Tag Archives: online ordering

Are we any closer to delivery by drones?

Using drones to deliver online customer orders is still on Amazon’s agenda and Google has already carried out drone delivery tests in the Australian outback. Both companies also recently attended the NASA sponsored conference in California. The stumbling block to the introduction of drones is can they be safely operated in our crowded airspace? Amazon proposed unmanned remote controlled aircraft should be granted dedicated...

Christmas is coming… Is your ecommerce store ready?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now less than six months away. Savvy ecommerce etailers will have already planned for the expected surge in demand for their goods. The fulfillment stage of the supply chain must be efficient and seamless to ensure it doesn’t let them or their customers down. Image source: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/11386379534_6d0e800128.jpg 2014 saw Black Friday and Cyber Monday firmly established in the...

Are you products let down by their packaging?

Customers expect their products delivered in pristine condition. There are many types of bespoke packaging. Your task is to decide which one meets your needs. Image source: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/74/218519466_36847a7571.jpg Shrink wrapping Reduces the amount of packaging needed with respect to conventional cardboard packaging. Provides protection for fragile items such as glass or vehicle body parts. Goods are easier to handle, transport and check in. Kitting...

Is your business missing out on omnichannel sales and profitability?

If you conduct all your business through a physical store, you are missing out on valuable sales and possible profit from ecommerce, both in terms of a website and mobile app. Most retailers are moving towards some type of ecommerce but not all are aware of the pitfalls to profitability that accompany the real gains in global trade. Image source: https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6190/6065320025_e58e78e16d.jpg Your ecommerce store...

6 reasons to use DK Fulfilment as your UK / European fulfillment resource

If you want to expand your US based ecommerce business into the European Union; the chances are you will target the UK first. The premise for doing this is sound. There will be no language barriers to cross as both US sellers and UK buyers have English as their first language. Whilst that may be the case, there are important differences in the two...

The Importance of Social Shopping to Ecommerce

There is no let up in the time people spend on social media sites. Surprisingly, the contemporary obsession with social media isn’t exclusively the province of teenagers and the 18-30s. Older demographic groups are spending significant time on social media and this development has caught the interest of the ecommerce world. Social shopping is likely to be a prominent trend of 2015 and the...