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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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Are You Prepared for the Drop Shipping Frenzy Ahead?

Are You Prepared for the Drop Shipping Frenzy Ahead?

Drop shipping came to the rescue for the eCommerce industry and consumers during this era of Covid – with the quick shift from large shipments sent to retailers to have on hand, to suppliers carrying the brunt and drop shipping to consumers across the world. ...

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Chaos Ahead This Holiday Season

Chaos Ahead This Holiday Season

Many suppliers and retailers refer to the 2020 holiday season as a peak on top of a peak, with ecommerce sales surging even more for the holiday season after growing at unprecedented levels for the majority of the year.  But the 2021 holiday season comes with its own...

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Is Your Software Slowing You Down?

Is Your Software Slowing You Down?

In the quest to simplify, many eCommerce businesses add process after process until the bottleneck quickly becomes the sheer volume of software solutions that have been implemented for each individual area of the business—negating the simplification of automation....

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Warehouse Efficiencies During Covid Are Critical

Warehouse Efficiencies During Covid Are Critical

With the global rise of Covid cases and social distancing mandates again, or in some cases as extreme as lockdowns, many companies are planning for this next surge in eCommerce dependency.  The first few months of global lockdowns in 2020 when some businesses were...

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Excelling With a Hybrid Workforce

Excelling With a Hybrid Workforce

Running a business in an era of labor shortages where employees are willing to quit instead of giving up working from home is challenging.   Employees have grown to appreciate the many perks and flexibility that come with remote work – no commute, reduced Covid...

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Are Live Streams with Your Retail Partners in Your Future?

Are Live Streams with Your Retail Partners in Your Future?

Since walking around the store has been limited, life at home over the past year has forced marketers to get creative in educating consumers about products. Many retailers are experimenting with live streams and partnerships with social influencers, and it is...

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“The reason why one man is great and another man is living in mediocrity is simply because one understood the value of time while the other did not.”

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