Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Home Depot to Roll Out New Order Management System  May 28, 2014 5:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

Home Depot announced on its Q1 earnings call that it plans to roll out a new Order Management System across its U.S. supply chain by the end of 2014.

Target to Test Same-Day Delivery  May 26, 2014 3:10 PM By Tim Parry

Target will test same-day delivery next month in three markets, the discount department store merchant said May 21 during its first-quarter earnings call.

Saving Shipping Costs with Geographically-optimized Origin Points  May 20, 2014 12:31 PM By Tim Parry

There is definitely a balancing act between reducing shipping distances and costs, which also reduces transit times to your customers. In this video, BuyAutoParts.com president and COO Matt Glauber talks about the benefits of geographically optimizing your origin points.

The Pros and Cons of Drop Shipping  May 12, 2014 4:10 PM By MCM Staff

In this video taken last month at Operations Summit 2014, S&S Worldwide Director of Distribution Mark Desrosiers shares his views on drop shipping with Multichannel Merchant Managing Editor Tim Parry.

3 Steps to Prep for Dads and Grads  May 12, 2014 4:01 PM By Maria Haggerty

Customer behavior during the summer holidays is quite different from the winter and Christmas shopping season. While this can present a challenge for retailers, it’s also a great opportunity to connect with new shoppers and build customer loyalty. Here are 3 steps retailers can take to ensure they are ready for graduations and Father’s Day.

Amazon Adds Sunday Delivery to 15 More Cities  May 08, 2014 3:28 PM By Tim Parry

In addition to the 15 cities just announced, Amazon and the USPS plan to continue to roll out Sunday delivery to a large portion of the U.S. population this year.

3 Steps to Adjust to Major FedEx Rate Increase  May 05, 2014 4:58 PM By Rob Martinez

Effective January 1, FedEx Ground will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments. So what can shippers do? Rob Martinez, DLP, shares his strategies with Multichannel Merchant.

FedEx Ground Will Apply Dimensional Weight Pricing to All Shipments  May 05, 2014 4:52 PM By Tim Parry

Currently, FedEx Ground applies dimensional weight pricing only to packages measuring three cubic feet or greater. This change will align the FedEx Ground dimensional weight pricing with FedEx Express by applying it to all packages.

How BuyAutoParts.com Negotiates with Carriers  May 05, 2014 4:06 PM By Tim Parry

Shipping costs are one of the largest bottom line expenses for direct-to-customer merchants. But how do you know when you should negotiate with your carrier for better terms and rates? Here’s advice from BuyAutoParts.com president and COO Matt Glauber.

Tale of the Tape: Fast Shipping vs. Free Shipping  May 05, 2014 3:24 PM By Tim Parry

Thanks to Amazon, same-day delivery is getting a lot of attention. But is it what ecommerce consumers really want? Find out in this infographic from eFulfillment Services.






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