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.
It might not sit high on the hierarchy of important things to tackle when it comes to all things ecommerce, but with 63% of consumers viewing the returns policy before making a purchase, merchant’s better start polishing up their returns plan.
Ecommerce has now become synonymous with omnichannel. However, while merchants are focusing their retail efforts on social, mobile and email, they should zero in on a variety of fulfillment options such as ship-from-store, in-store pickup, and buy online and return in-store.
While most merchants would prefer to not think about their returns policy, it’s imperative for every ecommerce company to have one. Not only is it good business, but it will also help customers trust your brand and the products that you sell. Here are eight tips designed to get you to master the art of the refund policy.
Shopping habits, shopping devices, and shopping locations are interchangeable in the customer’s eyes, which is why it’s more important than ever for merchants to offer a wide variety of omnichannel fulfillment options, according to Bill Toney, senior vice president, Omnichannel Solutions at VendorNet.
Winter holidays are a decisive time for retailers. The National Retail Federation reports that the winter holiday season can represent up to 40% of annual retailer sales, with online gifting taking center stage. Deloitte’s 2012 Annual Holiday Survey recorded that nearly one-quarter of the people surveyed did most of their holiday shopping online. Emerging new […]
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 what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.
When it comes to revamping their ecommerce sites in 2013, retailers are focusing on keeping the consumer in the loop from the moment an order is placed right until the packaged is delivered to the doorstep.
Online merchants often pay a steep price when it comes to chargebacks, which occur when a consumer disputes a charge made on their debit or credit card. Recipients of chargebacks often lose the sale, associated product, valuable time and the fees from card issuers. But those are not the only losses for merchants, as “double […]