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Retailing Trends-Shopping Anyway and Everywhere
Multichannel retailers have to flawlessly execute a full range of services to engage, transact, and fulfill orders placed via Internet. Thus, they either have

internet retailing  many traditional stores offer Internet kiosks to offer customers a wider and broader assortment of items than could possibly be effectively stored at the location. Genuine, integrated multichannel retailing will inevitably become the norm, so that if the customer does not see the desired appliance model (for example) on the shelves, the next step will simply be to use the kiosk to order it from the store's web site. And at the store's customer service desk, it will be possible to return items bought

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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A Drop-ship Enablement Pioneer Leads the Way


By providing a single plug-and-play connection to multiple trading partners, CommerceHub strives to enable basically any retailer to electronically integrate with its suppliers, regardless of the idiosyncratic systems and capabilities that might exist among them.

internet retailing  a notion that the Internet should change the way retailers and manufacturers communicate to make drop-shipping work. For more information on retailing trends and drop-shipping, see Consumers Shop Everywhere: Understanding Multichannel Sales ), Retailing Trends—Shopping Anyway and Everywhere , The Challenge of Fulfillment , and Drop-Shipping—Internet Retailers' Little Helper ? . Company History The company was founded in 1997 as an e-commerce integrations firm connecting suppliers to retail partners, Read More

IT Trends Lead SAP to More Precise Customer Experience Offering


Many enterprise software events that I have recently attended have discussed the intersection of the following forces and IT trends: cloud computing, the benefits and caveats of which have been talked about ad nauseam, but the major premise is remote access for users via a mere Internet connection the so-called big data explosion in terms of volume, variety, and velocity (thus sometimes even

internet retailing  indeed astonishing that the Internet (cloud) and mobility have penetrated many underdeveloped regions much faster than access to basic amenities such as running water. All four of these forces together converge and overlap in the “consumerization of IT” trend which is reshaping enterprise IT strategies. A key corporate change driven by these trends is customer experience management, i.e., becoming the brand that customers think of first when a particular product or service class is mentioned, and Read More

The Challenge of Fulfillment


Integrated multichannel retailing will inevitably become the norm. For retailers, the key to multichannel success lies in understanding the factors that drive revenues and the ability to fulfill Web orders. Other challenges center around electronic integration, visibility, and exception management.

internet retailing  the beginning of the Internet revolution was to at least maintain one face to the customer—to make sure there was no rift between the online Sears and the offline Sears. That is to say that Sears lets products bought online be picked up at stores; it lets those very products be returned at stores, if necessary; it allows customers to schedule service visits to the stores online; and it has near real-time inventory visibility across all stores. See Consumers Shop Everywhere: Understanding Read More

Consumers Shop Everywhere: Understanding Multichannel Sales


Multichannel retailers must be able to flawlessly execute a full range of services to engage, transact, and fulfill on Web placed orders. Hence, most successful multichannel retailers of today had to either build a complete set of the services in-house or outsource some or all of them.

internet retailing  ago highly publicized B2C Internet retailing disasters were typically not driven by bad Web site design, but were rather caused by the inability of several prominent retailers to deliver the goods in a timely manner. It was often the link between the Web storefront and the companies' traditional back-office and ERP systems, and real-world distribution systems that caused the problems. Multichannel retailers must be able to flawlessly execute a full range of services to engage, transact, and fulfill Read More

Internet-based Phone Service for Small to Midsize Companies


Typically, the cost of feature-rich and scalable business phone systems prevents small businesses from purchasing these powerful tools in the initial stages of their growth. Thus, new companies generally choose standard business phone lines from their local phone company along with multi-line phones. With voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology, however, small businesses now have a cost-effective, feature-rich alternative.

internet retailing  of Adobe Reader. 8x8 Internet Phone Service works exactly like traditional phone service with two exceptions – you pay a lot less for local and long distance calling and gain an abundance of powerful features like voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding, three way calling and much more at no extra charge. Source : Packet8 Resources Related to Internet-based Phone Service for Small to Midsize Companies : Small and Medium Business (SMB) (Wikipedia) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) (Wikipedia) Read More

ecFood Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot


Focused on the sourcing needs of the food and beverage industry, ecFood has announced $50 million in transactions during the first quarter of 2001 with its sights set on profitability by the end of the year.

internet retailing  Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot ecFood Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot Featured Author - Olin Thompson - June 14, 2001 Event Summary ecFood (www.ecFood.com) has announced $50 million in transactions for the first quarter of 2001. The quarter's volume continues the upward trend set over the past three quarters. The end of the first quarter also saw the first year's anniversary of providing paid online services to the food and beverage Read More

A Forum for Wireless Standards…About time isn’t it?


A wireless standards forum has been needed for years, and given the wide array of vendors participating in the newly formed Mobile Wireless Internet Form (MWIF), we believe a global standard can be achieved and implemented quickly.

internet retailing  -- The Mobile Wireless Internet Forum (MWIF), a forum focused on accelerating the deployment of open, Internet-based standards for mobile wireless networks announced its formation today. Its founding members are Alcatel, Bell Atlantic Mobile, Celletra, Cisco Systems, Compaq, Comverse Network Systems, DDI Corporation, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Hyundai Electronics, IBM, IP Mobile, KPMG Consulting, LG Information and Communications Ltd., Lucent Technologies, Malibu Networks, Microsoft, Read More

The Current Landscape of Internet Recruiting


Internet recruiting is a potentially powerful opportunity to augment existing recruitment practices. While the landscape is still dotted with a handful of household names, newer tools and technology will usher in newer entrants. Thus, the organizations willing to experiment and embrace this new technology will eventually win the race to the best talent on the Net.

internet retailing  Current Landscape of Internet Recruiting Internet recruiting is a potentially powerful opportunity to augment existing recruitment practices. While the landscape is still dotted with a handful of household names, newer tools and technology will usher in newer entrants. Thus, the organizations willing to experiment and embrace this new technology will eventually win the race to the best talent on the Net. Read More

Acer to Jump on Internet Appliance Bandwagon


Computer maker Acer is planning to launch a line of Internet appliances at next month's Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, according to a company source.

internet retailing  to Jump on Internet Appliance Bandwagon Event Summary December 27, 1999 (ZDNet) - In the latest example of PC companies trying to cash in on the supposed post-PC era of Internet devices, computer maker Acer is planning to launch a line of Internet appliances at next month's Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, according to a company source. Acer's new products will include the I-Station, a simplified computer based on Microsoft's Web Companion software that connects to Microsoft's MSN service. Read More

Information/Internet Appliances


Information appliances, also called Internet or PC appliances, are a new market that appeal to those customers who want to reduce their desktop hardware expenditures. What are they, who makes them, and what do you get for your money?

internet retailing  three groups: stripped-down PCs, Internet appliances, and thin clients. Although we understand the rationale, we hesitate including thin clients in this area, except as a comparison. In general, appliances include a CPU, operating system or browser (or both), memory, network card, keyboard/mouse, and sometimes a media device (CD, floppy, or hard drive) and (less often) I/O slots. However, as more storage and I/O capability is added, it becomes an anorexic PC, not an appliance. Appliances are generally Read More

Securing your Microsoft Internet Information Services (MS IIS) Web Server with a thawte Digital Certificate


In this guide you will find out how to test, purchase, install, and use a thawte Digital Certificate on your Microsoft Internet Information Services (MS IIS) web server. Throughout, best practices for set-up are highlighted to help you ensure efficient ongoing management of your encryption keys and digital certificates. We will also touch on the role of thawte as a trusted third party and how using a thawte digital certificate can benefit your business by addressing unique on-line security issues to build customer confidence.

internet retailing  your Microsoft Internet Information Services (MS IIS) Web Server with a thawte Digital Certificate In this guide you will find out how to test, purchase, install, and use a thawte Digital Certificate on your Microsoft Internet Information Services (MS IIS) web server. Throughout, best practices for set-up are highlighted to help you ensure efficient ongoing management of your encryption keys and digital certificates. We will also touch on the role of thawte as a trusted third party and how using a Read More

Superhighway at the Crossroads: The Evolution of Internet Service Provision


The Internet has grown from mainly academic and military use into a global, integrated, and sophisticated commercial utility. Not just an “information superhighway,” it now offers voice telephony, video, and mobile communications in a converged network. Connection services have expanded, and Internet service providers (ISPs) are adding value. Explore the challenges and opportunities—and find out what lies ahead.

internet retailing  Crossroads: The Evolution of Internet Service Provision The Internet has grown from mainly academic and military use into a global, integrated, and sophisticated commercial utility. Not just an “information superhighway,” it now offers voice telephony, video, and mobile communications in a converged network. Connection services have expanded, and Internet service providers (ISPs) are adding value. Explore the challenges and opportunities—and find out what lies ahead. Read More

The Looming Crisis in Cross-jurisdictional Internet Sales Tax Compliance


By some estimates, there are over 8,000 sales taxing jurisdictions in the US—and they implement from 900 to more than 3,000 rate and tax-rule changes every year. Understandably, the accountants who try to guide small to medium businesses (SMBs) through the intricacies of tax compliance are having a hard time of it. However, solutions are emerging that are uniquely suited to SMB needs for sales tax compliance.

internet retailing  Looming Crisis in Cross-jurisdictional Internet Sales Tax Compliance By some estimates, there are over 8,000 sales taxing jurisdictions in the US—and they implement from 900 to more than 3,000 rate and tax-rule changes every year. Understandably, the accountants who try to guide small to medium businesses (SMBs) through the intricacies of tax compliance are having a hard time of it. However, solutions are emerging that are uniquely suited to SMB needs for sales tax compliance. Read More

Retailing with Insight: Market Basket Analytics


Surprisingly few retail managers, planners, and executives make business decisions based directly on information regarding their customers’ purchasing behavior. This is a big problem for an industry whose very purpose is to fulfill the needs of their shoppers. This white paper examines how customer transaction information is vital to everyone within the retail enterprise.

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