Meeting consumers’ high expectations can reap substantial rewards: shoppers who use social networks for customer service are three times as likely to recommend a brand after a successful interaction. Here’s how you can deliver fluid, user-driven customer service to boost both sales and loyalty
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.
When looking at some of the more successful fourth quarter performances inside marketplaces such as such as eBay and Amazon, it appears one of the sure fire ways to boost sales is through mobile. As an example, by attracting more customers using mobile gift guides and mobile-only deals, eBay was able to double its mobile sales in 2012. Maybe it’s time your ecommerce company started getting serious about mcommerce.
In a highly competitive market with millions of apps in the App Store, how do you acquire the highest value shoppers for your mobile retail app? TapSense has put together six best practices that outline how retailers can acquire shoppers and not just users for their mobile apps.
More consumers are shopping online than ever before, and not just for Christmas. According to figures from eMarketer, U.S. shoppers spent $343.43 billion in 2012 alone. Therefore, in this fast growing retail ecosystem it’s more important than ever for retailers, big or small, to stand out from the crowd.
Is a merger between OfficeMax and Office Depot just a few days away? Although the office supply giants are keeping a tight lip, there have been several published reports within print and online media pointing all signs to yes.
For the third year in a row, the U.S. Postal service is offering special promotions encouraging direct mailers to use mobile technology, such as QR codes, on its mail pieces and in return mailers will receive a 2% discount on postage.
In an attempt to close the gap between private-sector rivals FedEx and UPS, The U.S. Postal Service is seeking advice on how to create a new, high-technology system for routing mail and packages. The financially struggling USPS said it wants a “dynamic routing” strategy that can help it offer new products that could boost revenue such as same-day delivery and pickups at retail locations.
Online shoppers are finding more and more ways to shop than ever before. They are using smartphones, tablets, traditional PCs, and most often, a combination of the three. This modern shopper is ready to buy whenever and wherever they chose, even if it means while at work. In this infographic from Monetate, the ecommerce personalization company, you will see the various trends of this shopper including the days and times of the week they shop, and the types of devices they use to make online purchases.
Ebay’s CEO John Donahoe said during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that he believes the ecommerce company can provide same-day delivery at scale. Donahoe said it can be done in a similar to the way the on-demand private driver company Uber conducts its business where private driving companies attempt to outbid each other for fares.