A new study of shoppers aged 14-24 by Fluent Commerce found that young shoppers weren’t as eager for fulfillment immediacy as you’d think in the age of Amazon Prime and guaranteed two-day delivery, with a majority of digital natives still good with hitting the stores. See what else matters to the next wave of consumers.
Operations & Fulfillment
With ecommerce booming, e-fulfillment strategies often aren’t advancing quick enough to keep pace. To help you find solutions and optimize your operations, Multichannel Merchant is holding a free one-day virtual event, “The E-Fulfillment Summit: Meeting Today’s Challenges Head On” on Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT.
Although the demand for omnichannel services like buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) is rising, many retailers lack the processes and technology to effectively (and profitably) execute on it. Creating real-time connections between store associates and enterprise systems like OMS and inventory management is one solution.
Warehouse management systems (WMS) have become more affordable even for small-to-medium-sized ecommerce businesses thanks to the growth in subscription, cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) models. But you need to apply a rigorous methodology to select the right system. Here are 13 steps that will help you select the best WMS to meet your current and future ecommerce fulfillment needs.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is moving from centralized ecommerce fulfillment to regional east and west coast operations as it revamps its supply chain to speed up deliveries while also testing pickup lockers, the company’s CEO told analysts on a Q1 call. See what other changes have contributed to the company’s growth.
Jetblack, Walmart’s new invite-only, personalized shopping service aimed at busy moms in Manhattan and Brooklyn, allows members to get same-day orders fulfilled by texting them in, at $50 a month. It’s the latest example of the beast of Bentonville seeking to go upmarket and out-innovate main rival Amazon.