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Inventory Management Systems: Facing the Challenges and Finding a Solution

Inventory Management Systems: Facing the Challenges and Finding a Solution

Inventory Management Systems: Facing the Challenges and Finding a Solution

 

What, why, and how to find the right inventory management system (IMS) — i.e., order management system (OMS) — for your high-growth ecommerce business. 

Logistics isn’t the sexiest topic in ecommerce. But, it is one of the most destructive. 

In fact, managing your inventory and orders through an ad hoc combination of spreadsheets, apps, one-off workarounds, and in-house printing can be near crippling. 

The solution most high-volume organizations turn to is an inventory management system (IMS). Unfortunately, the only thing worse than not have an IMS to streamline and optimize your logistics … is picking the wrong partner

As one merchant told us in preparation for today’s article, their IMS has been “the source of almost every problem in my working life over the last year.” 

Here’s how to avoid that fate … 

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O2O Commerce: Conquering Online-to-Offline Retail’s Trillion Dollar Opportunity

O2O Commerce: Conquering Online-to-Offline Retail’s Trillion Dollar Opportunity

O2O Commerce: Conquering Online-to-Offline Retail’s Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Even at $2.8T, online sales only represent 11.9% of the global retail market. 

That’s why we’re examining proven approaches for connecting O2O (online-to-offline) commerce. 

Not just industry data and best practices, but behind-the-scenes strategies … including how Shopify Plus helped: 

  • Magnolia Market bridge the physical-to-digital gap with AR. 
  • Allbirds grow into a $100M O2O footwear business in two years. 
  • The 5TH go global by getting local through international pop-ups. 

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Omni-Channel Retail Strategy: The What, Why, and How of “In-Store” Shopping

Omni-Channel Retail Strategy: The What, Why, and How of “In-Store” Shopping

Omni-Channel Retail Strategy: The What, Why, and How of “In-Store” Shopping

The walls between online and offline retail are crumbling … 

At least for shoppers they are. 

In fact, “in-store” shopping is far from a purely “in-store” experience. Today, consumers browse their mobile devices, consult social media, and expect to connect with businesses on multiple platforms — before making a purchasing. 

Discover not only what and why but also how you can craft an omni-channel retail strategy to seamlessly integrate every touchpoint and drive more sales … 

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B2B Ecommerce Examples: 10 Lessons from 10 of the Best B2B Websites

B2B Ecommerce Examples: 10 Lessons from 10 of the Best B2B Websites

B2B Ecommerce Examples

“It’s good,” said Warren Buffet, “to learn from your mistakes. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.” 

In the world of B2B ecommerce — where $7.7 trillion is on the line this year alone — it’s better still to learn from other people’s successes. 

This isn’t a round-up post, and it’s not a beauty contest.

Instead, today’s article is a detailed examination of 10 standout features from 10 different B2B ecommerce websites … ranging from international tech conglomerates to personalized chocolates, baby carriers, and engine belts.

(And the last one reveals one of B2B’s best-kept secrets.)

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Ecommerce Communications: Overhauling (and Overcoming) Email, Social & Support ‘Failures’

Ecommerce Communications: Overhauling (and Overcoming) Email, Social & Support ‘Failures’

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It’s an uncomfortable truth.

Emails don't get clicked. Shares don't get shared. Support requests go unanswered.

All too often, ecommerce communication ... fails.

Worse, rarely will you hear about it. As the oft-repeated Bill Lee stat goes: for every customer who complains, 26 remain silent.

What's a merchant to do?

Consider this your crash course to overhauling and overcoming ecommerce's most-troubling “failures to communicate” ...

  1. Email
  2. Social
  3. Support

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Global Ecommerce: Statistics and International Growth Trends [Infographic]

Global Ecommerce: Statistics and International Growth Trends [Infographic]

Global Ecommerce Statistics and 10 International Growth Trends You Need to Know [Infographic]

It’s not a luxury. It’s not for multinational conglomerates. And it’s not just one among many growth strategies. 

Global ecommerce is a necessity. 

Unfortunately, two problems confront most ecommerce businesses looking to go global. First, organizational buy-in. Second, how to. 

To help you overcome both challenges and take hold of the opportunities global ecommerce offers, we’ve put together an infographic with 10 international growth trends and all the stats you need to know

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How Customizable Is Shopify? Standing Out at Scale Without Giving Up Control

How Customizable Is Shopify? Standing Out at Scale Without Giving Up Control

How Customizable Is Shopify, Really?

Whether you want to customize your theme, products, discounts, checkouts, or payments, standing out and staying fast aren’t mutually exclusive. 

For businesses playing in the same league as Amazon, Wayfair, and Walmart … differentiation is the secret to success. 

The best product doesn’t always win. Current market share is no guarantee of future dominance. And trying to compete on price is a self-defeating battle. 

What matters is standing out: delivering an online experience that’s as unique, personal, and unforgettable as your brand. 

In a word: customization.

Unfortunately, standing out at scale often means sacrificing speed-to-market. Uniqueness takes time, especially for design and development.

Or does it?

Today, we’re taking a detailed and — to be honest — gorgeous look how customizable Shopify Plus really is.

Whether you’re skeptical or just in the mood for some serious ecommerce inspiration, keep reading ...

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