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eCommerce and Its Digital Innovation

eCommerce and Its Digital Innovation

If this past year taught businesses anything, it’s that staying relevant amidst rapid innovation of new processes and technologies is critical for survival.  Many eCommerce businesses were poised and ready for the rapid growth that the pandemic brought to online...

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Surviving 2020 to Thriving in 2021 with eCommerce

Surviving 2020 to Thriving in 2021 with eCommerce

As we bring this holiday season to a close, it’s time to reflect on everything that brought us to a record year of growth for online holiday sales. As Covid numbers continue to skyrocket across the nation, some consumers choose to stay home and shop from the safety of...

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Is EDI Going to Eat You Alive This Holiday Season?

Is EDI Going to Eat You Alive This Holiday Season?

If you are one of the many suppliers that have been blessed with large quantities of sales this holiday season, you are probably also suffering a bit from the cost of meeting that demand. According to projections by Deloitte, holiday sales are forecasted to rise conservatively 1.5% up to a more aggressive projection of 3.5%, with consumers starting even earlier this holiday season and shopping through January.

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Building Trust with Your Sales Channels

Building Trust with Your Sales Channels

Suppliers face many challenges today, with the emphasis shifting away from brick and mortar and towards e-commerce, suppliers need to constantly grow and evolve in ways that improve both relationships with sales channels and with customers.  Sales channels are also...

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Is Your Warehouse Efficient Enough for the New e-Commerce World?

Is Your Warehouse Efficient Enough for the New e-Commerce World?

Is Your Warehouse Efficient Enough for the New e-Commerce World?
In a typical year, suppliers and their warehouses have ample time to reset and prepare for the big holiday rush, but 2020 has thrown the supply chain industry for a loop. Consumers have required nonstop shipment of both essential and non-essential items even through Covid and shelter in place regulations, leaving the industry to balance remaining open while still prepping for this year’s holiday rush.

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Why You Need Order Processing Software to Succeed

Why You Need Order Processing Software to Succeed

This past week, the race to drone delivery crept one step closer to reality-- the FAA granted Amazon the “air carrier” certificate needed to operate a drone delivery network in the US. As only the third company granted approval, this certificate allows Amazon to carry...

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eCommerce Trends of 2020

eCommerce Trends of 2020

eCommerce Trends of 2020 As eCommerce continues to rapidly evolve and the definition of a new normal with shelter in place, social distancing and closures of non-essential businesses continues, shoppers are forced to embrace the new era of online shopping – for almost...

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Ready for the Holiday Shipping Rush?

Ready for the Holiday Shipping Rush?

With less than 4 months until this holiday craze begins and officials unclear on if there could be a second lockdown with the second wave of the pandemic, OPAL is here to help you prepare now for the next shipping craze ahead.

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Considering hiring more people to keep up with your orders?

Considering hiring more people to keep up with your orders?

Considering hiring more people to keep up with your orders?  As a business owner, you face challenges every day like how to grow your product line, should you hire additional staff, or how to keep up with the ever-increasing demand of consumers and retailers. ...

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― Sunday Adelaja

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