In recent years, what was once considered the traditional modern retail experience has transformed into something completely different. Gone are the days of rushing to the mall in hopes of your favorite store still having the item you’ve been chasing in stock. Now, ensuring you get that item is easily ensured by visiting the store’s website to purchase it. While many welcome this change as a result of convenience, the inequality in the online retailing space has made for some challenges for smaller retailers. As the token online retailer, Amazon and its capabilities tend to squeeze smaller retailers out of the market. Not only does their product offering eclipse most of the other retailers in the space, they also have immense logistical prowess. Order fulfillment can be done in an accelerated manner and at no charge to the customer. This is far from the case of smaller, more independent retailers. In instances where consumers aren’t willing to wait, smaller retailers may lose their customers to organizations able to fulfil their order at a faster rate. Similarly, customers unwilling to pay for shipping costs, despite perhaps receiving their order faster, may just as likely walk away from a sale. Understanding this, organizations are left with the question: free or fast? For information directed at answering that question, be sure to review the resource paired alongside this post.
The Importance Of Shipment Tracking presented by Westfalia Technologies, an automated warehouse systems company