The past several years have brought many businesses through cost reduction programs. In the aftermarket1 - as well as in several other industries - that means that price is a factor that is more important than ever.Read More
When opening the internet for commercial use in 1995, the idea was that technology could help consumers and producers make markets more efficient. Soon after, the idea of replicating the flea-market garage sale concept and other traditional markets in the online world grew in the minds of entrepreneurs.
The first successful attempt to create an online marketplace on a large scale was eBay.com, which was mainly focused on peer to peer transactions, allowing anyone to become a seller and consumers to access a broad assortment of products.
Like many of you, I’m excited for the release of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice this week. Perhaps not quite as excited as I am for season 6 of Game of Thrones (1, 2), but excited nonetheless. Of all the comic book superheroes, Batman in particular has always captured my imagination.Read More
We’ve all seen these Design versus User Experience (UX) pictures on LinkedIn and Twitter. It’s a great illustration of the eternal battle between how a designer intends for their design to be used and how the end user uses it in a completely different way.Read More
Mars, one of the world’s leading food manufacturers, hit the headlines recently following the recall of their popular Snickers chocolate bars.Read More
Last Sunday, on my first walk through the Expo Hall at the NRF's 105th Annual Convention & EXPO, I came across a vendor handing out a piece of booth collateral titled, “The Idiot’s Guide to Omnichannel.”Read More
The other day I wanted to buy a certain lamp online. I used PriceRunner, an excellent online price comparison service. By typing in the desired lamp I received a list of dealers starting with the cheapest one on top. Now you might think I just chose the first one offering the cheapest price? Wrong!Read More
With 2015 coming to a close we are recapping our top 5 blog posts for the year. Each post was selected from our readers and covers topics within Master Data Management ranging from; time-to-market, Product Information Management, Food labeling, and creating a strategic road map for an MDM initiative.Read More
Getting to know your customer is always easier said than done. Once you start this journey, some of the first things to consider include “who is our customer?” “what appeals to them?” and most importantly, “are we even speaking their language?”Read More