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July 31, 2015




Week in Review: eBay Now Same-Day Service Grounded

While the same-day delivery segment is getting hotter with more entrants all the time, eBay is going in the other direction by shutting down its eBay Now same-day delivery service in several markets, and also ending another pilot that provided …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Walmart, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, ecommerce, retail, retail supply chain, supply chain costs

June 25, 2015




Walmart Asking Suppliers for Inventory, Warehouse Fees

Walmart has begun asking most of its suppliers for fees to cover the costs of carrying inventory and use of its warehouses and distribution centers, in an effort to cover those costs and apply the fees more uniformly.

The fees …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, Walmart, QVC, Simon & Schuster, FedEx, Urban Outfitters, Conn's HomePlus

July 27, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 27, 2015

Here is a listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers:

Walmart opened a new 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Bethlehem, PA, featuring state-of-the-art automation and warehousing systems and employing about 400 full-time workers.

Officials in …

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In Fulfillment, News

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July 16, 2015




Consumers Were Not Impressed With Amazon’s Prime Day

[caption id="attachment_68944" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Overall, consumers were not impressed with Amazon’s Prime Day, and took to social media with their complaints.[/caption]

Wednesday turned out to be a Prime Day for Amazon… to hold a garage sale.

That …

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In News, PR Newswire

Joinem, ecommerce, ecommerce marketplace, online marketplace, Amazon, Amazon Prime Day, Jet.com, Priceline.com, GoGo

July 15, 2015




Joinem Enters the Ecommerce Marketplace Fray

Even as Jet.com prepares for its highly anticipated launch next week and Amazon looks to win big with its Prime Day faux shopping holiday today, there’s a new marketplace player in the room.

Dallas-based startup Joinem is looking …

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In Ecommerce, marketplaces

Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Now, Prime Now, same-day delivery, one-hour delivery, drones, Amazon drones, U.S. Senate, FAA, Federal Aviation Administration

July 15, 2015




Amazon Claims Prime Day is a Success

Despite numerous consumer complaints on social media, Amazon is claiming Prime Day to be a success.

“Prime Day peak order rates have already surpassed 2014 Black Friday,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President Amazon Prime, in a press release issued at 3:30 p….

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In News, PR Newswire

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July 15, 2015




Amazon is Having a Bad Prime Day

You know it’s going to be a bad day when you wake up on Prime Day… and you’re Amazon.

Okay, maybe that’s not a funny one-liner. But a lot of angry Amazon customers have taken to Twitter and voiced their …

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In Blog, News

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July 15, 2015




The State of the Catalog is Healthy

Merchants continue to recognize the value of the printed catalog in today’s digital world. It’s a channel that many are using to drive consumers to the website, help build brand awareness and sell products. For many it is …

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In Catalog, executive summary

Warehouse/Distribution Center, order management system, ERP, operations and fulfillment, system integration, VAR

July 13, 2015




What IT Skillsets Do You Need for an OMS or ERP Install?

With the implementation of a new ERP or OMS, companies need to assess end user and IT department skillsets, which are often dramatically different from what’s needed to support legacy systems. Department managers will also be tasked with learning …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce fulfillment, fulfillment center, Wal-Mart, Subaru, FedEx Ground, Whirlpool

July 13, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 13, 2015

Here is a listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers:

Wal-Mart has opened four new warehouses in Tianjin to expand its distribution in northern China. The four facilities total 860,800 square feet as the …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

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