Due in large part to inventory management issues around the critical holiday period, Walmart reported a serious slowdown in its booming ecommerce growth during the fourth quarter, which increased 23% compared to a 50% gain a year earlier. See what these challenges were for Walmart and what it meant for sales in the fourth quarter.
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.
Improving and operating an online store can seem daunting for merchants already tasked with managing other facets of their business, such as manufacturing, wholesaling and new product development. But with ecommerce business on the rise, it is important for merchants to focus on their online channel as a strategic sales channel.