15 tools to help ecommerce practitioners scale and grow

In 2018, 11.9% of all retail was attributed to ecommerce, this number is expected to increase to 17.5% in 2019. Considering that retailers reported $3.53 trillion in sales in 2017, it’s safe to say that ecommerce has a big future.   The world of ecommerce is highly competitive, not to mention …

Pop-up Shop-up with Mare Weiss

Boston’s nomadic institution, the Design Museum, hosted a great morning meetup with Mare Weiss on retail design and the pop-up store concept.  Although most U.S. consumers may be prone to think of pop-ups as those seasonal stores such Halloween City – the notion of them are becoming more mainstream among influential brands. The …

Why January is chargebacks nightmare for retailers

What looks like booming business in November and December often turns into a mountain of returns a few weeks later, challenging balance sheets and threatening profits. January has traditionally accounted for 51% of a retailer’s returns. In 2018, there was a “first wave” of returns, with over 1.3 million parcels via UPS …