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Next Phase of Wish Turnaround to Focus on Reducing Shipping Costs

Retail TouchPoints

As discount shopping app Wish continues its comeback effort , parent company ContextLogic outlined its plans for 2023 at a summit for its merchants — including a major overhaul of the platform’s shipment pricing structure in order to bring down shipping costs for customers.

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Want to Cut the Cost of Fast Fulfillment? It All Starts with Inventory Placement

Retail TouchPoints

that delivers pretty much any item to a consumer with science fiction-style immediacy, retailers remain bound by 21 st -century delivery methods. But just because we’re not yet stepping into transporters to beam us where we want to go doesn’t mean technology has no role to play in cutting fulfillment costs.

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Product Substitution: How Savvy Retailers and Manufacturers can Build Supply Chain Resiliency, Reduce Costs and Improve Customer Experiences

Retail TouchPoints

Shipping delays and stockouts lead to frustration and disappointment, especially when logistical problems impact time-sensitive purchases, such as special occasion gifts, event tickets or prescription medications. When customers place ecommerce orders, the last thing they want is an unhappy surprise.

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Amazon Makes Business Accounts Free for Sole Operators

Retail TouchPoints

In its ongoing bid to appeal to small business owners, Amazon is making business accounts free for sole operators who already have a personal Prime membership. The price of other Amazon Business account tiers will remain the same. “ We’re very focused Amazon-wide on being an ally of the small business customer.

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BJ’s Enhances Inventory Operations with Microservices-Based Solution

Retail TouchPoints

BJ’s Wholesale Club is replacing its legacy order management system with Nextuple OMS Studio, which includes three “Tuples” — each an ordered set of microservices that the retailer can mix and match to create solutions for flexible fulfillment.

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Retailers Increasingly Turning to Third-Party Resources to Handle Fulfillment

Retail TouchPoints

Store-based fulfillment of customer orders got an enormous boost during the COVID pandemic, when both curbside pickup and delivery offerings became survival tactics for so many retailers. Each of these companies announced new retail partnerships last year, many outside the “home turf” of the grocery vertical.

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How To Calculate Shipping Costs

Ecommerce Platforms

Shipping doesn't have to be free. However, studies have shown that 91% of ecommerce customers rethink their purchases from online stores when they realize that the shipping wasn't priced well or it wasn't fast enough. Customers go to those sites and expect free/cheap shipping and rapid store-to-door delivery.