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Topic: eCommerce

How Inventory Management is Paving the Path Forward in an On-demand World

Inventory management in an on-demand world is one of the biggest challenges in the supply chain today. No longer is a business merely buying in bulk and selling from just a brick-and-mortar store. Customers now have the ability to buy from many places online and also expect to be able to return things easily too. […] ... Read More

  March 20, 2019     

Finding Your Feet in the Cloud: Quick Tips for Adopting B2B eCommerce

The B2B eCommerce market is poised for exponential growth. Within the next financial year, it is expected that over 50% of all B2B purchases will be made online. So, if you haven’t already invested in a great B2B eCommerce platform, such as Unleashed’s, now’s the time to think about getting yours up and running. Before […] ... Read More

  February 16, 2019     

7 Tips to Manage Seasonal Inventory and Product Demand Fluctuations

Inventory management requires an initial effort to get right, but once you’ve established effective inventory control, ongoing management is much easier, particularly for businesses prone to seasonal spikes or significant periods of peak demand. Seasonal fluctuations affect both eCommerce and brick-and-mortar businesses equally. If a product is i ... Read More

  January 23, 2019     

3 Tips for Better Inventory Management During the Holiday Season

Oh the holidays; the most wonderful time of the year – family gatherings and work parties fill the calendar as the countdown begins toward the end of the year. It seems like everyone is buzzing with a holiday spring in their step. But wait, what about the mad dash to sort out holiday gifts for […] ... Read More

  December 29, 2018     

6 Fundamental Ways to Drive B2B eCommerce Customer Adoption

B2B is a different ball game compared to its B2C counterparts. However, in the eCommerce sphere, B2B customer expectations follows B2C shopper practices – and in a recent survey of 120 eCommerce professionals, more than 80% agreed. For this reason, and many others, it is vital that your B2B eCommerce site follows current best practices […] ... Read More

  December 4, 2018     

Smoothly Adopt a New B2B eCommerce Strategy

Businesses are taking a leaf out of the B2C eCommerce industry by implementing eCommerce for their B2B clients. This is a fantastic move with a recent survey revealing that 80% of the B2B eCommerce companies surveyed claim that their customers’ expectations strongly reflect those of the typical B2C customer. If you are considering adopting B2B [& ... Read More

  November 29, 2018     

Ensuring Your High-Margin Products Are Irresistible, In-Store & Online

There’s no doubt about it; in today’s crowded market, it pays to put time and effort into the visual aspects of your products. Whether you’re a retailer competing against big-name players in national supermarkets or a local retailer with a full store at your disposal, when it comes to making sales, it’s often the first […] ... Read More

  November 23, 2018     

Apply These 4 Best Practices for B2B eCommerce Adoption

Driving customer adoption of eCommerce sites in the B2B space is an interesting topic. Although B2B is a different model to B2C, when it comes to online purchases, they are very similar. B2C and B2B eCommerce can be closely linked in user interface and basic functionality; B2B customers have similar expectations to B2C eCommerce shoppers. [… ... Read More

  November 22, 2018     

Rev Up Your B2B Sales With These New Features

Manufacturers, wholesalers and other business-to-business companies are embracing eCommerce platforms, with early adopters reducing order processing times and eliminating manual errors. We’ve been improving our B2B eCommerce platform functionality. Here’s a look at what features you can use to supercharge your B2B sales. Allow multiple admins W ... Read More

  November 20, 2018     

5 Things Your Customers Are Looking For With BOPIS

Online shopping has changed the customer’s shopping experience and set new standards for customer satisfaction. Delivery methods have rapidly developed to keep up with demand. Warehousing options and logistics operations have adapted to cope with online orders. However, buy-online-pick-up-in-store (BOPIS), has provided an alternative way to get p ... Read More

  November 19, 2018     

5 Ways for SMEs to Overcome Order Fulfilment Challenges

Small businesses have often struggled with order fulfilment and with the current demands of today’s global shoppers, it is more challenging than ever to create an efficient and effective order fulfilment system. Order fulfilment challenges Businesses face several challenges throughout the order fulfilment process, from demand planning and invento ... Read More

  November 15, 2018     

Why Consumers Love the BOPIS Model

In the fast-moving world of retail, business owners are increasingly experimenting with novel purchase models to continually improve the customer experience. In recent years this has meant offering everything from overnight delivery options to buy now, pay later schemes such as After Pay and Oxipay. Most recently, many consumers have taken to a new ... Read More

  November 9, 2018     

Avoid These 3 Outsourcing Order Fulfilment Mistakes

You’ve drawn up a comparative analysis of the cost of in-house warehousing compared to that of outsourcing your order fulfilment processes, and you’ve decided to go with outsourcing. This can be an economically viable option however, if not carried out well, can often end up being significantly costly. It is imperative to be careful of [&he ... Read More

  November 8, 2018     

Order Fulfilment Trends Affecting eCommerce Today

What does the future hold for retail, eCommerce order fulfilment and shipping professionals? Given the speed of change and new innovation in the marketplace, this article looks at trends that are to pave the way to best practices in the order fulfilment. The holiday season is a great time to jump on cutting-edge fulfilment trends. […] ... Read More

  November 7, 2018     

5 Challenges of Fulfiling eCommerce Orders

For any retailer, fulfiling customer orders in a timely and appropriate manner is the primary goal first and foremost in their minds. However, order fulfilment is not a simple concept that involves receiving orders, locating the product in the warehouse and calling it a day. The challenges arise in ensuring the received orders and inventory [&helli ... Read More

  November 3, 2018     

What Your BOPIS Model Should Offer to Consumers

Buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) is the relatively new wave of retail behaviour taking over the consumer world. It describes the ability to research items of interest, compare products and consider reviews, make a purchase online and then select a convenient time and location from which to pick it up. There are many advantages […] ... Read More

  November 3, 2018     

Outsourcing Order Fulfilment? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Businesses of all sizes use order fulfilment services, either in-house or outsourced, to get their products from their production facilities to the end buyer, whether this is a business or consumer. Inventory control is one of the main factors which leads to errors in the order fulfilment process. This article will explore mistakes that businesses ... Read More

  October 30, 2018     

Future eCommerce Fulfilment Trends – What Will 2019 Bring?

For an industry that didn’t exist 50 years ago, eCommerce has rapidly taken off and continue to evolve. When the words eCommerce is mentioned businesses are quick to mention B2C trends and but what about B2B trends which are arguably just as important to understand? In this article, we will explore upcoming trends in eCommerce […] ... Read More

  October 30, 2018     

Looking Ahead: Upcoming Trends in Order Fulfilment

Perfecting the process of order fulfilment is extremely important when it comes to customer satisfaction. In this article, we examine a few key trends in order fulfilment to help you determine the best approaches to the task for your business in the future months. Preparing for rising shipping costs Shipping costs continue to rise, and […] ... Read More

  October 29, 2018     

How to Enhance Your Order Fulfilment Processes

Order fulfilment plays a big role for any company with inventory. Without an order fulfilment process, a company wouldn’t be able to deliver their product to their customers. It is an involved process and it begins from the moment a customer places an order and only finishes when the product has landed successfully in the […] ... Read More

  October 26, 2018     

4 Common eCommerce Order Fulfilment Obstacles

eCommerce has changed the way we shop. It has also changed the way retailers operate their businesses. It has undoubtedly broadened the scope of purchasing and delivery methods. Over time, retailers have adapted and evolved their order fulfilment processes to maintain customer satisfaction. However, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with customer de ... Read More

  October 25, 2018     

5 Steps to Perfect Order Fulfilment

Order fulfilment is a critical area for both B2B and B2C businesses as it directly influences the brand’s image and trust – essential elements for maintaining and growing a successful business. An order fulfilment process flow determines the extent to which the business can meet its customer requirements. With many are players in the fast-p ... Read More

  October 23, 2018