Articles by tag: ECommerce

Conquering the eCommerce Return Avalanche

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  The rise in online ordering during the pandemic created an inevitable side effect: returns. Retail returns rose an average of 16.6% in 2021 versus 10.6% in 2020, according Read more


Go Paperless: Moving from a Manual to Electronic Tracking System
March 29, 2023

Many medical instruments are reusable, which has made tracking them through the sterilization process very important. These instruments often require inspection, maintenance, and sterilization to ensure maximum patient safety. Some healthcare facilities still track their instruments with paper and pen, exposing them to human error, credibility, time-consuming recalls, and boxes of archives that need to be stored. […]

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ProvenDB Goes All-In On Hedera and AlwaysNFT Helps Cover Your Assets
March 28, 2023

As it becomes more popular, blockchain is becoming known for one permanent feature: trust. Big tech corporations across the world, like IBM, are starting to use and build blockchains, not only for themselves but for their consumers. On the downside, popular blockchains like Ethereum can not only be expensive, but extremely variable, making it difficult […]

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Gossip about Gossip: How Platforms Provide Content Creators with Cryptocurrency Payment
March 28, 2023

In the rapidly growing world of cryptocurrency, getting paid for certain types of content via the digital medium is a lot more layered than meets the eye. According to Cointelegraph, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened crypto payments as there was an increase of these payments. As content creators use various web platforms to promote and […]

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Conquering the eCommerce Return Avalanche
December 15, 2022

The rise in online ordering during the pandemic created an inevitable side effect: returns. Retail returns rose an average of 16.6% in 2021 versus 10.6% in 2020, according to the National Retail Federation and Appraise Retail. That equals $761 billion in returned merchandise, creating a dilemma for retailers and logistical concerns for shippers. Christine […]

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Black Friday 2022 In-Review: How Did Supply Chain Challenges and Consumer Pessimism Turn into Record Sales?
November 30, 2022

Black Friday 2022 and its cousin Cyber Monday are now behind us, and boy did they both make waves across retail. Not only did Black Friday’s in-store foot traffic break records according to NRF, but sales numbers seem to show that Black Friday 2022 and Cyber Monday 2022 sales are setting records, with Cyber Monday […]

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Why Amazon Fashion Was the Answer For GAP Expansion
November 21, 2022

GAP just launched a dedicated storefront on Amazons fashion platform, marking the most recent of big brands turning to Amazon for e-commerce launches. What should onlooking retail businesses make of this trend? Co-Founder of Riverbend Consulting, Lesley Hensell gives her take on the news and highlights why the current cost of innovation could be a major […]

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AmEx Global Pay Brings Ecommerce Convenience to B2B
September 6, 2022

Multinational payments leader American Express recently launched a mobile-friendly, global pay solution for making local and international B2B payments and transactions. Through this new digital solution, U.S. American Express business customers can send payments funded from their business bank account to their suppliers in more than 40 countries, consolidating the payment experience for SMBs by […]

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Independent Grocers to Build SNAP Ecommerce Programs with New USDA Grant
August 1, 2022

In a win for U.S. consumers and grocers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service is seeking applications for a $5 million competitive grant to help expand the number of independent retailers and grocers accepting supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits for online shopping.   With approximately 41.5 million people participating in the SNAP program […]

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How Will A Decrease in Foot Traffic Impact the In-Store Environment?
February 15, 2022

What is the social and economic impact of declining foot traffic at malls around the country? To get insight into this question the Host of Retail Refined, Melissa Gonzalez, sat down with Karen Bomber, the Vice President of Global Marketing for Honeywell, at NRF 2022 to discuss the direct correlation between foot traffic and the […]

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The Top Six Retail Trends from NRF 2022
January 28, 2022

Retail is ready to apply the last two years of pandemic disruptions to new strategies for success, innovation, and resiliency. That much was clear at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show earlier in January, where even in the face of COVID concerns, retail professionals came en masse to get a pulse on where their colleagues […]

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Cyber Monday Will Be the Big Test for Retailers’ Ecommerce Strategies
November 26, 2021

The holiday shopping season gets its first big test this weekend with Black Friday deals and the welcomed-by-retailers resurgence of in-store shopping and deals. Even if consumers are looking to hit stores bright and early on Friday, the last almost two years of ecommerce acceleration and validation have changed retailers’ omnichannel strategies. Retailers will […]

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Retailers Invested in Fulfillment and Demand Forecasting Post-Pandemic. Will it Pay Off for Black Friday?
November 24, 2021

Black Friday is right around the corner, marking the first climax of the holiday shopping season. As early as last year, retailers have been gearing up for months now for a “normal” Black Friday, working to meet rising consumer demand. One (albeit small sample size) Statista report, conducted by Bain & Company and Microsoft, […]

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