Taking stock is essential for retailers. The pandemic has changed a few things about physical inventory counts, but it’s also made it more important as businesses get creative with what and where they’re selling.
The pandemic has turned everybody into a homebody. To give you insight into the trending products you might want to sell, we combed through Square data to identify the comfort items shoppers are buying more of.
We are entering a traditional holiday selling season with nothing traditional about it. Spending will be uneven among consumers, non-traditional gifting will be favored, and loyalty will be tested.
How do you let customers safely try on merchandise now? From augmented reality to sample boxes, here are the try-before-you-buy trends retailers are using to help shoppers make more informed purchase decisions.
Consumers, comfortable at home and browsing from smartphones, may forgo the typically frenzied shopping event.
Your store design and layout probably looks different now. Here are eight ways to rethink your retail space layout to allow for social distancing and a quicker shopping experience.
A seamless omnichannel experience starts with your team. Here’s how to train your employees to engage with shoppers across five important channels.
Even when the pandemic is over, consumers will continue to buy online and mix internet and in-store purchases. Here are the three questions retailers are asking about the 2020 holiday season.
Whether you’re in the planning stages of reopening or your doors are already open for business, consider this your playbook for communicating with customers and planning marketing campaigns during and after the current pandemic.
Amidst an ongoing pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau’s second quarter retail eCommerce sales estimates show that the eCommerce share of all retail trade leapt up to 16.1% from 11.8%.
With so many limitations on what can happen in stores this year, retailers need to captivate consumers with new kinds of holiday experiences and events. Read on to find out how.
A shift in consumer buying habits and temporary store closures in some markets have some nonessential retailers rethinking business operations.
Whether you sell clothes or candles, bicycles or barbecue sauce, you can adapt to the current situation with these tips and resources.
Here’s how to seamlessly make the shift to delivery.
Learn more about your options for how customers can pick up or receive their items.
UPS shares some pros and cons to help you decide if — and when — free shipping is right for your business.
From how to set up your online store for experiential gift giving to telling a brand story that captures shopper attention, we’ve assembled everything you need to stay competitive during the holidays.
COVID-19 has changed where we shop, but not how. From procrastinators to bargain hunters, here are eight types of shoppers to reach this holiday season.