omnichannel fulfillment

March 15, 2016




Ecommerce Return Rates Continue to Climb

Ecommerce and direct-to-customer companies are continuing to grapple with higher return rates, and how to address them in terms of logistics as well as capturing maximum value for the inbound goods.

The growth in ecommerce sales continues to drive a …

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In Ecommerce, mcm-outlook

April Fools

April 1, 2016




Week in Review: It’s April, Fools!

Trader Joe’s is closing all its stores, and the sky is falling. April Fools’ Day came one day early for fans (like me) of the specialty grocer. But the joke was on Yahoo News, which posted the faux Trader Joe’s …

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In News, PR Newswire

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March 23, 2016




FedEx Rebrands Bongo International as FedEx CrossBorder

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 22, 2016– FedEx Trade Networks, the international freight forwarding arm of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today announced the re-launch of Bongo International as FedEx® CrossBorder.

The announcement highlights the FedEx investment in expanding its international e-commerce offerings.

FedEx CrossBorder, …

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In cross-border, Global

ecommerce returns

February 16, 2016




Free Returns Offered by More Merchants Than Ever

What were some of the major themes in handling holiday 2015 returns? Patrick Allard, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Newgistics, a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL for 2016, recently spoke with MCM Senior Editor Mike O’Brien on what his company …

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In Ecommerce, Operations & Fulfillment

ecommerce returns

February 4, 2016




Omnichannel Returns Jump Significantly During Holiday Season

A higher percentage of retailers adopting more liberal returns policies to help drive sales, along with the general rise in ecommerce transactions, drove a significant increase in omnichannel returns during the holiday season 2015, according to ecommerce fulfillment provider Newgistics.

Patrick …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

cross-border ecommerce

February 3, 2016




Cross-Border Ecommerce is Driven by Mobile Technology, Payments, Strategy

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Ecommerce is going mobile and innovative technology is allowing consumers around the world unprecedented access to products. Consumers are no longer limited to the product selection at their local store or even in their own …

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In cross-border, Global

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March 10, 2016




Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight

Ending months of speculation, Amazon announced it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while at the same time taking a 20% stake in the Wilmington, OH-based company. That is where Amazon has reportedly been running air …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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March 1, 2016




J.C. Penney Continues Turnaround with Strong Q4

J.C. Penney posted strong numbers for the fourth quarter and all of 2015, citing its omnichannel initiatives as part of the reason for its continuing renaissance, doing well in a holiday season when competitors including Macy’s, Kohl’s and …

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In Fulfillment, fulfillment

Toys R Us, Babies R Us, free shipping, ecommerce, holiday shopping, peak holiday season, 2015 holiday shopping, omnichannel retail, buy online pickup in store

September 9, 2015




Toys R Us Slashes Free Shipping Threshold from $49 to $19

Firing the first salvo in the shipping wars ahead of the holiday shopping season, Toys R Us announced today it is lowering its free shipping threshold by more than half, from $49 to $19 for both its Toys R Us and Babies …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

Megan J. Brennan, Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General, Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahoe, U.S. Postal Service, USPS

February 3, 2015




Brennan Starts Role as New U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General

Megan J. Brennan officially became the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 1, succeeding Patrick R. Donahoe, who is retiring after 39 years with the USPS.

Brennan said in a release that she plans to …

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