Those who do purchase online, whether through social media or through a retailer’s website, are looking for in-depth product info, according to a study by Avionos.
If you’re ready to start generating income with your own online store, check out these 5 tips to help you get started. Competitor research is an important step in identifying where there is an opening in whichever sector of the retail industry you’re about to branch into. You can determine the path you want to take with your retail business and branding by seeing what works and what doesn’t on your competitors’ websites, inventory assortments, and social media pages.
Voice recognition for personal verification could be a tool for retailers looking to make customer service calls more positive experiences for their customers.
No longer is online shopping a luxury but instead, it’s a necessity. With a recent survey from AlixPartners identifying the average American consumer had just under 15 deliveries from online purchases made to them within one year, it’s impossible to ignore the impact that shipping has on the retail industry at large.
Shipping is essential when you sell online, and savvy e-retailers know it involves much more than simply sending a box. Shipping can be fun when it creates “wow” moments for customers and drives additional sales. However, it can also be complicated and expensive as you try and navigate things like service level and accessorial charges. Thankfully, there are things shippers can do to avoid the most common shipping problems. 1. Let your customers choose when their package will arrive.
By now it’s clear most corporate people understand that the security posture of business partners and third parties has become a top priority. After all, nobody wants to experience another Target breach, where an HVAC vendor was exposed, causing vulnerabilities in the main POS system. Companies have worked hard the past few years making sure that doesn’t happen to them. Yet, still it does.
A Retail Systems Research report finds that 72% of retailers plan on increasing their IT-related spending over the next three years.
When I was little, my grandma and I would go to the grocery store, browsing up and down every aisle for deals. We’d barely be in the door long enough to plop all of our bags down on the counter before my grandpa would say, “Helen, what is all this?!”
My grandma loves to buy things on sale. If she were a cartoon character, her catchphrase would be, “Oh, Larry, one of the girls will need it.” My mom and aunts couldn’t leave my grandparents’ house without a trunk full of household supplies.
The Target breach in 2013 may not be the biggest retail breach in history, but for many retailers, it was their watershed moment. Point-of-sale (PoS) terminals were compromised for more than two weeks. 40 million card details and 70 million records of personal information swiped—part of which was “backlist,” historical transaction information dating back to more or less a decade ago. Card unions paid over $200 million in cost for card reissues.
Department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor have suffered a data breach that apparently exposed details on 5 million payment cards for customers in North America, Toronto-based parent organization Hudson’s Bay Company said on Sunday. See Also: How to Scale Your Vendor Risk Management Program Details of the data breach were first announced Sunday by cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory.