101-store Canadian retailer Showcase replaced several disparate task management solutions—including e-mail and Excel—with a SaaS-based store operations center.
In the apparel industry, distribution to multiple destinations has to be precise and fast. The customers of a famous clothing manufacturer in Japan asked their department stores and wholesalers to examine their logistics management to try and improve accuracy, and the speed of deliveries.
There’s no business like shoe business for this company that operates both a retail segment and private label brand operation. The retail side runs over 1,045 value-priced family footwear stores in the US and Guam, 159 other stores in the US and Canada selling natural comfort style shoes, and a growing number of shoe stores in China. The company also sells shoes online and licenses two major name brand footwear product lines.
In the past a petrol station was all about fuel but with BP reporting half of its customers in the UK and Ireland are stopping for food not fuel and the recent introduction of electric charging stations and lockers for online pickup, it is clear consumers increasing demand for convenience is changing the sector. Adapting to the new trends, means new and existing customers will keep coming in using cash, card or mobile payments for their purchases.
Founded in 2000, family-owned Wholesale Accessory Market (eWam) started in a one-car garage and has become one of the nation’s largest fashion accessory wholesaler and retailers. It now offers over 50,000 products and continues to grow its SKUs. Their primary customer base is fashion boutiques and salons, as well as self-employed independent distributors. With a holiday season that begins in September, eWam needed to improve its ecommerce capabilities and shore up its back- end processes to keep pace with growth rates.
Pet products retailer keeps growth on track without adding staff or expanding its DC.
This leading retailer of casual apparel for men, women and children operates over 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy and the United Kingdom. It also sells products through online stores and catalogues. Merchandise is shipped to these stores by air and sea freight from three distribution centers. The company lacked visibility into its supply chain. Its homegrown system involved spreadsheets, emails and phone calls with international business units and over 30 trading partners. With a 12-hour time difference between partners, accurate and real-time information was nearly impossible.
For more than 100 years, this leading company has been manufacturing top-tier athletic apparel and footwear all over the world. The brand supplies its own retail and wholesale channels offering products for men, women and children. They operate globally and maintain a manufacturing presence in the United States for their “Made in the USA” products, as well as in the United Kingdom for the European market, where they also manufacture some of their most popular models to expedite fast delivery.
Year-round, Southern Fulfillment fulfills orders for Hale Groves and Pittman & Davis — two of the nation’s largest citrus gift brands. Its Vero Beach, Florida contact center constantly adapts staffing levels to support an average of 260,000 calls per year, ensuring the ultimate experience, during the peak holiday period or off-season.
The client is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store 25 years ago, the client has grown to become the top national retailer.
Selling luxury watches online requires a sophisticated design that supports branding strategy and brand commitment in the best way possible. Customers buying watches in the luxury price segment also have high expectations regarding the seller’s expertise and service delivery. Offering a unique and secure shopping experience in combination with a personal, extensive service portfolio was therefore crucial when relaunching the CHRONEXT marketplace.
As an American icon creating and selling home maintenance products across North America, Canada is this company’s primary export market so leveraging the NAFTA trade agreement was very important. The company saw a need to reduce time at the border, lower duties, and create efficiency by replacing an outdated, manual approach.
Located throughout central Oregon, Dari Mart operates 45 convenience stores with 500 employees. Started in 1965, Dari Mart is a family business and prides itself on delivering the most natural and freshest milk products to its stores. It accomplishes this via 48-hour delivery to each of its stores from its company-owned dairy, Lochmead Farms, one of the largest independent dairy farms in the Pacific Northwest.
With a ferocity for crafting the perfect fit, this leading footwear manufacturer has grown into a preeminent company recognized globally for its tenacity and creativity in crafting the perfect shoe. Started in 1878, the company’s portfolio now includes 15 brands ranging from athletic footwear to women’s high fashion to children’s sports shoes, and a booming retail segment boasting 1,200 stores in the US, Canada and China. Its production facilities in the U.S., UK, China and Vietnam support $3 billion in annual sales.
Founded in 2004, SoccerPro sells soccer performance gear and licensed apparel throughout the U.S and abroad. The soccerpro.com and soccermaster.com websites collectively serve as the ecommerce arm for their six brick and mortar locations, and the call center (which manages bulk and B2B orders). The company needed a fully integrated omni-channel commerce suite, with advanced capabilities, live in short order, to capitalize on anticipated growth in sales for the World Cup Soccer in the summer of 2014.
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Blockchain technology can be used to build an online platform where manufacturers, retailers, and consumers can come together to authenticate goods that we buy every day. A startup company plans to scale up by working with its manufacturing and retailing partners and building up the platform to fight counterfeit issues and show authentic supply chain information on the blockchain. This would ultimately drive out the counterfeits in the retail supply chain and afford a satisfying shopping experience.
Theft is one of the retail world’s biggest challenges, especially in the independent convenience sector where stores are often manned by a handful of people that are not equipped with the latest security gizmos. In fact, nearly half of retailers (49 percent) have experienced theft of cash from their premises. This hurts businesses and their customers because merchants often have to pass on these losses by raising prices. With cash management solutions, businesses can fight back against theft and achieve an advantage over competitors.
A well-known, Top 10 retailer was experiencing significant problems with its voice and data (barcode scanners and printers) mobile devices in its scores of Distribution Centers and thousands of stores nationwide. Its voice devices, the Spectralink 84xx series WiFi phones, were an obvious problem because they were regularly failing mid-shift which not only caused staff productivity losses but, worse, hurt the overall customer experience. It also resulted in lost sales.
At many companies with a highly mobile workforce, label or receipt printing has typically been conducted via "sneakernet"—workers return, again and again, to a stationary printer at a central workstation. Whether you're talking about a hospital, a warehouse, or a delivery van, many workers spend an inordinate amount of time traveling back and forth to the printer. All that walking around may be good exercise, but it's a drain on productivity. The solution: let the worker take the printer with them.