INCREASE SALES, DELIVER WITH CONFIDENCE & DELIGHT YOUR CUSTOMERS

The rise in eCommerce has transformed the retail and e-tail landscape. To survive, it is no longer just about brand, product, and price. It’s also about fulfillment. Amazon.com has proven that delivery time, cost, and convenience is a key differentiator that improves sales, retains customers, and grows your business.

How much so? Did you know that there is a 47% decrease in shopping cart abandonment rate when going from 4-5 day delivery to 3 days or less? And that 37% of consumers won’t shop on your website again if they receive a bad delivery experience?

At GrandCanals, we use data science to help companies balance cost and performance of delivery thus improving the overall online experience for their customers. As a result, our customers maximize shopping cart conversions (and thus revenues) at the same time they are maximizing customer satisfaction.

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Fulfillment IQ Blog

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The Top Five Reasons to Own Your Post-Click Customer Experience

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Don’t React, Proact: How to Improve the Customer Experience in Real-Time

There is a lot of cool new functionality in the latest version of the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud (FIC). But rather than just focusing on the awesome features, let’s take a look at some of the new use cases they power for our customers.

Companies Leveraging Analytics-Driven Fulfillment

Discover why they chose GrandCanals as their partner for analytics-driven fulfillment.

GLOSSIER GAINS IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO KEY FULFILLMENT METRICS TO ENABLE SUPER OR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Analysis using the FIC revealed that carrier shifts for some routes could lead to improved customer service, with transit times reduced from about a week to 2-3 days, and savings of up to 40%, offsetting constantly rising carrier charges.

HOLLAR OPTIMIZES FULFILLMENT IN FRONT OF EXPLOSIVE GROWTH

Hollar was able to immediately achieve a significant cost reduction while maintaining customer service levels. How? Thanks to the ability to automatically generate more accurate, data-driven RFPs for all its carriers and quickly analyze the resulting proposals.

SAVES OVER 25% IN SHIPPING COSTS ON EVERY ORDER AND NEARLY 1,000 MAN-HOURS PER YEAR WITH THE FULFILLMENT INTELLIGENCE CLOUD

Prior to using the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud, Grove Collaborative was forced to enlist the help of their UPS representative to help them pull reports and find the metrics they needed.

Ecommerce, Brick & Mortar, and 3PLs can Benefit

Business-to-Consumer (B2C)

eCommerce sales are growing at almost 24% a year. Millennials now outpace baby boomers in combined buying power. Amazon.com is raising customer expectations making it difficult to compete. In this new eCommerce world, fulfillment is a critical source of competitive advantage. But, how will you confidently deliver on your commitment and delight your customers?

Business-to-Business (B2B)

The internet, as promised, has changed everything. The eCommerce experience, epitomized by Amazon.com, is setting customer expectations, even in B2B transactions. Buyer behaviors are changing rapidly. In this new world, how do you keep up with the changes in distribution and meet the expectations of your customers?

Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Your customers’ businesses are under tremendous pressure – so is yours. Ecommerce is transforming B2C markets. Direct-to-customer shipments are an increasingly important part of the fulfillment mix, but have 3-5 times more expensive shipping costs compared to traditional distribution methods. In this new eCommerce-driven world, how can you profitably seize the opportunity this presents?

FULFILLMENT & DELIVERY ARE NO LONGER AN AFTERTHOUGHT

47%

Decrease in
abandonment rate

Companies see a 47% decrease in abandonment rate when going from 4-5 day delivery to 3 days or less.

62%

Abandon the shopping cart

62% of online consumers say they’ve abandoned the shopping cart because no estimated or guaranteed delivery date was given.

28%

Didn’t finalize
check out

28% of online consumers say they didn’t buy because the estimated shipping time was too long for the amount they wanted to pay.

37%

Will never
shop again

37% of online consumers who face a poor delivery experience blame the online seller itself and will never shop again on its website.