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Five Ways Aviation MROs Can Benefit From Walk-In Parts Distribution Centers

This week we're heading to Aviation Week's MRO Americas 2022 - Accelerate! show in Dallas to talk about how smarter distribution models can help MROs overcome aviation supply disruptions.

Aviation was one of the industries hit hardest by the worldwide COVID pandemic. More than half of the world's aircraft fleets were stored, or flew less often in the past year. As a result, aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) spending was 31% less in 2021 than it was in 2019. Global aviation analysts at OliverWyman predict that MRO demand will return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023, but they also say it's unlikely to achieve pre-COVID growth rates for decades to come.

Topics: direct sales local sales centers omnichannel shopping aviation logistics parts distribution center

Gearing Up for the 2022 Herbalife24 LA Triathlon

Living for the city

What's better than a beautiful Spring day in sunny California? How about an entire Spring weekend in SoCal to celebrate some of the hardest-working athletes in the world.

Cura Resource Group is a proud three-time returning sponsor of the Herbalife24 Los Angeles Triathlon, which takes place this year over the weekend of May 15th. As in previous years, we'll be assisting with the logistics of receiving, creating, and distributing swag bags at the pre-race Expo while we help athletes sign in on race day.

Topics: direct sales local sales centers Herbalife omnichannel shopping last-mile distribution center

How Retail Technology is Closing the Gap Between Physical and Online Stores

Why retailers who were dabbling with "digital transformation" before 2020 are picking up the pace

Let’s face it, many retail strategies that worked in 2019 stopped working in 2020 when merchants found themselves in the unthinkable position of telling customers not to come into stores. Without showrooms, sales staff, or in-store displays, it became next-to-impossible to demonstrate new products or sell anything at all.  

Topics: direct sales e-commerce shopping customer pick-up center omnichannel shopping mobile

Counting Down Our 5 Most Popular Delivery Blog Posts of 2020


The year of buy-online-pick-up-in-store (BOPIS)

At the beginning of the year, when we made our predictions for retail trends to follow in 2020, we had no idea how accurate some of them would turn out to be.

Topics: direct sales e-commerce shopping customer pick-up center local sales centers Covid-19

Caring for Customers Is Hard Work: Meeting Customer Demands in an Omnichannel World

Sales are easy. Customer demands are not.

We all want life to be easy, but it rarely is. So a person, product or institution that makes it easy to get what we need or do what we want is memorable. We look forward to interacting with them again.

When it’s harder than it should be to get something we need or want, we’ll look for other ways to accomplish our goals. This is especially true for retail, where customers vote with their wallets. If one merchant makes it hard to get a product, or makes it difficult and expensive to return something, we’ll look for another one who won’t.

Topics: customer service direct sales omnichannel shopping

Do You Need a Last-Mile Distribution Center?

Retail is evolving.

Retail is changing so fast, it’s hard to keep up.

The one thing that never changes, however, is that the customer is always right.  Why? Because they always have the final say on whether to give their business to you or someone else.   

Topics: customer service direct sales cross-channel shopping last-mile delivery solutions distribution strategy

Top Posts about Last-Mile Challenges for Direct Sales and E-Commerce (1-5)

It’s important to us that we keep you informed about the latest trends in your industry, specifically last-mile challenges and customer pick-up centers. In case you missed them the first time around, here is a summary of our most popular posts thus far.

Topics: customer convenience center direct sales last-mile delivery solutions Fulfillment by Amazon e-commerce business growth customer pick-up center local sales centers

Industry Report: Why Local Pick-up Is Becoming the Norm, Not the Exception

Local pick-up: It’s all about Amazon.

Lines are blurring between online giants and traditional retail stores.

  • In June 2017, Amazon announced that it would pay $13.7 billion for Whole Foods, and Walmart announced that it would spend $310 million to acquire Bonobos, a brick-and-mortar men’s fashion brand.
Topics: direct sales last-mile delivery solutions e-commerce shopping customer pick-up center local sales center

4 Pain Points Customer Pick-Up Centers Solve for Direct Sellers

Within any industry, there are issues that arise from time to time, and some issues that may arise more frequently. Direct sellers are not immune to these sorts of problems.

But like any successful enterprise, they look for ways to adapt. So, what are some common pain points direct selling organizations and their distributors face, and how can they overcome them?

Topics: customer service direct sales direct sellers cross-channel shopping last-mile delivery solutions e-commerce customer pick-up center free shipping local sales centers distribution strategy

How One Direct Sales Company Embraced Local Sales Centers

Herbalife Nutrition is a $4.5 billion global nutrition company with more than 8,000 employees around the world. It relies on a network of dedicated independent distributors in more than 90 countries to sell nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness, and personal-care products. So how can Herbalife best support its independent distributors, getting them fast-moving products when they need them without creating an inventory burden?

The answer is local sales centers.

Topics: direct sales last-mile delivery solutions business growth customer pick-up center local sales centers Herbalife