FEATURED MERCHANDISE MANAGEMENT CONTENT
Planning Drives Customer-Centric Growth At Visionworks
With 620 stores and counting, the national eye care services brand supports an expanding volume and selection of merchandise with Island Pacific.
Most people don’t realize how many choices there are when it comes to designing a label or tag. Even the simplest of features can be cost-effective and can make a big impact in improving the overall retail store environment from back-office to customer experience. This white paper focuses on several features that can reduce shrink and improve customer satisfaction.
It's an exciting time for retail planning. The continued growth of the Internet and the proliferation of additional customer touch points create both new opportunities, as well as new challenges, for merchandise, channel and assortment planning. Today's Omni-channel consumer expects to seamlessly purchase the items, colors and sizes they want across every channel.
For over one hundred years, the retail industry has been gathering detailed information about customers and their preferences and using this data to plan out every inch of their floor and shelf space to maximize merchandising and increase sales of their most profitable products. However, as consumer sales have steadily migrated to the web, this concept has failed to follow. As a result, online merchants have struggled to achieve the same level of success as their retail counterparts.
Williams-Sonoma, the North America-based retailer of high-quality products for the home, made its first non-franchised foray into global omni-channel retail by opening company-owned and operated stores in Australia, including Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm. Not only did the company open four brick-and-mortar locations at once, but the corresponding brands’ e-commerce sites went live simultaneously as well. To accomplish this feat, Williams-Sonoma relied on NetSuite’s SuiteCommerce retail platform.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
2013 CMO Special Report
Today’s CMO is being called upon to break down the barriers within the retail business structure and work directly with the entire C-level to create a single direction for the company.
Mobile Retailing And The Point Of (No) Return
Dealing with returns management on mobile devices is a brand-new challenge for retailers.
How An LP Manager Convinced Northern Tool & Equipment To Go With IP Video
This LP manager was able to convince this 80-store tool company to go chain-wide with IP video by proving its business benefits throughout the company.
The Rapid Evolution Of The POS
The stand-alone POS is evolving from just a checkout into a business data center that enables better customer service and increased sales.
How A New POS Helped This SMR Increase Sales By 15%
The Quilted Duck’s legally blind owner implemented a new POS to track inventory and drive sales even when he is not there.
Raymark's advanced merchandising system is a global ERP solution that offers midsize enterprise specialty retailers powerful, integrated, out-of-the-box capabilities for point-of-sale, store management, supply chain merchandising, and much more.
WorkMate Purchasing Module
The Purchasing module of Buyer’s WorkMate supports various methods and opportunities for the evaluation and selection of vendor merchandise both in concert with and independent of the assortment plan.
GlobalBay Inventory Management
GlobalBay Inventory Management extends existing inventory system functionality to mobile devices. This powerful capability will enable retailers to better manage routine inventory management tasks from the shop floor.
WorkMate Size and Pack Optimization
WSO is application software that is designed to provide retailers with the ability to improve the profitability of their merchandise investment through the identification of size selling trends by location and the generation of recommendations as to the purchasing and allocation of sized merchandise.
SATO Handheld Labeler
SATO/Meto offers a variety of one, two and three line Hand-Held Labeling Systems, ideal for low and high-volume users. They allow you to mark thousands of items quickly and reliably. Used for most merchandising and coding applications, they are available in a variety of choices that will suit every customer need. The applications are endless.
MERCHANDISE MANAGEMENT NEWS
Grupo Axo Selects Epicor To Power Retail Operations In Mexico For Internationally Renowned Retail Brands
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, announced recently that Grupo Axo, the business partner of internationally renowned retail brands within Mexico, has selected the full Epicor Retail Suite to help support its highly successful and expanding retail operations.