Fulfilling Holiday Expectations During Peak Season

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Holiday Fulfillment, Outsourced Fulfillment, Partnerships

We know that this time of the year can be stressful – holiday events, year-end reviews, and shopping for the perfect gifts.  As an ecommerce retailer, you have additional holiday stress…  Do you have enough inventory for the busy season? Will you end the year in the black? Will your order fulfillment provider keep up with your customers’ demand? There is a lot of pressure to deliver during the holidays.

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3 Things to Remember During the 2017 Holiday Retail Season

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Holiday Fulfillment

Weather is getting cooler, retail stores are filling up with artificial firs, and the smell of pumpkin spice is everywhere you go, which means… the 2017 holiday retail season is here. Whether you are ready or not (if you’re not, you can catch up here), you should be  excited because consumer spending is up for another record-breaking year! This year’s holiday sales are projected to reach up to $682 billion, nearly 4.0% increase over last year’s total.

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2017 Holiday Shipping Calendar

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | 2-Day-Shipping, Holiday Fulfillment

  Keep these recommended dates in mind for delivery to your customers by Christmas. Download a PDF version here.

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Get Ready for Free Shipping in Time for the Holidays [Infographic]

by Sarah Smith | Free Shipping, Holiday Fulfillment, Infographic

Are you prepared to fill the demands of fast and free shipping for the holiday season? Here are four steps you should be taking to get ready for free shipping in time for the holidays……

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3 Reasons to Plan Holiday Order Fulfillment Now

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Customer Satisfaction, eCommerce Strategy, Holiday Fulfillment

Are you experiencing a summer slowdown? Chances are, your online product sales see a bit of a dip between the months of June and October. But then the holiday shopping season comes along and the demand for holiday order fulfillment hits you like a ton of bricks! Take the extra time now to focus on improving the holiday shopping experience for your customers.

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Focus on Fulfillment Now to Boost Holiday Sales

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Strategy, Holiday Fulfillment, Outsourced Fulfillment

It’s no secret the holidays bring increased sales for online retailers. But for some retailers, as much as 30 percent of annual sales occur during the holiday season! Increased sales are great, but sales spikes bring increased demands to deliver holiday orders in the most timely and cost-effective manners.

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How to Boost Valentine’s Day Sales in 3 Easy Steps

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Strategy, Holiday Fulfillment

Valentine’s holiday spending reached a record high of nearly 20 billion dollars in 2016 according to National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey. After a brief dip in 2014, retail spending related to Valentine’s Day rebounded in 2015 with continued growth projected for 2017.

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Take Smart Measurements Now to Improve Your Holiday Fulfillment

by Sarah Smith | Customer Satisfaction, eCommerce Fulfillment, eCommerce Strategy

eCommerce is a growth industry that has been breaking records year after year. Last holiday season was no exception. According to comScore, online sales for the November through December period jumped approximately 11% and totals hit a record $91.7 billion. Yet, with rapid growth comes great challenges. In 2016, holiday fulfillment was once again challenged by an unexpected surge in holiday orders that overwhelmed many carriers.

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How to Use Holiday Returns to Increase eCommerce Profits

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Customer Satisfaction, eCommerce Strategy, Holiday Fulfillment

Congratulations on surviving yet another record-breaking holiday shopping season! But before you can tally your profits, you must deal with the inevitable result of increased sales — increased returns. Hopefully, you’ve done all you can to reduce online returns this holiday season, from optimizing your store’s returns policy and product descriptions on your eCommerce site, to improving your online order fulfillment process to ensure 100% order accuracy.

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5 Signs Your eCommerce Order Fulfillment Is Failing

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | 2-Day-Shipping, eCommerce Fulfillment, Holiday Fulfillment

Is your fulfillment provider making the grade?  Whether you’re coping with the busy holiday shopping season, an important sales promotion or just a regular day; the success of your eCommerce store is riding on your fulfillment. With increased customer expectations for order accuracy and on-time delivery, your fulfillment provider is tested every time an order comes through your store. Don’t jeopardize customer satisfaction and future sales with second-rate fulfillment services.

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