Managing returns effectively is vital when competing in the multichannel marketplace. According to a survey conducted for Radio 4’s You and Yours programme, 63% of online shoppers had returned an item of women’s clothing, and with the bedroom increasingly being regarded as the new ‘fitting room’, this figure is set to rise.
But customer expectations of free and easy returns, and the need to maximise the value of products coming back to a retailer, are creating huge challenges.
While the vast majority of items can be re-sold, there are still substantial costs involved in retrieving the product and reintegrating it in the sales cycle. At the same time, some products are damaged in transit and cannot be sold again.
So how can online merchants improve their returns rate while keeping their clients happy and loyal?
Our partner ZigZag Global has a few tips and tricks:
With these tips in mind and Volo’s analytics it should be easy to successfully manage your stock and returns on all channels and marketplaces.
If you want to know more about efficient strategies for managing returns and keeping costs down please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.