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Same-Day Service for Online Shoppers: More Home Delivery, In-Store Pickup - WSJ
By ELIZABETH HOLMES
Updated Dec. 9, 2014

Retailers are poised with two get-it-now solutions. Shoppers can buy online and pick up in stores, the more widely available same-day option. Or, they can get same-day home delivery, the Holy Grail of e-commerce.

Once the domain of restaurants and florists, same-day delivery has expanded to tech giants like Google, and Amazon is experimenting with bike messengers and drones. Meanwhile, stores like Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, and Neiman Marcus are getting in on the game, offering some online shoppers that same-day gratification, either at no charge or for a nominal fee....The more commonly offered option to buy online and pick up in store—known in the industry as “BOPIS”—is an important step for retailers toward “omnichannel” operations, or integrated online and in-store inventory.

Gap Inc., operator of Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy stores and websites, began inviting Web and mobile shoppers last year to “reserve in store.” The shopper reserves an item and a specific pick-up location using one of the brand websites or apps. An employee picks the item from the selling floor and scans it to confirm the size and style. Shoppers receive an email or text when the order is ready....To make same-day delivery cost effective, Deliv looks to aggregate pickups and deliveries, says Daphne Carmeli, Deliv’s founder and chief executive. Sending one driver to pick up one package and deliver it in one hour would cost between $20 and $22. When the driver picks up and delivers two packages, those costs are halved. “It doesn’t take much pooling to get down to this disruptive price,” Ms. Carmeli says.
retailers  logistics  e-commerce  speed  delivery  home-delivery  Deliv  same-day  omnichannel  Macy’s  Bloomingdale’s  Neiman_Marcus  web  rooming  BOPIS  in-store 
december 2014 by jerryking
Reinventing business research | timetric.com
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DaaS  visualization  infographics  statistics  data  tools  charts  analytics  web  analysis  Freshbooks  value_propositions  JCK 
july 2011 by jerryking
Cognition: The blog of web design & development firm Happy Cog
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blog  webdesign  inspiration  design  ux  web  blogs  JCK 
november 2010 by jerryking
David Tafuri: Wireless in Gaza - WSJ.com
AUGUST 25, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By DAVID TAFURI. If
young Palestinians have access to better information today, they may
make better decisions tomorrow....One reason is the proximity of the
Palestinian territories to Israel, which is the region's leader in
Internet development. Another factor is the high rate of literacy in the
territories, estimated at 92%. Perhaps most significant, however, is
that Palestinians' isolation—and inability to travel and import or
export goods—means that the Web is their main way to connect with the
outside world.

Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) responsible for helping develop the
Palestinian economy view the Internet as the most promising sector for
job creation. Already, companies in the West Bank like Exalt
Technologies and Asal Technologies are making money on the Web and
invigorating the economy.
Palestinians  Web  hacks  programming  NGOs  Gaza 
august 2010 by jerryking
L. Gordon Crovitz Says Technological Creativity Could Help Wall Street Make Sense of Data - WSJ.com
FEBRUARY 9, 2009 | WSJ | By L. GORDON CROVITZ reports on
the annual Technology, Entertainment and Design conference. TED as an
antidote to recessionary pessimism. Reminder that other industries,
especially Wall Street, need to embrace the technologist ethos of
constant creativity and innovation. "Raw data, now!" Find new
relationships among data and new answers to problems in ways we haven't
been able to imagine
analytics  L._Gordon_Crovtiz  Web  data  Wall_Street  TED  unimaginable  sense-making  pattern_recognition  patterns  data_mining  problems 
february 2009 by jerryking
Mobile Web Is Gaining Traction - WSJ.com
JULY 22, 2008 WSJ blog post by Ben Worthen on rise of smart phones
mobile  Web  Web_2.0  smartphones  Ben_Worthen 
january 2009 by jerryking

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