What Manufacturers Need to Know About Drop Shipping

By
Ryan Tierney
December 16, 2020 -
One of the most conspicuous traits of today’s business landscape is that customer expectations seem to reach new heights with every passing month—and this is especially true when it comes to shipping speed. Amazon has set the bar high for online...

Ron’s Thoughts: 2020 Year in Home Furnishings

By
Ron Sellers
December 14, 2020 -
2020. What a year. In home furnishings, we came into 2020 with the vigor of a new era, a new decade. We had already determined it was going to be a great year, and the first quarter started off very strong, perhaps stronger than most in recent memory...

5 Important VMI Trends You Need to Pay Attention To

By
Doug Bethea
November 2, 2020 -
Today’s B2C environment pits brick-and-mortar retailers against not just one another, but the whole of the internet. As eCommerce activity continues to skyrocket with a 44.4% YoY increase in Q2 of 2020, in-store sales are facing year-over-year...

Drop Ship 101: The Benefits of Drop Ship for Retailers

By
Phil Kenney
August 17, 2020 -
Drop shipping is a business model where a merchant, such as an eCommerce or brick-and-mortar retailer, sells products to consumers, but the product manufacturer or distributor is responsible for fulfillment. When a customer places an order on the...

Ron’s Thoughts: Drop Shipping in Uncertain Times

By
Ron Sellers
April 6, 2020 -
Like many of you, I’m writing this from my home office, so let me start by saying that if you are home, I hope you’re safe and healthy. And if you can’t stay home, know that we are all grateful for whatever you’re doing to support your community. In...

The 5 Essential Elements of Successful Drop Shipping

By
Haitham Ghadiry
February 6, 2020 -
Drop shipping has been an important part of multichannel commerce since the mail-order catalogs of the 1950s. But with the advent and subsequent explosion of Amazon and other “etailers”, modern drop shipping has grown into a global market worth over...

Ron's Thoughts: Smaller Store-footprints Demand More Technology

By
Ron Sellers
October 16, 2019 -
In a recent blog post, Clint Engel, Senior Retail Editor of Furniture Today, highlighted the trend of furniture stores opening smaller locations and incorporating technology with the in-store buying experience. From augmented reality to touchscreen stations, retailers are betting on these amenities to reduce sales lost to online retailers while maximizing options for buyers.