Tag Archives: FierceRetail

What Do Consumers Prefer: Free or Fast Shipping?

As we have reported before, shipping is a vital part of the online purchase experience. [See 1, 2, 3.] Because of this, Pitney Bowes recently conducted a study about customer shipping preferences for the upcoming holiday season. Jacqueline Renfrow, reporting … Continue reading

Posted in Online Retailing, Part 1: Overview/Planning, Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional, Part 3: Targeting Customers and Gathering Information, Part 4: Store Location Planning, Part 5: Managing a Retail Business, Part 6: Merchandise Management and Pricing, Part 7: Communicating with the Customer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Wal-Mart Again Presses Its Suppliers

As by far the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart is a key reseller for many suppliers around the globe. However, many potential suppliers have a tough time meeting Wal-Mart’s requirements and the reduced profit margins requested of the suppliers. The retailer … Continue reading

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More Senior Women Executives Emerging in Retailing

After a very long period in which men have dominated the senior executive positions in retailing, more women have now ascended to top positions. As Laura Heller writes for FierceRetail: “Change has been slow to come to retail. And that is … Continue reading

Posted in Career Useful Information, Careers in Retailing, Part 1: Overview/Planning, Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional, Part 5: Managing a Retail Business, Part 8: Putting It All Together | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments