According to Kantar Retail, retail growth in 2015 is inevitable. Retail sales are expected to grow 4.5 percent this year, with online sales increasing 15 percent. During dramatic growth periods, companies hoping to reap the most benefits must remain in total control. Since meeting and exceeding revenue is essential, the processes to do so should be deliberate and strategic.
Ever wonder what happens once you place an order online from your favorite ecommerce site?
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Maria Haggerty talked with Investors Business Daily to discuss subsription box fulfillment and how New York City is still the center for eCommerce transactions. Discussing a variety of Dotcom Distribution's clients, Maria is helping maintain the focus on New York City as the center of commerce transactions. Read more from Maria as well as the article by clicking here.
This week’s retailer we love is Smashbox! This social shopping site helps us learn what’s hot and trending in the world of luxury cosmetics. Each product page is integrated with Facebook which helps us learn about the brand’s fabulous items. Which of its products are “liked” the most? The Photo Finish Foundation Primer has 814 likes and is a Martha Stewart Big-Day Beauty Awards Winner for 2013!
This week's retailer we love is Illamasqua! Providing bold, colorful cosmetics since 2008, Illamasqua is a champion of creativity and self expression. Although it’s a British company, don’t worry about having to cross the pond to get your hands on its collection – Illamasqua is available in select Sephora stores and offers international delivery.
This week’s retailer we love is Fossil! It not only makes vintage watches, but also has a portfolio of world class brands to offer the best in clothing and accessories. Fossil also shows its dedication to social and ethical responsibility by avoiding the purchase of minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict areas in the region.
This week’s retailer we love is Clarisonic! Skincare can seem like a never-ending battle. Luckily, Clarisonic’s Sonic Method uses state-of-the-art formulas that clean and hydrate any skin type. After using Clarisonic, you’ll be that person taking selfies every chance you get – maybe yours will even rival Ellen’s infamous Oscar selfie.
Happy Friday and welcome back to our Friday Roundup! Here are this week’s stories in fulfillment, retail and eCommerce.
At first glance, growing quickly might seem great for retailers. However, brands that scale too quickly might see added expenses that create fulfillment problems that could be detrimental to business. Read Dotcom CEO Maria Haggerty's suggestions on how retailers can scale effectively in Retail Online Integration.