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?

The Rise of Omni-Channel in Major Department Stores

I am sure that everyone has heard the saying, “The customer is king.”  Omni-channel is key to this as it is the process of streamlining all aspects of a retailer’s customer experience including in-store, website, social media, mobile and more. In retail, omni-channel (or omnichannel, as you’ll sometimes see it written) encompasses an experience that… Read More on The Rise of Omni-Channel in Major Department Stores

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

Iconic Packaging: Creating and Maintaining Customer-Brand Relationships

What’s in that little blue box? You know it’s from Tiffany & Co. And that gold-and-brown patterned package? That’s got to be Louis Vuitton. These brands have achieved instant recognition solely from their packaging. Tiffany and Louis Vuitton are among a handful of retailers who take every aspect of their brand into consideration, from the… Read More on Iconic Packaging: Creating and Maintaining Customer-Brand Relationships

Top Retail Trends of 2014-15

Today’s top retail trends are quickly establishing themselves as industry norms. By Shelley E. Kohan, Vice President of Retail Consulting at RetailNext Retailers have faced a number of challenges this year, from record-setting inclement weather in the winter to shaky consumer confidence over macro-economic conditions. In response, retailers are developing and deploying new strategies to… Read More on Top Retail Trends of 2014-15

Retail Holiday Shipping: Wrap & Send Services Announces Professional, Affordable and Fast Packing and Shipping for Luxury Retailers

In-store and warehouse services available for the 2014 holiday season During the holidays, in an effort to compete with online retail giants like Amazon, many brick-and-mortar stores pull their associates from the sales floor to pack and ship website or ship-to-home orders. To allow these retailers to maintain its sales staff and meet increased shipping… Read More on Retail Holiday Shipping: Wrap & Send Services Announces Professional, Affordable and Fast Packing and Shipping for Luxury Retailers