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Why consumers & retailers are thankful for multi-channel

A multi-channel approach offers something for everyone, including shoppers and the retailers they purchase from.
In today's retail industry, customers have more than a few options at their fingertips to reach out and connect with retailers, make purchases and contribute to brand loyalty.The strategy of offering these touchpoints is known as multi-channel, and this approach…

Retail trends that will propel your business into 2019

As both online and brick-and-mortar sales continue to grow alongside changing consumer tastes and preferences, it’s imperative that brands do everything they can to stand out and capture the attention of customers.
Experts are predicting another banner year for the U.S. retail sector this year, according to a report from eMarketer. Overall, retailers can prepare for 3.3 percent growth throughout the retail industry, totaling a forecasted $5.529 trillion in sales before year's…

Your subscription box business is growing — now what?

A growing business needs certain elements to sustain its expansion.
Subscription box services have exploded in popularity over the last few years. Now everything from digital entertainment to self care and household cleaning items to cooking ingredients can be delivered on a rolling basis, right to customers' doors.And consumers are…

How to start a new ecommerce business in 5 steps

What's needed to launch a new online store?
Ecommerce offers all kinds of benefits for consumers and businesses alike, and new research shows that completing transactions online is now the way many customers prefer to shop. According to a survey of more than 2,500 individuals conducted by Periscope…

Investing in data management: How it can help make better business decisions

There are several key advantages that data management solutions can bring for today’s enterprises, including the ability to have more insight to support decision-making.
According to estimates from IBM, around 90 percent of the world's current data was created within the last few years, and an additional 2.5 quintillion bytes - or 2,500,000 terabytes of data - are added on a daily basis. This information…

Best practices: What does it mean to be agile in ecommerce?

Agility in ecommerce enables sellers to rise above their competition.
Every once in a while, an industry buzzword appears and creates hype and excitement, encouraging many organizations to jump on board. However, it's sometimes more difficult than decision-makers might think to apply a buzzword concept to their unique business.Recently, the…

Online sales tax changes for ecommerce

Supreme Court justices weighed in on the lack of a sales tax requirement for online sellers over the summer, ensuring that all retailers - including those that do not have a physical store location or presence within a state - collect the appropriate sales tax.
Ecommerce sales have been on the rise for several years. Thanks to benefits like a simplified shopping experience, greater inventory and the added perk of being able to skip parking and long checkout lines, it's no surprise that consumers are increasingly…

Top order management trends for 2019

In addition to increasing use of order management software across the board, there are several other trends emerging in the OMS sector.
The market for order management system software has been on the rise for several years, and is poised to continue growing alongside demand for this type of advanced solution. An OMS - particularly one that accounts for an omni-channel strategy - offers…

Trends shaping the 2019 ecommerce landscape

Which trends and emerging strategies will have the largest impact on the ecommerce industry next year and beyond?
  To say that the ecommerce sector is one of the fastest growing today would be a severe understatement. Not only are ecommerce giants breaking new ground with services like same-day delivery and drone delivery, but subscription boxes are changing…

Exclusivity is key: How to get the best products on the market for your subscription box company

Navigating the curation of monthly boxes, and doing so in a way that helps establish exclusivity for the brand, can be a considerable challenge.
One of the biggest struggles that subscription box providers face is finding unique products to include in monthly boxes. Not only must these items align with the preferences of customers and support the delivery of a truly personalized experience, but…