While launching an online store usually is a great thing for retailers, TJ Maxx, which offers limited items at a discounted rate, might have an uphill battle when it’s site goes live if they do not handle their online inventory efficiently.
When it comes to various shipping options for the larger merchant, ship-from-store is not just a passing trend, according to Manish Chowdhary, founder and CEO of GoECart.
Omnichannel is all the buzz right now among consumers. In a recent one-on-one interview with Multichannel Merchant, Melanie Alavi, retail manager for UPS, explains why it is important more than ever for merchants to embrace the anytime, anywhere shopper.
Wired has posted a new video introducing the ecommerce world to a few members of the robotic workforce at the Quiet Logistics order fulfillment center in Devens, Mass. According to the video, the robots, which have names such as Peanut Botter, Botter Rum, Juke Bot, Bot-B-Q, and Walter CaBot IV, require a five minute recharge every hour and have a 99.94% accuracy rate.
The way merchants are packaging their products has changed over the years looking toward more eco-friendly alternatives along with enhanced branding on their packages.
UPS launched its Proactive Response Secure service on June 26, which promises to monitor shipments and is considered a risk management solution that will protect customers against any lost profits, according to a press release.
In this video taken at IRCE 2013, three ecommerce executives talk about why it’s important that the marketing and fulfillment teams are on the same page.
Going green is a major focus for many consumers and more and more are responding favorably to brands who are conscious about their carbon footprint. But going green isn’t just about selling eco-friendly products, according to this infographic from Storage Solutions, retailers can also look into running energy efficient warehouses which can reduce operational costs and increase customer engagement.
Are you setting shipping and delivery expectations to make the ecommerce experience less tricky for your customers. Some customers want their products quickly while others prefer a cheaper shipping option even if it takes longer, according to a blog post by Fifth Gear.
Are you charging your customers too much for shipping or not enough or is free shipping right for you? These are the questions being asked by merchants, according to an article on Forbes.com.