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Managing Scalable Growth Across Your Ecommerce Operations  Mar 02, 2016 8:26 AM By Maria Haggerty

As you grow your digital offerings, you must accurately gauge when and how to expand ecommerce operations while keeping what works in view. While moving toward your 2016 goals, consider investing in the right tools and partners in order to foster growth, but never forget your brand’s beginnings.

Omnichannel Helps Target Hits Q4 Digital Sales Out of the Park  Feb 26, 2016 12:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Target hit on a winning combination of free shipping and omnichannel operations to grow its digital sales a healthy 34% in Q4, while same-store sales grew just 1.9%. In addition, 30% of its digital sales were either from buy online, pickup in store or ship-from-store transactions. See how Target got it done in 2015, especially during the critical holiday season.

UPS Looks to Learn More About Same-Day Model Through Stake in Deliv  Feb 25, 2016 12:47 PM By Mike O'Brien

In a move aimed at better understanding the inner workings of the same-day delivery model, UPS has purchased a stake in crowdsourced delivery startup Deliv. Just how UPS will leverage this relationship and what it learns remains to be seen, but it surely has its eye on the burgeoning same-day delivery space, including competitor FedEx’s service for Neiman Marcus and others.

Amazon Free Shipping Threshold Hike Sure to Bolster Prime Membership  Feb 24, 2016 5:51 PM By Mike O'Brien

In a move surely designed to boost the already burgeoning rolls of Prime membership, Amazon has announced a change to its free shipping policy, raising the order threshold for the service to $49 for those without a $99 per year Prime subscription. The threshold had been orders of $35 or more.

UPS Challenging FedEx-TNT Deal in Brazil  Feb 23, 2016 2:44 PM By Mike O'Brien

Three years after having its acquisition of TNT snagged on EU regulatory concerns, UPS has filed an appeal of the FedEx-TNT deal. Will this latest move hang up the $4.8 billion deal for its main rival, announced last April? Stay tuned for the next installment.

Room for Improvement: 5 Steps to Better Retail Warehouse Selection  Feb 23, 2016 1:12 PM By Fabio Duque

With hundreds of millions of square feet of public space available for your retail warehouse in North America alone, how can your company do the best possible job of differentiating between facilities? Just as important, how can it choose the retail warehouse space that will be a perfect fit? Here are some tips that can help make the selection process a great success.

Amazon Flex Drivers Reportedly Delivering Parcels  Feb 19, 2016 3:16 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon is once again on the move in logistics and delivery, with Reuters reporting its courier-based Amazon Flex network is making parcel deliveries in addition to the typical everyday goods being sent to Prime members.

Reuters said Amazon did acknowledge that drivers for Amazon Flex in Texas had already begun mixing in parcel deliveries with regular Prime Now orders. Amazon Flex, which allows couriers to sign up for delivery shifts via an app, is currently available in 14 cities including Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Dallas.

Retail Imports to Grow 4.5% in the First Half of 2016  Feb 16, 2016 1:24 PM By MCM Staff

Retail imports based on cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to decline year-over-year for the next few months but the first half of the year should still amount to a 4.5% increase compared with the same period last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

At the same time, import volumes are returning to West Coast ports after the labor issues that plagued the first half of 2015. Busy East Coast ports like New York and New Jersey saw large spikes in the double digits last year, as shippers sought alternate means to ensure product delivery, even if it meant significantly longer transit times.

Merchant Execs to Cover Trends, Best Practices at Operations Summit  Feb 11, 2016 2:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

What if you could create a dream team of top direct-to-customer and ecommerce operations executives, putting all their experience, brainpower and industry knowledge into one room to generate ideas that will help you grow your business and make it run more efficiently?

The good news is you can relax as the heavy lifting has already been done for you – at Operations Summit 2016, April 12-14

Amazon Shipping Has Slowed for Non-Prime Members  Feb 09, 2016 10:09 AM By Mike O'Brien

While Amazon still reigns with Prime, delivery times have slipped for non-Prime members as omnichannel retailers have caught up, according to new data from StellaService. However, this flexing of their fulfillment muscles has come at a significant cost.






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