IBM Sterling Store Engagement

IBM® Sterling Store Engagement extends access and control of store operations to store associates through intuitive mobile applications that enable omnichannel offerings like buy online, pickup in store and ship from store as well as managing returns across channels. IBM Sterling Store Engagement improves the efficiency of store personnel with real-time access to customer and product information, the ability to view inventory levels at multiple store locations, quickly locate an order, check its status, make any necessary changes to it on behalf of a customer, manage returns and efficiently perform all fulfillment tasks in the store.

  • Reduces the amount of training needed to support customers
  • Increases sales and improves the buying experience by delivering compelling product information to customers in a store environment
  • Grows revenue and keeps customers happy by providing alternatives to out-of-stock items
  • Drives more store sales by providing multi-store inventory checks and alternative store merchandise pick-up
  • Increases margins by improving store personnel efficiency through better order and inventory visibility, advanced order picking and efficient ship-from-store capabilities
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Data sheet: Bringing efficiency to store operations

For users of IBM Sterling Order Management, this mobile app provides more choice in how store associates access and use information on product content and inventory availability.

IBM Sterling Order Management

Coordinate order fulfillment from various channels and across the extended enterprise.


  • Provide store associates a cross-channel view of all customer interactions.
  • Support in-store pickup, home delivery and shipping as three distinct fulfillment methods supported at an order line level.
  • Save the sale by offering customers alternatives to out of stock items.
  • Support multiple payment methods such as cash, credit cards and discount cards.
  • View available and in-transit inventory for all store and partner locations.
  • Improve quality of fulfilment while keeping labor and resource costs low by allowing associates to batch-pick.
  • Offer convenient and flexible pickup with easy verification of identity to make the click-to-collect omni-journey seamless.
  • In-store returns allows easy and accurate rules-based processing of orders and items regardless of original purchase channel.
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