Category: Supply chain

Part 1: Delighting Customers with Superior Retail Operations (Video)

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Last week, we attended Seattle Startup Week in Pioneer Square. FLEXE CEO and co-founder, Karl Siebrecht, was on a panel alongside Rian Buckley, co-founder and CEO of FitCode, and Mauricio Cuevas, co-founder and CEO of BevyUp, and moderated by Laurel Martin. Together they addressed how to delight customers with superior retail operations. Below is part […]

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 […]

2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together for a common interest: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to […]

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 […]

Supply Chain Is the Heart of Businesses 

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It’s official—the supply chain is now anything but a business niche. These days, businesses are bringing fully modernized supply chains to the game, introducing processes that are as streamlined and integrated as every other strategic asset. The Business of Today Back in the day, larger companies’ supply chains were slow, clunky, and predicable processes. Today […]

The Future of Supply Chain

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Earlier this year, we spoke to 16 experts about the future of supply chain and where it’s headed. Industry disruptions aren’t slowing down, technology continues to evolve, and buying behaviors and expectations are changing—all of which affects the supply chain. Commerce used to be straightforward. But shopping today extends beyond store hours and shelf space. […]

3 Reasons Retail Partnerships and Acquisitions Fuel Market Growth

It’s safe to say, and even redundant, that trying to compete with the Walmarts and the Amazons of the world with equivalent business models is out of reach for most retailers. Giant brick-and-mortar and online retailers have too much clout, history, and investment in their distribution and fulfillment networks for most other retailers to even […]

Supply Chain Might Be the Biggest Retail Disruptor

“Supply Chain Might Be Biggest Retail Disruptor” was authored by Karl Siebrecht, CEO and co-founder of FLEXE, and originally appeared on Supply Chain DIVE.  The forces wreaking havoc on the retail industry today sometimes seem unprecedented. Legendary stores and brands have failed—or are about to. New names pop up overnight and go toe-to-toe with venerable giants. […]

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 […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results