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Thriving in the Age of Amazon: The Ultimate Guide to Competing Against Amazon

Tips and Tricks, Strategy, Amazon, Retail

During the Age of Amazon, retail has become an increasingly tough business. Personalization and innovation are fundamental for retailers’ survival now more than ever. When it comes to selling and shipping in the digital age, Amazon is one of the largest influencers for customer expectations and behavior. They’ve determined the rules of e-commerce and retail overall, as they now control 49% of the US e-commerce market at 5% of all retail sales. This display of power was evident when analysts estimated that Amazon generated over $10.1 billion in sales on its best day last year.

How do you stack up in the Age of Amazon? We’ve compiled a few tips to help you remain competitive and get started on thinking about retail shipping the same way that Amazon does.

Pacejet is Back at IRCE 2019

Events, Retail

Pacejet is gearing up to return to IRCE this June in Chicago after a great show last year. IRCE @ RetailX brings e-commerce businesses, retailers, and the technology together, highlighting all the ways a business can thrive in the growing digital age. We are excited to sponsor this event again this year and hope to meet some new partners and friends along the way.

Three Important Lessons We Can Learn From Amazon

Tips and Tricks, Amazon, Retail

Amazon has come a long way since their birth in 1994, when they first began as a humble e-commerce store selling just books, before they grew into the online retail giant they are today. Many are fascinated with the level of their success, while businesses are wary of the trail they are blazing as they try to keep up with the changing landscape.

So, how does Amazon manage to stay on top? And more importantly, how can you compete and leverage their success simultaneously?

Top 3 things every online seller should do to prepare for holiday shipping

Tips and Tricks, Customer Experience, Retail

As a consumer, talking about holiday and year-end shipping in October might seem a bit strange but it’s definitely time to start thinking about it if your business ships. If this year is anything like 2017, we can expect that online sales will once again grow by double-digits.

According to Adobe Analytics, the combined totals from Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were $7.9 billion in online sales, which was up 17.9% from the previous year. Given the importance of the holiday season for businesses around the world, what can you do to get your business prepared and to make sure you remain competitive?

Pacejet loves to uncover shipping trends and truths that help us improve customer operations, save money, and move businesses forward. That's why we believe in the science of shipping—because companies are ever-evolving and data, analytics, and flashes of brilliance can help you get where you want to go.

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