Why It’s Not Too Late for Back-to-School Advertising

| Drew May

In many parts of the country, school starts earlier and earlier—sometimes as early as the first week of August. Plus, the nature of what is categorized as a back-to-school good has evolved—and is continually expanding. Here is what marketers need to know about back-to-school shoppers.

Why Brands Need to Up the Ante to Drive Sales and Loyalty

| Gina Ashe

We live in a time where you can purchase everything from toothpaste to high-end designer handbags online. Consumers, in theory, enjoy the convenience of online shopping. But the numbers don’t add up. Despite the fact that 80% of Americans shop online, 64% still prefer to shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Here is why brands need to up the ante to drive sales and loyalty.

Understanding the Sustainability Impact of Ecommerce Packaging

| Dan Healey

Companies use a host of tools and processes to keep damage rates at an acceptable level such as quality control checks and returns tracking reports. But preventing damage during shipments isn’t just a better business decision, it’s a sustainability imperative. The problem is, almost no one is looking at it as one.

Assessing Expansion of Your Ecommerce Fulfillment Network

| Brian Barry

Adding one or more facilities to your ecommerce fulfillment network can both reduce shipping costs and shrink your time-to-customer metric. But there are many aspects to this calculus: in-house assets vs. partnering, system requirements and labor/staffing, to name a few. Here are 11 factors to consider as you look to expand.

Promotion: The Missing BOPIS Link

| Nick Mclean

Ecommerce and in-store shopping converge when retailers offer buy online, pickup in-store or BOPIS. But surprisingly, they promote this convenient, increasingly popular checkout option less often than you think, especially in the U.S. To make your program a success and drive sales, here are some BOPIS promo tips.

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering CX During the Back-to-School Shopping Rush

| Craig Reines

Back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, but thanks in part to Amazon Prime Day being pushed up nearly a month this year, millions of consumers have a head start as they prepare for a brand new academic year. Here are the top three considerations retailers should keep in mind to ensure satisfaction among all customers this back-to-school shopping season, from millennials to Gen X to in-store and mobile shoppers.

How to Sell on Google Shopping

| Eric Keating

The ecommerce behemoth’s vast product range, easy shipping options, convenience and speed mean that it has a stronghold on the ecommerce market. But you can compete and set yourself apart by offering a better customer experience and embracing opportunities offered by other channels. Here is why you should be selling on Google Shopping.