Meeting Customer Expectations for Online Returns

by Rakuten Super Logistics | 2-Day-Shipping, eCommerce Strategy

The vast majority of online retailers focus on consumer shipping expectations. Consumers are willing to pay more for same-day or faster delivery – according to PwC (member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited), they “prize fast, flexible and reliable service.

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How Online Merchants Profit from Seasonal Selling, Year-Round

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy, Holiday Fulfillment

A seasonal business can be very profitable in Q4, but you can extend your profitability year-round by selling the right products at the right time. Sellers can increase their bottom line by taking advantage of seasonal sales opportunities present in Q1, Q2, and Q3 rather than solely relying on increased holiday sales in Q4. Think about the factors that affect sales and demand throughout the year like seasonal changes, holidays, and events. Don’t wait till Q4 holidays to start selling again.

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3 Things Ecommerce Businesses Can Learn from Struggling Online Grocers

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

Online grocery shopping— the answer to all your needs? Sounds like a no-brainer to do grocery shopping online, after all, life is busy and buying things online is quick and easy. So why is it that online grocers are not doing great? A seemingly great idea, supported by trends in other business arenas, is a near flop.

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Help Wanted: The Labor Challenge Facing Ecommerce

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

Autumn will soon be upon us, and as is the case every fall, the nation’s ecommerce merchants will begin to anxiously look forward to the busy holiday shopping season ahead. With consumer confidence riding high, and GDP growth said to be in the neighborhood of 4 percent, this holiday season carries with it the potential for prosperity for the nation’s online retailers.

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Moving Beyond Start-Ups: Challenges & Opportunities For Ecommerce Businesses

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

As America’s eCommerce industry continues its rapid growth, and online merchants continue to replace traditional retailers as the destination of choice for consumers, that growing popularity brings with it an array of new opportunities and challenges facing eCommerce merchants. As any successful entrepreneur knows all too well, the business world is not static, and the environment in which online companies must compete has evolved and changed dramatically in recent years.

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Online Sales Tax: Supreme Changes Are Afoot

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

As noted in our previous blogs, in one of its most significant decisions this year, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled this spring that individual states have the authority to require businesses to collect sales tax on online purchases, even if the company does not have a physical presence in that state.

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Tips for Ecommerce Success When Selling on Multiple Channels

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy

This is a guest post by Daniel Sperling-Horowitz, the President and Co-founder of Zentail, a leading e-commerce operations software for retailers and brands that sell products on major online shopping channels. The best multi-channel eCommerce sellers offer high-demand products at competitive prices. However, when a product is sold on multiple marketplaces, the listing process often differs, depending on the channel.

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Cybersecurity Concerns & The World of Ecommerce

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy

Hardly a week goes by when the daily headlines do not resonate with stories about online hacking, affecting organizations and businesses across the globe. Little wonder, then, that one of the most pervasive and enduring challenges to the ecommerce space remains ensuring the security of e-tailers’ customer information. As the world of online sales continues to rapidly expand, so too do concerns about the security of the data that customers share with ecommerce merchants.

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7 Digital Marketing Strategies to Boost Your Ecommerce Business

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

This is a guest article from Growr, a social media automation tool that helps small to medium-sized businesses grow their social media presence— increasing a brand’s engagement, audience, and social proof. If you were to go back in time, say, 20 years ago, you would realize that, much like the Internet itself, ecommerce companies were virtually non-existent.

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Time Management: A Burgeoning Challenge for the Ecommerce Entrepreneur

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

In an age where the speed of ecommerce seems to be increasing daily, one of the most significant challenges confronting online entrepreneurs is managing a valued, finite resource: their time. For today’s entrepreneur, understanding how to prioritize ‘deliverables’ and manage a daily schedule can mean the difference between building a successful ecommerce enterprise and facing financial losses.

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