8 Ways to Improve First-Time Success in Last-Mile Delivery

| William Salter

According to online retail association IMRG the cost of goods from failed ecommerce deliveries is over $1 billion annually in the U.S. alone. So how can you improve first-time delivery success? Here are 8 ways you can help ensure that customers get their order on time the first time and consistently thereafter.

Omnichannel Investments Pay Off for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

| Erik Morton

While things look dire in physical retail, investments in omnichannel are paying off for some traditional retailers. There are similarities in the playbook across a diverse group of companies, including aligning physical stores with the ecommerce channel, investing in private brands, and aggressively expanding product assortment. See how some of the leaders are staying ahead of the curve.

How Touch of Modern Tapped Automation, Technology to Scale Rapidly

| Jonathan Wu

Technology is the beating heart in ecommerce, and a strong heart builds endurance. Read how Touch of Modern’s in-house technology platform enabled it to build operational software around a single data warehouse, and how an accounts payable automation solution tracked 20,000+ supplier payments per year globally without a single headcount dedicated to AP.

What Are Your Inventory Management Metrics Telling You?

| Curt Barry

Among the strategies that will make you more competitive, increase sales and improve customer service, better inventory management, including planning and forecasting, should be at the top of the list. To help you get a better handle on inventory management, tracking these key performance indicators (KPIs) will help you assess your performance.

A Merchant’s Guide to Holiday Ecommerce Fulfillment Success

| Michael Griffiths

If Amazon Prime Day is any indication of what’s to be expected during this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, we’re in for another year of holiday shopping season mayhem. With the line continuing to blur between physical and digital and ecommerce, here are four steps merchants can take to prepare for holiday ecommerce success from Cyber Weekend on.

How RFID Can Help You Get Omnichannel Ready

| Phil Morrow

Retail omnichannel processes have been put to the test in recent years. Convenience options such as buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and ship from store put additional pressure on overburdened store processes and personnel, resulting in missed orders and unhappy shoppers. Here are some factors to consider when evaluating an RFID solution.

5 Tips For Providing Top Customer Service

| Chassidy Lake

It is no secret that the customer’s experience is vital to the success of your business. One way to ensure a positive shopping experience for your customer is to ensure they are receiving top of the line customer service. Here are five ways to provide customers with a good experience that will ensure they return.