This year marks the first time since 2012 that there are four Saturdays in December prior to Christmas Day. The shift in the calendar is expected to influence shoppers’ behavior and redistribute top shopping days. Specifically, the surplus of Saturdays this year presents a unique opportunity.
Retailers already know they need a stable website to capture orders. They also need to invest in their IT infrastructure across the spectrum, because if any of these interdependent systems fail — from order entry to RFID to OMS — major business disruptions will follow.
According to the 2017 RVCF State of Drop Shipping Compliance Report, 86 percent of retailers want more suppliers involved in the dropship trend to accommodate consumer demand for instant gratification and speedy shipping.