed of Your Ecommerce Website

| Hristo Pandjarov

Your ecommerce website speed has an impact on SEO and the customer experience when shopping with you. Slow websites result in fewer page views, reduced customer satisfaction and decreased sales. Here are some key practices to ensure your ecommerce website runs smoothly and continues to support your business goals.

Retailers Get Hip to Recommerce: Why this Trend is Here to Stay

| Erik Morton

Given the increased focus on sustainability and an Instagram-fueled focus on one-of-a-kind, vintage items, the growth and revenue potential of recommerce was inevitable. To be successful with this approach, you need to ensure that the customer experience is at its best, which is challenging given the logistics. Here are some tips.

Post Peak, Amazon Removes Ban on FedEx Ground, Home for 3P Sellers

| Mike O'Brien

A month after prohibiting third-party sellers from using FedEx Ground and FedEx Home for Prime orders due to alleged on-time performance issues, Amazon is now saying they’re back on the nice list. Amazon said the performance issues have been resolved to its satisfaction, allowing 3P sellers to use the services again.

4 Trends that Will Shape the Future of the Customer Experience

| Anand Janefalkar

Creating a unique, efficient, and personalized experience can have a tremendous impact on business growth.
As we head into the new year, here are 4 trends for ecommerce companies to keep an eye out for and leverage in order to transform their support center and elevate the customer experience.

Thoughtless Ecommerce Fulfillment Will Do Holiday Season Brand Damage

| Brian Barry

A horrible experience with an Amazon order for a child’s Christmas gift quickly morphs into an object lesson for your ecommerce fulfillment operations. You may never get a chance to make a second impression on a new customer. Here are 6 ways to help you ensure that the experience for your customers is consistently excellent.

How Omnichannel Retail Is Building the Shopping Experience of the Future

| Casey Bullock

With rising demands and increased competition, retailers can capture the attention of digitally saturated consumers through enhanced, experiential shopping, to attract them to both physical and virtual stores. Whether online, mobile or in store, this omnichannel experience has to be consistent, seamless and intuitive.

Kustomer Raises $60M in Funding Round For R&D, European Office

| Mike O'Brien

Cloud-based CRM platform startup Kustomer has raised $60 million in a round led by Coatue with participation from current investors Tiger Global Management and Battery Ventures, bringing its total haul to $173.5 million as it pursues titans Zendesk and Salesforce. The company plans to build out R&D and open its first European office.

MCM CommerceChat Podcast

Dealing with Front-to-Back Risk Factors in Ecommerce Operations

| Mike O'Brien

In our latest MCM CommerceChat podcast, we talk to Robyn Meyer, partner, enterprise solutions at Transportation Insight, about challenges and opportunities in this disruptive environment, as well as some strategy, process and system changes companies can make to improve profitability and performance.