Delivery and Fulfillment

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How has the overwhelming shift to online impacted retailer returns strategies?

 ‌ Many commentators were already referring to the state of retail returns as a ‘crisis’ before Covid-19 brought about an unprecedented shift to online channels. What now for returns?

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Ecommerce Trends report: Chapter 6 – Payment and Fulfillment Experience

 ‌ From free shipping to real-time delivery tracking, ecommerce is constantly evolving to make it easier and more attractive for people to shop online. Consumers have come to expect simple and seamless processes not only for receiving the products they have purchased, but also for returning unwanted products.

This chapter from Econsultancy’s Ecommerce Trends report explores the experience of payment and fulfillment, including delivery and returns.

Econsultancy Live: The Future of Ecommerce, 22-24 November

At Econsultancy Live, we’ll be examining how businesses can make ecommerce convenient, engaging, sustainable and profitable. We’ll hear from brands selling online about how they are innovating and adapting their strategies for direct-to-consumer sales, brand building, platformisation, fulfilment, social commerce, personalisation and loyalty, and much more.

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How click & collect could bring traditional retailers back to life

 ‌ As an increasing number of staples of the UK’s high streets and shopping centres close branches, lay off employees and outright disappear, many have pondered how brick-and-mortar retailers can revive their fortunes in the age of ecommerce. Click and collect may be part of the solution.

16 ways retailers can improve their approach to online returns

 ‌ The high volume and cost of customer returns and how to deal with it is considered one of the biggest issues currently facing online retailers.

Ever since pureplay ecommerce retailers like Asos and Amazon blazed a trail by offering quick, easy and free returns and refunds of goods, customers began returning purchases by the shedload. So how to combat this trend?

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What is q-commerce?

Fast delivery has always been part of a good retail customer experience, but now, a new wave of companies are making speed their USP.

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Will subscription retailers retain customers post pandemic?

Brands like Dollar Shave Club, Birchbox, and BarkBox have all seen success with a subscription model in the past- way before the pandemic began. However, the growth of the subscription model has accelerated since Covid-19, as consumers have sought out new ways to shop online. According to a report published in June by the Royal […]

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