Today’s retail environment is a very different one compared to even ten years ago. We all know about the rise of e-commerce and malls struggling to fill physical retail space. However, there’s a lot more to this changing landscape than just consumers choosing websites instead of stores. Continue reading The Changing Face of Retail in America
If you work in or around our industry, February felt like a month dominated by e-commerce fulfillment news.
From the analysis of the 2015 holiday season and the huge role played by online sales to the big brand retailers grappling with their online strategies for the future, last month made it clear that delivering in the digital age is about more than having every product imaginable under one vast roof.
Early in the holidays, we examined the expectations of a record-breaking peak period for e-commerce during the 2015 sales season. These predictions proved to be the case as online sales soared, but not in the kind of even distribution across big brands that some analysts expected.
Far from being boom time for all the major retailers, it appears that Amazon once again dominated the holiday orders, leaving its competitors to fight it out for a distant second spot. The realization that they could be left behind is hitting household names like Walmart and Sears hard, as their strategic announcements during January clearly signal. Continue reading Retailers Revise Store Strategies After Record Holiday Sales Online