For brick-and-mortar retailers and e-commerce companies, the game is on. With the holiday season shopping crunch just around the corner, most have launched their yearly preparations – and the pressure is looming to effectively implement plans in order to profit wisely. Logistics and shipping may not be top of mind when planning for the season but they should be.
For many, November heralds the end of the year, the close of a business cycle and when we suddenly realize how little time is left to wind down annual projects. However, established and would-be entrepreneurs should consider November as a time to explore the possibilities.
That’s because Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) brings thousands of specially-designed events and activities to communities around the world – connecting people with potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors.
After a long hot summer, it appears the U.S. economy is beginning to heat up – jobs are up, retail sales are up, housing starts are rebounding and even car sales are on the rise. With the economy picking up steam, now could be the perfect time to examine prospects for business growth. Since the logistics industry and the economy are intimately linked, I wanted to share three growth sectors to consider as areas of opportunity. Continue reading
Traditional retailers have long seen the e-commerce wave coming as most shoppers now make purchases online, as well as offline. Retailers are now expected to offer solutions to meet both types of sales, but with E-Commerce expanding at a breakneck pace, what will it look like in the next 10 years?
Today, businesses of all sizes are re-thinking the way they deliver customer service and how they measure its success. In fact, in an era defined by the rise of social media and e-commerce, traditional concepts of customer satisfaction and loyalty have been quickly replaced by the notion of customer engagement. Not surprisingly, according to Gallup, fully engaged customers represent a 23% premium in revenue and growth for an average company.