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.
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.
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.
With nearly 50% of Americans abandoning their shopping carts due to high shipping costs, it’s imperative for merchants to focus on managing delivery fees in order to ensure a happy customer this holiday season. In this infographic from Pitney Bowes, you will walk away with a few quick tips that can help you keep a happy customer and a secured sale during the most competitive time of the year.
Beauty retailer Sephora is expected to open a new 655,800 square foot distribution center in Perryman, MD, just outside of Baltimore by May 2014.
Webgistix announced plans to build a new fulfillment center in Scranton, Pennsylvania and expand its current fulfillment center in Las Vegas, citing a high demand for fulfillment services across the county.
Since 2010 Amazon has shared warehouse space with Proctor & Gamble, the parent company of such products like Pampers diapers, Bounty paper towels, Tide laundry detergent among others, according to the Wall Street Journal, a move many are saying is a beneficial arrangement for both companies.
Amazon is once again flexing its fulfillment muscle by announcing plans to add new fulfillment centers throughout the United States in Southern California, Wisconsin and Maryland.
Saks Fifth Avenue launched an ecommerce site for its off-price franchise, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, which went live in September. Here is what the company has planned for their ecommerce site.
Shippers are continually focused on globalization, competition and shifting economic conditions in an increasingly global marketplace, leaving many to re-evaluate their supply chain strategies, according to 18th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study.