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Shipping charges, concerns about security and a lengthy purchasing are the three factors most likely to make consumers abandon online purchases, according to a new study by ecommerce software and services specialist Postcode Anywhere. But rest easy, there is a simple fix.
By revamping shipping options for his customers and technology within the checkout process, CEO and founder of RibbedTee.com, Mike Schwarz, said the t-shirt company saw a jump in sales and conversion rates, including a 31% growth in revenue.
Apparel and accessories seller GUESS will leverage VendorNet’s StoreNet technology to implement omnichannel retail capabilities, specifically fulfillment of online sales from its brick and mortar locations.
According to MCM Outlook 2012-13, 56% of respondents said they felt the United States Postal Service is a viable alternative to UPS and FedEx. Here’s what industry experts from Shipware, Endicia and LJM Consultants have to say about the pros – and cons – of USPS vs. FedEx and UPS.
Merchandise shippers are wise to take measures to safeguard against erroneous charges buried within parcel invoices. There are dozens of
FedEx reported a 12% profit loss in its second quarter. The shipping company said the decline is due in part to Superstorm Sandy that paralyzed much of the East Coast this fall. Although FedEx saw a profit loss last quarter, the Memphis-based company said it expects to see a record setting holiday season.
While various shipping options such as same-day delivery and in-store pickup are becoming common place for many retailers, the concepts are beginning to change the way consumers shop. Here are a few tips from Shop.org on how to master your fulfillment options to best meet your customers needs.
High-end leather goods retailer, Dooney & Bourke, is anticipating a boost in sales and a better shipping service for international shoppers through the use of a new Pitney Bowes ecommerce software. The retailer expects that the new program will take the guessing game out of international shipping costs for consumers.
The partnership allows online retailers to integrate DYMO Endicia’s powerful USPS shipping capabilities into Ordoro’s larger ecommerce back office platform.
Getting your holiday purchases delivered on time and accurately must be the goal of every merchant. Find out what happens if they fail.
by George Chang
Posted 14 hours ago
Posted 14 hours ago