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How the Four Core Functionalities of No-Line Commerce disrupt Stock Control Processes - Part 2

Posted on 06/13/18 by Merle Vick - Consultant

In part one of the blog post "How the four core functions of no-line commerce disrupt stock control processes" we examined the effects of the No-Line Commerce functions "Reserve & Collect" and "Click & Collect". Today we will focus on the other functions "Online Instore Ordering" and "Return to Store".

How the Four Core Functionalities of No-Line Commerce Disrupt Stock Control Processes - Part 1

Posted on 06/06/18 by Merle Vick - Consultant

Following Multi-Channel and Omni-Channel, retail has now entered the age of No-Line Commerce. Driven by the digital revolution, customers perceive all distribution channels of a retailer - whether online, offline or mobile - as one holistic picture and choose for themselves the most convenient way to shop. Retailers meet this demand for flexibility and convenience with the help of the quartet of No-Line Commerce core functions: Reserve & Collect, Click & Collect, Online Instore Ordering and Return-to-Store. While these core functions offer customers a convenient customer journey, "behind the scenes" they influence inventories and increase the complexity of stock control processes.

Demand Forecasting: How technologies explain the future

Posted on 05/23/18 by Mirco Schönebeck - Principal

IF ONLY, IF ONLY.

The subjunctive is the biggest enemy of Merchandise Planning: if spring hadn’t been so rainy, the summer collection would surely have captured record sales. If one had known that this season precisely this look would become the style of the stars, one would certainly have jumped onto the trend early on.

Unfortunately, however, for every hit in fashion retail, more failures occur than a success-oriented buyer would like to admit.

Improving sizing and fitting through digitalization

Posted on 05/16/18 by Dr. Michael Baurschmid - Manager

Digitalization projects not only concern customer experience or touchpoint-related activities, but also offer far-reaching possibilities to improve sizing and fitting. Sizing has always been a key topic in the apparel and shoe industry and can create satisfied and recurring customers through a positive shopping experience.

Inventory at the push of a button - a dream come true

Posted on 04/26/18 by Uwe Quiede - Principal

It's that time again. The next full house inventory is coming up in six weeks. Personnel has been ordered, mobile devices have been procured, a suitable day has been selected on which the store can be closed all day.

Then day X arrives: Cohorts of external employees from the personnel service provider walk through the aisles all day, and in the worst case even through the night, meticulously recording every single item in the store...

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Is language the medium of the (retail) future? - Part 2

Posted on 04/11/18 by Dr. Michael Baurschmid - Manager

Will consumers be more likely to search for offers per voice in the future? Or won't that be relevant in the shopping context?

Basically, speech input offers convenient possibilities that can improve the usability of online shops and should therefore be taken into account by retailers. Precisely because networked speakers such as Amazon's Dot or Google Home and the vast number of newly developed devices that integrate Amazon Alexa, Apple HomePad or Google Home are getting consumers used to interacting with devices by voice.