Retail Operations White Papers

  1. How To Achieve Retail Supply Chain Excellence -- Building The Consumer Proposition

    In todays' customer-centric world, retailers must put consumer needs at the heart of supply chain and fulfillment operations. Retailers need inventory management that is optimized for cross-chain product availability and fulfillment and returns that provide a frictionless experience for the customer.

  2. 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.

  3. A Collaborative Supply Chain Makes Omnichannel Success Possible

    Today’s ‘anytime, anywhere’ shoppers have big expectations for retailers, and they had better keep up or be prepared to lose a sale, or even a customer for life. This demand for service has created an urgency which retailers must meet, and it begins with the supply chain.

  4. Retail Technology Report Reveals Trends And Buying Behaviors

    Total Retail surveyed its retail executive audience to understand current and future retail technology trends and buying behaviors. The results show that while innovative retail technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, chatbots (i.e., artificial intelligence), and drones get a lot of media attention for how they’re going to disrupt the industry — it’s more basic solutions like marketing automation software, video and mobile websites that currently have retailers’ attention.

  5. 5 Emerging Retail Fraud Trends Impacting Your Bottom-Line

    eCommerce contributed nearly 42 percent of U.S. retail sales growth in 2016. While that’s good news for retailers, what’s not is the resulting surge in online fraud.

  6. Your eCommerce Guide To Outsmarting Retail Giants And Winning Online Shoppers

    72% of US online shoppers have a membership to an eCommerce marketplace such as Amazon or eBay. This guide will show you what retail tactics you should prioritize to win online shoppers in the year ahead

  7. Crushing The Five Barriers To Growth

    Starting a business can be hard. Growing  your business can be even harder. Whether it’s poor customer data, manual and broken processes, minimal operations visibility to make decisions, building a winning team, or keeping up with changing regulations, there is always something getting in the way of growth. These barriers hurt sales, cost money and create risk.

  8. How To Make A Next Generation Store A Right Now Store

    The current media reporting on the state of retail stores paints a doom and gloom picture. Almost every day there are headlines of bankruptcy filings and store closures suggesting that the retail apocalypse is here. It’s clear that the retail industry is going through a transformational period that has many scaling back physical operations, but despite the news, people still want to—and still do—shop in stores.

  9. The Gift Of Wow: Preparing Your Store For The Holiday Season

    Being prepared for the holiday rush used to mean stocking shelves and making sure your associates were ready for the long hours. But the digital revolution has changed everything, most importantly, customer expectations. Retailers with a physical store presence should be asking themselves—what am I doing to wow the customer?

  10. Turning Business Software Inside Out to Support Customer Commerce

    Unlikely or unforeseen competitors continue to disrupt industries at an exponential pace. The innovation disruptors bring requires a key strategy: put the customer at the center of your business and deliver great experiences to them. Understand how consistent, timely, relevant and personalized experiences are enabled by having the right technology foundation in place.