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Merrell NZ: How to build a highly engaged customer base

This is a guest blog post written by Cin7 partner, Marsello. Learn more about our partner program. Email marketing is a key sales tactic for retailers and product sellers, so it’s important to have an active, responsive database. That means consistent or growing engagement (open and click rates), a high repeat purchase rate, and growing […]

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Why your business should use supply chain visibility
Why your business should use supply chain visibility

All businesses need a strong supply chain to ensure the goods they want to sell are delivered on time, in perfect condition, and at a competitive price. Yet, the supply chain is a complicated system with many players, each with its own goals and strategies. Every step in the production process — from sourcing materials […]

5 elements of an optimized inventory management system
5 elements of an optimized inventory management system

Retail businesses have an average of 20% inventory to sales ratio. This I/S ratio compares the value of your inventory with the amount you make from selling your goods. The I/S ratio is arrived at by dividing the revenue made from overall sales by the value of the stock that’s kept. So, with a 20% […]

How can third-party logistics (3PL) improve your supply chain?
How can third-party logistics (3PL) improve your supply chain?

Nowadays, when it comes to businesses moving their goods through their internal systems, disruption seems to be the new normal. Events like a pandemic, trade sanctions, and war can seriously affect this supply chain, creating problems for internal logistics, and ultimately, the delivery of goods. To avoid this, companies should be thinking of ways to […]

12 reasons why using the Cin7 inventory management system for your Amazon business is beneficial
12 reasons why using the Cin7 inventory management system for your Amazon business is beneficial

Amazon.com is undoubtedly the number one name in ecommerce. It has dwarfed every other ecommerce platform. Thus, if you are thinking about becoming —or already are — an Amazon seller, you are on the right path to increasing your turnover. How can we help take you further? Here are 12 reasons why using the Cin7 […]

What is freight shipping and how does it work?
What is freight shipping and how does it work?

Modern businesses from every industry now operate across multiple states and countries. Thus, they need fast, efficient shipping services.   What is freight shipping? Freight shipping means transporting heavy or large volumes of goods, commodities, and cargo by land, sea, or air. Freight shipping is important for any business that caters to people in different […]

How retailers can thrive in tough economic times
How retailers can thrive in tough economic times

The last few years have been really hard for retailers. Disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic forced many businesses to slow or halt operations altogether.  Factory shutdowns created a production backlog, with 38.8% of small businesses facing delays from suppliers, according to the US Census Bureau.  At the same time, consumer demand for many products spiked […]

Complete guide to expedited shipping
Complete guide to expedited shipping

Your customers hate waiting to receive their products. According to a study by Oracle retail, 13% of them won’t buy from you again if you don’t deliver on time. Offering expedited shipping can help you meet your customers’ expectations and increase your profitability.   What is expedited shipping? Expedited shipping is performed to deliver orders […]

7 Common mistakes wholesalers and distributors make
7 Common mistakes wholesalers and distributors make

Business models such as ecommerce and direct-to-consumer (DTC) are giving a tough time to wholesalers as well as retailers. You may already be struggling with razor-thin margins, and during such situations committing mistakes can cost you dearly. You need to be on top of your game. This article will share some common mistakes that wholesalers […]

How to execute a year-end inventory count
How to execute a year-end inventory count

Whether you’re running an auto body shop, a law firm, or a retail store, doing a year-end inventory count helps your business close the books on the past 12 months and organize yourself for the year ahead. In fact, the year-end inventory count is necessary for successful inventory management throughout the year. It allows you […]

How consumerization in B2B is driving growth in sales
How consumerization in B2B is driving growth in sales

In today’s crowded space, businesses are doing what they can to grab and keep their customer’s attention. As a result, marketing has gotten much more personal. This trend began with B2C companies creating personalized, relatable content for their audiences, and is known as consumerization. However, a popular myth associated with consumerization is that it only […]

Global DTC brands are opening more physical stores – here’s why
Global DTC brands are opening more physical stores – here’s why

This is a guest blog post written by Cin7 partner, Marsello. Learn more about our partner program. Content Summary Multi-national, globally-renowned Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brands are adapting to growing online competition. The cost of acquiring a customer online is increasingly expensive as brands compete for ad placement. In this article, we’ll dive into why this means […]

Effective inventory management: The secret to Black Friday success
Effective inventory management: The secret to Black Friday success

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday traditionally kick off the holiday shopping season. Large and small businesses often prepare for months to capitalize on shoppers looking for deals on these days. Any glitches, such as not having enough inventory or problems with shipping and delivery, can lead to substantial reductions in profit. Automated […]