Category: Flexibility

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

Logistics has never played a bigger role in retail than it does now. That isn’t hyperbole, just fact. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amazon? Fast, free shipping? If we need something quickly, we go to Amazon. Can you think of any other retailer whose brand association is its […]

3 Things to Consider When Weighing Your (Delivery) Options

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The logistics that support a compelling delivery promise require a lot of work behind the scenes, but consumer demands for better delivery options make a strong fulfillment strategy critical for growing your business. We all know how we got here. Amazon spent decades building an incomparable eCommerce logistics infrastructure that makes high-volume, free, two-day delivery […]

3 Ways to Master Omnichannel through Logistics—and Why You Should

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Omnichannel has been a buzzword for years. In the coming years, omnichannel will mean a lot more than having a physical retail and online presence. Today, it’s already shifting retail paradigms and business models. Just look at Amazon. One of the largest online retailers has officially entered the physical market. Not only did its purchase […]

Hyperbolic Discounting, the Supply Chain, and the Marshmallow Test

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A recent Nir & Far blog post, “Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices,”  got me thinking about the supply chain. I don’t usually default to logistics when thinking about cognitive sciences, but this time, I did. Here’s why. “Hyperbolic discounting” is a cognitive bias where people choose “smaller, immediate rewards rather than larger, […]

The Top Two Ways to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

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Shopping cart abandonment. We’ve all done it. Some of us have even done it in an actual brick-and-mortar retail store (you know, putting an item back in the wrong place or telling the cashier as you’re checking out that you’ve changed your mind on an item). But “shopping cart abandonment” happens a lot more frequently […]

Top 5 Things to Know about FLEXE Next-Day Delivery

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eCommerce shopping is only 12% of all retail sales, but it continues to be the fastest growing shopping channel. The backbone of any successful eCommerce retailer is its logistics strategy and how quickly and efficiently it can fulfill orders to customers. Why is shipping so important? First, as more sales move online, customers want what […]

Fulfillment, Network Expansion, and the Implications on Inventory Management

We live in a time where customers prefer, expect, and demand immediate fulfillment of their orders. Two decades of growth from Amazon, FedEx, UPS, DHL, and others have given rise to an expansive network of multi-modal shipping options and world class information systems. Now more than ever, the advancements in the shipping industry can level […]

Subscription Box Retail: Match Supply with Growing Demand

There are an overwhelming amount of decisions that go into making a purchase. Whether the reason to buy something is based on “need” or “want,” we’re inundated with options. In the last couple of years, a new kind of commerce has taken center stage to help curate a better, more convenient shopping experience: subscription boxes. […]

Add Flexibility with these 4 Logistics Technologies

Traditional supply chains have survived a long time without requiring too much deviation. Today’s consumers are changing all that. Adding flexibility to your supply chain is now a must-have to stay relevant with your customers. I helped a friend purchase a grill a few months back, and her story crystalized this predicament for me. She […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results