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Drop-Shipping-Internet Retailers''
Relying on drop-shipping (sometimes called

merchant wholesalers  handling charge to the merchant for returned items. Therefore, in case of too many returns, retailers have to be careful to make sure that at the end of the day, they are not losing money on the pick, pack, and ship element. Furthermore, there is a concern that companies that use drop-shipping risk relinquishing control over when and how an item is shipped, especially if the arrangements still revolve around pedestrian faxing and phoning communication methods. This translates to many possible customer Read More...
“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1
In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some

merchant wholesalers  away from being a merchant of Levi’s jeans into a retailer that would sell only one brand of a broader line of products: its own. Over the next 20 years (1983 to 2003), Gap’s revenue soared more than 30-fold to nearly US$16 billion, before flattening out the last several years. As a peek preview of what will come later in this blog series, retailers that have embraced a modified vertical business model are racing ahead of competitors that have not, or those that are moving slowly to become more Read More...
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

merchant wholesalers  manufacturers for prospective online merchant clients (whose search on their own could be futile and frustrating, given that competitor merchants typically guard the identity of their wholesalers as proprietary secrets). Commerce Hub has a community of about 2,500 merchants, vendors, and products, and a new merchant customer can chose from such well-known brands as Titleist , AT&T , GE , Samsung , Nintendo , Wilson , Sony , Black & Decker , Canon , Microsoft , HP , Seiko , and the like. This is yet Read More...
Improving and Expanding: The Road Ahead for a Drop-ship Facilitator
CommerceHub may be destined for leadership in collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment; trade promotions; new product design and introduction

merchant wholesalers  such as payment gateway, merchant account, fraud screening, and business payment services. Thus, some other, better rounded players might provide a better fit with their offerings, especially in light of some traditional connectivity providers like Sterling Commerce , Inovis , General Exchange Services ( GXS ), and SPS Commerce recently acquiring value-adding applications along those lines. Also, traditional brick and mortar retail stores still rely on store clerks and managers to support customers, Read More...
JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Three: JDA Portfolio 2004.1 Continued
With its new business model, JDA plans to build upon the broadening collective JDA Portfolio product lines to enable its customers to achieve a new level of

merchant wholesalers  with the art of merchant savvy and intuition, the JDA Intellect suite enables companies to better execute several competitive and data-intensive practices. In addition to showing the latest capabilities in Seasonal Profiling by Intellect , Channel Clustering by Intellect , and Demand Planning by Intellect , at the conference, JDA debuted Size Scaling by Intellect , which delivers an automated, more cost effective process to determine the most profitable sizes on a store-by-store basis. JDA Intellect is a Read More...
Clear Demand and 360pi Partner for Dynamic Omni-channel Retail Pricing
Clear Demand and 360pi recently struck a partnership that they believe amplifies the role and importance of “dynamic pricing” as a “competitive countermeasure

merchant wholesalers  enough to operate with merchant pricing systems and adapt to unique retailer requirements for competition and strategy, and is rigorous and transparent (for managing strategies, rules, and competitive pricing).   Retail pricing today requires a new direction and new focus, and the vendor claims to be the first to innovate accordingly. The Home Depot is Clear Demand’s first Tier One published client. Building awareness for innovation takes time, and it all begins with these dynamic pricing Read More...
SAP Acquires hybris
SAP has rocked the e-commerce/digital commerce world this week with the announcement of its intention to acquire hybris. Whether you believe that this is a

merchant wholesalers  and hybris empowering the merchant to be able to do more things with promotional strategies, loyalty services, etc. One can see SAP salivating at the potential of these two technologies, but we could do without yet another game-changer reference. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that half of hybris’ 500 customers are reportedly non-SAP shops, and SAP talks about the opportunity for these combined technologies in SAP’s 12,000-partner network and 240,000 customers in 25 industries. Precision Read More...
How To Mitigate Holiday Cybercrime
Shop.org, and the Boston Consulting Group, reported that sales during the 1998 holiday season grew by 230 percent. With today''s tools, just about anyone can

merchant wholesalers  for Cardservice International, Internet merchants are not keeping enough checks and balances to combat fraud. Many credit card transactions are still transmitted in plain-text, allowing credit card numbers to be electronically captured unknowingly and exploited by cyberfraudsters. All credit card transactions should be encrypted -- any security less than that shows negligence on the part of the internet merchant. Online auctions are particularly susceptible to cyberfraud. There are few regulations and Read More...
Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets'' Good
For every vendor, focus often results with more value to its targeted customers. Two highly focused vendors that also remain profitable and growing even in

merchant wholesalers  Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets'' Good Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets'' Good P.J. Jakovljevic - August 5, 2002 Event Summary Ross Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ROSS , www.rossinc.com) is very focused on the ERP and e-business needs of the process markets. Privately held Prescient Systems (www.prescientsystems.com), on the other hand, is very focused on the supply chain needs of the consumer goods markets. Their recent announcement teams the two to provide a complete system for the Read More...
Delivery Architecture - What it Means...
Once we cross the border of the enterprise, traditional enterprise-centric systems fail to provide visibility or a way to understand and act, all in sync with

merchant wholesalers  can be an eBay merchant—eBay operates the order management systems, the financial settlements, etc. You can even get your company benefits plan, health insurance plan, etc., by being an eBay merchant. Amazon has a similar program, not just for small business, but also for the likes of Nordstrom, etc. In the supply chain arena there are organizations that can manage your financial settlements, own your inventory, forecast and deliver to your customer, and help with charge back and discrepancy Read More...
What''s in a name? or Enterprise systems'' reincarnations (Part II)
While the Part I of this topic focused on Consona Corporation (former M2M Holdings), this time the discussion continues with the recently minted Solarsoft

merchant wholesalers  distribution and wholesale & merchant sectors. For now, it appears that the vendor will group its offering into three platform-based product suites: mVP , building on the Solarsoft CMSm5 ERP [ evaluate this product ] foundation; iVP , building on the Solarsoft CMSi5 ERP [ evaluate this product ] foundation; and xVP , or a cross-platform solution that will most likely enable tailored integration of former disparate XKO systems and future acquisitions. The last offering seems the least defined at this Read More...
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I
As a little kid growing up in former (and erstwhile happy) Yugoslavia and watching my elders, day in, day out, downing dozens of strong Turkish coffees with

merchant wholesalers  Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I As a little kid growing up in former (and erstwhile happy) Yugoslavia and watching my elders, day in, day out, downing dozens of strong Turkish coffees with their neighbors and relatives (while discussing sports, weather, world politics, and the neighborhood gossip) I would sometimes naively ask for a sip of coffee. The deterring line (a bogey-man tale) from my folks would be that “kids that drink coffee end up with a tail on their rear side.” A few Read More...
Data Storage Encryption for Enabling PCI Compliance
Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is mandatory. As such, businesses must think seriously about their data storage

merchant wholesalers  customer data. As a merchant or credit card processor, will you be ready when the auditors come knocking? Learn more about the foolproof way that many businesses are passing PCI DSS audits. Read More...
Bold Retail Industry Predictions for 2014 by Revel Systems
Revel Systems, an innovative provider of iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) solutions, recently announced predictions that will shape the retail and technology

merchant wholesalers  is consumer adoption and merchant availability. Bitcoin will likely start in the following areas: Third world countries that need universal currency High-end niche stores where Bitcoin is popping up now, i.e., Lamborghini and Tesla dealerships So, the buying power of the millennials to afford these fancy new tools and pricey goods is questionable. Still, retailers should be aware of these predictions and trends, which will become mainstream sooner rather than later, but I am just not sure whether it will Read More...
Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP?
Although interBiz has spouted an interesting value proposition to many enterprise applications users, the company still has to address some potential stumbling

merchant wholesalers  interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP? Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP? P.J. Jakovljevic - December 6, 2001 Event Summary  In October and November, interBiz , the eBusiness applications division of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), expanded its back-office solutions with the announcement of product enhancements and a free benchmarking service. The announcements were: A free benchmarking service for businesses in durable goods industries Read More...

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