When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.
Same-day delivery service Shutl has had success in the U.K., large in part to subsidies by participating direct-to-customer merchants. But will merchants offset the cost so U.S. consumers can have their merchandise shipped same-day for free?
When it comes to revamping their ecommerce sites in 2013, retailers are focusing on keeping the consumer in the loop from the moment an order is placed right until the packaged is delivered to the doorstep.
Even if you don’t sell products geared toward the Black Friday-Cyber Monday crowd, you need to have your ecommerce site in top shape ahead of the holiday rush. Shoppers who come to Party Supplies Delivered come ready to buy, and that leads to its highest conversion rates of the year.
How important is shipping to the overall customer experience? According to a recent Exolevel Seamless Retail Study it is very important. Eighty-one percent of respondents said it is important for the retailer to enable them to pick up or arrange for delivery of their purchase.
More and more companies are looking into using Third Party Fulfillment (3PF) as an option to avoid increases in staff, warehouse size, and technology investments. But for some considering outsourcing, the basic hang-up is giving up control of contact center and fulfillment operations.
Amazon launched it’s latest marketplace in India this week, making it the 10th marketplace for the ecommerce goliath. In this infographic from Amazon, you will get a glimpse into the countries it serves, how many fulfillment centers it has worldwide, and it’s third-party seller growth.