Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

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The retail apocalypse has received plenty of attention over the past three years. Brick-and-mortar stores that understand the invaluable role of e-commerce in relation to omnichannel supply chain success can help retailers avoid the retail apocalypse. To achieve lasting success, shippers need to understand how e-commerce shipping strategies are quintessential steps in this process. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.”

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The Evolution of Retail and Customer Expectations

Talking Logistics

As the evolution of retail and the way consumers purchase goods continues to change, meeting the challenge to effectively serve both consumers and retailers is a strategic challenge for both shippers and carriers. Demand for new shipping options.

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Retailers Begin to Position Online Shipping Practices

Supply Chain Matters

Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain intelligent fulfillment Supply chain Matters blogWe close out a very busy week with some updates relative to previous supply chain management and industry developments highlighted in prior Supply Chain Matters postings.

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Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

E-Commerce Changes Traditional Retail Shipping Strategies

PLS Logistics

Customer demand and connectivity are high, and retailers are struggling to keep up with the competitive omni-channel environment. Supply Chain Shipping Omni-Channel

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

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Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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The Evolution of Retail and Customer Expectations

Transportfolio

As the evolution of retail and the way consumers purchase goods continues to change, effectively serving both consumers and retailers is a strategic challenge for both shippers and carriers. Demand for new shipping options.

Do More Shipping with Less Work

Shipchain

For shippers to stay competitive with big-box retailers like Walmart along with growing e-commerce vendors, they must think outside the box and cut costs wherever possible. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. Benefits of Shipping on the Blockchain.

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

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Those that seek to succeed in shipping online need to know a few things about why less-than-truckload may be the solution, how customers’ expectations are increasing, and what benefits less-than-truckload offers. retail sales could easily trend upward to 20 percent or more.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel retailers today require agility in order to compete and thrive. When it comes to adapting the retail network for an omni-channel approach, a focus on the customer is essential. Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends.

2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights

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2018’s Peak Season shattered spending records for retailers. The post 2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience delivery Retail Supply ChainAccording to Adobe, consumers spent $125.91 […].

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Determine e-commerce shipping costs and pricing models.

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

The supply chain as we used to know it is changing – and these changes are impacting not only retailers, but a variety of businesses and industries. An increasing number of businesses that never had to worry much about shipping are finding themselves competing with experienced and emerging retailers. Just look at how major pharmacies and healthcare providers are rolling out ship-to-home medical supply services.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Transportfolio

Not long ago, people would take a Saturday afternoon to visit a furniture showroom, sit on several couches, fill out an order form, write a check, and wait six to twelve weeks for the sofa to be shipped to the store.

Free Shipping Just Got More Expensive – Retailers and Consumers to Spend More to Counter Carrier Cost Hikes

BluJay Solutions

As the holiday season grows near, retailers are poised to enter all-out battle for market share, with heavy promotional activity starting in earnest after Halloween and intensifying right up until December 24. In actual fact, retail sales by internet have been an extremely disruptive force.

Leveraging Technology in the Retail Supply Chain

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Companies in the retail sector are looking to automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advancements to augment various sectors of their business. Technology is assisting retailers with creating a complete picture of their business operations, from the back-office, to the production center, to the sales floor. By adding in more technology, retailers improve not only their reporting abilities but also their customer’s experiences.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . When you ship a product , your goal is simple: make sure it gets there in good condition.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics.

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E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

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Although e-commerce makes up 10 percent of overall retail sales, its value in the modern economy must not be underestimated. Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices.

‘Drop Shipping’ Looks Set to Go Mainstream as More Retailers Get on Board

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Online orders ship directly from the supplier’s warehouse, reducing spending on inventory By JENNIFER SMITH A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. In The News Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Transportation Chainalytics Drop Shipping Home Depot Irv Grossman Macy's Retail Wall Street Journal

FedEx and UPS Attempt to Influence Retailers to Avoid Holiday Ship Snafu Repeat

Supply Chain Matters

Today’s Wall Street Journal reports (paid subscription) that both FedEx and UPS are working hard to influence retailers on taking different promotional perspectives during the upcoming holiday buying season and avoiding the last-minute delivery breakdowns that occurred in 2013. The tone of this WSJ report indicates resistance to change by many retailers, but Supply Chain Matters is of the view that there are other forces at-work.

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Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

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E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. e-commerce retail sales have increased 3.9 Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. These include: Define shipping solutions and customer strategy simultaneously.

Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Talking Logistics

Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery. Retailers are willing to take the risk associated with releasing the inventory management and fulfilment process so product moves faster. So what are some of the benefits of drop ship as a method of fulfilment? . Is Drop Ship Too Good to be True? Drop ship revenue now over £150 million.

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Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model

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An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. Therefore, an omnichannel retail strategy must become the new standard business model for companies wanting to remain competitive.

Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

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It’s a new year and retail is moving faster—finally we’re seeing retailers looking in the right direction—up. So, take five, grab a cup of coffee and read on for my predictions of what the end of a decade in retail has in store. What are your retail predictions for 2019?

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

Editor’s Pick: Is it Time to Operationalize Ship From Store?

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is from Manhattan Associates highlighting four methods for operationalizing scalable, labor-efficient and associate-friendly ship-from-store processes. Regardless of these initial reasons, ship from store has become an omni-channel mainstay. Free shipping. Because free shipping is today’s go-to online promotion, shipping from the closest store or the store with the most available labor can mitigate the impact on retailers’ margins.

Smarter Inventory Management Will be One of the Key Competencies for Retailers in the Coming Year

Supply Chain Matters

While the nation’s retailers gather in New York City this week to attend the National Retail Federation’s 2019 Annual Conference, the Supply Chain Matters blog declares that inventory management will be one of the key competencies for retailers this year.

9 Steps to Create a Seamless Customer Shipping Experience!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This has created a demand for same-day and express shipping to deliver goods as fast as they are ordered. What it takes to achieve a seamless customer shipping experience overall can be a bit more complicated. Steps to a Seamless Customer Shipping Experience. Subscribe Here!

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Parcel is becoming a more important transportation mode for manufacturers and retailers due to the rapid growth of e-commerce and other factors, which is driving greater demand for parcel solutions and services. One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance? So, how are leading companies leveraging parcel solutions to manage the complexities of parcel shipping?

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

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It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Freight Shipping Providers Will Focus on ELD Implementation.

Do Tighter Ship Time Demands from Retailers Inhibit Green Shipping?

Consumer Goods Logistics

Retailers today are demanding shorter and shorter ship times for replenishment orders. Suppliers are dutifully obliging, but the practice makes it hard to follow green shipping principles. Smaller, more frequent orders means more trucks on the road. Supply Chain Challenges Logistics Sustainability

4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy

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One such area that offers the greatest opportunity is shipping network optimization. The question is, how can a company optimize its shipping network? Optimal shipping networks are not “one size fits all.” ” Depending on industry, an optimal shipping network might include the ability to reach all states in two days, while for other industries they might be a pure margins game.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

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E-commerce grew 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The same concept applies to e-commerce shipping practices.