Contributed Editorial

  1. How To Develop Successful Private Label Products
    8/2/2018

    Today, shoppers want to know exactly what they are buying, where it comes from and how it affects their well-being. According to a recent study by Label Insight, 76 percent of shoppers search online for answers when they cannot find information they are looking for on product labels. There is a desire to obtain information about the quality, the origin and the nutrition, and also the desire to support companies and products that reflect their own values and lifestyle.

  2. Millennial-Driven Changes To Retail Technology
    7/31/2018

    Millennials are emerging as an important opportunity for retailers. This article explains what Millennials are looking for in their retail experience, and how merchants can meet the needs of this new cohort of shoppers.

  3. How To Sell To Spendsetters: 1/3 Of All Consumers
    7/24/2018

    Spendsetters represent a third of all shoppers, and 52% of millennials. Unlike millennials though, the term Spendsetter isn’t age-specific, rather it reflects lifestyles and shopping habits. Spendsetters are early adopters, rather than change resistors. They embrace, and sometimes demand, new solutions driven by emerging technology. Retailers simply cannot afford to ignore this growing 33% of the market.

  4. Agents Or Automation: Here’s What Your Customers Told Us
    7/11/2018

    Customer service has become a key component of the overall customer journey, and more critically, customer lifetime value. Therefore, retailers need to invest in service options to provide choice and convenience to customers.

  5. Email Marketing And The Importance Of Personalization
    5/29/2018

    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.

  6. 5 Ways Predictive Analytics Helps Retailers On Father’s Day
    5/29/2018

    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.

  7. Improving Distributed Order Management With Fulfillment Forecasting
    5/24/2018

    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.

  8. Global Sourcing: How To Improve Communication To Enhance Business, Reduce Risk
    5/11/2018

    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.

  9. 6 Questions To Ask Before Implementing A Cash Automation Solution
    4/23/2018

    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.

  10. Staying Competitive With Empowered Consumers
    4/19/2018

    To build engagement and understand customers, you have to know who they are, what they want, and what’s important to them. The good news is, there is a lot of data to aid in this understanding.