Monday, July 30, 2012
According to the U.S. Commerce Department, retail e-commerce sales accounted for 4.9% of all retail sales in the second quarter of 2012, up from 4.6% at this time last year. In fact, e-commerce has consistently grown from less than a percent to almost 5% of the total retail sales during the last two decades, often growing two to three times the rate of growth for conventional retail. Omni-channel retailing is here to stay. That part is concluded! Therefore, if you are a retailer and wish to stay around longer, welcome to the new world of omni-channel retailing. Hopefully, you have been working on building your omni-channel capabilities for some time, because it ain’t going to be easy or quick for that matter!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Sit back and relax. No need to dress up, no need to find your car keys, no need to get into the car, spend on gas, search the endless aisles of your local big-box retailer, no need to worry about whether your size or color will finally be in stock or not! Have a computer on the web and a credit card, you are all set to go. Look for an Amazon warehouse near you enabling same day delivery on thousands of products.