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W. Frank Dell II, CMC

President
Dellmart & Company

Just as online shopping took years for consumers to trust the seller/webpage, so will mobile payment. At this point we have competing applications. Until one gains real acceptance it is still anyone's game. 2015 will not be the breakthrough year. Consumers have real security concerns. Mobile payment supported by...

Crowdsourced ideas are nothing more than market research. Manufacturers have used market research for years successfully. Retailers pay for market research studies and put the report into a desk drawer. Getting closer to your target market and customers is always a good idea. But caution must be used. If...

It has been a number of years since the Apple stores were set up. Every retailer need to remodel just to stay competitive. Thus it is time for a store update. The question is if it should be around a new product. What if the product fails? Then the...

There is simply no reason for the White House to get involved with a local labor issue. Under this administration we know the outcome and it will have long term implications. The end result will be a reduction in West Coast volume and jobs. Every retailer importing product knows...

For online grocery to be mainstream it must be home delivered and at retail prices. Following our Direct Product Profit work, after the shelf is stocked the only remaining cost is checkout. If you add home delivery to the accumulated costs the majority of transactions will not be profitable....

The issue is better explained based on the retailer's target market. Younger consumers accept e-mail receipts and older consumers are less likely to. With all the retailer data thieves, consumers have to save the register tape or the e-mail to make sure their billing statement is accurate. E-mail receipts...

Fact: Chapter 11 does not provide any value for stockholders, only bondholders. For the last 10+ years, RadioShack has been trying to find a workable retail concept. They have yet to find one. A smaller company will only make the next filing for Chapter 22 (chapter 11 twice) easier....

Just as consumers have cut the telephone wire so are they cutting the cable wire. Twenty-five percent of households no longer have a line, rather individuals have cell phones. Streaming is growing, resulting in consumers dropping cable television but keeping their broadband internet connection. Basic television (CBS, NBC and...

For e-commerce to offer competitive rates the pick-up depot is the future. First it shortens the order cycle time and reduces the delivery cost. Delivery time can be as short as three hours which seems to be the new customer service objective. Amazon is on track with this new...

First there were the mom and pop stationary stores. Along came the catalog stationary suppliers and finally the category-killer retailers. The acquisition of Office Depot will eliminate one competitor and the ability to rationalize stores. This will be purely cost savings. Competition is on the internet. To achieve growth...

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