Online retail is so widespread these days that many of us fail to realize how it really works and what actually goes on behind the scenes.
It may seem simple to us – the user clicks the order button, makes a payment and the item is shipped.
In reality however, the logistics that need to be addressed when providing an online retail service can be quite daunting.
Luckily, an infographic (posted below) was recently published by BusinessInsurance.org that breaks down the entire online retail sales process for us and provides us with some interesting statistics related to online retail and how it works.
Details of How Online Retail Works:
- Online sales are expected to reach $280 billion per year by 2015.
- Logistical steps in the online retail process:
- Online Sales
- Packing & Transport
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