Future of Retail: Experiences and Service

by Shipearly on November 23, 2017 No comments

Offline retail is finally about to change. But the shift is more subtle than many people think and its not about to go all digital. After two decades of the internet and the mobile revolution, 91% of U.S. retail spending still takes place in brick-and-mortar stores. Traditional retail sales continue to grow, exceeding $5 trillion this year. Amazon is growing faster, but is still a drop in the bucket.

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What Makes Customers Loyal to Brands?

by Shipearly on November 15, 2017 No comments

Customers, we all need them, and it probably comes as no surprise the best way to keep them is in providing a consistently good experience. When selling direct to consumer, how does that experience differ from one brand to the next? There is no difference, a box gets dropped off at your doorstep the same as everyone else. For companies looking to take customer loyalty to the next level, a retail as a service platform that includes dealers in the online channel should be considered to boost both wholesaler and consumer loyalty.

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Independents to Lead Retail Renaissance

by Shipearly on November 10, 2017 No comments

The Big Box store experiment is failing and under heavy debt. Department stores are shuttering and everyone is claiming the retail apocalypse is coming… Not so fast! We are starting to see a retail revival and new models emerging coupled with consumer behaviour indicating a renaissance for independent retail to play a significant part of the consumer journey.

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Brick & Mortar Dealers: Your Online Competitive Advantage

by Shipearly on November 10, 2017 No comments

Brick and mortar retail is an enormously valuable tool available to sales and marketing executives to help increase revenue, awareness, and brand loyalty. The channel is designed to create demand and stimulate an action to buy.

If dealer relationships are kept warm and executed properly, the physical retail channel can be a substantial competitive advantage for your company even for online sales. Yet the fundamental problem still exists: online sales and wholesale channels strategically are treated much the same as they were since the 90s

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Nike and Under Armour Brands Fading in Direct to Consumer Fail

by Shipearly on November 10, 2017 No comments

Last week Nike delivered disappointing results to its investors and this week Under Amour did the same, reporting a 5% decline in revenues in Q3 2017, its first quarterly decline since going public in 2005. Under Armour’s sad showing led CNBC’s Jim Cramer to opine, “The company has lost its way.”

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Brands Look to Physical Retail to Maximize Holiday Sales

by Shipearly on November 9, 2017 No comments

The biggest shopping season is here and these busy months can make or break your year. The retail store plays an important role during holiday shopping as 47% of shoppers look towards physical retail for inspiration to find the perfect gift. Here are other aspects you may want to consider for your holiday strategy:

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ShipearlyBrands Look to Physical Retail to Maximize Holiday Sales

New Middleman: Direct to Consumer Only Brands

by Shipearly on November 8, 2017 No comments

Cutting out the middleman seems to be what a lot of direct to consumer brands are considering. Seeking hefty margins by cutting out the brick and mortar retail channel. Little do they know, these online only brands are about to become the new middleman and need retail distribution more than ever.

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Prevent Package Theft with Retail as a Service

by Shipearly on October 25, 2017 No comments

Your consumer has been looking forward to getting your online package for a few days. Giddy with excitement, it’s supposed to come today. Finally! But wait…they go outside to the front door to look for it — it’s nowhere to be found. Oh, no. Somebody stole it. That little brown package that was just dropped off, it is a target for theft by people known as ‘Porch Pirates’ that steal online purchases delivered by a courier.

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How to Boost Online Conversions by 25%

by Shipearly on October 19, 2017 No comments

If you focus on the competition, you are constantly going to be playing catch up. While you and your competitors are fighting over fractions of market share doing business the same way, someone else is going to come in and change the game. How are they going to do this?

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‘Last Mile’ Service Key to Online Sales Growth

by Shipearly on October 12, 2017 No comments

What scares most people about buying products online? Aside from being able to touch and feel the products its ‘how do I assemble, install, or move this’? For a lot of product categories such as appliances, automotive accessories, bicycles, mattresses, tires, and installed consumer electronics the direct to consumer approach is not feasible.

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Shipearly‘Last Mile’ Service Key to Online Sales Growth