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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.
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.
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.
Selecting a Web platform can be a daunting part of the e-commerce process. It is one that requires a marriage of functionality, design, and budget. Since the design of the website is such a visible representation of the brand, much effort is usually put into selecting the Web platform and designing the site. However, in the process of building the site, often less time and thought is put into the actual order management and hand shake points between the various software systems that will drive the e-commerce engine.
Retailers know that stockouts impact financial performance and customer satisfaction, yet relatively few have measured and implemented solutions to improve their merchandise availability. But that’s changing – quickly and dramatically.
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Big Benefits In Warehouse Automation
BHFO moved to a warehouse more than double the size of the original to accommodate orders and turned to warehouse automation to increase pick speed and accuracy.
Supply Chain Visibility Critical To Omni-Channel Ops
Visibility enables seamless shopping experiences and provides tools to track vendor performance.
Stein Mart Masters Returns Management
After a major returns fraud bout with an ORC ring, Stein Mart put data and analytics behind its returns policies and reduced its shrink rate to less than one percent of sales.
“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.
Home Hardware Streamlines Buying Through Inventory Visibility
The Canadian co-op is able to reduce excess inventory by 10% through the implementation of a new replenishment system.
Jennifer VoicePlus Jennifer™ VoicePlus is the voice-directed picking and warehouse logistics solution from Lucas that adapts to your processes, systems and users, maximizing your ROI from voice technology.
NetSuite For Retail
NetSuite for Retail is the only cloud business software solution that brings together every step of a multi-channel, multi-location retail business—POS, ecommerce, CRM, marketing, merchandising, inventory and order management and financials. Only NetSuite gives you real-time visibility into your entire retail operation, accessible from anywhere at any time. With NetSuite, you get a single view of the business across all channels, ensuring that your customer, order, inventory and financial information is always up to date and that you deliver the experience your customers expect across every touchpoint.
EDI Logistics Customers today require more from their logistics provider. Technology solutions that process EDI data, as well as provide visibility to product movement, are becoming a critical part of customer service.
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) It’s great when a simple and cost–effective solution can be found for a complex problem. The kind of problem that scan based suppliers face daily… Problems like managing point of sale data, verifying in–store inventories, and calculating in–transit merchandise versus what is actually on the selling floor.
Order Management System Maximize inventory control with DiCentral’s order inventory management system. Through the synchronization of multiorder types and inventory status, DiOMS matches customer demand to supply for accurate order management.
EDI Compliance China The rate of direct import business is rising dramatically, with large enterprise as the driving force behind the trend. DiCentral’s advanced technology makes it possible for your company to easily exchange critical supply chain information with overseas manufacturers.
FULFILLMENT / DELIVERY NEWS
New Sealed Air Survey Reveals Why And How e-Commerce Retailers Need To Rethink Their Packaging
With continued growth in e-Commerce, retailers need to take a closer look at their packaging for fulfilling online orders, according to new data from the Sealed Air 2014 Packaging for e-Commerce Success survey, conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Sealed Air.
FULFILLMENT / DELIVERY MULTIMEDIA
Forever 21 Matches Styles To Consumer Demand With Oracle Retail
Ever-changing styles and an array of colors, sizes and accessories challenge fashion retailers to anticipate consumer response and ensure the right mix is available online and in stores as each season unfolds. In this brief on-demand webinar popular fashion retailer Forever 21 discusses how they are using Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization solutions to predict demand and align assortments to meet customer expectations.
The Truth About Consumer-Grade Devices For Associates
Retailers need technology to support their omni-channel efforts, but technology is expensive. As such, many retailers have implemented consumer-grade devices (e.g. Apple and Android products) in their stores to bolster the customer experience. And, while these consumer-grade devices are more affordable than rugged mobile devices, retailers better make sure they're powered, protected, and secure. Listen in as Kara Dion, Director of Marketing at Global Technology Systems (GTS), answers Erin Harris' questions about how retailers should attack the NRF BIG show to uncover the best, most cost-effective ways to arm store associates with well-powered devices.