BY JEAN REGAN, PRESIDENT & CEO
[BA7259] Womens Adidas Originals NMD_R2 Running Sneaker - Utility Ivy Green,Worn/Trashed Black Vans Size 4 promotion Athletic Shoes,ADIDAS NMD R1 US PEACH PINK BLACK WOMENS,Asics men's running shoes Online export business Athletic ShoesNew Adidas Falcon Running Retro Women's Shoes Sneakers - Black/White(B28129),ADIDAS YUNG-1 BLACK/CARBON G27026 Many styles Athletic ShoesAdidas Daroga Sleek W Women's Leather Outdoor Walking Shoes Trainers AF6092 New,acics Comfortable touch Athletic Shoes,VANS OLD SKOOL TOY STORY Rich design Athletic ShoesTSUGI SHINSEY BLACK WHITE Low price Athletic Shoes,Adidas CQ2824 Women Superstar Bold Running shoes grey white Sneakers,Vans Size 11.5 Big sale Athletic ShoesSuper Comfy ADIDAS women, 7 Nice and charming Athletic Shoes,Worn Rare Converse Size 6 Exquisite workmanship Athletic Shoes,NEW Woman's Adidas Superstar Up Wedge S76404 Snake Skin Triple Black SZ 10 USPuma Suede Elemental Women's Shoes Stylish and funny Athletic Shoes,gold converse size 5 Excellent performance Athletic Shoes,Sneakers Hoch Vans diversity Athletic Shoes,Adidas Originals Stan Smith Gold Black BZ0405 Women's Shoes Size 9,Adidas Flux impeccable Athletic Shoes,Baskets Asics P.42 Unique Athletic ShoesPink Adidas size 3 Cheap order Athletic Shoes,Adidas NMD_R1 PK W Women Primeknit Sun Glow Glitch Camo Pink Black Onix BB2361Adidas Nmd Pk R1 Elegant appearance Athletic Shoes,DONNA ADIDAS PUREBOOST W - b35788 - rosa corallo scarpe da Ginnastica BiancheAdidas Originals 70’s Flashback FLB Women’s Size 5.5 Dark Green/Off White BY9303,adidas Originals NMD R2 Women's Black/Black B96387Vans 39 leichte Boots Unique Athletic Shoes,Asics Gel-Lyte grün 42,5 Pleasant feeling Athletic Shoes,Adidas Original Jeans City Series Valencia Trainers Size 3.5 youth/women's New,
Another blow to retail stores this year was a widely read report by Credit Suisse which predicted that 25% of United States malls—about 275 shopping centers—would close by 2022. A recent article mentions the fact that the United States has a glut of retail space—23.5 square feet of retail space per person, compared with 16.4 square feet in Canada and 11.1 square feet in Australia, the next two countries with the most retail space per capita.
Let’s look at Black Friday of 2017. All those people standing in line for hours, the rush of the crowd to nab the best sales when the doors of the store finally opened, the inevitable conflicts between shoppers over a limited number of super sale items – well, folks, those days are gone. Now Black Friday consists of sitting on your sofa, in your pajamas or workout clothes, with a cup of coffee, and purchasing your holiday gifts via your cell phone.
Why all the closings?
New with box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as ... Read moreabout the condition
With all this growth in online sales, it might surprise you to learn that in 2016, online sales only accounted for about 9% or $434 billion of the overall retail sales, about a third of which is derived from Amazon.
What is the Amazon effect?
In 2016 Amazon had about $136 billion in revenue, ranking it as the third largest retailer in the United States; the largest being Wal-Mart, with $486 billion in sales in 2016, and followed by CVS.
Since their IPO in 1997, which valued Amazon at $438 million, Amazon has grown to a $460 billion valuation and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. With half of all U.S. households now Amazon Prime subscribers, Amazon is now trying to expand into the grocery market, pharmaceutical market and many other areas.
They also made news this holiday season by offering discounts on their merchandise from third parties to undercut other retailers.
What should retailers and manufacturers consider going forward?
All signs point to continued growth in the online market. I think all of us can agree that online purchasing will continue to grow and consumers will expect their purchases to arrive in quicker and quicker cycle times. In one article, Forrester predicts that online sales will account for 17% of the retail industry by 2022 (that’s up from 9% in 2016), and it’s hard to say where the growth will stop.
Retailers will be challenged to provide online offerings that match or exceeds Amazon’s selection, speed, and pricing if they don’t want to see their business shrink.
Since Amazon’s competitive strategy is heavily reliant on their logistics operations, retailers will want to examine their supply chain practices to make sure they’re as efficient as possible.
For some, the best option may be to sell through Amazon and/or Wal-Mart as a third party. Retailers may also want to consider diversifying or looking for appropriate mergers that would increase their selection.
Converse All Stars auction Athletic Shoes,adidas crazylight boost 2016 Suitable for color Athletic Shoes,Adidas Trainers size 5.5 quality Athletic Shoes,Adidas Womens Superstar Glossy Toe shoes sneakers new BB0863 white,Adidas Sneakers Women Flb W BY9307 Pink,Adidas B28163 Sambarose Casual shoes brown sneakersadidas Originals NMD R2 Roller Knit Women's Shoes Beige,VANS Slip-Ons rot, Gr. 40,5 Practical and economical Athletic ShoesConverse Animal Print Trainers Qualified production Athletic ShoesADIDAS ADVANTAGE BLANCO FUCSIA-3 Charming design Boots,Adidas Supernova Sequence 9 Womens Running Shoes AQ3553- Blu/Sil (NEW)Lists@$120,SHOES ADIDAS STAN SMITH J - S76330,Women's Originals Arkyn Ash Pearl / DA9604 / Adidas Boost Mesh Grey Noble Indigo,adidas Alphabounce CR - Women's Core Black/Core Black/Chalk Coral CG4674,WOMENS ADIDAS ADIZERO AVANTI LADIES RUNNING/FITNESS/TRAINING/RUNNER SPIKES SHOES,PUMA Pearl Women's @ a great variety Athletic Shoes,Navy Blue Converse Trainers A balance between toughness and hardness Athletic Shoes,ADIDAS NMD R1 PK Practical and economical Athletic ShoesADIDAS CLIMACOOL BALLERINE CHAUSSURES DE GOLF femmes US 5.5 eu 36.2/3 ref,Adidas Supernova St Mujer Zapatillas Running Us 6 Eur 38.2/3 Ref. 3908Adidas Women Tubular Viral black core black core white S75915,ADIDAS FEMMES NMD R2 W UTILITAIRE Ivoire BASKET COURSE ba7259Women BY9396 Adidas AF PK Running shoes white sneakers,puma gv special Carefully selected materials Athletic Shoes,Cream Converse Size 5 Reliable quality Athletic Shoes,SMITH STAN CF BIANCO VERDE Discount Athletic Shoes,Neuer Frauen Adidas Originals Flussmittel Schuh Größe:6.5 Farbe: Weiß/Schwarz,ADIDAS ORIGINALS STAN SMITH WHITE PINK US 4,5 5,5 S75080,Adidas Originals FLB W Black/White/Black Lightweight Lifestyle Sneakers BB5323,1801 adidas Originals Superstar MT Women's Sneakers Sports Shoes CQ2610
TranzAct helps shippers like you reduce their transportation spend while providing the tools necessary to make better business decisions on an ongoing basis.
Our solutions provide shippers of all modes with freight audit and payment, reporting and TMS applications, rate negotiation and savings, contract development, consulting and analysis.
We're on Your Team & We're Here to Help
360 W. Butterfield Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
+(630) 833 0890