The economic uncertainty around COVID-19 has resulted in a trend of consumers choosing to spend more frugally. As such, businesses need to actively explore new ways of standing out amidst the deluge of available offerings, to sweeten the deal for both potential and repeat customers. 

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The economic uncertainty around COVID-19 has resulted in a trend of consumers choosing to spend more frugally. As such, businesses need to actively explore new ways of standing out amidst the deluge of available offerings, to sweeten the deal for both potential and repeat customers. 

The extensive disruption to business operations caused by COVID-19 has forced businesses to review their internal processes for business continuity. A crucial component of any supply chain, businesses need to review their warehousing and fulfilment processes for greater adaptability in the ever-changing eCommerce landscape.

Staying ahead of ever-changing consumer trends
Parcel delivery has become a very powerful marketing leverage for eCommerce businesses - invested energy devoted to designing, s
Making reverse logistics financially viable

The cost involved in running a generous returns policy might seem daunting. However, a good returns policy can be what tips the scales in your favour when consumers are making a choice between your business and a competitor’s. If so, what can be done to optimise the reverse logistics process and make returns more financially viable?

Optimising for omni-channel retail

To be truly successful both online and offline, brands need to reconsider the supply chain in its entirety to ensure that the process of fulfilment is seamless and efficient. Incorporating technologies into warehousing and fulfilment can thus provide businesses with the visibility and agility they need to better manage their retail logistics. 

Private operators say it complements their delivery service, though it can also be competition

Mr Prashant Dadlani, founder and CEO of local logistics start-up blu, says the roll-out in public estates will complement existing networks and increase efficiency, productivity and provide benefits to consumers.

Year-long pilot lets Bukit Panjang, Punggol residents collect items from nearby lockers

Thanks to a government-initiated parcel collection system, Locker Alliance, customers from Punggol and Bukit Panjang can now collect their purchases from lockers at their HDB blocks. 

The idea is to use self-serve lockers distributed throughout the city at gas stations, malls, office buildings, college and university campuses, and residential complexes so people can have their purchases sent to a locker thats convenient to them while making sure work isn’t disrupted and deliveries aren’t missed.

Most of us have missed a delivery of online shopping loot. blu started out as a solution to that problem - and it's not ending there.

Officially launched in October 2016, blu is one of several firms in Singapore that offer self-service pick-ups, allowing online shoppers to retrieve their purchases from a range of locations at their own convenience.

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