Shipping

Survey Says: The Role of Delivery is Critical in Customer Loyalty
March 18, 2019 at 11:39 am

How does the delivery experience impact customer loyalty? According to recent MetaPack research of more than 3,500 consumers in North America and Europe, if retailers get the basics right, enable customers to curate their own deliveries, and meet their needs and interests quickly, customers will reward them with long-term commitment and repeat orders. Findings of…

How Brands Can Weather the Heat of the Latest Trade War Developments
February 13, 2019 at 12:24 pm

The government may be back in session, but the trade war with China is continuing to disrupt the economy in 2019. Businesses that seek growth in times of turmoil will face steep challenges this year and beyond. Increased customs fees and longer processing times have thrust most companies into unfamiliar territory. Without experience in international…

How Drop-Shipping is Transforming the Retail Revenue Model
February 7, 2019 at 12:51 pm

In 2019, the only thing that’s certain for retailers anymore is this: the traditional business model isn’t working anymore. With 51 percent of Americans now preferring to do their shopping online rather than in person, retailers need to drastically change their business models to keep their customers coming back to their brick-and-mortar stores — or…

Walmart Offers Pay Raise to Boost Hiring of Truck Drivers
January 25, 2019 at 10:32 am

The 8,000 truckers who work for Walmart are getting a raise, with average pay soon approaching $90,000 a year, as the company looks to hire hundreds more drivers amid an ongoing shortage of truck drivers. Walmart's bid to recruit more truck drivers had it running national TV ads in the fall, shortening the hiring process, and offering…

Top Shipping and Supply Chain Tips for 2019
January 23, 2019 at 10:05 am

Total Retail recently released its 50 Best Retail Tips of 2018 report, featuring valuable insights from our e-newsletter (Total Retail Report) and website over the course of last year. The 50 best tips were chosen by Total Retail's editorial team, and they cover nearly facet of running a successful retail business in 2019 and beyond.…

Cracking the Code: Study Reveals What Consumers Value Most
January 22, 2019 at 3:02 pm

How does the delivery experience impact customer loyalty? According to recent MetaPack research of more than 3,500 consumers in North America and Europe, if retailers get the basics right, enable customers to curate their own deliveries, and meet their needs and interests quickly, customers will reward them with long-term commitment and repeat orders. Findings of […]