With all the recent talk about online shopping displacing going to brick-and-mortar outlets, some people might question why the company largely responsible for spurring this shift, Amazon, is so interested in expanding its reach in the physical store realm. Amazon currently has a number of brick-and-mortar projects in the works, even as retailers like Kohl’s … Read moreWhy is Amazon Opening Physical Stores While Everyone Else is Closing Them?
Amazon quickly set itself apart by offering customers free shipping on certain orders. Even though they racked up some big net losses, they still managed to come out on top, and the move has had the added effect of influencing customer expectations. Now, consumers are increasingly demanding that ecommerce companies offer free shipping, but everyone … Read moreIs Free Shipping Truly “Free”?
It’s no secret that Amazon is an e-commerce heavy hitter, with its unparalleled choice of products, strong customer service, and lightning-fast delivery. Forrester Research found that the retail giant was responsible for 60 percent of the country’s online sales growth last year, so it’s no surprise that its influence can be seen in the way … Read moreAmazon’s Strong Influence On Logistics Continues
As online purchases reach new heights, an ecommerce boom is well and truly underway. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that online sales rose by an estimated 15.1 percent year-on-year between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016. Online sales totaled $86.3 billion, making up 11.1 percent of overall retail sales, which is a record-breaking ecommerce penetration … Read moreHow Can Logistics Stay On Top Of The Ecommerce Boom?