The pain from pullbacks in retail and ecommerce spending is being felt across the board in logistics, delivery and shipping operations, both internal and external, with layoffs announced at a number of companies resizing in line with lowered demand. From Walmart to 3PLs, trucking, supply chain and robotics, reports continue to pour in.
In 2023, why is delivery location tracking for a $10 meal better than for a $3,000 couch? Nearly everyone has become accustomed to real-time location tracking and updates thanks to apps like Lyft and DoorDash, so the generational gap in expectations is closing. Location services have become a must-have instead of a nice-to-have capability.
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Moving forward, one thing is certain: Marketplace facilitator laws will continue to evolve. We’re already seeing some changes in the U.S., with Louisiana going after high-volume 3P sellers during COVID-19. But states are also going to great lengths to pursue lodging and communications platforms and even food delivery services.
Target’s strong focus on ecommerce, including a 2019 holiday push on fast delivery options and BOPIS, has propelled it into the top 10 for U.S. ecommerce sales, according to a new report from eMarketer. Target checks in at No. 8 with projected 2020 U.S. ecommerce sales of $8.34 billion, increasing its share from 1.1% to 1.2%.
A dichotomy existed in the past where retailers separated ecommerce and store channels. As more customers migrated online, retailers started to project the physical store into the virtual world. But it’s no longer just about providing a great online experience; digitally savvy consumers expect stores to mirror that fast, frictionless world.
The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Walmart.com doesn’t have to pay ecommerce sales tax to a local parish, but the decision doesn’t impact so-called marketplace facilitator laws created in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 Wayfair decision, Bloomberg Law reported.
With ecommerce, catalog and other merchants still wrestling with the impact of the June 2018 South Dakota vs. Wayfair decision, some states are retroactively seeking sales tax from out-of-state online sellers. California, South Carolina and Louisiana are separately seeking taxes as far back as five years. Some question the legal justification.
Over 100 retailers including West Elm and Crate & Barrel are using AR design tools such as Modsy to create 3D replicas for themselves. Aggregators like Wayfair and Overstock have also gotten into the swing of things, ramping up 3D offerings for clients and customers. Here are some tips to tap the power of 3D in retail.
A poll from the American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA) finds that 16 months later, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair is causing greater harm than anticipated to ecommerce, catalog and other merchants. Fifty-six percent of those polled said revenues had declined as a direct result of the decision.