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.
The secret to retailer success lies in evolving the store into a place to solve customer problems, relying on the speed and convenience of omnichannel fulfillment to compete in today’s unified commerce environment.
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.
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.
RLM Apparel Software responded to increased client demand for streamlining its integration with Amazon drop shipping by expanding the automated processes designed to make it easier and faster to fulfill B2C orders.
Newsgistics is a workshare partner of the USPS® and processes nearly 100 million parcels annually, including more than 50 percent of all Parcel Returns Select packages shipped through the postal service.
Kohl’s unveiled details of the company’s strategic plans to invest in its store base and enhance the capabilities of its e-commerce fulfillment network. During the third quarter, Kohl’s will open four small format stores and its fifth e-commerce fulfillment center.