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6 Tips to Maximize 6 Upgrades

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As you adopt more SaaS solutions in your organization, how do you take advantage of six or more upgrades per year? If you are used to the slower pace of software that’s hard to upgrade, you will need to adjust your planning to get the most out of SaaS. We have six tips to help you.
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The Secret to Rapid Retail Innovation

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Retail is a rock’em sock’em business. Every day, it’s an all out effort to source outstanding products, get goods into stores efficiently, and provide customers with experiences that inspire spending and repeat visits. What are you going to do to keep up? It might seem impossible, but it’s not.
Retail is a rock’em sock’em business.  Every day, it’s an all out effort to source outstanding products, get goods into stores efficiently, and provide customers with experiences that inspire spending and repeat visits. Competitors are constantly evolving; a retailer can never rest assured.  Another day, another dollar?  Sure.  It’s also, another day, another shift in the competitive landscape. Retail is moving fast, and the pace of change is only increasing.  Just think about what Amazon is doing.

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4 Reasons Retailers Should Ship-from-Store

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Seasons are great, but product seasonality does not play nicely with inventory. States like California where droughts are common and hotness is always have a different type of demand for swimsuits than states like Alaska. How can order routing help you optimize inventory to account for seasonality? We'll give you 4 ways.
Welcome to swimsuit season! Swimsuits are flying off shelves to adorn hard bodies at an alarming rate. That is, until fall fashion rolls in. That’s when swimsuit prices are slashed and swimsuits are relegated to dangle on a haphazard clearance rack. But what about the stores in the land of eternal summers and severe droughts aka California? Their stores have high demand and thus nothing in stock, and the stores in the north have way too many end of season swimsuits. This is the continual, inevitable, retail cycle.

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Local Product Search for Brands

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In the past, branded manufacturers have traditionally fallen into one of two camps: not selling online and using a dealer locator to direct customers to their dealers or selling online and self-fulfilling orders via their warehouses or distribution centers. However, due to new available technology, a third camp is evolving.

Nearly a year ago, Forrester Research released a report titled “Prioritizing Online Access to In-Store Inventory.”1 The leading research firm interviewed multichannel retailers like REI, Sears, BCBG Max Azria Group, and Guitar Center to collect information on their omnichannel strategies. The report found that:

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Infographic: Shipping Times and Net Promoter Scores

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Shopatron recently analyzed net promoter scores for customers who ordered products online to determine whether shipping times correlate with creating promoters. The data gave conclusive evidence that will help shape your omnichannel strategy in the age of the customer. Check out out infographic to see the results.  

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The Cost of Not Having Inventory

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We’ve entered into the age of the customer at a time where technology is more advanced than ever. For branded manufacturers, this means catering to customers’ demands for inventory visibility and same day delivery.
We’ve entered into the age of the customer at a time where technology is more advanced than ever. Forrester Research reports that the only source of competitive advantage left is an obsession with serving and delighting today’s empowered customers.1 For branded manufacturers, this means catering to customers’ demands for inventory visibility and same day delivery. Lessons In Leading A Digital Business Transformation. Source: Forrester Research, Inc. March 27, 2015  

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