On the Road To Recovery, Americans’ Online Shopping Habits Continue To Shift

The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly transformed many aspects of our daily lives — including online shopping habits. To help retailers better understand the shift, the RAND Corporation compared patterns from the beginning of the pandemic to last July and August. Read More on On the Road To Recovery, Americans’ Online Shopping Habits Continue To Shift Read More on On the Road To Recovery, Americans’ Online Shopping Habits Continue To Shift

Sustainability in Luxury Retail: No Longer an Option

Photo by Klára Vernarcová on Unsplash   Today, consumers increasingly demand so much more than just a quality product. As shoppers increasingly embrace social causes, they’re seeking products and brands that align with their personal values. While it might seem that sustainability is just another trend, in the face of our ever-changing climate, consumer demand… Read More on Sustainability in Luxury Retail: No Longer an Option

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

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… Read More on WSJ: ‘Free shipping isn’t enough’

Should Luxury Brands Stop Avoiding ECommerce?

Today, Luxury Daily posted an article on whether luxury brands should begin to integrate ecommerce into their retail strategy. We think luxury brands should absolutely begin selling their products online directly to the consumer. First, this is a huge revenue opportunity for the brand because they are not selling through an affiliate. Second, luxury customers… Read More on Should Luxury Brands Stop Avoiding ECommerce?

USPS Plans to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During the Holidays

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently unveiled their intention to deliver not just five, not six, but seven days a week during the 2014 holiday season. This is a strategic move designed to outpace competition between other national package delivery companies, FedEx and United Parcel Service (UPS). USPS’s seven day a week deliveries will… Read More on USPS Plans to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During the Holidays

Wrap & Send’s President Mike Jamali Featured in Luxury Daily

Earlier this week, esteemed retail industry publication Luxury Daily posted a feature article on Wrap & Send’s President Mike Jamali. The publication’s editor, Sarah Jones, conducted a Q&A with Jamali on retail trends to look for, insights on packaging and shipping, and advice on planning for the holidays. Read the full article: Wrap & Send… Read More on Wrap & Send’s President Mike Jamali Featured in Luxury Daily