eCommerce & Merchandising

Retail Pricing in the Age of Showrooming, Coupon Codes, and Black Friday

Your customers’ relationships with pricing are complicated. Today’s buyers are fraught with anxiety over getting the lowest price, driving trends like the chaos of Black Friday, extreme couponing, hundreds of apps for comparison shopping, showrooming, and avoiding hitting the purchase button until they’ve searched for online coupon codes. At the same time, retailers need to […]

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Does your pricing solution speak your language?

When you listen, what languages do you hear? Just think about it. I recently took a trip to Canada. During my trip I heard French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. As I did my touring and shopping, I needed to be able to pay in American dollars or in Canadian dollars. Everywhere I shopped, all the […]

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What do retailers want? The power to act faster.

One of my big take-aways at Shop.org is the appetite for a targeted solution to solve a specific challenge. Gone are the vague requests from retailers for help or something better than what they have. Absent are the inquiries about a complete platform solution. Instead, what I heard were specific, often detailed descriptions of issues […]

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Keeping up with consumers is hard – Artificial Intelligence is here to help

How does the saying go? The only constant is change? This is never truer than in seeking to meet the demands of a fast changing consumer. New research by Accenture recently published on Ad Age provided some telling data. Aptly titled “Study: Consumers Get More Fickle Despite Billions Spent on Loyalty,” the research shows several […]

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The White Whale of Retail: Facing the Beast that’s Devouring your Sales

The role of store engagement in omnichannel strategy Delivering on the promise of omnichannel experiences and commerce can seem like a chasing the White Whale, a noble and highly coveted goal but one that is nearly impossible and can drive retailers mad. Facing the White Whale of retail, that elusive gem hidden in the depths […]

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The White Whale of Retail: Setting Sail on your Ecommerce Journey

Battling the Complexities and Rising Costs of Omnichannel Order Management and Fulfillment For retailers, successfully executing an omnichannel commerce strategy that exceeds customer expectations has become a White Whale – the epitome of achievement yet so elusive that it is nearly impossible to achieve alone. Creating an engaging and personalized digital experience for your customer […]

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The White Whale of Retail: Keeping Up with Changing Digital Commerce Tides

Ecommerce and the Importance of a Personalized Experience In Herman Melville’s 1851 classic Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is compelled to kill a white whale who took his leg on a previous voyage. He is fixated so completely on that singular goal that he pursues it to his own death. For retailers, chasing profitable omnichannel commerce […]

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5 Ways AI is Helping Improve Omnichannel Fulfillment

Today’s retailers have to find profitable strategies to deliver on their customers’ expectations, amid significant fulfillment challenges and complexities. Customers don’t understand the massive omnichannel fulfillment operation that is set into motion when they click “Buy Now.” Whether they purchase a product on your e-commerce site for home delivery or order a product to be […]

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The Rising Costs of Fulfillment: A Hidden Cost of the Omnichannel Model

A customer in need of an outfit for an event orders shoes, jewelry and a dress from her favorite brand, and it arrives via courier the next day. A company that wants branded giveaways for a trade show receives a carton of custom gifts in under a week from order to print to delivery. A […]

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IBM Springs into Indian Footwear Market with Metro Shoes Partnership

In 1947, British India gained independence. It was this same year Metro Shoes opened its doors to the public in Colaba, Mumbai. Founded in a time of growth and innovation, this leading footwear chain was pushed to meet expectations in a new age. Whether the goal be creating leading designs across national and international markets […]

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5 Challenges Retailers Face Giving Customers What they Want

The online shopping experience is evolving faster than ever before. Today’s omni-channel retailers — whether they’re an exclusively online shop or bridging digital and physical experiences — need to master a host of different elements that translate into a fluid, dynamic shopping experience. Digitally empowered consumers want seamless experiences across all touch points and expect […]

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IBM Dynamic Pricing: My favorite things

Every day, I am constantly trying to work smarter, not harder. I am always looking for the next new tool or gadget to help me save time. Let’s just say, I am a fan of a certain TV show for home shoppers. Sometimes I get a winner, like collapsible strainers in multiple sizes.  Or sometimes, […]

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