This week’s retailer we love is Coast Apparel! Don’t be fooled by the crab logo and southern-style clothes – this retailer knows how to dress you even beyond beach weather. Case in point: the double-faced polyester fleece jacket. Take that, Polar Vortex!
This week’s retailer we love is High Cotton! Although the company specializes in the sharpest looking bowties around, it also offers a selection of cummerbunds and even headbands for women. Handmade in North Carolina, these products aren’t just one-of-a-kind statement pieces – they’re also practical. Each product is made of 100% machine washable cotton, eliminating the hassle associated with traditional dry clean only silk ties. We know the guys out there will appreciate that!
The success of eCommerce is challenging retailers to manage inventory in real time. With effective inventory management, retailers can rapidly expand – without sacrificing customer experience – and improve omnichannel initiatives. Dotcom CEO Maria Haggerty describes three strategies for efficient inventory control in Retail Online Integration.
This week’s retailer we love is JackThreads! Think of JackThreads as the Robin Hood of the shopping world, minus the grand larceny and the pointy hat. The members-only shopping community for guys serves up the freshest contemporary brands at exclusive discounts. JackThreads features up-and-coming designers to ensure you are up to date on the latest seasonal trends.
When Zulily shares soared 71% on Friday during its IPO, investors seemed to be betting on the success of flash-sale sites. However, further evidence shows the industry is struggling. According to data from Dotcom Distribution, 44% of comments on flash-sale Facebook pages are negative. Dotcom president Maria Haggerty explains the flash-sale industry’s challenges in MarketWatch.
Mobile Marketer included an article about Abercombie & Fitch integrating a new feature on its mobile site that enables customers to find out if a specific item is available in a nearby store. Dotcom president Maria Haggerty said these new capabilities can be beneficial for the company and predicts that Abercrombie will see an increase in in-store demand.
Check out Dotcom president Maria Haggerty's interview with The Future of Commerce*! From a brief history of Dotcom to recent trends in the commerce industry to advice on how women can break into the commerce profession - this interview covers it all. Click through to learn more about our favorite "Woman in Leadership."
Saks 5th Avenue launched an ecommerce site for its off-price franchise, "Saks Off 5th!" Check out what Dotcom's president Maria Haggerty thinks Saks should be doing to make sure its new site delivers the same experiences Saks customers are accustomed to. In this article from Multichannel Merchant, Maria explains how big name brands like Saks can successfully use fulfillment to deliver a seamless omnichannel experience.
Online-only retailers have the flexibility to cater to a variety of shopper preferences. For example, our client Adore Me credits its recent growth to personalized showrooms, a service only online retailers can provide. Adore Me’s Founder and CEO Morgan Hermand-Waiche discusses this service and his partnership with Dotcom with Retail Touchpoints. Read the entire article here.
This week’s retailer we love is our client Poppin! Whether you’re looking for school supplies to help you stand out from classmates or office supplies to bring some color to your desk, you can find something bright at Poppin. It is our pleasure to distribute this pop of color to all of Poppin’s B2B and consumer clients. Learn more about our work with Poppin here.