WSJ: Some of the World’s Largest Employers No Longer Sell Things, They Rent Workers

With the gig economy on the rise, the way corporations do business is changing forever. As more companies look to reduce their workforce, outsourcing firms are “vacuuming up” these workers as traditional employers are handing over more of their tasks to nonemployees. Today, the breadth of services outsourcing firms offer is staggering. This piece from… Read More on WSJ: Some of the World’s Largest Employers No Longer Sell Things, They Rent Workers

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

10 Retail Predictions For 2018 That Should Be On Your Radar

21st-century consumers are largely shaping the world of retail in 2018. While the basics of the retail industry remain the same, its responsibilities are rapidly transforming. Today’s consumers are demanding difference — in terms of product, experience and location. These shifting expectations will trigger surprising shifts, and risks, in 2018. This Forbes article asks industry… Read More on 10 Retail Predictions For 2018 That Should Be On Your Radar

Shoppers Looking for Better In-Store Customer Service During Holiday Shopping

ChargeItSpot — a leading provider of cell phone charging stations for major retailers, events, and other indoor public venues — recently announced the results of its “2017 Holiday Shopping Report.” The study asked consumers their holiday shopping habits, if they would be using their mobile devices during their trip, and how they felt about their… Read More on Shoppers Looking for Better In-Store Customer Service During Holiday Shopping

Industry insiders’ fashion and retail predictions for 2018

2017 was a year full of surprises for the fashion industry. Some digitally native brands sought brick-and-mortar locations, others went all-in on digital avenues and Amazon attempted to become friendly with high fashion. Despite the unpredictability of the industries, Glossy asked editors, designers and other insiders to share their bold fashion and retail predictions for the year… Read More on Industry insiders’ fashion and retail predictions for 2018

Wrap & Send Services Wins 2015 Emerald Award For Sustainability In Packaging

Emerald Brand has proudly announced Wrap & Send Services as the winner of the annual 2015 Emerald Award for Sustainability in the Packaging Category. Through the Emerald Sustainability Program, Wrap & Send and its clients, Une Belle Vie, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue, have made a substantial environmental achievement in 13 locations across the country… Read More on Wrap & Send Services Wins 2015 Emerald Award For Sustainability In Packaging

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… Read More on Shipping Services struggle with holiday order volume