ARTICLES BY MEGAN ZIELINSKI
Verizon’s Smart Stores Foster Mobile Lifestyles
On November 15, Verizon Wireless will open their doors at its newest Destination Store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago—the nation’s largest interactive store to feature the most up-to-date Verizon 4G LTE devices and technologies.
Toys “R” Us Implementing New Omni-Channel Services For Holiday
Toys “R” Us is once again inviting customers to scoop up hot doorbuster deals and exclusive savings as early as 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, along with launching services for in-store, online, and mobile customers to help them find the perfect toys for the young ones on their list.
Staples Starting Black Friday Savings Early By Launching Convenient Omni-Channel Services
Staples is rolling out Black Friday deals a week before the official holiday shopping season begins. In-store, online, and mobile shoppers will have access to exclusive offers beginning Monday, November 16 up until Monday following the Black Friday weekend. Staples will also be welcoming Thanksgiving shoppers into select stores to snag early Black Friday savings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Home Depot Launches “Home Depot Delivers” To Fulfill Same-Day Shipping
Home Depot will begin introducing “Home Depot Delivers.” to convenience customers with same-day shipping. The new distribution fulfillment centers (DFCs) will dramatically increase the number of orders Home Depot can ship the same day they are received, which significantly expands the number of orders the retailers will be able to deliver within two days or less.
Sears, Kmart To Offer Free In-Store Pickup
As early as 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Sears and Kmart stores will be opening their doors for Black Friday shoppers this year—welcoming customers and Shop Your Way members to scoop up amazing deals before the official start of one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The stores will remain open from 6 p.m. Thanksgiving to midnight on Black Friday to serve every customer’s needs—making this year another year following their 23-year tradition to stay open for 42 hours straight.
Kohl’s Unveils Newly Designed Mobile App, In-Store Pick Up In Time For Holidays
Just as soon as turkey dinners are finished, Kohl’s will be opening their doors to Black Friday shoppers as early as 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving this year. Kohl’s will also be presenting customers with exclusive product offers, convenient customer services, and a newly-designed Kohl’s app—creating a seamless shopping experience for shoppers across all channels this holiday season.
Banana Republic Using Instagram Videos To Connect With Consumers
As the holiday season arrives, Banana Republic is rolling-out 15 second, content-rich video advertisements through Instagram, connecting to the brand’s female millennial customers. Instagram users can expect to see the short videos appear on their newsfeeds.
Lowes Innovation Labs Transforming The Retail Industry With Introduction Of Robotic Employees
The future of shopping has arrived as Lowes introduced two new robotic “employees” to help serve customers in a Supply Hardware store in San Jose, California. The Lowe’s Innovation Lab will be testing the positive impact the OSHbot robots have on customers and the company.
RadioShack Drives Fulfillment Options, Apple Pay, And More For Holiday Shoppers
Just in time for the holidays, RadioShack is launching exclusive products from top brands and new customer services to make shopping at RadioShack even more affordable and convenient.
Gap Inc. Hiring 63,000 Seasonal Employees To Serve Customers Among All Channels
Gap Inc. hosted holiday hiring events in Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta stores throughout the U.S this past week—marking it as the company’s first Holiday Hiring Blitz to seek talented, compassionate worker to add to the holiday team.