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  • How Technology is Enabling Family Businesses to Thrive in the World of Digital Commerce

    In 1989, Peg and Tim Liebert founded a mail-order company they called Kansas Sampler. The catalog was filled with apparel and gifts related to the state of Kansas and local sports teams. In 1990, they expanded into brick-and-mortar retailing by opening five stores in the Kansas City area. Fast-forward to 2017 - the family-owned business, under the name Rally House is operating over 60 stores in nine states and a growing ecommerce site with son Aaron Liebert leading the helm.

  • Cloud Commerce Changes the Game for Soccer Express

    With the vast geography of Canada, and the decline of the local mom-and-pop soccer shops, Soccer Express saw a need to revamp its business model to focus online. However, its disparate technology systems were holding them back from going full speed into omnichannel success. “We had a tremendous amount of manual and duplication of work,” said Andrew Veer, Chief Operating Officer at Soccer Express. 

  • How Australian Retailers can Compete with the Amazon Goliath

    Australian retailers have generally lagged in adopting modern ecommerce and omnichannel commerce practices, yet its citizens are among the earliest adopters of new technology and trends. As such, many Australian retailers are not ready for the imminent entry of Amazon and could face very tough times if they don’t lift their game. 

  • New Zealand-based Sports Apparel Specialist Goes Global with NetSuite

    As a New Zealand-based company, operating as global business from the beginning, Mons Royale was not only taking on well established companies in the sports apparel market when it began its journey, but with some significant challenges to overcome. Yet, spurred by the loyalty among outdoor adventurers to the company’s high quality and stylish merino wool clothing, Mons Royale quickly outgrew its initial software systems.

  • Amazon-Whole Foods Presents Risk, Opportunity for Small Retailers

    The recent news that Amazon is purchasing Whole Foods for just under $14 billion has brought with it nearly 14 billion takes. For example, it's not about stores it’s about data, Amazon is “not buying a retailer, it’s buying a customer” that will immediately bring its grocery efforts to scale or, from one mind reader, simply (and somewhat condescendingly) “it’s not what you think."

  • Home Audio Retailer Fluance Makes Beautiful Music with NetSuite

    Deepak was fresh out of college when he designed and produced 50 pairs of two-way tower speakers and set them out for sale in a small, warehouse-like retail shop that he’d opened in his hometown of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Sharing the bare metal shelves with top brands like Sony and Pioneer, Deepak’s 40-inch tall speakers lacked aesthetic polish — but more than made up for it in audio performance.

  • Delivering the Perfect Omnichannel Order: Myths vs Reality

    The definition of the perfect order has radically changed in the omnichannel era. For customers, the perfect order means getting the right products and services at the best price, whenever and wherever. For merchants, it means accomplishing this at the optimal cost and efficiency. Delivering the perfect order requires a delicate balance of inventory visibility, routing logic and strategies for dealing with exceptions.

  • Four Takeaways from Ecommerce Experts at IRCE

    The annual Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) in Chicago featured more than 200 ecommerce experts across 130 conference sessions. In addition to the presentations, the exhibit hall featured 600 vendors and the entire event brought in about 10,000 attendees. With that many experts in one place, it’s the perfect spot to learn about the latest in ecommerce – and what’s coming next.

  • SuiteWorld 2017 Retail Keynote: Evolving to Next with Omnichannel

    In the SuiteWorld 2017 Retail keynote, Andy Lloyd, NetSuite’s Vice President of Products, discusses current trends in retail, what’s on the horizon and how NetSuite is helping some of the most innovative retailers in the industry achieve their goals including the new SuiteSuccess for retail industry solution.