Retailers who are not able to fulfill online orders for in-store pickup quickly risk losing customers.
Fifty-percent of consumers expect to be able to order online and pickup in-store on the same day, according to SOTI’s “From Bricks to Clicks: State of Mobility in Retail 2021 Report. And 45% said if delivery or pick-up of an item is more than two days, they would look elsewhere.
In other findings, more than 50% of consumers agreed that a bad online shopping experience would destroy their trust in a brand.
Consumers in North America have some very stated expectations when it comes to online shopping, according to the report. Sixty-three percent would like the returns process to be easier, preferably automated, and 57% are frustrated by the shipping/delivery/returns aspects of ordering online.
In other findings, 47.1% of consumers have abandoned an online purchase because they did not trust the site with their payment information.