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Create a Peak Season Powerhouse with Micro Fulfillment Centers

By Gina Anderson on Sep 23, 2021 3:00:29 PM

Given the continued supply chain uncertainty, increased customer expectations, and a tidal wave of competing brands, how can you prepare for success this peak season? By revamping your inventory and distribution methods while shifting your focus to micro fulfillment centers (MFCs). I want to talk a little bit about how MFCs have been redefined, and how they can be a key to your brand’s differentiation and success.

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Micro-Fulfillment Strategies Drive Omnichannel Success During Peak Season

By Gina Anderson on Aug 24, 2021 3:04:00 PM

Are micro-fulfillment strategies the key to peak season success? Short answer: yes! Long answer: yes, when properly implemented—and that requires expertise.

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Set Your Brand Apart: How to Jump-Start a Responsible Sourcing Program

By Gina Anderson on Jul 15, 2021 2:57:00 PM

As you prepare for peak season, don’t lose sight of a key brand differentiator: sustainable sourcing. Sustainable brands are surging in popularity, but responsible sourcing is more than a trend. It’s a necessity for the environment and for your branding as well. From your manufacturing processes to your last-mile delivery and returns practices, your corporate responsibility profile can make a huge difference in how your brand is perceived. Your supply chain logistics and delivery plan are a crucial part of responsible sourcing.

Topics: Micro-Fulfillment
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Set Your Brand Apart: How to Jump Start a Responsible Sourcing Program

By Gina Anderson on Jul 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As you prepare for peak season, don’t lose sight of a key brand differentiator: sustainable sourcing. Sustainable brands are surging in popularity, but responsible sourcing is more than a trend. It’s a necessity for the environment and for your branding as well. From your manufacturing processes to your last-mile delivery and returns practices, your corporate responsibility profile can make a huge difference in how your brand is perceived. Your supply chain logistics and delivery plan are a crucial part of responsible sourcing.

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Supply Chain’s Ascent from the Warehouse to the C-Suite

By Gina Anderson on Apr 27, 2021 10:22:00 PM

In the past year, many of us have been personally affected by product shortages resulting from unprepared supply chains. As the retail landscape continues to change and evolve, here are a few reasons why I think organizations will increasingly integrate supply chain executive positions into their C-suites.

Topics: Micro-Fulfillment
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Need for Speed: Same-Day Delivery’s Rapid Growth

By Gina Anderson on Apr 13, 2021 7:57:00 PM

Fast shipping was once considered a luxury, but in 2021, consumers demand it. E-commerce experts call this the Amazon Effect—the retail giant’s disruption of the industry that has set the standard for online shopping and delivery. In fact, nearly 90% of consumers confirm that because of Amazon, they have greater shipping expectations from other retailers.

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Last Mile Is in First Place in 2021’s Sports Retail Market

By Gina Anderson on Apr 6, 2021 7:21:00 PM

Like many markets, the sports retail industry has seen ups and downs throughout the pandemic. According to a recent McKinsey report, while the 2020 sporting goods market as a whole fell amid closed gyms and scaled-down team sports seasons, areas like personal fitness equipment, digital workout devices and athleisure saw success as consumers found new ways of staying fit and dressing comfortably as they stayed at home. Sportswear retailer Lululemon struck the best of these winning worlds through its acquisition of fitness tech startup Mirror, allowing for further extension of the brand’s already strong omnichannel experience. 

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Retailing in a Post-Pandemic World

By Gina Anderson on Mar 30, 2021 7:58:00 PM

From item selections to the returns process, the entire shopping experience as we have known it has changed. 2020’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales officially broke all records for e-commerce shopping, and as more consumers adapt and embrace the ease of online shopping, these numbers are forecasted to have accelerated ahead roughly five years. 

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The Power of Personalization: Improving the Customer Experience with Clienteling

By Gina Anderson on Mar 23, 2021 7:23:00 PM

In a world where e-commerce is booming, brick-and-mortar stores are decreasing, and home delivery is faster than ever, the retail landscape is noticeably changing by the day. In this environment of constant change, an outstanding customer experience (CX) can be a brand’s best competitive differentiator. One of the best trends I’ve seen to enhance the shopping experience leveraging the last mile is called clienteling.

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Addressing the Risks and Rising Costs of Using Same-Day Delivery Providers

By Gina Anderson on Mar 9, 2021 7:59:00 PM

Consumers have come to expect same-day delivery for nearly everything they purchase. Retailers have responded by using crowdsourcing providers and their applications. But solely relying on crowdsourced services for same-day deliveries has proven to be a risky move for some large retailers. How can your brand avoid crowdsourcing-related pitfalls and still offer the convenience of same-day delivery?

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