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How Customers are Changing the Face of eCommerce

Customers’ expectations and shopping habits are changing eCommerce, causing implications to the way retailers are conducting their businesses. Among today’s demanding consumers, changes have led to retailers closing unprofitable stores and to invest in digital platforms. The insights we present to you about consumers shopping habits below is a ... Read More

  June 12, 2019     

4 Inventory Management Techniques to Simplify the Life of an Online Retailer

The world of eCommerce is expanding at a rapid rate with more and more opportunities opening up for online retailers. It really is an exciting time, providing larger audiences with greater geographical diversity equating to better selling opportunities and higher profits. However, all this promise can be undone very quickly without the appropriate ... Read More

  May 23, 2019     

These 4 Key Elements of a Multichannel Strategy Can Impact Your Supply Chain

Going online does not just mean using desktops and laptops anymore — it is anytime, anywhere connectivity afforded by tablets, smartphones and smartwatches. Our more connected world has unsurprisingly changed the way we shop. As a direct result of exponential growth in online spaces and with numerous ways to purchase nowadays, retailers are takin ... Read More

  May 17, 2019     

Best Practice Inventory Control Techniques for Online Retailers

Successful inventory control enables retailers to meet customer demand by avoiding stockouts and reducing the risk of overstocking to free-up cashflow. It is crucial in the world of eCommerce, for even the smallest online retailer to have effective inventory control. Following are best practice inventory control techniques to help online retailers ... Read More

  May 9, 2019     

Making it as a Multichannel Merchant: 4 Steps to Implement for Tangible Results

Being successful in today’s retail market is no easy feat and, in fact, can be quite daunting. However it is certainly not impossible, and with some careful thought and consideration, embarking on the right steps at the right time and committing to some hard work can get your brand off the ground. In this article, […] ... Read More

  May 1, 2019     

How Enhancing Customer Experience Can Enhance B2B Sales

The wholesale eCommerce industry is in its infancy, but the market is already worth trillions of dollars. As the scope of B2B eCommerce expands, this means B2B sales will grow with it. However, will B2B eCommerce sales follow the lead of B2C? Though it might share some similarities to B2C, the customer relationships within B2B […] ... Read More

  April 29, 2019     

Consumer Shopping Preferences are Driving Changes in The eCommerce Sector

In the last few years, the eCommerce sector has seen a shift in what drives buyer behaviours. Where previously consumers looked for quality packaging and fast delivery, they are now prioritising convenience, experience and quality when making online purchase decisions. The ever-changing perspectives on how consumers shop and interact with your bran ... Read More

  April 26, 2019     

What a Multichannel Strategy Means for your Supply Chain

A shift in consumer shopping preferences and behaviours is driving the growth toward multichannel retailing. This multichannel strategy has a direct impact on a business’ supply chain and creates different priorities for both retailers and their suppliers. For retailers, supply chain priorities include increasing on-shelf availability while reduc ... Read More

  April 23, 2019     

The Impact of a Multichannel Strategy on Your Entire Supply Chain

Multichannel retail strategies open up selling opportunities to the vendor, increasing the level of interaction with consumers and offering a more and more customised approach to retail. However, this does not come without impact to the supply chain, both positive and negative. So, what are some of the effects to be aware of? Top of […] ... Read More

  April 17, 2019     

Understanding the Power of the Consumer in the eCommerce Sector

Retail is driven by the consumer and always has been — the eCommerce sector is no different in terms of its susceptibility to consumer preference. This article considers how consumer choices have changed the eCommerce landscape, and how e-tailers (eCommerce retailers) must adapt. Timing is everything With the dawn of new, consumeristic generation ... Read More

  April 16, 2019     

Identifying the Key Differences Between a B2B and B2C Supply Chain

There are two broad categories of business relationships for facilitating the sale of goods and services. B2B is the business to business category and B2C the business to consumer category. In B2B, transactions take place between one business and another business, whereas with B2C the transactions happen between the business and the consumer. B2C b ... Read More

  April 15, 2019     

The 3 Key Stages of Multichannel Order Management

Order management is as an ecosystem of sorts that incorporates every task and activity involved with taking and filling orders, including the many interrelated functions that must work together for the entire order management process to run smoothly. Customers expect a seamless shopping experience from your brand and from the moment they hit the bu ... Read More

  April 13, 2019     

Centralised Inventory Management: Is it right for you?

Inventory management is a game changer when it comes to retail profitability. When your inventory is managed well, other parts of your business reap the benefits. However, the importance of inventory management isn’t always appreciated and can be overlooked by business owners. This is interesting because, from a financial point of view, inventory ... Read More

  April 11, 2019     

5 eCommerce Mistakes to Avoid for Ultimate Success

As the world becomes more globally connected through screens, the retail sector is also certainly being affected. Implementing an eCommerce sales channel can do amazing things for your company, however, there are some clear mistakes you don’t have to be doomed to repeat. Clinging to manual methods Trying to still retain manual control of your ... Read More

  April 9, 2019     

3 Smart Tactics For Achieving Multichannel Retail Success

Consumers today shop across multiple channels switching between online and offline, to research and buy products they want, when they want them. As a result, retailers are now implementing multichannel selling strategies to keep abreast of customer expectations. However, it is important not to confuse omnichannel with multichannel because the two s ... Read More

  April 5, 2019     

Inventory Control Techniques that Help Save You Time

The success of your business centres on the ability to effectively manage your inventory stock and to do it in a way that is both timely and efficient. Time is a limited resource in any organisation and inefficiencies in its management can have a negative impact on your operating processes and your ability to deliver […] ... Read More

  April 2, 2019     

Finding Success As A Multichannel Retailer

When you’re a multichannel retailer, it’s a powerful position to be in. From a competitive standpoint, you are engaged in a variety of platforms that allows you to stand your ground and address niche markets. You have a substantial advantage, reaching potential customers locally and internationally, both online and offline. However, getting to ... Read More

  April 1, 2019     

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     

Looking Ahead: Cloud-Based Software for Retailers

More and more, retailers are opting for cloud-based software to enhance their business processes, and this trend is likely to continue. Mobile access to data and cloud-based retail management systems are fast becoming the software of choice for many. In this article, we outline a few upcoming trends in cloud-based software that retailers should loo ... Read More

  January 30, 2019     

Where to Next for Retailers Using the Cloud?

After some initial resistance, retailers are now recognising the many advantages of moving their business into the cloud. Within the next two years, spending on public cloud services is expected to reach $195 billion and retail is one of three industries that will see the fastest growth. Cloud for retailers The cloud is especially attractive [&hell ... Read More

  January 11, 2019     

What’s Next For Retailers and Cloud-based Software?

Cloud-based software has changed the world of retail. It has opened up endless opportunities for both retailers and consumers. Cloud-based software has changed the way a company looks after their warehouse through online inventory management. It has given flexibility to management and consumers can get stock updates in real-time when they’re shop ... Read More

  January 3, 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