Category: Retail Tips

The revived role of packaging in retail

Just a few decades ago, the strategies for CPG companies were simple: Stand out on shelves. Before the dawn of the internet and the subsequent rise of e-commerce, transactions only happened in-store. With long aisles and towering shelves lined with goods, the most surefire way to differentiate a quality product was through the packaging. But today, a customer’s experience with… Read more →

How Urban Botanica accepts 3x more orders by outsourcing delivery

Summary Lisa Berlin-Solberg opened her first flower shop in San Francisco in 2010, where the first Urban Botanica sits nestled in the financial district. After moving out of the city, Lisa opened her second florist studio, Urban Botanica Menlo Park, residing 30 miles South. Operating a flower shop in 2018 has dramatically changed versus ten years ago, as consumers are… Read more →

last mile delivery

How to minimize last mile delivery costs

Many consumers don’t realize everything that goes into delivering a purchase that they made online.  You click that buy button and, somewhere hundreds of miles away, your product is selected, wrapped, boxed and taped shut. It’s thrown down a few chutes and across conveyor belts, and prepared for shipping. There’s countless shipping employees and truck drivers and infrastructure, but do… Read more →

3 easy steps for businesses to make better video content

Do you want to know the key to a successful business? Standing out. Offering a phenomenal product or service is often not enough; you need to cut through the noise and connect with customers, whether that’s through convenient delivery options or an eye-catching website experience! In today’s digital world, there’s no better way to achieve brand awareness than with video.… Read more →

3 Important statistics in the development of omnichannel retail

If you take a stroll down Abbot Kinney in Los Angeles, 5th Avenue in New York, or Fillmore Street in San Francisco, you’ll notice something clear: lots people are shopping in stores — and it’s not as if brick and mortar retail is exclusive to high density shopping destinations. Although the “impending retail apocalypse” has grabbed headlines for years, consumer data… Read more →

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How customer demands are reshaping retail delivery

Choice and convenience The expectations of customers have dramatically changed in the last decade; the days of choices on the shelves of stores have become the convenience of same-day delivery from a seamless e-commerce experience. For retailers, that means continually having to face the challenge of providing choice and convenience to their customers, while maintaining healthy margins for their business.… Read more →

How direct to consumer brands can compete with large retailers

It’s easy to get lost in the headlines. Amazon and Walmart’s dramatic clash to become the cornerstone marketplace for online shoppers has sent numerous shockwaves through the industry in the past 18 months—and the clickbait-y headlines have closely followed. But for direct to consumer retailers worried about how their business fits into the future of retail, it’s important to realize… Read more →

Valentines delivery

Valentine’s Day in review and what it means for the rest of retail

Another Valentine’s Day is in the books Boxes of chocolates have been exchanged, flowers gifted, and romantic dinners enjoyed. Mid February has come and gone, and with it another exciting years for the businesses that help make Valentine’s Day a special one for friends and lovers. Deliv powers the delivery of thousands of retailer and florists’ deliveries every year, making… Read more →

Valentines delivery

Last minute gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Gifts We all live busy lives, so when Valentine’s Day—or any other holiday—falls on a Wednesday, it can become difficult to juggle everything. Luckily, we’ve partnered with top retailers to provide thousands of gifts with the convenience of same day delivery. Whether you’re planning days ahead or running a few days behind, these gifts can all be ordered… Read more →