While for many the holidays end once the clock strikes midnight on January 2, for retailers, the work has only just begun. After all the presents have been unwrapped, retailers must prepare for the onslaught of holiday gift returns.
With billions of dollars worth of goods sold online, holiday season ecommerce has been very important to the economy. And it will only keep growing in the future. This infographic can help you design and execute your end-of-year campaigns.
The U.S. Postal Service lost $5 billion in fiscal 2013, which ended on Sept. 30. However, the USPS highlighted in a press release that it did see a slight revenue increase, thanks in part to an 8% growth in its package services business.
The United States Postal Service has announced that customers will see a price increase of 2.4% effective Jan. 2014 for its shipping services.
It sounds like Amazon did its homework when it decided to offer Sunday delivery to its Amazon Prime members. And the U.S. Postal Service was smart enough to pounce on the opportunity to be its Sunday delivery provider.
Amazon’s recently-announced partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, which expands delivery offerings for Amazon Prime members to include Sundays, offers a promise of much needed revenue for the USPS and improves its relevancy in the parcel delivery business.
Amazon is working with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sunday, starting in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas.
Want to know how to capture the loyalty of a holiday shopper? It turns out it’s all about high-quality customer service, free shipping, and offering deals and discounts, according to a recent study by PriceGrabber. Read more to get a clear and focused snapshot on where the consumer will shop, how much they will spend, and what makes them continually come back this holiday season.
An overwhelming majority of holiday shoppers will respond to retailers’ promotions offering free shipping, and they will ultimately shop with the retailer who can guarantee an on-time delivery date and/or the best shopping experience.
UPS said it expects pick-up volume on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, to eclipse 32 million packages globally, an increase of 10%.