It’s hard to escape the chatter claiming the death of the traditional retail store. And, when stores do go bankrupt, we hear the same explanation: Ecommerce and direct-to-home delivery has turned brick-and-mortar retail into an outdated model for serving customer needs and desires. Here are some key areas to think about when fulfilling from a retail store.
Ecommerce customers expect 24×7 service across email, chat, call, and social media. Online shopping today means your customers can be anywhere and reach out to you at any time with questions about a purchase, shipping or credit card issues. Here are a few tips that will help keep communication open between the customer and retailer.
Shift happens. And right now, there’s a seismic shift in how U.S. consumers shop. After years of being told by ecommerce analysts and experts that “this is the Year of Mobile,” mobile commerce is finally here, and it’s taking the traditional retail model with it. Check out why mobile commerce is changing the way retailers are changing everything when it comes to fulfilling orders and communicating with customers.
Ensuring your global fulfillment operation remains up to date and is utilizing the best and most automated systems available should be a priority for all businesses. Here’s how successful ecommerce businesses of the future are looking towards or already achieving personalized customer experiences, multichannel fulfillment and real time visibility of all physical operations.