Category: Retail Tips

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 →

returns

The importance of returns for e-commerce

Retailers overlooking returns While retailers are innovating everyday to increase sales and move inventory, many are overlooking the importance of their return policy. With over ⅓ of e-commerce purchases being returned, overlooking a hassle-free return policy could have a serious backlash on present and future sales. E-commere returns have hovered at around 30% of of online purchases over the last… Read more →

in home delivery

The tools to reduce the risk of package theft

With the ever-increasing popularity of e-commerce, shoppers have been interacting with companies and brands in completely new ways. We’re just a few computer clicks away from over 50 billion items that are sold online and with that comes a drastically different shopping experience. While convenience and choice have largely benefited consumers, e-commerce has introduced some new challenges for retailers and… Read more →

How retailers can work like Amazon

There’s something we need to talk about… Let’s discuss the 460 billion dollar elephant that occupies the room of every retail store and mom & pop shop in the US: Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce company has been snowballing into an omnichannel retail monster, disrupting any industry from grocers to pharmaceuticals that it finds vaguely interesting. Their recent announcement of Seller Flex,… Read more →

walmart's strategy to challenge Amazon

Walmart’s strategy to challenge Amazon – what retailers can learn

It’s no secret that Walmart has been going toe-to-toe with Amazon for the last 18 months. From their acquisition of Jet.com to their recent foray into in-home delivery, America’s largest brick and mortar retailer has been pulled out the stops in their holistic approach to retail. There is a lot to learn from Walmart’s strategy to challenge Amazon. Marc Lore,… Read more →

shopping

Your business is probably not investing enough in customer experience

We’re living in an explosive time for commerce, with pure-play e-commerce companies disrupting industries and traditional retailers scrambling to build out their digital presence. Throw in a few retail giants like Walmart and Amazon, and you’ll find yourself looking at an industry that’s become increasingly difficult to compete in. Shopify, the e-commerce CMS platform that powers thousands of online businesses,… Read more →

free same day delivery

Free same day delivery is becoming a must

Why free same day delivery is becoming a must-have for retailers — and that shouldn’t scare them. As consumers acclimate to the new retail environment, they’re beginning to expect faster and cheaper delivery. CEO Daphne Carmeli’s piece in CB Insights explores how the same day delivery offering of three retailers’ positively impacted their businesses. From improved conversion rates to increased… Read more →

in-store sales

With customers shopping from home, what does the same-store sales metric mean anymore?

Just over a decade ago, the phrase “social media” was almost unknown. At best, it was used by early tech adopters and fringe internet communities. Fast-forward to today, even your grandma knows what it is. Retail has experienced a similar shift.  How companies sell and market products, and interact with customers, is unrecognizable compared to ten years ago. The companies… Read more →