Did you know that 45% percent of merchants and suppliers have lost more than $1 million in revenue due to challenges faced when integrating cross-channel capabilities (1WorldSync Data Study 2017)?
According to Nick Manzo, Omni-Channel Lead, at 1WorldSync, “Without establishing a firm foundation, brands can’t handle the challenges that a smooth omnichannel experience entails. However, brands that invest in the right technology and implement proactive measures are more likely to succeed regardless of how sales channels or customer expectations evolve.” (Total Retail 2017).
Blurred Lines & Blended Commerce: It’s an Omni Channel World After All!
With the recent acquisition of Whole Foods, it is a bold statement that Amazon is serious about brick-and-mortar and at the same time this step finally fully validates cross-channel commerce as the future of grocery (Bloomberg 2017).
As the lines between online and in store have blurred, Amazon has realized that location will be a key driver for commerce success. Having access to Whole Foods’ 431 existing stores, gives them valuable distribution centers to bring fresh, localized products directly to customers. Amazon was also likely motivated to reach Whole Foods’ millennial audience and develop loyalty with the younger, more quality-conscious consumer.
Are you ready to make your products digital, discoverable and highly shoppable?
- Invest in Cross Channel Capabilities
- Commit to a third-party content provider
- Embrace the cloud
By enabling products to stand out in a crowded omni-channel world, 1WorldSync delivers rich and trusted product content, including digital assets and insights – to engage customers and consumers – regardless of location or medium. 1WorldSync’s Omni-Channel solutions helps leading retailers capitalize on product information to drive conversion.
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