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Category: Retail Types


Stores

5 POS software integrations helping independent retailers compete

January 30, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

The modern retail point-of-sale (POS) has come a long way from the cash register of decades past. “Old school” retail shop owners have come around to the benefits of a modern POS system with a product catalog, barcode capabilities and […]


Retail Types, Stores

Is it time for retailers to radically rethink their business models?

January 27, 2023

Via: RetailWire

The business models of many retail businesses have been unsustainable for years and all it took was the pandemic to make that undeniably clear. Pandemic and post-pandemic complications have caused many businesses to experience “inefficiencies, stress and fatigue,” making it […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Stores

4 fashion ecommerce brands embracing physical retail

January 27, 2023

Via: Charged

Despite proclamations that bricks-and-mortar retail is dead, several major ecommerce companies have recently been exploring the physical shopping environment. For digitally native brands, pop-up stores can offer a small, yet valuable window to make a memorable impression with consumers. By […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Free returns could be on the way out as consumers prepared to pay

January 26, 2023

Via: Charged

One in four consumers are willing to pay return fees, according to Sendcloud. Major retailers like H&M and Zara have started charging customers for returns, and as a result one in four consumers revealed that they are willing to pay […]


Stores

To Experience the Future of Retail, You’ll Want to Go to the Store

January 25, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Over the past three years, most of us have done a lot more shopping online, so it’s easy to forget that while ecommerce is still growing, most retail commerce still happens in stores. In Q3 2022, ecommerce accounted for less […]


Customer Experience, E-commerce

Amazon sellers can bid for more storage space with new capacity management system

January 20, 2023

Via: Charged

Amazon will introduce a new capacity management system for third-party sellers using its fulfilment services that enables the option to bid for additional storage space. Sellers will also be able to request additional Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) inventory capacity based […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Wholesale Dropshipping

January 17, 2023

Via: Independent Retailer

Dropshipping is a great way for independent retailers to add items to their stores without taking on any additional expenses for storage and handling. The wholesale product manufacturer creates, packages, and ships the product out to your customer for you, […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Best Practices for Selling on Amazon You May Be Missing

January 12, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

We hear it from retailers all the time. They’ve created a sales presence on Amazon.com, but inexplicably, the vast majority of their sales continue to be generated from their own website. This leaves them frustrated, confused and left leaping to […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Buy now pay later usage soars, but not related to cost-of-living crisis

January 11, 2023

Via: Charged

Buy now Pay Later usage hit an all time high over Christmas, with 34% of UK shoppers using the service to spread the cost of purchases, according to a report by credit agency Equifax. The research reveals that one in […]


Retail Types, Stores

A ‘Brighter’ Approach to Improving Sustainability in Retail Stores

January 11, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Sustainable retail is on the rise as calls for eco-friendly strategies become louder from consumers, shareholders and employees. Yet according to BCG, only a few large retail operations are significantly reducing their climate impact or embedding sustainable behavior throughout their […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

December’s collapse completes online retail’s lowest ever growth

January 10, 2023

Via: Charged

Online sales growth tumbled by 12% year-on-year in December, its lowest figure since March when lockdown comparisons were still affecting the rate, according to data from IMRG. IMRG’s Online Retail Index, which tracks online sales for 200 retailers, showed that […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon expands ‘Buy with Prime’ to all US merchants

January 10, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

As Amazon scales back its retail operations to some extent, it’s looking outside for opportunities to expand. Clicking a button to “buy with Prime” theoretically expands the suite of perks and conveniences available to Prime members. But the e-commerce company […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Boots’ online business helps kick off the year strongly

January 5, 2023

Via: Charged

Boots has announced a positive start to the year in its first quarter ending 30 November 2022, continuing its impressive return to growth. The retailer‘s online business, Boots.com, performed strongly, experiencing its biggest Black Friday ever, taking three orders every […]


Retail Types, Stores

Are any alternative in-store payments about to break out?

January 3, 2023

Via: RetailWire

After ramping up efforts to reduce friction in the online shopping experience over the pandemic, retailers are now reportedly focusing their investments on the in-store payment process. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article: Halfords, the UK-based retailer of […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Food Lion Donates 5.4 Million Meals to Families in Need

December 29, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Food Lion and its customers helped provide 5.4 million meals to families in need through the supermarket’s annual Holidays Without Hunger campaign. The campaign is part of the Food Lion Feeds initiative, which benefits hunger-relief organization Feeding America through 33 […]


Stores

Will 2023 be all about value?

December 28, 2022

Via: RetailWire

With customers continuing to seek lower-priced shopping options due to inflation, the major players in value retailing are already far outpacing others in opening new stores in 2022 and appear to be riding mighty tailwinds heading into 2023. For the […]


Retail Types, Stores

7 Tips for Wholesale Inventory Management

December 23, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

U.S. consumers have been pulling back on clothing and durable goods as soaring inflation raises the cost of food and basic items. Wholesale inventory bloat, combined with a softening demand in the economy, is taking its toll on cash flow […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

How to Write an About Us Page for Your Online Store

December 22, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

With millions of ecommerce websites on the internet, it can be difficult for online retailers to stand out. An “About Us” page can help by adding a personal touch and making it easier for shoppers to connect with your story […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Resellers vs. Retailers: How to Handle the Bot Problem

December 19, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Have you ever had your eye on a limited-edition item from your favorite brand? Occasionally, brands will advertise special releases on items like sneakers or jackets, other times it can be furniture or a once-in-a-lifetime experience like VIP tickets to […]


Stores

Ikea online sales double as pandemic resurgence continues

December 19, 2022

Via: Charged

Ikea has seen its online sales double against 2019’s pre-pandemic figures, with overall sales increasing by 13%, equivalent to £2.2bn. However, the Swedish furniture retailer’s profits fell to £49.6m, down from £61.2m in 2021. “Against the backdrop of financial uncertainty […]