How Michaels Reconfigured its Fulfillment Models to Dramatically Enhance Ship-From-Store Performance

Michaels had a major ecommerce ship-from-store challenge. It’s not that this fulfillment method wasn’t popular — the arts and crafts retailer shipped nearly 3 million orders from its 1,300+ stores across the U.S. and Canada in 2023. But the lack of a systematic approach to assortment and order prioritization meant that individual stores were shipping…

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Elevating Your Pricing Strategy: A Maturity Model for Distributors

By David S. Bauders, CEO SPARXiQ Every distributor is on a strategic pricing journey. The fundamental pricing challenge — thousands of SKUs, thousands of customers, and seller-negotiated pricing — is virtually endemic to distribution. Every day, quote by quote, decisions are made that determine the net profitability and organic growth rate of distributors. Everyone is…

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Walmart Rolls Out Luminate Data Insights Service to Suppliers in Mexico, Canada

Walmart’s Data Ventures division has announced the international expansion of the Walmart Luminate data insights platform, beginning with Walmex in Mexico and followed by Walmart Canada later this year.   Launched a little over three years ago to drive more value for both the Walmart business and its suppliers, Walmart Luminate gives the retailer’s suppliers access…

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