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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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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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A Place for Luxury Goods in a Mid & Post-Pandemic World

By Gina Anderson on Feb 9, 2021 7:27:00 PM

2020 was the year the global personal luxury goods market bled more than $79 billion in sales, a 23% decline from the year before, and the greatest year-over-year drop on record in more than twenty-five years. After all, when stores abruptly closed across the globe and discretionary travel slowed to a halt, this very traditional marketplace had not yet substantially adopted e-commerce channels. The effects from the global pandemic have shifted the luxury goods market in some permanent ways and have been the impetus for significant updates in the way luxury goods are marketed and sold, as well as in customer demands and expectations. Here’s a little cheat sheet on what luxury brands must do to pivot and make an impact in the coming months and years:

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The Fashion Industry Is Due For a Makeover

By Gina Anderson on Jan 26, 2021 2:02:00 PM

The fashion industry will see huge innovation in 2021 as new technology, changing customer trends, last mile solutions and demand for urban fulfillment will transform the industry.

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Malls Aren’t Dead. Same-Day/Next-Day Delivery and Fulfillment Solutions Keeping Your Packages Closer to the Consumer

By Gina Anderson on Jan 18, 2021 2:03:00 PM

GEODIS City Delivery offers retailers a proven path for filling gaps throughout their traditional logistics network. By utilizing an integrated network of existing A-rated malls as distribution centers, GEODIS City Delivery fulfills the need for mall-based retailers and other brands to keep their packages closer to the consumer.

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Urban Logistics Growth Bolsters Micro-Fulfillment Strategy

By Gina Anderson on Jan 12, 2021 1:59:00 PM

The retail sector underwent some huge transitions in 2020, both good and bad. Across the globe, consumer brands have been forced to rethink their operational strategies to store, sell, and fulfill customer purchases, all while being cognizant of the rising price of delivery. 

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Looking Ahead: 2021 Brings Hope for Beleaguered Retail Space

By Gina Anderson on Dec 31, 2020 8:49:00 PM

Most if not all the retail world has some catching up to do in 2021. Topping the To Do list: assessing the change in buyer behavior so retailers can effectively adapt. To succeed in the coming months and years, all consumer brands--regardless of market--must embrace five crucial new facts of retail life and create strategies to take advantage of them. 

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Tips for Aligning Last-Mile Delivery as an Extension of your Store Experience

By Gina Anderson on Dec 29, 2020 2:44:00 PM

The global pandemic has changed the way people are spending time and money, even when it comes to shopping for luxury goods. The pandemic has also shifted the way luxury brands deliver premium services. Many brands are still shifting their operations to address the next normal and ensure that the store experience as well as last-mile delivery are each pivotal to the customer delivery experience.

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Good Cheer for the Approaching Returns Season

By Gina Anderson on Dec 18, 2020 8:07:00 PM

The season of giving is upon us. And, as we know from experience, the season of returning is soon to follow. But be of good cheer, because GEODIS City Delivery and KIOSK have entered into an alliance that will keep merchandise returns frictionless, safe, and certain even in this unprecedented season for retail.

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