The ship-from-store trend has been generating a huge amount of buzz in recent months. While major retailers are seeing big benefits such as improved customer satisfaction and shipping cost savings, it’s doesn’t mean smaller retailers should be excluded.
Spring is the perfect time of year for small-to-medium size multichannel merchants to identify new ways to streamline their business operations and improve go-to-market programs. A good spring cleaning is in order as part of a solid plan that will attract new and repeat customers, allowing businesses to enjoy strong sales heading into the summer […]
Growing a multichannel retail business with order management in the cloud means having important details about the business such as customer orders, fulfillment requests and inventory levels available in real-time as the information is no longer stuck in the back office. SMBs who leverage the cloud gain actionable insight into the details of their business. For small retailers, this insight translates to growth and increased efficiencies, positioning their business to capitalize on opportunity.
During the last year, we
Free shipping is a great way for small retailers to attract new and repeat customers, and ensure that they enjoy strong sales during the holidays and throughout the year. But when some retailers pulled back on free shipping deals, average order values declined and they experienced negative growth versus a year ago. Here’s why free shipping will help you compete with the big box retailers this holiday season.
As more merchants are listing products in multiple marketplaces like eBay or Amazon to reach potential buyers, they aren
To some merchants, shopping cart abandonment may be perceived as simply one of the risks when operating an online business. However, as competition continues to grow and customers become savvier, businesses should take proactive measures to attract and retain customers, and provide a unique online experience to decrease shopping cart abandonment rates. In order to do so, here are a few tips and strategies any merchant can use.
Jacque Pelletier, founder of Fashion Connection, says that the ability to manage his inventory across multiple platforms has helped the business flourish and differentiate itself from local brick-and-mortar competitors. Additionally, the Fashion Connection, is looking ahead and readying themselves to take on bigger challenges such as mobile commerce.
To meet the demands of online holiday consumers, retailers are preparing their sites through the following means to ensure they are prepared throughout the holiday season for the increased traffic they