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E-Commerce and Physical Stores: How Do They Stack Up?

Can one retail channel truly exist without the other in today’s omnichannel world? With traditional e-commerce giants like Amazon making the move to open brick-and-mortar locations, the trend towards an omnichannel retail experience is undeniable. Both digital and physical stores continue to play important, if not always equal, roles in the shopping journey of modern…

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11 Reasons for In-Store Pick Up

In-Store Pick Up is the core service of omnichannel retail. It is the main reason businesses buy retail order management systems. What follows are the top 11 reasons why your operation needs pick up in-store, too. Whether you call it click and collect, grab & go, or buy online pick up in-store (BOPIS) – this…

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Should You Use A Retail Ship-from-Store Strategy To Fulfill Online Orders?

Should online orders be fulfilled using a retail ship-from-store strategy or rather from fulfillment centers? That’s a very serious question facing retailers driving omnichannel today. There are good reasons for both fulfillment methods. Yet one better leverages a retailers’ full resource base. It’s NOT – “All or Nothing!” Too many people take extreme positions on…

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6 Retail Click and Collect Services Customers Demand

Shoppers can be fickle about the retail click and collect services they want. Of course, it all started with the desire and ease of researching and buying online. Starting with a multi-channel approach meant putting up an online ecommerce site. It supplemented your bricks and mortar presence. However, that was not good enough. All brand…

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Omnichannel Retail vs eCommerce Pureplay

Bain & Company published a powerful newsletter articulating “The Power of Omnichannel Stores.” The research did an excellent job of highlighting the changes gripping the modern retail world. It highlights the importance of omnichannel retail, the growth of eCommerce, and compares the irony of the cross-pollination of these two trends. Ultimately the Bain & Company research,…

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Retail Order Routing – What Exactly is it?

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.  Retail Order Routing is the efficient allocation and fulfillment of customers orders based on a set of predefined business rules. Basically, it means getting a customer order, finding the item in a retailers inventory and getting…

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