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The Rise and Fall of Same-Day Delivery

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With all the hype around same-day delivery, is it really a sustainable model considering the associated high costs?
One of our favorite things to do is keep an eye on business, retail, ecommerce and fulfilment trends. Recently we watched as Google Express closed their two major delivery hubs, effectively shutting down the same-day delivery program.  
 

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Why Should SXSW Interactive Care about Today’s Online Product Search? (Spread the Word – It’s a Time Suck!)

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As the summer months dwindle down, people are beginning to focus on back-to-school, the start of college football, and the approaching fall season. However those of us in the tech world already have our sights set on March 2016, when one of the largest interactive and technology festivals in the world kicks off in the great city of Austin, Texas. SXSW 2016 is a 10-day trifecta of film, technology, and music festivals that attracts more than 70K people from around the world.
 

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No More Compromises. In a SNAP.

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Remember the old days when end-to-end software platforms made sense? The good news is that platforms like this are an outdated concept. The even better news is that they have been replaced by specialized multi-tenant cloud software. Here we explore three reasons why.
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Remember the old days when end-to-end software platforms made sense? 

Back when software had to be integrated with complicated, custom code, it was painful to connect applications made by two different companies.  Buying every application from one vendor at least gave you “one throat to choke” if systems failed to work together.  

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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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