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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     

Managing Your Order Fulfilment During the Peak Season

Another year around the sun has landed us on the cusp of the peak retail season yet again. This time of year is busy and exciting for retailers and consumers alike. However, the increase in demand puts tremendous pressure on retailers. Before business owners can celebrate the financial profits of the season, they’ll be thinking […] ... Read More

  December 27, 2018     

Optimum Omnichannel Inventory Control

Omnichannel retail is certainly where it is at, however it is not without its own challenges which must be overcome for long-term business success. As with any retail company, inventory represents a large amount of tied up cash, or assets as it were, and if mismanaged, this can be a significant area for loss. Therefore, […] ... Read More

  December 20, 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     

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     

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     

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     

What Does a BOPIS Retail Model Have to Offer?

Buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) is the successful, albeit relatively young, marriage between brick-and-mortar stores and eCommerce. So how does this relationship work so successfully? It amalgamates two shopping experiences for consumers to optimise efficiency, buyer satisfaction and cost-savings for the retail brand. It allows consumers to brow ... Read More

  October 24, 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     

An Introduction to BOPIS for Retailers

In our increasingly digitised world, the retail experience for consumers is becoming more and more convenient as companies continually look for ways to encourage sales across channels. We have seen a proliferation in the popularity of online shopping in general and buy-now-pay-later schemes such as Oxipay are equally appealing to consumers. Retaile ... Read More

  October 17, 2018     

How Will Your Business Handle Inventory Management with BOPIS?

Buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS), or click-and-collect as online shoppers know it, is being adopted by retailers in the era of eCommerce. BOPIS has evolved to meet customer demand. Customers enjoy the flexibility and ease of shopping online on their own devices. They don’t have to hop around from store to store to find […] ... Read More

  October 12, 2018     

What Does the BOPIS Model Mean for Retailers?

We have seen the rise of online shopping and we are watching eCommerce retailers secure a tight hold in the retail market. There has been a significant shift in the way consumers are purchasing products. Retailers are reacting in different ways to not only remain competitive but to stay afloat. In the world of omnichannel […] ... Read More

  October 11, 2018     

Building Bricks and Clicks with BOPIS

What is BOPIS? The acronym is intriguing enough to grab your attention. BOPIS stands for buy online, pickup in store. In the eCommerce world, it is becoming a popular trend for getting products into customers’ hands sooner. The BOPIS model is a very clever strategy to build momentum for the “brick-and-click” operating method. Rather than [&he ... Read More

  October 11, 2018     

3 Ways to Streamline Order Fulfilment

One of the most vital processes to get right when you’re in the business of selling goods is the process of actually getting those goods to your customers. For those with retail stores, this is pretty straightforward: customers simply walk in and grab what they need off your shelves. However, for business owners who ship […] ... Read More

  October 11, 2018     

Successfully Implementing an Omni-Channel Strategy

Omni-channel retail refers to retail that not only incorporates multiple sales channels but integrates these channels so that one, seamless and holistic shopping experience is presented to the customer. It certainly is the direction in which the retail industry is travelling, however, it is a road not without speed bumps. Let us consider how an [&h ... Read More

  October 5, 2018     

How to Optimise Your Order Fulfilment Process

Having a streamlined order fulfilment process is an important operation that many companies strive for in the age of eCommerce. With an effective order fulfilment process, a company can deliver products to customers swiftly and achieve customer expectations. In the fast-paced eCommerce market, products are shipped around the globe. This means order ... Read More

  October 5, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #50

Whether you need some lunchtime reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Amazon going after small businesses Amazon recently launched a new section, Amazon Storefronts, reminiscent of another eCommerce platform Etsy. Is Amazon Storefronts a direct challenge to the hand-made trinkets on Etsy? Doing bett ... Read More

  September 19, 2018     

How Changes in Retail are Impacting Inventory Management

The traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores are changing the way they operate. In the face of eCommerce, brick-and-mortar stores are coming up with clever ways to remain competitive in this vast shift in purchasing behaviours. In order to remain competitive, physical stores are looking for methods to optimise their operational efficiency. New te ... Read More

  September 15, 2018     

eCommerce Growth and the Transformation of the Retail Channel

eCommerce growth will account for a significant percentage of total retail sales in the next three years and is expected to become the largest retail channel in the world. The rise of eCommerce is impacting retailers on many issues, requiring investment, strategy and planning to better take advantage of this opportunity. Businesses need to be [&hel ... Read More

  September 14, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #49

Whether you need some lunchtime reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Master these 3 things to sell on Amazon successfully The wonderful world of Amazon sales can be tempting for retailers but before businesses begin, here are three things they should consider. Who is Alibaba’s next […] ... Read More

  September 12, 2018