Skip to Main Content
Next Challenge: What is next in talent acquisition?
What can retailers do to ease consumer frustration this holiday season?
business retail supply chain retail sales supply chain management purchasing idea generation
$800
top 50%
80
submissions
DONE
5 months ago
Small pic 0417 crunchtimeforsupplychains

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means lots of purchasing activity from consumers all around the globe. Unfortunately, retailers are currently experiencing an especially difficult supply chain crunch in many industries. This is causing product delays, price fluctuations, and other inconveniences which will be frustrating for consumers as they start making their holiday purchases. 

We want ideas for things retailers can do to lessen the frustration of consumers during this holiday season. Even though product deliveries may be delayed, we feel that retailers can take certain actions to keep their customers happy and show that they understand their frustrations.

Deliverables

Please complete the following:

1) Propose something a retailer could to in order to keep customers happy despite potential supply chain issues this holiday season

  • What is the benefit to consumers of your idea?
  • Why do you think it will keep consumers happy even if their purchases are delayed?

2) Tell us any brands/companies you think are doing a good job at addressing consumer frustrations during this supply chain crunch.

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • 1-10 Scale
Reward Tiers
Top 10%
will share $500
Next 15%
will share $200
Next 25%
will share $100
Actual individual rewards will be based on the total number of eligible solutions.
Leaderboard
$62.50 Square pic 60 matthew gaiser calgary bow headshot  1 Queen's University
$62.50 J University of California, Los Angeles
$62.50 Square pic 60 38197 McGill University
$62.50 Square pic 60 dog and cat cuddling cropped Mumbai
$62.50 Square pic 60 sha
$62.50 Square pic 60 shugatiti p cxtikp3mycu 1 Carnegie Mellon University
$62.50 Square pic 60 inshot 20200923 200028765 San Jose State University
$62.50 Square pic 60 eddy Ibero American
$16.70 V
$16.70 Picture?width=160 Colorado State University
$16.70 Square pic 60 toon me Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay
$16.70 A
$16.70 Square pic 60 20220413 071449 UMaT
$16.70 Picture?width=160
$16.70 Square pic 60 6be95546d3ad8609795545599b1648ad West Virginia University
$16.70 Picture?width=160 Isamabad college of arts and science
$16.70 Square pic 60 me 2 Nottingham
$16.70 Z Minnesota State University Moorhead
$16.70 Square pic 60 dcf5f77f ecdb 4bb7 af7a d0dd0a5246bf Arizona State University
$16.70 T Lovely Professional University
$5.00 Square pic 60 img 0827 University of Hyderabad
$5.00 T University of Tennessee
$5.00 Picture?width=160 University of Maryland
$5.00 T
$5.00 C Penn Foster
$5.00 M
$5.00 Square pic 60 screenshot 20210123 140409 Crossriver University of technology
$5.00 S
$5.00 N Manipal University
$5.00 F University of Miami
$5.00 Square pic 60 img 20210516 115837 712
$5.00 S University of Texas at Arlington
$5.00 N