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If you’ve been paying attention to the online fashion industry, there’s a new trend. Instead of buying new clothes, more consumers are turning to renting, reselling or thrifting clothes. In fact, secondhand, subscription, and rental are the top 3 fastest growing categories. This new trend called recommerce is starting to gain traction as consumers looks for sustainable and affordable ways to fill their closets with variety and value.
So, what is recommerce exactly? Learn more about why consumers are renting and buying secondhand fashion, and what’s going on behind the second to make recommerce as accessible as ever.(more…)
(This post was last published on March 23, 2016. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
A challenge for most merchants is managing your product data. Today’s customers demand rich, consistent product information. If yours isn’t up to their standards, they won’t have the confidence to buy from you. Learn how to better manage your product data.(more…)
(This post was originally published in April 2015 and updated in November 2017. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
We spend a lot of time talking about things that build our eCommerce business; things like marketing and SEO and data analysis. But, most people who expand their business to the web forget about some of the fundamental ethical issues at hand.
Josiah Stamp, an early 20th century economist, said, “It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” That was a century ago, but in a modern world, which is more transparent than ever, business ethics remain extremely important.
If you run an eCommerce business, you need to understand the ethical implications of your business. Ethics are good for the soul. But, they’re also good for the bottom line.
This post dives into the ethical issues in eCommerce that you should be thinking about.
Your business is growing. You realize you need a robust backend system like an ERP to manage your processes.
There’s many different types of ERP systems available. How do you evaluate different ERP systems for the one that’s best for your multichannel retail business?
This article will help you choose an ERP that supports specific multichannel retail requirements that meets your customers’ demands. (more…)
Merchants depend on different product promotions to sell their items. One type of promotion consists of grouping products together to form a new assortment.
For example, a beauty products seller might group together shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and face soap all together for a special promotion. These new product groupings are referred to as kits or configurable products. Retailers use them as part of their sales strategy to increase sales.
However, managing kits or configurable products in your software system can be complex. This article will cover what merchants need to support these types of product groupings. (more…)