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What Retailers Can Learn From Amazon Prime Day

 

The biggest shopping event of the summer starts on July 12th.

We've written about Amazon Prime Day before and you may be asking yourself, why are they so obsessed with an online sale? The short answer is that Amazon is the biggest retailer on the planet and everything they do sends ripples across the entire industry.

Topics: e-commerce shopping customer pick-up center local sales centers Amazon

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

Why Omnichannel Retail Appeals to Every Generation

Diverse consumers of every age have come to love omnichannel shopping.

This month we celebrated the Chinese lunar new year, which reminds us of that ancient Chinese proverb: "may you live in interesting times." 

Frankly, it's hard to imagine how times could be any more "interesting" than what we've endured for the past two years. The reality is that we've had enough excitement for a while, thank you very much. We're all ready for the pandemic to be over so we can go back to our ordinary (a.k.a. less stressful) lives. 

For many retailers, the big question now becomes, what happens next?

Topics: e-commerce shopping customer demographics local sales centers omnichannel shopping retail

What 2021 Taught Us About Retail & Logistics, and What to Expect Next

What if this year is just like last year?

Much as we wish the pandemic was over, the beginning of this year feels a lot like the end of last year. Many of us are still wearing masks, still working from home, and still trying to remember what it felt like to buy something on a whim without thinking about the supply chain. 

So it's possible that we already know what to expect in 2022. But what if we're wrong? What if this turns out to be another year of continuous disruption for the logistics industry? Our best approach to the year ahead is to stay flexible and keep building on what we've already learned.

Topics: last-mile delivery solutions e-commerce shopping local sales centers omnichannel shopping retail

Will Amazon Prime Day Lift All Boats Again This Year?

2020 was a confusing year for retail, but at least it ended better than it began. And as the world slowly reopens for business in 2021, all evidence suggests that consumers are ready to reopen their wallets as well.

Topics: Black Friday e-commerce shopping customer pick-up center local sales centers Amazon

Does Anyone Still Use Cash?

It may seem like credit card processing fees are an unavoidable part of doing business today, but many people still prefer to make cash transactions. To thrive, merchants need to get creative about accepting cash for online purchases. 

In this post, we take a look at why cash is still king when it comes to cutting operational expenses like credit card processing fees and why it still matters to your bottom line.

Topics: cross-channel shopper e-commerce shopping customer pick-up center local sales centers hispanic consumer

5 Reasons Why You Need New Local Delivery Options

It turns out that all commerce is local commerce after a year of global pandemic.

By now, it shouldn’t surprise anyone who follows retail trends that “omnichannel” was the biggest buzzword of 2020, largely due to the fallout from COVID-19. Why did omnichannel retail suddenly come to the fore? Because last year’s rogue virus made everything about our everyday lives harder, so we appreciated and rewarded any business that made it easier to keep buying things we still needed and wanted.

Topics: last-mile delivery solutions e-commerce shopping secure delivery customer pick-up center local sales centers BOPIS

Can Malls Hope to Compete in the Age of BOPIS?

What once made malls a favorite shopping destination is holding them back in the age of buy-online-pickup-in-store 

For people who love to browse the racks of their favorite retailers, there’s no place more exciting than a mall. Social time with family and friends, and easy access to physical stores with actual merchandise you can see, touch, or smell — these are the experiences that make the heart of a true shopper beat a little faster.

Topics: last-mile delivery solutions e-commerce shopping secure delivery customer pick-up center local sales centers BOPIS

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