With well over 200,000
A first class letter costs the same for me to send from my home town to my son in
But many E-tailers are not set up to serve our troops and they are missing out on a huge market, not to mention disappointing online shoppers.
Consider the demographics of today’s deployed military personnel. Most are members of the X and Y generations and nearly everyone posted overseas has a laptop or access to a computer. Many duty stations provide high speed Internet.
My son is two months into his second tour in
Recently www.walmart.com was singled out as a “military unfriendly” e-tailer when it was disclosed that Wal-Mart charges overseas military personnel nearly five times as much for shipping as
About a month ago, my son in
Smaller online merchants have other problems serving overseas personnel. Often off the shelf shopping cart software used to operate a web store doesn’t allow the proper input of
According to several sources including Shopping Cart Reviews, Pinnacle Cart is one of the most popular shopping cart systems in use by small and mid-sized businesses. According to user reviews, its software is above average in meeting most e-tailer’s needs. According to Craig Fox, Founder and V.P of Product Development for Pinnacle, “Pinnacle Cart provides its merchants with the flexibility to ship to
Merchants that have online stores should consider their policies about shipping to