Same Day Delivery: Need of the Hour. Really?

E-commerce in India—though growing rapidly—is still in its nascent phase. People like me (not the early adopters) have moved from ‘skeptical’ to ‘comfortable’ when buying online. The motivators that took us to an online store (an ‘e-tailer’ for our purposes here) from a brick-and-mortar store were heavy discounts, convenience of sitting at home and shopping,…

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Emerging Markets are Leapfrogging Mature Retail Markets by Investing More in Omni-Channel

Intuitively you might think that ecommerce levels the playing field for retailers, since consumers can access ecommerce websites anywhere around the world. But in the omni-channel era, where physical and digital channels are merging, omni-channel readiness appears to be more closely linked to where retailers are on their journey to omni-channel maturity. And this often…

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EFT 2016 Global Logistics Report

2016 looks to be a year of great opportunity for logistics service providers (LSPs). That view is confirmed by new industry research from Eye For Transport (EFT) that shows that LSP customers are looking to gain more value from their service providers and, in fact, want to engage with their LSPs more strategically than ever…

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Safeguarding Profitability When Selling Direct

Omni-channel is no longer just a concern for retailers. Many manufacturers are developing direct purchasing relationships with consumers, resulting in a lot of new revenue opportunities, as well as a lot of added supply chain complexity. In fact, our European team recently released a Manufacturing Pulse 2016 report, which revealed that in the last 12…

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So You Want to Sell Direct to Consumers?

Many brand manufacturers have been selling direct to consumers for decades. But many hesitated, fearful of channel conflicts, or unsure of retail investments or results. Now, many manufacturers are casting off that way of thinking and expanding their models to sell direct. It’s not that simple to be a great retailer. Channel partners have provided…

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