SPS Gives Back: Ninth Annual Charity Auction

SPS Gives Back: Ninth Annual Charity Auction

One of the SPS Commerce values is ‘Give Back’ and we truly strive to make a difference in the community. One of our most beloved SPS Gives Back events is our homegrown annual Charity Auction. The Charity Auction encourages employee involvement in all aspects, from...

Grocery store formats for the future

Grocery store formats for the future

The traditional supermarket may be in trouble. While big supermarket brands — Kroger, Safeway, Publix — are still making billions of dollars per year, industry experts are getting a little uneasy about the future of the traditional supermarkets. Even a few years ago,...

Order-to-shelf inventory management

Order-to-shelf inventory management

Order-to-shelf inventory management is an inventory management strategy that has been making headlines recently as more and more retailers, particularly grocers, are embracing it in an effort to reduce back room storage and labor costs. We've seen this in other...

Understanding the power of personalization

Understanding the power of personalization

We all like to feel special, like people get us and understand us. It shows that they care and that they're concerned with us. It’s the same reason why retailers that use personalization often see increased sales and engagement when they customize their marketing...

Vendor consolidation for retailers

Vendor consolidation for retailers

Retailers who are looking to streamline their operations and improve their efficiency, while maintaining their product selection, will often consider vendor consolidation as a way to achieve their desired results. They look for a way to reduce their numbers of vendors...

EDI for toy retailers and toy suppliers

EDI for toy retailers and toy suppliers

People who work in the retail industry, especially the retail supply chain, are already aware of how competitive that market is. But of all the verticals in that field, the toys vertical is insanely competitive, especially in the modern digital retail landscape. The...

Pressures on grocery that require a response

Pressures on grocery that require a response

The year 2016 was an important year in the retail marketplace that has changed the way everyone in this space operates. It was the year the Millennial population surpassed the Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the United States. According to the U.S....

EDI for pet product retailers and suppliers

EDI for pet product retailers and suppliers

EDI has helped a variety of businesses in retail and the retail supply chain. Its improved accuracy, communication and speed capabilities have played an important role in the growth and streamlining of grocery, cosmetics, sports, home improvement and other industries....

EDI 861: Receiving Advice/Acceptance Certificate

EDI 861: Receiving Advice/Acceptance Certificate

The Receiving Advice/Acceptance Certificate is growing in popularity as more and more retailers rely on their trading partners to help manage inventory. The EDI 861 document is often used in automatic stock-replenishment programs managed by the supplier or vendor. As...

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