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Holiday Season Heightens Challenges of Online Returns for Retail Supply Chains

Although online retailers are coming to terms with the high return volume that comes with online shopping, reducing the cost associated with those returns remains a top priority.

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December retail sales, at $505.8 billion, were down 1.2% compared to November’s revised $512.2 billion (from $513.5 billion). While December retail sales saw a sequential decline, Commerce reported they were up 2.3% compared to December 2018. Total 2018 retail sales headed up 5% annually, to $6 trillion, according to Commerce, and total retail sales for the fourth quarter increased 3.7% annually.

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Slowly but surely, a conversion from vacant retail properties to industrial retail space appears to be under way. That is the word from Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE. In a report, entitled “Trading Places: Retail Properties Converted to Industrial Use,” which was published this week, CBRE explained the main driver for this is due largely to shifting consumer preferences for e-commerce and in-store omnichannel platforms.

The way people buy has shifted over the past decade and it’s created ripples within the consumer goods space and supply chain.

Partnership supports the Distributed Inventory Flow Forecasting (DIFF) model for eCommerce, which is customized to individual sellers.

Nulogy's cloud-based Agile Customization Platform allows consumer brands to respond with ease and speed to a volatile retail and consumer environment while reducing waste and costs.

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Nulogy strengthens collaboration between CPGs and contract packaging suppliers to enable innovation and agile customization.

Although online retailers are coming to terms with the high return volume that comes with online shopping, reducing the cost associated with those returns remains a top priority.

Alliance will first address high-growth, evolving segments such as convenience and grocery.

52% of retail decision makers are converting point-of-sale (POS) space to self-checkout, and 62% are transforming it for online order pickup.

There’s a lot to think about before you can launch internationally, so, we’ve put together our three steps to international shipping for eCommerce retailers to help you plan your strategy.

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set another new record, reaching 2 million containers in a single month for the first time as retailers continued to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a now-postponed increase in tariffs on goods from China.

Everyone from Smart & Final to Kroger to Target—to name just a few—are jumping into the buy online shopping/pick-up in store (BOPIS) game.

Whether they’ve been made explicitly or implicitly, failing to keep any promises you make as your customers travel through the purchase journey with you could have a significant impact on your brand.