Order Fulfillment

International E-Commerce Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Started
August 31, 2020 at 11:59 am

If you're selling online, chances are, prospects can find your products anywhere. E-commerce is a growing market, the market is big, and there's practically no limit as to where you can expand. Now, the question is, are you ready to sell internationally? If your answer is yes, then you have to be aware that expanding…

Best Buy to Adjust Store Strategy to Adapt to E-Commerce Surge
August 26, 2020 at 3:14 pm

The dramatic shift toward e-commerce has sparked experimentation at Best Buy stores and inspired a new strategy that will turn some of them into hubs for online fulfillment, CNBC reported. Corie Barry, Best Buy CEO, said the retailer will start testing a ship-from-store pilot program. Although all Best Buy stores ship online orders, this program…

Is Scaling of E-Commerce Fulfillment and Curbside/Doorstep Delivery Sustainable?
August 26, 2020 at 9:48 am

The migration of retail purchasing towards digital channels has been widely reported as the industry conforms to the safety necessities of COVID-19. Now, after rapidly pivoting to scale ship-to-home, curbside pickup, and final-mile delivery to preserve as much pre-pandemic revenue as possible, the sustainability of these fulfillment and delivery services is reaching an inflection point.…

Walmart and Instacart Partner for Same-Day U.S. Delivery
August 11, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Walmart is partnering with Instacart to offer same-day grocery delivery starting in a few U.S. markets, making it the latest major retail chain to team up with the grocery delivery service in the fight against Amazon.com and Whole Foods. The partnership between Walmart and Instacart is currently in a pilot phase in three California markets — Los…

Report: Amazon to Turn Mall Department Stores Into Fulfillment Centers
August 10, 2020 at 5:27 pm

Amazon.com is in discussions with mall owner Simon Property Group about using some closed J.C. Penney and Sears stores in its malls for fulfillment centers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The talks have been ongoing for months, the sources said. “For Amazon, more fulfillment centers near residential areas would speed up the crucial last mile of delivery,”…

Should You Outsource Order Fulfillment or Keep it In-House?
August 6, 2020 at 2:49 pm

As our economy expands with e-commerce options, logistics emerges as a major differentiator among retailers that offer the same or similar products. The free two-day shipping model pioneered by Amazon.com has become a cultural expectation, and our collective appetite for fast and free delivery will only grow in the years ahead. For retailers with limited…

Resident's Co-CEO on Solving Order Fulfillment Challenges During COVID
July 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm

During the most recent Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Ran Reske, founder and co-CEO of Resident, a house of direct-to-consumer brands in the home goods space, including Nectar and DreamCloud, participated in an interview during which he discussed what the company is doing to ensure its brands rise above growing market competition, how the events…

The Future of Retail After COVID-19
July 29, 2020 at 4:24 pm

It was a ticking time bomb: in a pre-COVID, increasingly omnichannel-driven world, many areas of North America and Europe were already oversaturated with physical retail. And now that the COVID-19 pandemic has either forced or prompted consumers to shop differently — often online for the first time — the shift to e-commerce has dramatically accelerated. Without…

Adapting Omnichannel Fulfillment for a Post-COVID-19 World
July 29, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Around the world, countries are taking gradual steps toward a return to normalcy amidst efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19. One of those key steps is the easing of restrictions on retailers. This follows months of store closures, which made e-commerce the primary sales channel for many businesses practically overnight. Looking ahead, we can…

How Retail Technology Can Power Post-Pandemic Innovation
July 23, 2020 at 6:34 pm

The retail spaces that shoppers will return to following the COVID-19 pandemic won't be the same ones they shopped in previously. Associates and consumers will have to develop and adjust to new shopping behaviors that minimize physical touch and closeness. This period will be marked by innovation and experimentation, as retailers attempt to drive increased…