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Under One Roof

Under one roof: fulfillment and customer service functions

Fulfillment joins the dots between eCommerce retailers and brands to customers, with the aim of getting orders to their destinations quickly, preventing customer dissatisfaction– in other words, frictionless commerce. Many third-party logistics (3PLs) providers build successful relationships with brands by…

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Fulfillment Flexing: How To Get Closer To Your Customers

Fulfillment Flexing: How To Get Closer To Your Customers

When analyzing fulfillment strategies, including omnichannel operations, the first questions retailers and brands need to ask themselves are: ‘Is my current fulfillment strategy meeting the current and future needs of my customers?’, ‘Is my fulfillment operation close enough to deliver…

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2022 impact of shortages blog

How to reduce the impact of shortages in the retail sector

Whether it be the Collins, Merriam-Webster or Oxford Dictionaries, each year a range of publishers issue their “word of the year”, a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months across society…

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eCommerce lessons - was 2021 the year the tide firmly turned?

eCommerce lessons – was 2021 the year the tide firmly turned?

2021 was the year that the “perfect storm”  hit retail – with fuel crises in the autumn, the effects of Brexit continuing to cause cross-border difficulties, and labour, warehouse and delivery partner shortages rife as the pandemic’s impact remained strong.…

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The changing face of retail: Dark stores

The changing face of retail: Dark stores

The face of retail has undoubtedly taken a turn in the last 18 months. As consumers skipped the checkout lines in lieu of sofa shopping, retailers found themselves dealing with little to no foot traffic and idle employees. In the…

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Where is my […]? – The importance of visibility in building brand trust

Where is my […]? – The importance of visibility in building brand trust

As the holiday season heads into its final weeks, it’s important for retailers and brands to reflect on how successful they have been in matching consumer desire with brand objectives, and what more they can do in 2022 to continue…

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2022 signals a new dawn for retailers

Turning the page: Why 2022 signals a new dawn for retailers

The last twelve months presented retailers with challenges more gruelling than we ever thought possible. Even now, the words ‘lockdown,’ ‘supply chain,’ and ‘shortages’ still send shivers down the spines of retailers and brands nationwide. With 2022 on the horizon,…

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Retail after Covid

What should retailers expect as we begin to emerge from months of lockdown?

The recent re-opening of non-essential retail has been music to the ears of the public and retailers alike. However, retail as we know it has changed for good, following months of lockdown restrictions. While there’s the obvious issue of adhering…

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