Manhattan Associates Inc., a provider of supply chain and omnichannel commerce, recently introduced Manhattan Active Allocation, an first allocation solution specifically engineered for today’s omnichannel marketplace, with a new approach to managing short lifecycle inventory.
Challenge: An online boutique for monogrammed and personalized items needed to triple its workforce to meet peak-season demand. Management wrestled with maintaining perfect order accuracy and speedy fulfillment while scaling up labor.
Consumers who use Postmates' on-demand delivery service now have the opportunity to buy core products from American Apparel. The service takes advantage of the passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags that American Apparel attaches to all of its merchandise, enabling Postmates to identify which items are available within an individual customer's geographic area.
Ninety-nine percent of consumers who take delivery of online orders in brick-and-mortar stores are pleased with the experience, according to a recent survey. Twenty-nine percent said the option is why they placed the order in the first place.
Brick-and-mortar shopping isn't dead, but it is certainly on the decline: just 57 percent of urban consumers said they preferred to make discretionary purchases in stores, while 39 percent claim their last such purchase was made online.