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Can Retailers Benefit from Pop-Up Shops?

  “What worked in the early 2000’s is no longer relevant going into the 2020’s.”   Did you feel that? Did you feel it? It was that tugging in your belly when you read the headlines a few weeks back saying; “Sears Files for Bankruptcy Protection. Will Close Another 142 Stores!” OMG! The retail apocalypse […]

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Is it time to rethink your intranet?

  Is your intranet an afterthought? A little outdated? With so many external digital experience channels to manage, some businesses have neglected their intranet. But maybe it’s time to think again — an upgrade to your intranet platform can have a real impact on your business. KFC is known for their recipes, like their secret […]

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Shopping is Changing. Your eCommerce Platform Must Evolve Too

“eCommerce sales in the US are growing at close to 17% a year.” – Census Bureau As digital commerce continues to grow, it’s also changing before our very eyes. According to Census Bureau figures, eCommerce sales in the US are growing at close to 17% a year. That rise isn’t only being driven by more […]

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How to Turn Customer Loyalty Programs into Love

“Loyalty programs increasingly need to have flexibility. In other words, it can’t just be ‘Buy ten get one free,’ at a coffee shop anymore. Stores themselves are starting to have to get creative with what loyalty means to them and giving the customers choice in what those rewards are.” — Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Founder, @RetailMinded […]

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Building a Smarter Supply Chain: Get Started at CSCMP

  The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is celebrating 56 years of hosting its annual conference, EDGE, in Nashville. The much-anticipated event in Music City is packed with more than 100 forward-thinking sessions covering real-world strategies to transform supply chains. Attendees will hear from some of today’s brightest supply chain academics and practitioners, […]

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How AI is Transforming the Supply Chain

To address evolving client needs, drive business growth and stay nimble in the face of rapid change, businesses everywhere are looking for ways to fundamentally transform the way they manage their supply chains. This is a massively consequential undertaking. Supply chain leaders play a critical role in the company’s success. They’re tasked with continually ensuring […]

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IBM introduces new AI capability to help marketers understand campaign performance

Marketers have the burden of becoming smarter and faster – in a never-ending pursuit of creating memorable, high-impact customer experiences using only pixels on a screen and a handful of ideas, and quickly, before the customer loses interest. Most marketers lack necessary skills, budget, headcount and time to keep up with the increasing customer demand […]

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Better Customer Digital Experiences AND a 661% ROI

Ever wish you could go back to a simpler time? People who had businesses back before the internet were interested in providing a great customer experience, but it was all pretty straightforward. The customer had only a few touch points with the business — face to face, phone or mail – and the successful businesses  […]

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Partner with a leader for order management and fulfillment software

“… the IBM Order Management solution has most recently been named  a Leader by International Data Corporation for both mid-market and enterprise retailers” In an environment of “have it your way” consumers and digital transformation pressures, you as a retailer are in a race to deliver an optimal and consistent customer experience on the web, […]

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Is your eCommerce platform helping in the fight for market share?

Throughout the year, we connect with our clients around the globe to identify the challenges they face and understand how our solutions are helping them overcome those challenges. We’ve heard from countless eCommerce practitioners about their battle against large, online heavyweights stealing market share and exploiting margins. It’s a real struggle for some retailers as […]

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What does IBM’s Watson wear to work? Carhartt, of course

To help Carhartt get in front of fast-changing customer preferences, they searched for a way to accelerate and enhance their analytics processes and found IBM Watson Commerce Insights.  If asked what comes to mind when you think about the workwear brand Carhartt, it’s likely images of rugged people running heavy equipment or working outdoors in […]

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Introducing new online user communities

On behalf of Mark Simpson, VP of Offering Management for IBM Commerce and Marketing solutions, and Jeannette Barlow, VP of Offering Management for IBM Supply Chain solutions, we are excited to announce the launch of two new online user communities: the IBM Marketing and Commerce Community, and the IBM B2B Collaboration Community. These communities are online spaces for you to connect with other marketing, […]

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