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.
Free shipping was once the goldmine for online retailers and what set you apart from your competitors. But as more and more retailers offer the service, is it now just something the shopper expects?
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.
Same-day delivery service Shutl has had success in the U.K., large in part to subsidies by participating direct-to-customer merchants. But will merchants offset the cost so U.S. consumers can have their merchandise shipped same-day for free?
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.
Even if you don’t sell products geared toward the Black Friday-Cyber Monday crowd, you need to have your ecommerce site in top shape ahead of the holiday rush. Shoppers who come to Party Supplies Delivered come ready to buy, and that leads to its highest conversion rates of the year.
Joining the ranks of Amazon, DHL Supply Chain announced that it has opened a warehouse in Luhari, India to help meet the growing demand from the consumer, retail, and automotive sectors.
More and more companies are looking into using Third Party Fulfillment (3PF) as an option to avoid increases in staff, warehouse size, and technology investments. But for some considering outsourcing, the basic hang-up is giving up control of contact center and fulfillment operations.
Amazon launched it’s latest marketplace in India this week, making it the 10th marketplace for the ecommerce goliath. In this infographic from Amazon, you will get a glimpse into the countries it serves, how many fulfillment centers it has worldwide, and it’s third-party seller growth.
When it came to standing out and in front of their competitors over the 2012 Cyber Monday holiday, a new Innotrac report has found that retailer’s main focus was free shipping.