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  • Advice On Voice
    Advice On Voice

    In the upcoming March/April 2018 issue of Retail Executive, I dedicate my Viewpoint article to voice commerce, a topic we’ll be covering more diligently as the technology progresses. As such, I caught up with Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center and Retail Executive Editorial Advisory Board member to get his take on the progression of the technology and how retailers should utilize it.

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    Email Marketing And The Importance Of Personalization

    Email is the simplest and most cost-effective way to reach consumers, delivering ROI of up to 3,800 percent. Yet, many receive a failing grade for their email marketing campaigns. Understanding the power of digital marketing to reach consumers can be a game changer for your business.

  • 5 Ways Predictive Analytics Helps Retailers On Father’s Day
    5 Ways Predictive Analytics Helps Retailers On Father’s Day

    At $16 billion annually in sales in the United States, Father’s Day represents retail’s sixth largest selling season. By leveraging predictive analytics, retailers can make sure they’re maximizing their return on the event. Predictive Analytics can help you forecast demand, uncover which products have uplift potential, allocate merchandise across channels and stores, and optimize your timing, pricing, and promotions. It takes the guesswork out of merchandising for you as a retailer, so you won’t fall victim to these common Father’s Day retail challenges.

  • Improving Distributed Order Management With Fulfillment Forecasting
    Improving Distributed Order Management With Fulfillment Forecasting

    Most retailers use demand-forecasting methods that fail to provide insight into how consumers choose to have orders fulfilled. Download this report from Gartner Research for insights into order fulfillment forecasting and optimal inventory positioning using distributed order management (DOM) systems.

  • Global Sourcing: How To Improve Communication To Enhance Business, Reduce Risk
    Global Sourcing: How To Improve Communication To Enhance Business, Reduce Risk

    Words are powerful. And in the world of sourcing, clear communication is essential. Operating across borders, time zones and cultures can create meaningful experiences and opportunities. Developing international relationships with people around the globe can lead to unique connections.

  • 6 Questions To Ask Before Implementing A Cash Automation Solution
    6 Questions To Ask Before Implementing A Cash Automation Solution

    If you ask 100 retailer leaders about their biggest worries, chances are Amazon will come up once or twice. Probably some inventory management concerns and a fair number of omnichannel woes. One thing you probably won’t hear a retailer fretting about is their cost of cash. But they ought to be.

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    Retail Merchandise Planning Imperatives

    Retail is not dead, but the traditional retail model is. 

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    False Positives: The Monster That’s Really Killing You And How To Survive

    eCommerce fraud professionals battle their versions of Freddy Krueger, Norman Bates, Michael Meyers and Jason Voorhees head-on every day. And, when it comes to fraud, they often slay the monster. But, while many have their eyes focused on the threat in front of them, they can’t see the real danger—the bigger danger—lurking in the shadows.

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    Unleashing The Profitability Of High-Risk Digital Gift Cards

    The high fraud risks associated with digital gift cards has many merchants worried, despite the fact that overall gift card sales are projected to reach $180 billion in 2018, with a 200 percent increase for digital gift cards, specifically.

  • 5 Key Trends For Smarter eCommerce Fulfillment
    5 Key Trends For Smarter eCommerce Fulfillment

    Half of US households have an Amazon Prime membership and have come to expect free, two day shipping. So now eCommerce executives are challenged to develop delivery strategies to compete with Amazon’s delivery capabilities in order to retain their best customers; and do it without losing money.

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    Many organizations' customer service efforts have relied on interactive voice response (IVR) systems for decades, even as newer channels have emerged to expand customer self-service. But IVRs have evolved well beyond their simple menu-based origins to incorporate new technologies that are incredibly well suited to modern smartphones and thus offer greater flexibility and efficiencies for serving customers.

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    Email Marketing And The Importance Of Personalization

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    Improving Distributed Order Management With Fulfillment Forecasting

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    Tech Trends Driving Omnichannel Profitability In 2018 And Beyond

    In 2018’s hotly competitive omnichannel retail environment, it’s back-end functions like inventory optimization, fraud prevention and the evolving role of store associates and customer service representatives that are the rising stars where retailers can maximize efficiency and profits. 

  • The State Of IVRs In 2018 - Speech-Enabled IVRs Are Thriving
    The State Of IVRs In 2018 - Speech-Enabled IVRs Are Thriving

    Many organizations' customer service efforts have relied on interactive voice response (IVR) systems for decades, even as newer channels have emerged to expand customer self-service. But IVRs have evolved well beyond their simple menu-based origins to incorporate new technologies that are incredibly well suited to modern smartphones and thus offer greater flexibility and efficiencies for serving customers.

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    In today's omnichannel environment, optimizing inventory across multiple stores and distribution centers is an enormous challenge impacting a retailer’s bottom line. According to research from retail analyst firm IHL Group, retailers are losing up to $1.75 trillion in overstocks and out-of-stocks every year.

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