Commerce Perspectives on Commerce Strategies, Key Drivers, and Tools

Generating Barcodes in the IBM OMS Sterling Web Store

Today we’re going to go over how to generate barcodes in HTML-formatted store prints available in the IBM Sterling Web Store for Commerce (WSC) 9.4 and higher versions. Most of the big retailers are now using the Web Store for their In-Store Customer Pickup and Ship-From-Store business models. These store prints are used by the store associate (SA) for picking and packing operations. […]

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How to Encrypt Passwords in IBM Sterling OMS

Data security is the first and foremost requirement of all retail implementations. Once you have installed Sterling OMS, all sensitive data like database passwords is stored as clear text in application property files. Since encryption of property data in Sterling OMS is not provided as a default feature, the decisions about what type of data must […]

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Shifting Sales Models to Transform B2B eCommerce

Recent events indicate a digital disruption is afoot – and eCommerce cannot ignore it. Commerce business models must change to satisfy increasing customer expectations across the B2C and B2B spectrum. In this series, explore the three major areas where you can start innovating to transform your existing commerce business model. We previously looked at re-vamping […]

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10 Tips from Walmart for Killing it in E-Commerce

I recently wrote “What Retailers Can Learn From Walmart’s Incredible E-Commerce Growth In 2017” for Forbes.com. Why? This year, Walmart posted an impressive 60% year-over-year e-commerce growth, and then Walmart announced it will sharply scale back store openings to focus more acutely on E-Commerce. So I wanted to take a look at what tactics have helped to drive this […]

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Delivering a Seamless Experience to Transform Your Business Model

Among the major headlines of 2017, many have involved the shifting landscape of retail and eCommerce. Most notably was Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods. These events indicate a digital disruption is afoot – and eCommerce is not immune to its effects. The disruption can’t be ignored. Commerce business models must change to satisfy increasing customer […]

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Monitoring Your Ongoing Holiday Projects in Q4: 3 Tips for Success

As we reach the halfway point of October, it’s almost go-time for launching your holiday projects and initiatives. This can be a mix of emotions; exciting, anxious and possibly scary all at the same time. Once Halloween is over, the competition explodes for capturing early holiday shoppers and attracting customers over the next two months. […]

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Re-Vamping the Customer Experience to Transform Your Business Model

Recent events across the retail and eCommerce landscape indicate that a digital disruption is afoot. And to succeed, commerce business models have to change to satisfy increasing customer expectations. In this blog series, explore the three major areas where you can start innovating to transform your existing commerce business model – starting with customer experience. […]

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Know Yourself and Your Users to Understand Your Commerce Needs

Selecting a commerce platform or completing a platform integration cannot be accomplished using a one-size-fits-all approach. I’ve heard many people say, it doesn’t matter, “eCommerce is eCommerce.” While yes, this is true, the end goal is almost always to grow sales, however, it’s not all the same. After meeting with customer after customer, it is abundantly clear […]

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Four Steps to Prepare for Your Magento 2 Upgrade – Part 4

Moving to a major commerce platform release can be seen as a business growth strategy rather than a risk-avoidance strategy. Thoughtful planning of your upgrade will reduce cost, mitigate risk, and maintain business continuity so that the transition has minimal impact to the overall shopping experience and your bottom line. If you’re considering an upgrade […]

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