Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

USPS Announces Big Changes in Priority Mail  Aug 14, 2013 2:03 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service has launched what it is calling “major changes” to its Priority Mail lineup, including free insurance, improved tracking, and day-specific delivery. The USPS said the changes would generate more than a half a billion dollars in revenue.

Dansko Puts Robots to Work In Its Distribution Center  Aug 13, 2013 11:37 AM By Daniela Forte

Shoe company Dansko looked for a different approach to increase efficiency in warehouse automation and in doing so, the company looked no further than from Kiva Systems.

Evolving The Supply Chain in the Ecommerce Age  Aug 12, 2013 8:55 AM By Jeremy Hanks

Amazon is a disruptive force that is upending both retailers and ecommerce companies. But its enormity is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Amazon’s competitive advantages.

8 Tips for Designing Your Warehouse  Aug 07, 2013 3:04 PM By Erin Lynch

If you are thinking about moving forward with building a new warehouse or updating your current one, here are a few tips from Cirrus Logistics to help ensure your warehouse will run at peak performance from the moment you plan your facility.

Ship-from-Store is No Longer Just for Larger Merchants  Aug 05, 2013 2:31 PM By Fred Lizza

The ship-from-store trend has been generating a huge amount of buzz in recent months. While major retailers are seeing big benefits such as improved customer satisfaction and shipping cost savings, it’s doesn’t mean smaller retailers should be excluded.

Omnichannel Fulfillment Is Here To Stay  Aug 01, 2013 4:35 PM By Daniela Forte

When it comes to various shipping options for the larger merchant, ship-from-store is not just a passing trend, according to Manish Chowdhary, founder and CEO of GoECart.

Lululemon Athletica to Open Distribution Center in Columbus, Ohio  Jul 30, 2013 2:43 PM By Daniela Forte

The Canadian-based lululemon athletica, a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, announced it will be opening a distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, according to a press release.

UPS Talks About Shopping and Returns  Jul 29, 2013 4:51 PM By Daniela Forte

Omnichannel is all the buzz right now among consumers. In a recent one-on-one interview with Multichannel Merchant, Melanie Alavi, retail manager for UPS, explains why it is important more than ever for merchants to embrace the anytime, anywhere shopper.

Boosting Engagement through Returns  Jul 26, 2013 10:49 AM By Erin Lynch

It might not sit high on the hierarchy of important things to tackle when it comes to all things ecommerce, but with 63% of consumers viewing the returns policy before making a purchase, merchant’s better start polishing up their returns plan.

Merchants See Increased Satisfication with Omnichannel Fulfillment  Jul 26, 2013 10:33 AM By Erin Lynch

Ecommerce has now become synonymous with omnichannel. However, while merchants are focusing their retail efforts on social, mobile and email, they should zero in on a variety of fulfillment options such as ship-from-store, in-store pickup, and buy online and return in-store.






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