It’s hard to escape the chatter claiming the death of the traditional retail store. And, when stores do go bankrupt, we hear the same explanation: Ecommerce and direct-to-home delivery has turned brick-and-mortar retail into an outdated model for serving customer needs and desires. Here are some key areas to think about when fulfilling from a retail store.
Operations & Fulfillment
Consumers are turning to app-based shopping for meal delivery ordering. A study by Toluna found that while a younger demographic tend to use app-based shopping, 50% of shoppers age 55 and older are considering using apps for grocery shopping. This infographic by Toluna highlights the findings of how customers are using apps to get meals delivered to their homes.
Many merchant operations are not ready for a fully automated slotting system, especially the capital investment and continuing maintenance required. However almost every ecommerce warehouse can benefit from applying some basic slotting methodology. Here are some tips on creating a slotting analysis.
Reserve online, pickup in store (ROPIS) is a huge missed opportunity, especially for retailers who are selling oversized items, products that require a certain fit or other high-end, expensive goods. More retailers need to be exploring ROPIS as an option to drive omnichannel sales. Here are several benefits.