eBay, eBay Enterprise, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel engagement, omnichannel strategy, retailers, retail, online retail, ship to store, ship from store, in-store pickup, VendorNet

August 26, 2014




Consumers Demand Omnichannel, So Where Do You Begin?

It all started with the onset of ecommerce. Multichannel was a natural next step, and now we’ve evolved into an omnichannel world. Consumers are continually pushing retailers to improve the shopping experience, whether it’s in store, online or …

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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

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August 19, 2014




How Shipping Affects the Customer Experience

Delivering a consistently stellar customer experience remains the order of the day in 2014 and continues to fuel changes in how merchants get items from point of sale to the doorstep. This includes rising expectations of free or reduced shipping, ultra-fast …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, tax code, tax code changes, tax collection, tax law, operations, operations and fulfillment

August 19, 2014




IRS Tax Change Will Impact Warehouse Owners

Starting this tax year, a major change to the Internal Revenue Service code will impact how owners of business property assets, including warehouses and distribution centers, can deduct expenses for work done on their facilities.

In some cases it will …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, warehouse, operations, Operations and Fulfillment, retailers, retail, pop-up distribution center, pop-up retail

August 19, 2014




Is a Pop-up Distribution Center Right for You?

While pop-up retail is not new – dating back to California-based Vacant in 1999 – the concept of pop-up distribution centers is a fairly new one. Following the same idea, it involves setting up a temporary distribution center in a specific location for …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

August 18, 2014




Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center in CA

Continuing its push to expand its footprint and get closer and closer to the customer, Amazon announced it was opening a fifth California fulfillment center in Redlands. The company now has nearly 5 million square feet of fulfillment space in the …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

August 8, 2014




Multichannel Merchant Presents: This Week in Amazon

It’s been a busy summer at Amazon: The ecommerce juggernaut added same-day delivery in 6 cities, said they’d open 15 new sortation centers, and introduced a smartphone that may or may not be an Amazon sales-driver.

In this video, Multichannel Merchant senior …

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In Must Reads, Videos

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August 6, 2014




What Retailers Can Learn from Personal Health Apps

When people are willing to hand over data about their heart, sleep cycles, medications, diet and exercise, why can’t retailers collect data without seeming creepy?

With wearable technologies from Fitbit, Basis and Jawbone now widespread, and mobile apps like …

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In Data & Analytics

Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon Prime, same-day fulfillment, same-day shipping, same-day delivery, shipping/delivery, shipping, ecommerce, marketplace, online marketplace, Jeff Bezos

August 6, 2014




Amazon Adds Same-Day Delivery in 6 New Cities

Amazon.com today announced that same-day delivery on more than a million eligible items is being added for customers in the Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC metro areas.

As reported in Multichannel Merchant, Amazon has …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

August 6, 2014




Tmall or JD.com: Which Platform is a Better Fit?

Merchants considering JD.com and Alibaba for China market entry are to be twice congratulated for their perspicacity. China’s ecommerce market surpassed America’s in 2013, $298 billion to $263 billion, and has robust growth characteristics, especially in demand for western goods, …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Amazon, Amazon.com, distribution center, fulfillment center, UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, Operations and Fulfillment, warehouse, postal, Postal Service, Destination Delivery Unit, shipping, Shipping/Delivery, parcel shipping, parcel, ecommerce, sunday delivery

August 5, 2014




Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014

In a move aimed at expediting its promise of Sunday delivery via the U.S. Postal Service, Amazon has announced plans to open 15 specialized sortation centers this year, which gets packages to nearby USPS offices for last-mile service.

The move …

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