Retail Insight snippets: predictions for 2018

by | Mar 19, 2018

From Retail Insight Australia, 2018, commissioned by SPS Commerce from Roy Morgan Research:  

Around half of respondents – retailers, manufacturers, logistics, and distributors – are optimistic that their online assortment, number of item attributes, and online orders fulfilled from their stores will increase in 2018.

But an even greater proportion of retailers, almost 70%, are optimistic that their online assortment and online orders fulfilled from their stores will increase in 2018. Around half feel that the number of item attributes they offer, and number of drop-ship vendors, will increase. Only a third of retailers feel that their in-store assortments will increase, which is in accordance with the move by major retailers to smaller footprint stores with highly curated collections.  David Jones at Barangaroo, Sydney, for example, has moved away from large-footprint to boutique store formats, where consumers can purchase from the curated range or the large online assortment, for delivery or pickup. Even big-box retailers such as Ikea and Bunnings, and the two major supermarkets Woolworths and Coles, are investing in smaller format localised stores for metro centres.

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This report draws on almost 500 responses from Australian retail professionals, prepared by Roy Morgan Research for SPS Commerce.

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