In a move designed to capture network costs associated with retailers who fail to meet peak volume commitments, UPS plans to charge them for shortfalls this year. The charges would cover costs such as extra workers and surplus space on trucks or in distribution hubs based on retailers’ projections and volume commitments.
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A Kurt Salmon study found 97% of retailers delivered orders on their last guaranteed shipping date before Christmas, up from 95% in 2015 and 87% in 2014. This was partly due to pulling the cutoffs back by a day in many cases, and changing up website messaging at the deadline. See what else the study found, including the performance of luxury brands.
With the level of influence associates have on today’s omnichannel shopper, how can retailers offer online customers the same experience and benefits they get from a store associate this holiday season? By giving associates tools to help them engage with them as if they’re in the store. Here are 3 tips to help you extend the high-touch store experience outward.
There are at least 5 fulfillment metrics that ecommerce brands need to track, all connected to your ability to meet customer expectations during peak season as well as the rest of the year. See how measuring performance in these key areas can help forecast your ability to operate at full capacity and improve year-round operations.