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Weekends Only Has New Online Store

Furniture retailer Weekends Only has launched a new Web site that includes online ordering options to increase sales, expand its market and compete with online retailers.

The five-store, St. Louis-based furniture outlet known for a low-cost business model partnered with e-commerce platform specialist ShopVisible based on the vendor's omni-channel experience, ability to integrate with existing systems, and previous experience with the unique business model of retail closeouts.

At Weekendsonly.com, customers now can browse products in-stock by category filters and make payments online with options for in-store pickup or local delivery. In addition to online sales and customer convenience, the site now provides more control over product and inventory feeds on the back-end, a critical need for the retailer due to its quick-changing assortment of merchandise. Additionally, the distributed order management system permits Weekends Only to serve customers in nearby markets, creating opportunities for brick-and-mortar store expansion.

"E-commerce offers customers Weekends Only value all week long, allowing us to provide greater service while continuing to save every customer money,” said Dionne Dumitru, COO of Weekends Only. “Teaming with ShopVisible, we were able to provide an end-to-end technology solution that has been remarkably robust. Our customers are voting for this complimentary channel by continuing to increase their purchases and basket size. We’re on a tremendous learning curve, and are seizing the opportunity to escalate business growth through omnichannel retail."







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