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Are you prepared for the biggest surge in Back-to-School shopping?

Posted by Cara Posey on 8/11/17 10:56 AM

Back-to-school spending is expected to reach a record breaking $83.6 billion this year, surpassing previous figures of $75.8 billion in 2016.

These recent projections from the National Retail Federation include spending for both college and schools – the expected rise of $7.8 billion is due to greater confidence in the state of the economyOn average, parents are anticipated to spend $238.89 on clothing, $204.33 on electronics, $130.38 on shoes, and $114.12 on school supplies.

Trends reveal back-to-school shopping searches begin as early as two months before the school year starts. What’s more, 46% of back-to-school shoppers and 44% of back-to-college shoppers will buy supplies online.

The expected rush of school supply purchases over the coming weeks is a big eye opener for retailers in this space. As demand soars, retailers must ensure they have the right measures in place to meet demand and customer expectations.

Preparation is key, but there is still time to make a difference. Here’s what you should be doing right now to streamline operations for one of the busiest times of the year.

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Topics: News, Strategy, Holidays

What retailers can learn from Amazon’s 'try before you buy’

Posted by Cara Posey on 7/27/17 10:29 AM

Currently in beta, Amazon will soon roll out its new ‘try before you buy’ feature exclusively to Prime members.

The latest release comes in a bid to make clothing purchases easier for consumers. But how does it work and what can retailers adopt or learn from Amazon’s latest approach?

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Topics: News, Tips and Tricks, Amazon

DIY Home Center Sets Foundation for Growth and Customer Experience Innovation

Posted by Cara Posey on 6/7/17 11:15 AM

Online home improvement distributor sees 16% increase in conversion rate and 6% increase in average order value with new commerce platform

(Originally published May 31, 2017 on PR Newswire, this article mentions a mutual NetSuite and Pacejet customer, DIY Home Center, and their success using both platforms).

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that DIY Home Center, an online distributor of decking products and outdoor furniture, has implemented NetSuite’s unified cloud commerce platform to power its B2C and B2B ecommerce, inventory and order management, CRM and ERP.

Servicing homeowners and professional builders, DIY Home Center has experienced double-digit year over year growth since it launched online in 2004. However, its siloed, legacy systems and applications, including Dynacomp’s MOM, QuickBooks and home-grown product information management (PIM) system and ecommerce website, could no longer support its growth.

The company was wasting resources making the technology work together, instead of focusing innovating the customer experience and growing the business.

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Topics: News, Success Stories, NetSuite Channel

Meet Pacejet: NetSuite SuiteCloud Partner of the Year

Posted by Cara Posey on 6/1/17 11:07 AM

If you know anything about Pacejet, chances are you know Pacejet is a Built for NetSuite integrated solution. While we work with other ERPs, NetSuite is an important partner for us: we manage millions of quotes and shipments for NetSuite customers each year.

We are proud to share that Pacejet received significant recognition in front of thousands of NetSuite customers and partners at this year's SuiteWorld. NetSuite named Pacejet the 2017 SuiteCloud Partner of the Year, announcing the award at the event, and publishing it on the NetSuite blog.

NetSuite recognizes that their network of partners is vital to helping the more than 40,000 companies and subsidiaries that run NetSuite reach their potential. Read on to learn more about Pacejet's recognition and how they help businesses grow through better shipping.

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Topics: News, NetSuite Channel

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