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HotWax Commerce Blog

How To Achieve Speedy Delivery With Omnichannel Order Routing

Posted by Anil Patel on Jul 31, 2020 7:27:34 PM



At this point, we’ve all shopped at Amazon at least once, right? And if you’ve shopped once, you’ve probably come back a second or third time, likely because you were pleasantly surprised by the fast and free delivery options. Unfortunately, customers cannot currently expect the same delivery convenience and speed from specialty brand retailers like JCrew, Express, Vans, and the like, despite the fact that there is technology available to accomplish this experience.

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Topics: omnichannel order routing

Progressive Web Apps: The Future of eCommerce

Posted by Anil Patel on Jul 15, 2020 7:48:00 PM



The eCommerce industry is known for constant innovations that change the face of how customers purchase items and how retailers sell their products. Recently, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) have risen to the forefront of the retail marketplace. What’s a PWA you ask? PWAs are websites with all the benefits of mobile apps and so much more. They are mobile apps delivered through the web, enabling retailers to deliver a faster, more engaging version of their eCommerce websites to their customers.

If this benefit wasn’t enough, why else should you care about PWAs? As discussed in a previous blog, users are downloading fewer mobile apps than in previous years. In addition to this trend, responsive mobile sites are slow, leading to low conversion rates for retailers. PWA technology blends the best of mobile apps and websites by being accessible anywhere on the web without any installation friction compared to installing native apps.

In this blog, we will discuss all of the benefits and features of PWAs and why you should embrace this innovative eCommerce technology.


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Topics: progressive web apps

Is Magento 2 A Good Fit For Me (And What Else Is Out There)?

Posted by Avnindra Sharma on Jul 6, 2020 5:50:08 PM



Magento is a big name in the retail technology business, widely known as one of the most popular, legacy open-source platforms. However, since all versions of Magento 1 will become end of life (EOL) beginning in July of this year, many retailers are considering either migrating to Magento 2 or a new platform altogether. In this blog, we help you determine whether Magento 2 is a good fit for your business and introduce you to alternative solutions.  


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Topics: magento

5 Ways Headless Commerce Will Transform Your Digital Business Strategy

Posted by Anil Patel on Jul 2, 2020 6:52:16 PM


With retailers embracing digital transformation strategies, companies’ tech leaders (VP of Digital, Chief Digital Officer, and Head of eCommerce) are now tied to their brands’ key performance indicators (KPIs) like never before. These decision-makers must invest in eCommerce solutions that form a strong foundation to support a broader digital strategy, rather than just serving as a way for customers to purchase items online. Without this foundation, retailers’ digital success will come crumbling down like a house of cards.


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Topics: headless commerce

Omnichannel Strategies, Challenges, and Solutions

Posted by Divesh Dutta on Jun 25, 2020 11:28:05 PM





The retail industry has changed forever. The advancement of technology, especially mobile devices, has ushered in a new era of how customers prefer to shop. A 2017 Harvard Business Review study found that 73% of people prefer to use multiple channels during their shopping journey, and this has since grown to more than 90%. All retailers must now have omnichannel strategies in place to take advantage of ever-evolving consumer preferences, or they risk being left behind more digitally savvy brands.


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Topics: omnichannel strategies

5 Ways to Optimize Your BOPIS Strategy

Posted by Divesh Dutta on Jun 18, 2020 8:11:48 PM



The retail industry continues to evolve with the times, and the growing popularity of the buy-online-pick-up-in-store (BOPIS) sales model is contributing to the market’s rapid growth. BOPIS blends the best of physical retail with the online experience, which allows both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce sales to thrive. Still not convinced how BOPIS has ushered in a new era of the retail industry?


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Topics: pick-up in-store

How Ship-From-Store Enables One-Day and Same-Day Delivery

Posted by Anil Patel on Jun 15, 2020 9:51:59 PM



Businesses and brands across the globe are scrambling to respond to the so-called “Amazon Effect”, whereby consumers now expect deliveries within two days of placing their orders. Amazon Prime in particular aims to maximize customer satisfaction and convenience by offering one-day, same-day, and even 2-hour delivery. Many big-box retailers, like Walmart and Target, have followed suit, leveraging their extensive brick-and-mortar store networks to fulfill online orders within a shrinking delivery window. But customers aren’t just expecting this lightning-fast service from the big players in the retail industry. Brands of all sizes have begun offering fast and free delivery options in order to increase purchase rates for online shoppers and reduce shipping costs.


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Topics: ship from store

How To Overcome Your Shopify Order Management System Issues

Posted by Avnindra Sharma on May 27, 2020 9:51:47 PM



Many young brands launch their businesses on Shopify, and for good reason! Shopify allows business owners to cheaply and swiftly create an eCommerce storefront to begin building a client base and fulfilling orders. However, as these businesses mature and expand into new channels, they often face a multitude of challenges, particularly related to order management.

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Topics: distributed order management

5 COVID-19 Retail Strategies To Maximize Sales

Posted by Anil Patel on Apr 25, 2020 3:39:33 AM



The COVID-19 pandemic has forced retailers across the globe to close their brick-and-mortar stores and quickly turn their focus to digital commerce. When this pandemic does end, whether in a few weeks or a year, retail operations will certainly not return to the pre-pandemic status quo. Most governments will continue to restrict large gatherings, and consumers will likely be apprehensive about shopping in-store for months to come. 

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Topics: retail strategies

Rethink Your Mobile Commerce Strategy

Posted by Divesh Dutta on Apr 24, 2020 1:34:37 AM



We are living in a mobile-first world. Millennials and GenZ have foregone the window shopping of their parents’ generations and are instead browsing storefronts on their mobile devices, constantly on the hunt for their next purchase. Studies show that, in the US, more than 50% of eCommerce website traffic comes from mobile, and this number jumps to as much as 80% in China. These numbers are only expected to grow year over year, yet surprisingly very few brands are prepared to meet and capitalize on this demand.

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Topics: mobile commerce