SquadLocker, a leading provider of online tools and services for team and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing has added expedited checkout and consolidated shipping to its custom store building platform. Alongside the centralized home page, dashboard organization, and combined fundraising feature, the new multi-store checkout feature will ease up purchasing and acquiring custom apparel and gear.
The service provider witnessed a steady rise in schools and sports organizations setting up multiple online apparel stores to support their entire community. With the multi-store checkout, buyers on purchases from multiple online stores for the same institution can pay with a single cart and shipping fee.
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“Many of SquadLocker’s sports organization and school customers have rapidly expanded the number of online stores within their communities, particularly this year with easy online ordering and no contact, direct delivery,” said Andrea Martone, Director of Product Management at SquadLocker. “Once organizations see the ease of use and how everyone loves purchasing apparel from their custom online store, they build multiple stores to support all groups in their organization. All features come together to make it easy for administrators managing the custom apparel process as well as consumers who are buying.”
“BC High has more than 80 online SquadLocker stores to meet the diverse needs of our community,” said Deborah Martin, Assistant Director of Marketing at Boston College High School. “The shared cart checkout feature will allow our parents, students, alumni, and fans to easily purchase from multiple BC High stores with one, consolidated checkout. We are excited that our community will be able to enjoy streamlined purchasing on all custom BC High apparel and accessories.”
“We love that our SquadLocker online stores offer top athletic brands, highest quality customization, fastest delivery times, and they are open 24/7,” said Bel Snawder, Board President of IMPACT, the volunteer-based parent-teacher organization and booster/fundraising group at United Christian Academy. “With the new shared cart checkout and the ability to combine all purchases from multiple stores into one order, everyone can now expedite the checkout process while consolidating shipping costs.”
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Other than that, the online market was already booming even before the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdowns and staying-home recommendations further added to people’s mindset about online shopping. Furthermore, around 90 percent of consumers expect a single retail experience across different channels.
Facial recognition technology has been able to provide luxury and personalized shopping experience to customers. Another trending aspect of the shopping industry has been automating checkout in stores where people can just walk out of the store with their items being scanned automatically. Amazon Go has pioneered this walkout approach. Other technological advancements that are disrupting the retail industry are AI, IoT, delivery robots & store assistants, and augmented shopping.
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