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The Cyber Weekend holiday was one for the record books for online merchants and and the influx of holiday shoppers, also meant and increase in holiday contact center calls.However, according to a recent survey conducted by StellaService, a majority of consumers spent most of their holiday weekend on hold.
Omnichannel, customer-centric, social, and big data filled the headlines in 2013. So, what will the latest buzzwords and game changers be in 2014? While there won’t be any surprises, a few trends will expire in 2014, and a few will be forced further into the lime light.
Patrick Fitzgerald, FedEx Service senior vice president, sat down with Fox Business on Cyber Monday to candidly discuss the possibility of Sunday deliveries, the future for seasonal hires, and the much debated hot topic of Amazon drones.
For merchants wanting to implement a successful convenience commerce program, there are five ways to make it both convenient for customers and profitable for your business.
The more time and energy you invest in planning your holiday shipping and fulfillment strategy, the more effective your brand will be in delivering the type of customer experience that will keep shoppers coming back in 2014. While it’s too late to effectively change your retail agenda through the end of the year, here is a list things you can focus on from now through Christmas.
Amazon is hoping that, by 2015, it will be able to deliver orders via droids. Yes, drones. Amazon Prime Air is hoping for takeoff in 2015.
U.S. retailers and brands who use Borderfree’s platform saw their online same-store sales to international consumers rise 50% this Black Friday compared to last year, according to information provided by the global ecommerce technology provider.
U.S. based footwear merchant Skechers announced that it is planning a major investment and technology upgrade to its European distribution center in Belgium. These investments will improve performance and prepare the facility for a future expansion.
Walmart will roll back its free shipping threshold to $35 on Cyber Monday, with will match what Amazon actually raised its free shipping minimum to last month.
Which is more important in the eyes of the consumer this holiday: free shipping, delivery tracking, shipping options, or overall shipping costs? The answer, well, all depends on which demographic you are trying to secure but simply a wide variety of shipping options could be the key to offering the best shopping experience to consumers this holiday season.