January 9, 2021

Happy New Year! Somehow, this time last year we skipped an article on 2020 trends. We can’t claim any kind of clairvoyance, but it’s fair to say that no-one saw what was coming from March onwards.

Fast-forward a year and things look very different, but with some relief and stability hopefully on the horizon, let’s take a look at some supply chain trends for 2021.

Continue reading 5 Supply Chain Trends for 2021: What to Watch

December 8, 2020

Everyone is trying to predict where eCommerce fulfillment is headed in 2021. We all know the only way is up, though questions remain around how to carve out a greater share of the spoils and what kind of post-pandemic recovery physical retail will make.

What’s clear is that setting best practices and fine-tuning your eCommerce fulfillment for 2021 will set the stage for any broader changes your business wants to make to its online presence. Continue reading Fine-Tune Your eCommerce Fulfillment for 2021

October 15, 2020

As Prime Day 2020 comes to a close and headlines report another record year for the popular Amazon sales event, it’s easy to forget what gets lost in the annual sea of deals. Diluted brand identity and loss of customer engagement are two significant FBA disadvantages that more and more Amazon sellers are waking up to, as eCommerce continues its dynamic, disruptive influence on traditional retail.

“Consumers are doing a lot more research, being more thoughtful. Brands that do well need a site that engages and informs.” Continue reading FBA Disadvantages: Amazon Can Inform, But It Cannot Engage

July 29, 2020

Beauty retailers have a very different view of the world than they did just a few months ago. Faced with a hesitant public and significantly restricted in-store operations, beauty brands that once relied on real-world demonstrations and physical interactions with customers have had to adapt quickly.

As we covered earlier this month, retail in a pandemic looks a lot different to what most of us consider normal. The situation has exposed a key weakness of supply chains across many sectors: an inability to react to widespread disruption at short notice. Continue reading 5 Ways Beauty Retailers Have Adapted to Online-First Ordering