The impact of Walmart’s OTIF policy on providers and consumers

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce News, eCommerce Strategy

4 MIN. READ To successfully compete with Amazon, Walmart tightened its on-time in-full (OTIF) policies, fining suppliers who can’t meet them. Will these recent Walmart delivery demands on suppliers confer a positive effect on logistics companies, Walmart or the consumer? Suppliers must develop strategies to meet the new requirements.

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Why the Fed’s decision not to raise funds rate could be a long-term risk

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

3 MIN. READ After its March 2019 meeting, the Federal Reserve declined to adjust the current federal funds rate, citing the fact that the U.S. economy is in a “good place.” This means that the 2.25% to 2.5% target federal funds rate, which is the Fed’s key policy tool, remains in place. Although this lack of action is presently justified, there could be long-term risks to this policy. A long period of growth According to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, the U.S.

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Final mile delivery creates a competitive advantage

by Rakuten Super Logistics | Customer Satisfaction, eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment

Going the “final mile” for customers Consumers expect convenient, dependable delivery of their orders. Even if you ship truckloads of merchandise efficiently, “the final mile” is about customer satisfaction. That aspect of the delivery process, which is about providing a superior customer experience, is undergoing major improvements to make sure customers receive the correct order, and promptly.

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Why e-commerce retailers must implement a multiple facility shipping model

by Milton Amaya | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, eCommerce Strategy

The world of e-commerce is in a constant state of flux. The age of consumerism is here, and customers have numerous choices of how and where to buy products. Technology has greatly influenced the e-commerce industry, creating a link between online purchasing and order fulfillment. With the emergence of faster, smarter and more flexible e-commerce business models, online retailers can now operate and reach customers on a global scale.

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Ecommerce Trade Shows— How Online Sellers Can Prove an ROI

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

Trade shows have become increasingly important as the ecommerce market becomes more competitive. Trade shows are a great way for brands to get in front of consumers to offer direct personal interactions when exhibiting and a great way to make business connections with vendors and manufacturers. However, choosing the right trade show for your business can be daunting when you consider the high cost of eCommerce trade shows, the vast number of options, and the uncertainty of a positive ROI.

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RSL Podcast Episode 1– New Trends in Ecommerce for 2019

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

  Audio transcript [Edited for clarity] Sarah: Hello and welcome to the very first episode of RSL’s podcast where we discuss the latest trends and news in ecommerce and logistics. I am Sarah Smith, Manager of Marketing Operations, here at Rakuten Super Logistics and I’m joined by Jeremy Brooks, Manager of Client Implementations, and Jason Chan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jeremy: Hello Jason: Thanks for having us here.

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The Future of Delivery, Labor Shortages, and the New Brick and Mortar

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

Another year has come and gone.  At the beginning of 2018, we ran a blog that highlighted a few 2018 trends to keep an eye out for.  Some of those trends are still looming on the horizon and we, again, are predicting that they will make headway in 2019. Keeping with the annual tradition highlight trends – here are our top 2019 eCommerce trends: The Future of Delivery We are all aware of drone delivery.

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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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5 Ways Outsourcing Your Order Fulfillment Creates a Competitive Holiday Advantage

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, Holiday Fulfillment

While you’re busy trying to stay afloat handling your shipping and returns in-house, do you ever stop and wonder how the “other guys” manage to have time to promote their products at events, engage their customers on social media, AND continue to constantly release new, innovative products? The answer to your curiosity may be quite simple–your  competition has a competitive advantage over you.

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Best Marketing Automation Software for E-commerce Stores

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce

This is a guest article by Brooklin Nash for TrustRadius, a trusted review site for business technology. TrustRadius helps buyers make better product decisions based on unbiased and insightful reviews Marketing Automation Software makes your online marketing strategy automated and streamlined. As a small business owner, you likely don’t have time to respond to all emails, be active on your social media campaign, and keep on top of sales.

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