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In response to the ever changing and digitally connected customer, Canada Post had decided to phase out its door-to-door delivery service and replace it with community mailboxes within the next five years. Not surprisingly, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., supports the measure to “modernize” mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service has been relatively quiet about its holiday 2013 performance. But last week, the USPS broke its silence, and said it exceeded holiday volume expectations with a higher than projected package volume increase.
In 2014 brands and retailers will make major strides towards a world of pervasive commerce. Here are 5 trends we’ll see in 2014 and beyond.
Just as shoppers are shaking off their post-holiday cobwebs and vowing to stick with their New Year’s resolutions this year, retailers must also resolve to continue to stay fresh and innovative because that is what shoppers expect. Don’t let your website become stale. Here are 10 capabilities your ecommerce site must be able to do in 2014.
As we stand at the threshold of 2014, it’s only natural to wonder what the new near will bring. If 2013 was the year of ecommerce, 2014 is set to be the year of personalization.
Today we wouldn’t dream of buying that goat until we polled our Facebook friends about where they got their goats and how much they paid, scoured the web for goat merchant reviews, did some in-store showrooming and bar code scanning to see if we could get a better price at a goat place down the street, and maybe used an augmented reality app to see how different goats would look grazing in our back yard.
With the new year and new budget assessments upon us, this is a critical time for merchants to assess and reevaluate their strengths and opportunities. Marketers may experience many stages of resolutions, but to truly reap the benefits of 2014, all the following outlined should be realized.
2013 was a big year for ecommerce, omnichannel commerce, multichannel commerce, etc. And on the following pages, I bring you the 30 most-popular pieces of content viewed on Multichannel Merchant’s website in 2013.
No matter how much thought goes into a gift, however, sometimes shoppers miss the target — which is why something as dry as a store’s return policy can be the redeeming factor when it comes to unwanted gifts.
Consumers stress over slow-loading mobile commerce sites – 20% of those surveyed prefer being stuck in a traffic jam to waiting for a site to load. So how do retailers ensure optimal mobile website performance during the most wonderful – and busy – time of the year? Here are six tips.