Category: Trends

2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday: The Numbers Are In

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Slow cookers are in. Big-screen TVs are out. Plus, this was the first Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) weekend since the iconic Toys R Us closed up shop. Here’s our annual recap of what went down during the biggest shopping weekend of the year. T-Minus 4 weeks until 2019, but who’s counting? Consumers are racing […]

Why Legacy Retailers Are Thinking More Like Startups

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From in-store VR technology to flexible delivery options, legacy retailers are adopting more cutting-edge solutions to bring end-to-end structural flexibility to their supply chain and improve customer experiences. Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. If we haven’t already, most of us will spend more time shopping over the course of the next few weeks than we […]

Omnichannel Fulfillment: How Retailers are Optimizing for the Holidays

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The holidays are right around the corner and customer expectations have never been higher. How are retailers using omnichannel fulfillment to prepare for the 2018 holiday season? Customer data is critical, especially in terms of Q4 planning. Retailers need to know what we buy, when we buy, and notably, where and how we buy. With […]

Part 3: Delighting Customers Through Superior Retail Operations (Video)

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In our final installment of the Seattle Startup Week Panel, Delighting Customers through Superior Retail Operations, we learn which retailers are doing well online, why people still feel compelled to go to the store, and also, what to expect with online grocery shopping.   You can also access the video here >> Laurel Martin: I’m […]

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 […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results