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With Walmart offering in-store pickup via self-serve lockers, and Gap trying out “reserve-in-store,” it’s clear retailers are still trying to figure out the best method to bridge the online-offline experience. Here are three proven strategies retailers can use to nail the newest omnichannel shopping trend.
Merchants are going beyond the domestic borders and thinking globally when it comes to selling their products. Here’s what Craig Reed, vice president of global commerce for Pitney Bowes, said in an interview at IRCE 2013 about selling internationally.
The United States Postal Service expects to see real time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013. The move was generated to give “piece of mind” to both the customer and the shipper with 15-minute real time package tracking.
The HoneyBaked Ham Company announced that after it’s 55-year history selling in the United States it will now expand to Japan with a storefront, an ecommerce site, sampling and a full marketing campaign specific to the region.
When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.
How can ecommerce businesses fight the dynamic nature of fraud and reduce losses associated with fraudulent purchases? While certainly not exhaustive, here are four important things to watch for in your ecommerce fraud prevention.
Integrating in-store, online and mobile shopping channels is the best thing retailers can do in order to improve the shopping experience according to half of the respondents of the recent Seamless Retail Study by Exolevel. The study found that 89% of consumers said it was important for retailers to let them shop for products in the way that is convenient for them, no matter which sales channel they choose.
There are 7 key aspects to any accessibility initiative which an organization should abide by in order to develop a user, screen reader and web-crawler friendly site.
I went to the IRCE in the beautiful city of Chicago last week and was immediately in awe by the size of the exhibit hall, the sessions I attended and the wealth of information I was given by the people I met during my time at the conference. I have never been to a conference of this magnitude before and wasn’t sure what to expect. I can clearly say the show exceeded my expectations.
For merchants, that fact that MFA would reportedly help state governments collect $11 billion in lost tax revenue is irrelevant; the bigger issue is that the law makes shopping online more expensive for consumers and complex for retailers.