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Gear Up Online Retailers!

Image from: IKO/Shutterstock The Holidays Are Here! Let the insanity begin. The end of year craze is coming and it is promising the usual explosion in retail activity over the internet. With November almost here, it is certainly time for these companies to finish their preparations and to set their holiday campaigns in motion. One has to wonder how retailers like Target, Best Buy and Wal-mart are getting ready for

Best Buy’s Best Bet

Much of the news surrounding Best Buy has been hardly positive this year.  The big-box electronics retailer recently announced a 30% drop in quarterly profits.  Plans are also in the works to cut the square footage of Best Buy’s stores by 10%. Analysts have suggested that Best Buy has struggled for the same reasons many other bricks-and-mortar retailers have: Amazon.  Some have gone as far to say that Best Buy

Setting My Sights on Site-to-Store

Our blog has looked at the advantages of offering a site-to-store shipping or pickup option before. Back in July we discussed cross channel retail enabling consumers a consistent experience across offline and online channels as well as the marvel of being able to receive items in store within hours.  Last week, we reported on the centrality of free shipping to consumers as the #1 decision making criterion when shopping online.