The promise of same-day delivery has many brick-and-mortar retailers champing at the bit to get in the race. In a world where speed and immediacy sells, stores know this hyper-level customer service can help them claw back market share from online-only competitors.
Energy assessments and installation of solar panels can lower energy costs and are raising money for two public initiatives as part of the Saugus Energy Challenge Solar Campaign that runs through May 3.
Boxed Water is Better®, the sustainable packaged water company, today announced its distribution sales more than doubled during 2013, fueled by expanded sales into new markets, several new retail accounts and a tripling of its number of distributors nationwide. Boxed Water is now available in 15 states and in markets in Mexico, Canada and overseas and is selling direct to consumers through boxedwaterisbetter.com.
ArtPrize 2013 drew more than 389,400 visits and had a $22 million economic impact on Grand Rapids, according to an economic impact study.
The study commissioned by Experience Grand Rapids determined attendance increased 20 percent over ArtPrize 2011, and the economic impact of fifth annual exhibition and $560,000 competition rose 43 percent over two years, according to Anderson Economic Group, of East Lansing.
Garrick Pohl, the founder of zipments, told me that his company offers same-day delivery for large retailers, e-commerce and local mom/pop shops to stay competitive. Fortunately, many companies have found that same-day delivery with zipments to be a more affordable option than two-day delivery with the U.S. Postal Service or UPS.