Food and drinks businesses offering online delivery services are seeing a 150% rise in demand during the coronavirus lockdown.
The retail sector is buzzing with discussion regarding the constant challenge of meeting growing consumer expectations and the weight that businesses should give to each of these expectations.
Mark Bellamy, director at B2C Europe, discusses how selling to the US has been made simpler in large part due to the change of the de minimis customs value.
There was a time, only ten years ago, when one in every seven pounds in Britain was gobbled up by Tesco, and now the retailer is going after a business dominating many verticals – Amazon.
According to fashion business Dappad, eight out of ten men hate to shop, which is where its online personal shopping service can help out when it comes to gifting.
Amazon offers customers a choice of more than 150m different items, but this is only possible because of the variety of products sold by third party sellers on Amazon Marketplace.
When you’re first starting out, looking for corporate partners may be quite low down on your priority list. However, when you think further about your firm’s growth strategy, the idea of partnering with a well-established brand seems like a very sensible way to de-risk the business.
More and more shopping will arrive on the doorstep than be selected off shelves and this has significant implications for brand design – one which no brand team can afford to ignore.
Archimedes said: “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” What he was talking about is that with the right tools, you can achieve a lot more with a lot less.
Deliveroo has bitten into PizzaExpress, bringing in the Italian restaurant chain as its largest partner to date with a deal that will see the delivery service support 206 branches across Britain.
Having lost its way when it came to branding, Domino’s assessed the situation and called for back-up. As if that wasn't enough, the company has shown all firms the true meaning of customer satisfaction – by delivering to one ravenous customer during a serious moment of need.
The importance of delivery for retailers appears to be obvious; when the customer purchases an item, it needs to be delivered to them. While this is indeed correct, it portrays delivery as a side consideration on the e-retailing process, which is wrong.