Shoppers spent 4.2% less in stores this year over Thanksgiving weekend, according to RetailNext.
The Final Steps
New technology and services help retailers fulfill orders faster and at lower costs
Online shoppers expect their orders to reach them on time, every time and without any errors, regardless of whether orders are shipped across town, across the country or internationally. A mistake made during any stage of the fulfillment or delivery process can risk a retailer a customer's loyalty, or worse, a lost sale and expensive return.
Raising the bar on fulfillment requires investing in technology that adds agility, speed and dependability to warehouse operations, while keeping down operating and delivery costs. It's a juggling act that involves keeping several balls in the air at once, such as warehouse management tools and carrier relationships. Drop one ball, even momentarily, and retailers are at risk of failing to accurately pick, pack and ship orders to meet consumers' expectations for speedy delivery.