Category: Trends

4 Ways to Improve Inventory Management and Delivery (Webinar)

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Your delivery promise can make or break a sale. For example, 99 percent of U.S. consumers say fast delivery is important to them when making online purchases. Amazon has raised the bar. But, not every retailer can match what Amazon has built. Nor should they. As an online retailer, there are other ways to attract […]

Takeaways from 2018 Prime Day

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Prime Day 2018 was historic. That is, until next year, when it will be even bigger. Prime Day shoppers spent an estimated $4.2 billion during the sale—spanning across more than 100 million products. To compare, across all U.S. retailers, Americans spent $7.9 billion on Black Friday and $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday in 2017. Amazon […]

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 […]

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. […]

What’s Your eCommerce Strategy? Is Fulfillment Part of It?

Within the world of retailers, 2017 was anything but quiet. Cyber Monday topped the sales charts—beating out Black Friday for the first year to date and making it the largest U.S. online shopping day in history. Amazon continued to expand and innovate its reach. And brick-and-mortar storefronts continued to hang up their hats and lock […]

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 […]

3 Amazon Moves Suggesting Next-Day Delivery Will Become the New Norm

When you shop online, what are your expectations? It’s a complicated question that has everything to do with context. But on average, when it comes to checking out online, is it cost of delivery, speed of delivery, the process it takes to even get to that point? It’s easy to throw items into an online […]

9 Retail & Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

It’s 2018. We’re just as surprised as you. One thing is for sure: 2017 was a big year for the retail and supply chain industries. Last year, we saw nearly 7,000 physical stores close while eCommerce sales soared.  Commerce is different now. The way we consume has fundamentally changed and it’s up to retailers and […]

Top 10 FLEXE Articles of 2017

2017 was a big year for the retail and supply chain industries. We saw a lot of growth and change as more businesses focused on innovating their delivery promises and eCommerce operations. Here’s a look at some of our most viewed articles from 2017, and keep an eye out for more industry news and thought leadership […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results