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LiveDeal broadens into CPG via mcommerce site for household items

Mobile Commerce Daily – LiveDeal, a restaurant-oriented instant deals engine, is entering into mcommerce by selling household items and other consumer goods, underscoring the ongoing potency of instant deals on mobile. The internal mcommerce site, which is mobile-optimized, offers customers the ability to scroll and view the latest flash deals for various products, with household items such as cooking utensils consisting of most of the inventory. The platform features rapid checkout capability and a streamlined flow of items to drive revenue for the company, which is still offering its local restaurant deals.

This article includes quotes from David Naumann, director of marketing at Boston Retail Partners.

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More Retailers to Have Single Order Management System in 3 Years: Survey – See more at: http://www.progressivegrocer.com/departments/technology/more-retailers-have-single-order-management-system-3-years-survey#sthash.36dtt8cI.dpuf

Progressive Grocer – In the next three years, 250 percent more retailers will transition to a single order management system (OMS) to support a unified commerce experience across all channels, according to a survey by Boston Retail Partners (BRP), a retail management consulting firm.
BRP’s report, “Order Management is the New POS,” lists the many benefits of the change that aims to simplify operations and deliver a seamless customer experience.

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Why Millennial Moms Rock

Motherhood Through My Eyes Blog – This post discusses key findings fromBabyCenter’s latest report on millennial moms, and stats from Pew Research as well as thoughts from Ken Morris of retail consulting firm Boston Retail Partners on how brands are connecting with millennial moms.

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How should luxury brands and retailers continue to stoke demand in a blizzard-blighted New York market?

LUXURY DAILY – As New York braces against what could amount to the largest winter storm in its history, luxury brands and retailers have an opportunity to make a difference. With the potential for power outages and reduced transportation, the brands and retailers in the luxury capital of the world may see reduced foot traffic and sales. However, as consumers brave the nor’easter, and in the days following, brands have the opportunity to step in with assistance, making a memorable impression on those they help which will be remembered when the weather clears.

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How should luxury brands and retailers continue to stoke demand in a blizzard-blighted New York market?

Dillard’s Seeks Positive Growth From A Heavy E-Commerce Push

TheStreet.com – As Dillard’s faces off against competitors like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Amazon and eBay, it will need to continue prioritizing e-commerce and its online presence.  Dillard’s will need to increasingly blend the worlds of e-commerce and brick and mortar. Having recently attended the National Retail Federation Big Show, Connolly noticed a huge focus on improving customer analytics and using technology like beacons, which can send messages to nearby shoppers’ phones. Retailers are also using technology to help reduce checkout lines by arming staff with tablets and letting them check out customers throughout a store. They are also using interactive digital displays and mobile payments–the options for digital opportunities in-store are endless.

See quotes from Ken Morris, principal at Boston Retail Partners, on page 2 of this article.

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