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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

same day delivery

The importance of finding alternative delivery solutions

UPS recently announced they will be rolling out a new surcharge on residential packages being delivered during the 2017 Holiday Season. For the week leading up to December 25th (and the days around Black Friday for ground shipping), UPS will be tacking on an additional fee to subsidize the increase in delivery demand. UPS Ground shipments will see a 27-cent… Read more →