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How Real-Time Retail Saved Christmas
How does Santa fulfill the wishes of his constantly expanding customer base? Every Christmas Eve, once the children are asleep, Santa Claus executes an omni-channel fulfillment strategy that astounds retailers around the world. To overcome challenges, he needs a solution that tracks orders, directs in-store picking, and packages gifts for drop-off on time.
Today more than ever, it’s all about the customer. The expectations customers place on retailers are motivating retailers to deliver a best-in-class customer experience across channels. To achieve that goal, it’s all about simplicity in business process execution.
Most e-commerce businesses start small, fulfilling orders manually and handling growth by adding staff, shifts and storage space. This can work for a while, but with increased success comes more order volume, more lines per order, more complexity and the inevitable need to add fulfillment automation.
High-end footwear and accessories brand Aldo has experienced great growth, expanding to more than 1,400 stores across the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and 41 other countries. With the expansion, the business had to overcome operational challenges that were threatening to erode margins.
Most e-commerce businesses start small, fulfilling daily orders using manual processes and handling growth by simply adding more staff, more shifts and more storage.
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Using Social Media To Generate Online Sales
This online watch retailer realized a 25 percent conversion rate by using a social app.
“Any-Channel” Commerce Drives 82% Transaction Growth
Transaction volume and a host of other key commerce metrics skyrocketed after high-end outdoor apparel retailer Ibex implemented a new retail commerce suite.
The Impact Of Mobility
Mobile devices are making their way into all aspects of retail, from consumers to associates and managers. This is causing a shift in everything from online marketing to workforce management.
Why Omni-Channel Commerce Needs An Omni-Channel Order Management Solution
Order management has become a huge pain-point for retailers as they continue to struggle in the new omni-channel world of retail.
Lilla P.’s Inventory Visibility Drives 40% Annual Growth
Specialty apparel retailer Lilla P. has doubled in size over the past three years through a complete systems overhaul and inventory integration.
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How Technology Is Helping To Evolve The Omni-Channel Experience
Technology in retail is enabling the rapid evolution from traditional siloed retailing channels to a true omni-channel retail experience, both for the customer and operations. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Andy Lloyd, GM of e-commerce products at NetSuite to see how this evolution is affecting retailers.