The retail climate is constantly changing. Being prepared for more e-commerce companies pushing out 2-day (or faster) shipping is imperative to the success of your business. As consumers demand their purchases quicker and quicker, what is your business doing to remain competitive with behemoths like Amazon?
In an age of digital disruption, the status quo of supply chain management just won’t cut it anymore. The connection and collection of data at this present time delivers the ability to track items, goods, or materials faster than ever before. As you think about digital disruption, have you thought about how it impacts your supply chain management?
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?
Shipping rates are constantly changing. As your carrier strategy evolves to meet the industry changes, it’s important to make sure you are getting the best rates possible for each shipment. When was the last time you talked with your carrier representatives about your carrier rates? Maybe it’s time to think about how you can save money on shipping by negotiating shipping rates. Read on to learn more.