The Ever-Evolving State of Ecommerce

| Daniela Forte

As a retailer with an ecommerce site, it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-evolving changes of consumer expectations. Retailers are expected to pay attention to the latest trends to be successful, including where to shop, reasons for cart abandonment, actions taken to qualify for free shipping and return preferences. Here is what retailers need to know about how ecommerce is changing at a rapid pace.

9 Tips for Improving Warehouse Productivity

| John Tufts

We all want to improve our warehouse efficiency. It’s a never-ending vicious cycle, at times, but there are things merchants can do to make their operations run smoothly. Here are 9 tips to that will help improve your warehouse efficiency.

Walmart Increases Prices for Some Online Products

| Daniela Forte

Walmart started charging higher prices online than in store for some items, in an effort to offset shipping costs and drive more shoppers to its brick-and-mortar locations. See how Walmart will differentiate prices for both channels.

Walmart Tests New In-Home Grocery Delivery

| Daniela Forte

Marc Lore, Walmart’s head of ecommerce for the U.S., talked about the company’s testing of in-home grocery delivery during a keynote presentation at Shop.org, the latest in a string of disruptive moves by the big-box giant as it battles head-to-head with Amazon. See what Lore had to say about the new offering and how he views its potential for expansion.

New Digital Fulfillment Strategies Help Meet Customer Expectations

| Tim Parry

Consumers want fast, free and transparent delivery, and they want to be kept in the loop each step of the way. Driven in large part by Amazon, a new level of service is influencing the buying decision. Download this report and find out why merchants need to invest in fulfillment technologies.

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4 Ways to Take Advantage of the Booming Ecommerce Market

| Nathan Jones

Online retail is expected to grow 8-12% this year (3x higher than the wider industry growth) with sales predicted to be between $427 and $443 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. This means that online retailers need to be on their A game now more than ever, especially focusing on seamless branding, efficient automation and stellar customer service. Here are four strategies to keep in mind when examining the marketing and shipping aspects of your business.

7 Ways to Control Parcel Shipping Costs

| Tim Parry

Giant omnichannel players such as Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pier 1 Imports and Target have lowered their free-shipping thresholds to better compete with Amazon. Here are how merchants of all sizes can look into their operations for ways to control their shipping costs.