When it comes to online shopping, convenience is king. Shoppers will be looking for flexible delivery and return options, and retailers will need to respond. For sellers with online and offline stores, omnichannel strategies are the key to winning today’s busy and price-conscious shoppers.
The holiday shopping season has ended, and Amazon once again dominated the ecommerce space. Online sellers continue to proliferate, while legacy retailers like Sears and Macy’s announce store closings. Walmart continues its battle for ecommerce market share by acquiring online apparel and footwear retailer, ShoeBuy.com.
Do you ever wonder why your ecommerce business isn’t performing as well as it should? Maybe you’re getting some traffic, but shoppers are just not converting. Online retail is constantly changing with the advent of new technology and shifting customer expectations.
It’s been a busy year for Jazva. We rolled out several new integrations, including Walmart Marketplace and Seller Fulfilled Prime, and we also released significant product features, such as built-in conversations and automated data feeds.
Online selling is becoming more difficult as fulfillment costs rise along with evolving customer expectations. Shipping rates seem to increase every year, and Amazon has been enforcing new policies to protect the Amazon customer experience. To be competitive, retailers need to keep an eye out on shifting trends and invest in the areas that will grow their business.
2016 has been a busy year in ecommerce. Retail continues to evolve with customer demand. Many traditional stores closed down while online retailers have broken records. Amazon made several policy changes, from new FBA fees to fighting counterfeiters and fake reviews. Walmart acquired Jet this year, and carrier prices have gone up.
When your pick, pack and ship process runs like clockwork, you’ll have more time for tasks that will bring in sales, whether it be marketing your products or studying competitors. Unfortunately, these days time is a rarity for retailers, who often find themselves struggling to improve their fulfillment operations to meet ever increasing customer expectations.
With holiday online sales increasing every year and mall traffic declining, there’s no doubt that the future of retail is in the digital. But while ecommerce numbers are still going strong, new reports are showing that consumers, particularly millennials, are no longer that interested in material products, and would rather spend their income on live experiences.