There’s a time cost and a risk of overspending for customers. For retailers, returns can be a massive headache.
Rising e-commerce means more delivery trucks and urban gridlock. Lockers at transit centers, where carriers can leave packages for people who live or work nearby, are a potential solution.
The USMCA, if ratified, will fundamentally alter North America’s political and economic structures, increasing American dominance over its neighbours.
Bricks and mortar stores can play a crucial component in the future of retail.
E-commerce companies should deliberately build systems that are structured to provide supportive business environments for small and medium enterprises.
We’re not going to stop wandering through shopping centres anytime soon, but mobile, micro-location and voice technologies are set to transform the retail experience.
South African commercial law courses do not address the question of what norms and procedures govern business relations in indigenous African communities.
E-commerce videos are a precision advertising tool which could put the nail in the coffin of traditional television adverts.
Holiday retail sales may boom this year – and the lion’s share will not be online purchases. Yet brick-and-mortar retail stores are facing heavy internet competition.
This is how marketers are taking advantage of customer data to build predictive algorithms, and even tailor their products and offerings.
Retailers should design online strategies to fit their desired customers’ characteristics.
The rapid penetration of internet technologies in Africa provides hope for e-commerce’s continued growth. Potential online stores need to understand what draws or pushes customers away.
Research shows that technology disrupts economies of scale, turning megacities’ huge populations from strength to liability. To survive, megacities, like companies, must adapt.
This is how Greater Manchester is set to become one of the world’s leading ‘digital cities’.
After a lot of hype, it looks like Amazon will finally come to Australian shores. But it won’t be the end of Aussie retail.
Americans’ reliance on their smartphones and tablets will drive online shopping revenue to new heights – and could introduce new buying experiences as well.
We want products that last, it’s up to manufacturers to provide us with the information we need to buy them.
China’s newly introduced “e-commerce laws” are actually just closing a loophole in regulation and shouldn’t be seen feared by Australian businesses trading with the country online.
Black Friday sales are expected to continue their upward trend thanks to savvy retailers and consumers who can’t resist a bargain.
The unstoppable spread of budget stores is an emotive topic, but they can bring fresh life to town centres