Tag: ecommerce

The Last Mile of Delivery: Getting Shorter and Evermore Important

You order something online, as we do. And come home to a package waiting for you on the front doorstep. Even if you get a notification that the package has been delivered, it’s a great feeling—mini gifts and tidbits we send ourselves throughout the year (even when it’s toilet paper). There’s a sense of satisfaction […]

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 Ways Augmented Reality and Apple ARKit Will Transform Retail and Logistics

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Earlier this month, Apple announced its arrival to the augmented reality (AR) party with the release of Apple ARKit, a new framework for building AR experiences on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). AR and its sister technology, virtual reality (VR), have been on the horizon for years, but in AR’s inaugural uses, it’s either fallen […]

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. […]

eCommerce Fulfillment “How-To” Guide for Shippers

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You have the supply and there’s a demand, but you’re struggling to optimize your eCommerce fulfillment services and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is forcing you to leave money on the table. There’s a better way. With eCommerce Fulfillment services from FLEXE, you can reduce shipping time and costs associated with the last mile of delivery. […]

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

Nasty Gal Inc., an online retailer focused on fast fashion for millennials, has gone from generating $85 million in revenue in 2014 to bankrupt in 2016… What happened? Founded by 32-year-old Sophia Amoruso in 2006, Nasty Gal’s rise and fall happened in less than a decade. It started as an eBay vintage store run solely […]

Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today

An Amazon patent was recently discovered, detailing plans to create an “airborne fulfillment center.” Illustrations in the filing show a flying warehouse, which would remain at high altitudes as drones fly back and forth between the warehouse and nearby shipping destinations. The flying warehouse is designed to do things like hover over stadiums and restock concession stands […]

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 […]

4 Supply Chain Secrets to Drive Customer Satisfaction

“Any supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. A company can move a product from China to the United States, clear it through Customs, move it to a distribution center, and fulfill it in record time. But if it doesn’t deliver the product to consumers quickly enough, they are not happy, and […]

3 Fulfillment Strategies Giving Retailers an Advantage

In 2004, Blockbuster was valued at $6 billion. The blue and yellow glowing stores were a staple in nearly every suburban city, and a typical Friday night for an American family wasn’t complete without a trip to the video store. Six years later, Blockbuster was bankrupt, every store shut down and families were ordering videos […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results