As your business grows, it is inevitable that the number of offline and online sales channels will also grow with it. Whether you are selling in brick-and-mortar store, online stores like eBay or Amazon, your own eStore or all of the above, managing inventory across all your sales channels might be the key to your success. A few problems that shoppers potentially face include identity theft, faulty products, and the accumulation of spyware If users are required to put in their credit card information and billing/shipping address and the website is not secure, customer information can be accessible to anyone who knows how to obtain it. Most large online corporations are inventing new ways to make fraud more difficult.
The fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul, who once sold his collections through upscale retailers like Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman, switched exclusively to a direct-to-consumer model in August, with a new Thakoon online store and a chic SoHo boutique.
But by being in the best malls and already offering a roster of top notch brands, as well as expertise with emerging online retailers, Nordstrom has made itself attractive to tomorrow’s retailers, something that will help it stick out from the crowded department store field.
The hefty price underscores how Wal-Mart is trying to compete more aggressively and effectively for younger and more affluent customers as it has seen its online business growth slow despite big investments in distribution centers and expanding services.
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