(Dis)Advantages of Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

In this eBook:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of eTail and e-commerce models
  • Trends in eTail and e-commerce retail
  • The role of multi-carrier parcel management systems in eTail and e-commerce order fulfillment
  • The benefits of multi-carrier parcel management systems in eTail and e-commerce order fulfillment 

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E-Commerce versus eTail

eTailers only sell online. While they have no brick-and-mortar stores, these newer businesses tend to have more modern systems that allow for seamless technology integrations and simpler adoption of more advanced approaches to fulfillment and automation. E-commerce merchants, on the other hand, the online arms of brick-and-mortar retailers, may rely on 20-30-year-old (or more) technologies, but their established networks of brick-and-mortar stores provide other unique advantages over eTailers.

Advantages of an E-Commerce Business Model

  • Ability to offer a broader array of shipping options, such as ship-to-store; in-store purchase, home delivery; Buy Online, Pick-up In-Store (BOPIS), curbside pickup, etc.
  • Wider access to physical inventory when quipped for omnichannel inventory visibility and ship-from store fulfillment
  • Capacity to accept returns at brick-and-mortar stores
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About Logistyx

We are the leader in Transportation Management for parcel shipping, providing an unmatched global multi-carrier network, predictive analytics, and full visibility into customer deliveries. Our software boosts parcel shipping efficiencies and other business KPIs for many of the world’s top manufacturers, retailers, and logistics providers.

Our flagship software, TME, is the world’s first single engine specifically designed for parcel shipping. With more than 8,500 carrier service integrations globally, TME provides carrier compliance, predictive analytics, and tracking on shipping from start to finish.