ECommerce

Best ecommerce website builder and online store builder in 2021

The past year brought many new adjustments to our lives, lockdowns and quarantines key among them. However, these new adjustments in life also brought changes in the market. Many businesses were forced to shift their sales focus into the online environment; even many grocery chains started making the digital transition into ecommerce. Ecommerce and online stores are nothing new, but the pandemic brought a whole new wave of ecommerce businesses to the market. 

Many people started their own online stores to sell their products directly to the consumer. Having a quality product to sell is important, but creating a memorable online shopping experience for the customer is equally as important. A website for ecommerce sales must have the functionality and design that keeps the customer on the site through the point of sale. 
 
According to ecommerce statistics, only 9.6% of Gen Z customers report buying items in a

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Kohl’s (KSS) Opens New Fulfillment Centre to Boost E-commerce

Rising digital dependency has amplified online shopping trends, urging retailers such as Kohl’s Corporation KSS to continue strengthening their e-commerce capabilities.  Progressing along such lines, the company opened its sixth e-commerce fulfillment centre in Etna, OH. This is likely to help the company in meeting the online demand for its products more efficiently and thereby accelerate digital sales. Let’s look closer into this latest development.

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Strengthening Online Capabilities Looks Prudent

Kohl’s began the construction of the 1.2 million square-foot facility in Ohio in 2019. The construction work was temporarily halted in 2020 due to the pandemic, though it was resumed in 2021. This new facility is the company’s largest and the most efficient e-commerce fulfillment centre. The facility will be engaged in processing, filling and shipping orders from Kohls.com. This next-generation facility makes use of automation and advanced technologies for processing orders faster. The state-of-the-art technology makes this

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Payment Startups Big Winners Of E-commerce Boom

They were little known before the pandemic, but startups in the flourishing digital payment industry are now worth a fortune as Covid-19 has forced people to increasingly embrace e-commerce.

Online shopping, contactless card readers and mobile payments are nothing new, but lockdowns and fears of contagion changed consumer behaviour during the coronavirus crisis.

“2020 considerably accelerated the shift in consumer preferences to electronic payments and online shopping,” said Marc-Henri Desportes, deputy CEO of Worldline, a French payment and transactions processing firm.

A trio of startups — Stripe, SumUp and Pledg — have benefited from the shift.

Founded by two Irish brothers in 2011, Stripe catapulted to the forefront of the industry after its valuation soared to $95 billion in the past week, nearly tripling since last year.

However, it still has a long way to catch up to the likes of Mastercard, valued above $300 billion.

According a study by the consulting firm Accenture published last year, global payments revenue may rise by $500 billion over the coming years to hit $2 trillion in 2025. According a study by

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Trucking industry thriving from coronavirus-linked e-commerce boom

The boom in online shopping and e-commerce during the coronavirus pandemic is driving profits in the trucking industry.

As businesses look to make their supply chains more nimble to meet rising consumer demands, freight companies are restructuring their business to accommodate more trips over shorter distances. As a result of the surge in online purchases, companies are expanding their shipping presence and capabilities by opening compact warehouses in cities and suburbs, replacing large, remote distribution centers.

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It’s a triumph for the carriers who are facing demands for more frequent shipments, which is boosting revenues and pricing leverage.

“A couple reasons for that: Consumer spending is up, people are buying more online and they’re still trying to replenish shelves that were

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