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Getting Past the Last Mile: Delivery Challenges For E-Commerce Businesses

Posted in Retail, Retail Sales

E-commerce businesses have changed the relationship between consumers and retailers through the advent of expedited and low-cost home delivery services. Now, many consumers anticipate both free shipping with their purchase, and to receive their items in a short one to two day window. While there is significant growth in the online shopping market, high shipping… Continue Reading

To Tax or Not to Tax Internet Retailers, that is the Question

Posted in Retail, Retail Sales, Tax

Since the dawn of the age of e-commerce, brick-and-mortar retailers have championed “the level playing field”. Their battle cry: Internet retailers should be subject to sales tax just like us! This disparity is largely the result of a 1992 US Supreme Court decision, Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, in which SCOTUS found that a business… Continue Reading

When in Rome: Our Take on the ICSC OAC (Open Air Summit)

Posted in Retail, Retail Sales

We know from our high school history lessons that large scale public shopping centers have been around since the days of the Roman Empire, if not before. The fabled open air markets of cities like Istanbul and Damascus still exist today and are often the backdrop of our favorite action movies and TV shows (anyone… Continue Reading

Designed for Convenience: Three Ways Technology Can Enhance the Shopping Experience

Posted in Retail, Technology

Spending a weekend or a Black Friday waiting in long checkout lines can drive many consumers to make their purchases with online retailers, which offer convenient and fast shopping.  As competition with online retailers continues, retailers with brick and mortar locations are examining ways in which they can use technology to offer customers the same… Continue Reading

Heavyweights Battle Over The Future Of Retail

Posted in Retail, Retail Sales

Is the future of retail online, or will it remain in brick-and-mortar stores? It is a common topic of speculation among the retail industry, with some claiming that brick-and-mortar stores are a dying breed and others claiming that they matter now more than ever. Amidst this fray, two of America’s largest retailers (Amazon and Wal-Mart)… Continue Reading

Omni-Channel Marketing: Maximizing the [In-Store] Shopping Experience

Posted in Retail, Technology

While retailers recognize that most purchases can be accomplished by conveniently using an electronic medium, they also know that “one click” shopping does not satisfy everyone. In order to capture this population and to entice the online shoppers to visit stores, brick-and-mortar retailers must use the technology available to co-exist with the virtual world and… Continue Reading

Retailing and Technology: Once an Afterthought, Now a Brave New World

Posted in Retail, Retail Sales, Technology

In a post last month, we mentioned the continued debates over brick-and-mortar and e-commerce driving innovation in the retail industry. Ultimately, technology enhances a shopper’s experience but does not necessarily replace it. Much has been discussed about the success of retailers who embrace the omni channel experience. Whether it be e-retailers such as Bonobos or… Continue Reading