A container ship gets stuck in a canal. A global pandemic shuts down “unessential” manufacturing facilities. A hurricane floods a high-volume distribution center. Distribution and manufacturing emergencies are unavoidable.
Did you know a whopping 75% of shoppers think returns are the most painful part of buying online? And in today’s world, an outstanding customer experience is expected well beyond your digital and physical storefronts – through the...
Covering Commerce: A Webcast for Retailers (Ep 2) In this episode we sit down with Alexandra Wood (LiveArea), Craig Dooley (Deck Commerce), and Colin Madden (Feedonomics) to discuss what trends stood out from last year, and what's...
In the quest for an effective order management solution, one of the most common questions retailers ask is “should I use my storefront for order management?”. Their storefront is already in place, so it logically makes sense for them to...
The term order management has become more commonplace for retailers. With the acceleration of direct-to-consumer, many brands are looking for order management options and perhaps consider using their enterprise resource planner (ERP).
Your very own internal beast, a custom order management system, is ALIVE. …but is it causing more harm than good?
Prepping for holiday season looks different for retailers this year. COVID accelerated the timeline for digital transformation and emphasized the importance of an omnichannel strategy.
The retail industry has always been fascinated by “disruptor” brands. We even integrate their names into our daily conversations: We refer to the “uberization” of crowd-sourced business models.
As buying behaviors continue to shift, the lines between in-store and online shopping have become blurred. Consumers expect to have the same buying experience with your brand—whether they are scrolling on their phone or strolling...
For years, experts predicted ecommerce sales would continue to grow at exponential rates. Younger tech-savvy shoppers (Millennials and Generation Z) have increased buying power and strong influence over household purchases.
New Order Management System Features Position Retailers for Success To help retailers with a winning 2020 commerce strategy, we launched new order management features specifically for scaling and growth.
Every year, retailers powered by Deck Commerce outperform their previous holiday season sales. This Cyber Week, Deck Commerce customers saw up to a 64% increase in year-over-year order volume.
Future success depends on today's planning. And with the pace the retail market changes, you know future success doesn’t come by accident. You either grow or die.
The phone is ringing off the hook, live chat is blowing up, and where did that pick-up-in-store order go? With all the background noise, you’re still supposed to keep focus on the sole priority— your customer. How?
Today’s customer wants a seamless experience across all channels. Whether shopping online and picking up in-store or shopping online and shipping to their house, the customer expects a flawless, rapid process. High standards? Maybe not.
Commerce is a game of strategy. As customers’ expectations continue to accelerate, inventory precision is imperative to reducing shopping cart abandonment, optimizing fulfillment, and ultimately delivering a winning customer experience.
An update from our customers: single sign-on (SSO) for employees is a must-have. We can see why — since we launched our first SSO integrations, meaning less passwords, customers have reported easier usage and increased productivity.
Growing up, there is nothing more inspiring nor more aggravating than having an older brother – take riding bikes. There they are, always a block ahead of you alongside the other older neighborhood kids. There you are, endlessly...
Holiday shopping kicked off last week in a big way for many retailers. At a time of the year when sales numbers increase exponentially, having trustworthy and reliable systems in place during this peak time is critical.
Running an omnichannel retail brand requires careful balancing pre-orders, backorders and in-stock items. Any minor disequilibrium in your inventory levels leads to missed sales opportunities, an unwieldy amount of overstock or both.
Returns and exchanges can be a nuisance for both customers and retailers, but they're a crucial aspect of operating a successful retail company.
If your retail business has unique software needs for niche functions, it might seem like you should develop in-house programs to ensure the system adheres to your specifications. But is this actually more efficient?
It's no secret — retail brands need a robust online presence. However, many companies not only lack an omni-channel solution, but they also don't understand how to go about implementing necessary processes and platforms.
Inefficient inventory management leads to sunken costs on dead stock and unnecessary storage expenses. Stocking too much product in your warehouse eats up your budget.