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Combatting Inflation

Combatting Inflation

In a world where consumers expect online retailers to “meet or beat competitors’ pricing,” this year will prove challenging with inflation. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Product Price Index for February 2022, reporting wholesale prices had jumped up...

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Inventory Management is Critical for Many New eCommerce Trends

Inventory Management is Critical for Many New eCommerce Trends

In an age where consumers expect their needs to be met quickly at the click of a button, pressure is on for a rapid growth of eCommerce businesses and their infrastructure. It’s critical to evolve and build a strong infrastructure to meet the modern consumers’ needs,...

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Are You Current with the Shipping Trends?

Are You Current with the Shipping Trends?

As shipping costs continue to rise, and many are still traumatized by the long list of challenges this past holiday season, eCommerce businesses and retailers are beginning to shift towards new shipping trends.  Many are looking for ways to better plan for the year...

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The Delivery Revolution

The Delivery Revolution

Since the start of the pandemic, companies everywhere have risen to the occasion to meet consumer demand for faster at home delivery, but have still fallen short. Younger generations are driving demand for more flexible and much faster delivery times, leading...

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Historic Holiday Season In Spite of the Supply Chain

Historic Holiday Season In Spite of the Supply Chain

Despite so many supply chain issues this holiday season and media constantly warning consumers to plan ahead and shop early, there was still a record breaking $204B in online shopping spent between November 1 and December 31 – an almost 9% growth over last year. What...

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Simplifying Through Automation

Simplifying Through Automation

Simplifying Through AutomationIn today’s chaotic environment, customer expectations have grown more complex and lead to fragmented supply chains with short cycles. Success used to mean operating at peak efficiency, but now efficiency alone is no longer sufficient. It...

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Preparing for the Supply Chain Crisis to Continue to 2022

Preparing for the Supply Chain Crisis to Continue to 2022

This past year has been a challenging time for many companies as they scramble to meet higher consumer demands for essential goods and an assortment of physical goods, while dealing with supply chain issues globally. Prior to the pandemic, personal consumption of...

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The Evolution of Cyber Monday

The Evolution of Cyber Monday

Though it is difficult to remember a holiday season before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the traditions themselves are relatively young.  Black Friday started small in Philadelphia in the mid-1950s, where people would come to town after Thanksgiving for the annual...

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Are You Ready for an eCommerce Platform?

Are You Ready for an eCommerce Platform?

With the busiest single online shopping day still approaching, suppliers and retailers are feeling the pressure this year to survive and thrive through this extended holiday season and still have inventory for Cyber Monday.

As the holiday season progresses, it’s important to stop and take note of bottlenecks and areas that are doing well so that as things calm in the new year, your business can assess what changes need to be made. Part of the solution to bottlenecks may be finding, or changing to, a software solution that will help your organization achieve its goals.

Are you considering a new eCommerce software solution?

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Black Friday in October?

Black Friday in October?

Retailers are urging consumers who have specific items in mind to shop early this holiday season, something made evident with numerous Black Friday sales launching the week before Halloween.   Everything from face wash and home goods to toys and craft supplies are on...

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Fulfillment Strategies for this Holiday Season

Fulfillment Strategies for this Holiday Season

In the recent months, retailers and suppliers have done everything in their control to help stabilize the global supply chain as we approach this holiday season.  With many countries still shut down due to Covid restrictions and parts shortages for a wide range of...

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