Don’t let Buy-Online-Pick Up In Store Side Track Omnichannel Strategies!

Holiday shopping season can overwhelm retailers with brick-and-mortar locations. In-store support teams are already swamped with pricing, display, receiving and same-day placement of new goods on the floor and daily replacement and recovery, so further distracting teams with filling online orders to be picked up in stores can hurt the in-store business and cause significant…

Amazon-Walmart Price War

As the world moves into an increasingly digital space, retailers like Walmart are deploying technology and other resources to win shoppers during the holiday season. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, item-by-item price competition between Walmart and Amazon has the potential to be a race to the bottom, with big and small retailers,…

WSJ: ‘Free shipping isn’t enough’

As the competition between online retailers stiffens, businesses are quickly learning that offering free shipping will no longer set them above the rest. The Wall Street Journal examined this issue in their recent article “Free Shipping Alone Isn’t Enough: Online Retailers Go for Speed.” In the article, the writer attributes this shift to Amazon and…

Shipping Services struggle with holiday order volume

According to many different sources, shipping services like the United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx are struggling with the increase in online orders this year. A recent Wall Street Journal article stated that “on-time delivery rates for UPS ground packages based on their normal shipping transit times last week fell to 91 percent, according to an analysis of millions…