Commerce Perspectives on Commerce Strategies, Key Drivers, and Tools

Kohl’s and Amazon: Can They Really Be Friends?

These are challenging times for brick and mortar retailers. With malls struggling and bankruptcy victims piling up, where do retailers turn? Nine months into the year and just a few months out from Christmas, these are the stores that have filed for Chapter 11 so far: The Limited (January 17) Wet Seal (February 2) Eastern […]

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Four Steps to Prepare for Your Magento 2 Upgrade – Part 3

Once you have taken inventory of your existing Magento platform and reviewed Magento 2 templates, the next step involves evaluating your extensions. Simply put, extensions expand the native capabilities of the Magento platform. Launched in 2016, the Magento Marketplace offers carefully vetted extensions for your commerce platform. (Think of it as the “App Store” for […]

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Multi-platform Retail – Experiences replace the need for inventory

Nordstrom plans to open a store in Los Angeles that will have no inventory. Our Principal of Strategy & Innovation at Perficient Digital, Jim Hertzfeld says, “THIS is the future of physical retail,” and he points to what menswear retailer Indochino has been doing in retail, expanding from web into bricks-and-mortar. We’ve seen the same […]

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For a Successful Holiday Season, Let Your Data Be Your Guide

It can either be the Elf on the Shelf®, or the elephant in the room – data is as important as you make it. To that point, many eCommerce and omni-channel retail organizations are sitting on mountains of customer shopping and behavior data, especially after the holiday selling season. Sadly, an unsuccessful holiday selling season […]

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Four Steps to Prepare for Your Magento 2 Upgrade – Part 2

Successful engagement of your digital commerce customers means you need to deliver an experience that works well across all channels – especially in mobile. Why does the mobile experience matter? Here are just a couple of reasons: Mobile commerce grew 47% in 2016, significantly outpacing growth in traditional eCommerce and brick-and-mortar retail1 Google places more […]

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How to Transform Your Commerce Business Models

If you work in the retail or eCommerce space, then there’s no doubt that recent headlines have caught your attention. Here are just a few recent examples: “PetSmart will acquire high-flying rival e-tailer Chewy” (Internet Retailer) “Watch out Amazon. Walmart is coming for you” (CNN) “Amazon buys Whole Foods in a $13.7 billion deal” (Internet […]

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Four Steps to Prepare for Your Magento 2 Upgrade – Part 1

If your existing digital commerce site runs on Magento 1.x, then the thought of upgrading may seem overwhelming. For merchants considering this upgrade, the inherent concern is that the transition comes at a higher price. However, with strategic and thoughtful planning of your move, you will reduce cost, mitigate risk, and maintain business continuity. This […]

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Why Make the Move to Magento 2?

If you’re contemplating an upgrade to Magento 2, you’re not alone. Moving to a major commerce platform release can be seen as a business growth strategy rather than risk-avoidance. It’s no secret that the competitive stakes are high when it comes to digital commerce. More than 11% of retail shopping happens online.1 While in B2B, 68% […]

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