When shopping in your store, customers want what they want, when they want it, and where they want it. Sounds easy enough, right? Of course not. The concept of omnichannel can seem overwhelming at times and trying to meet customer’s omnichannel expectations can feel like too much.
My latest blogs have centered around the continued shift in the retail landscape that we have all been experiencing. And these changes haven’t gone unnoticed by those outside of the retail sphere, as displayed in an article I read the other day. In The Store (It would seem) Is Not Dead (at Least for Now), penned by Carl Swanson, Kenneth Himmel was interviewed; Himmel is the president and CEO of the retail development company Related Urban.
Before you can understand the benefits of drop shipping, it's important to know exactly what drop shipping is. By definition, drop shipping is a retail fulfillment model where products are purchased from third parties and sent directly to the customer. The retailer never actually deals with the inventory—they simply facilitate the sale.
In the highly competitive landscape that is retail, it’s all about saying “yes” to your customer—“yes, we have that product in-stock,” “yes, we can order it for you,” and “yes it can get shipped to your home.” Strong virtual inventory practices allow for a leaner, more agile inventory operation. This means carrying core product groups in-store while still being ready to fulfill any number of orders not in your physical inventory. All in all, a well-managed virtual inventory will set you up for success when it comes to satisfying customer demands.
Dropship is a service that allows you to integrate RQ directly with your accessory suppliers. This enables your sales associates to increase their accessory attachment rates, whether the item is in-stock or not! If you’re not familiar with Dropship, you may want to check out the basic details in our recent blog, How They Work: Defining Endless Aisle, Dropship & RQ.
These days buzzwords are more abundant than ever, and wireless is no exception. Two commonly confused terms in the industry are Endless Aisle and Dropship. To provide some clarity, we’ll begin with some definitions and then we’ll go into how Endless Aisle and Dropship work together with our POS software, RQ, to provide endless product options to your customers, allowing you and your sales associates to say nothing but YES.
You've almost made it through the busiest retail season of the year. It's time to celebrate!
On Retail Management, on Digital Signage, on Endless Aisle and Dropship, iQmetrix is happy to support your wireless business through every sale. Whatever your business needs, we have you covered — even during the holidays. Don't believe us? Watch our video blog and see for yourself!
The dynamic duo of Dropship and Endless Aisle are the products your service & repair shop needs to ramp-up revenue and always be closing on sales.
If you’re already convinced, great! However, it’s likely that you don’t believe me just yet. In order to understand this no-brainer business decision, it’s important to know what the heck Dropship and Endless Aisle actually are!
Black Friday is less than a month away and the holiday season is almost upon us. Online and in-store sales will start to go through the snow-covered roof, but who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the most profitable season of the year. I’m here to give you the gift that keeps on giving: Endless Aisle and Dropship.
Omnichannel has been a major buzzword in retail for years, but what does it actually mean for the very unique wireless industry?
It's important to create a consistent customer experience across channels and wireless is no exception. Check out our video blog as we walk through the steps of a wireless customer journey and changes wireless dealers can implement along the path to purchase.
It’s the 10-year anniversary of the Prepaid Expo and this year’s lineup offers a packed schedule full of valuable content that we’ve all come to expect from this event.
Customer expectations of the in-store experience are higher today than they've ever been before. We know they want what they want, when and wherever they want it. So how do you fulfill your customer’s expectations and dreams?
Many large retailers are competing on delivery options and satisfying consumer demands for a true omnichannel experience with seamless convenience and vast product selection. With iQmetrix Dropship, retailers of all sizes are now able to offer similar benefits to consumers.