Omni-Channel Analytics & the Cost-Service Conundrum

When it comes to Omni-channel, advanced analytics can drive many opportunities and benefits, but not without some common roadblocks. A recent RetailWire m*paper outlines a few opportunities worth diving into, but there are two in particular I’d like to expand on: assessing cost of sale and tracking order status across channels. Both are critical to […]

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Amazon’s Financial Indicators… “Falling With Style”?

Recently, an article came out questioning if Amazon is “a giant ponzi scheme dressed in drag,” and it reminded us of a blog post we wrote in January, “What E-commerce Pricing Strategists Can Learn from Aircraft Piloting.” In our post, we discussed Amazon’s current precarious strategy of flying fast and low on increasing revenue and […]

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Business Intelligence: Partnering To Create A Profitability S.H.I.E.L.D.

It’s no secret that Apple has been facing questions as to the ability to continue to innovate as Samsung, Google, Amazon and Microsoft nip at its heels. However, as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, reminded us, Apple’s competitors are still playing catch-up; they’re in structural-build mode while Apple already has the software, hardware, and services […]

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What E-commerce Pricing Strategists Can Learn From Aircraft Piloting

“Airspeed, altitude, or brains; you always need at least two.” This classic pilot’s saying can also apply to logistics with the following equivalencies: Airspeed = Sales Volume Altitude = Margin Brains = Good Decisions (Hopefully) Case-in-point, Amazon appears to have chosen to fly primarily on high sales volume and brains. Margin got “cut.” In a […]

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