Retailers face many unique challenges when selling online to international markets. For example, U.S. merchants need to know what imports are prohibited; when to apply import duties, taxes and tariffs; and how to comply with country-specific forms, country-specific product coding, and local shipping rules.
Omnichannel is a studied approach to meet all of these customer expectations. In order to do so successfully, retailers must reevaluate their logistics business model by putting the focus on fulfilling more orders, faster throughput and lower costs. The first step in that process is understanding the trends that define the omnichannel marketplace.
Like it or not, returns happen; an unsatisfactory returns protocol will affect your bottom line and customer satisfaction. However, the returns headache can be avoided for both the merchant and … Continue Reading →
With nearly 50% of Americans abandoning their shopping carts due to high shipping costs, it’s imperative for merchants to focus on managing delivery fees in order to ensure a happy customer this holiday season. In this infographic from Pitney Bowes, you will walk away with a few quick tips that can help you keep a happy customer and a secured sale during the most competitive time of the year.
While most pre-holiday planning involves striking the perfect balance among inventory, increased traffic in-store and online, and competitive promotions, a few easy steps in advance of the holiday madness can help ensure post-holiday preparedness as well. Evaluate your returns process from both within and outside the organization. Examine the customer experience to identify possible pain points. Process refunds and store credits as quickly as possible.