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.
One of my biggest shopping frustrations is walking into a store and finding out the product I’d like to buy is out of stock. On most occasions, I’ve done my research on the product to see if it’s carried in your store.
Having the ability to provide your customers with seemingly endless product options once seemed impossible. However, this type of offering has increasingly become mainstream for retailers. Or so I thought.
It’s not a surprise to anyone that Amazon was probably the biggest disruptor to retail we have ever seen and as you are likely aware, Amazon is further seeking to disrupt retail, and other major industries with the introduction of new ways to deliver you items cheaper and faster.
It’s no secret demand for headphones and other high-end technologies is growing. Last year, Futuresource forecasted worldwide shipment of headphones would grow to 381 million units. The headphone market alone will generate 10.7 billion dollars annually by 2019. That’s just headphones, this study doesn’t include other high-end accessories. Realistically, the potential is endless but unfortunately, shelf space is not.
If you’ve been following the moves of some of the big-box retailers lately you’ve likely noticed the race to offer faster, cheaper delivery options is on. While industry on-lookers have been cautious about the effects that shipping costs can have on a retailer’s bottom line versus the benefit of attracting consumers, it’s clear that these “shipping wars” between the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Target are making it appear difficult for other retailers to compete.