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.
Walmart will open FedEx Office branches in 500 U.S. stores that let customers pick up and drop off packages for shipment and access printing services, while boosting foot traffic for the retailer. This follows the opening of 7,500 FedEx branches at Walgreens stores last year and is another Walmart weapon against Amazon.
For many merchants, the cost of shipping now exceeds the sum of all other fulfillment costs rolled together. Many shipping software systems offer rate shopping, analysis of shipping data and other features. Here are 20 factors to consider as you select the system that can help reduce that balooning freight bill.