Impressive year-over-year growth in online sales shows customers are craving--and finding--a more convenient way to shop. Convenience runs both ways, though, and the swing toward e-commerce means more businesses are poised to reach markets they may never have considered with a brick-and-mortar store.
Simply selling online isn't enough, though. Online shoppers can be fickle, and abandoned carts are the norm. But there are ways you can make your business more competitive in the crowded marketplace. The UPS comScore study finds that the customer experience post-purchase--specifically shipping and delivery --is one your biggest opportunities to make a positive impression.
Are you an online seller? Do you sell on marketplaces like Amazon or host your on private webstore on platforms like Shopify? UPS marketplace shipping is a fast and easy way to process your online store marketplace shipments by allowing e-retailers to integrate their orders with UPS® Internet Shipping or Worldship® technology for shipping made easy.
With UPS marketplace shipping, you can connect multiple e-commerce platforms, set shipping preferences to streamline processing and consolidate multiple orders, all in one place.
Give your customers a marketplace experience to keep them coming back for more.
Plus, UPS customers who sell and ship through Amazon.com or Yahoo! online stores are eligible for special offers and savings.
Online retailers hosting their own sites can also benefit from our world-class technology. Integrate shipping functionality customized for your system, and give your customers the ability to compare shipping costs and delivery times. Add tracking capabilities and let customers track their packages through your website.
If you don't have a developer in-house, the UPS Ready® program can direct you to vendors who can customize, install, and maintain the application programming interfaces (APIs) for you.
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