October 23, 2015

Memo to Warehouse System Vendors: Please Show Me What I’m Asking For

I was walking through a trade show’s exhibit floor this week and met some “new to me vendors” we can consider for our client’s projects, after we thoroughly check them out. Understand me, without reliable vendors and their …


In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

November 23, 2015

Dematic to Acquire Reddwerks

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today an agreement to acquire Reddwerks Corporation, a leading innovator of Warehouse Execution Software (WES) that provides customers with …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, ecommerce fulfillment, retail fulfillment

November 19, 2015

Retail Operations Needs Closer Partnerships with Other Departments

Most management teams expect their departments and senior managers to be synergistic and achieve sales, profit and other goals set. However in practice are your relationships as good as they can be? Clearly at the heart of some of this …


In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment


November 16, 2015

Borrow B2C Website Features to Enhance Your B2B Ecommerce Site

The B2B and B2C markets operate in contrast to each other. In general, B2B buyers are more knowledgeable of the products they buy and better understand the value associated with it.

B2B buyers must also be …


In B2B, Ecommerce

free shipping, ecommerce fulfillment, Pitney Bowes, same-day delivery, consumer survey, holiday shopping season, 2015 holiday shopping

November 12, 2015

Most Shippers Not Prepared for Holiday Season Challenges

Most retailers are not well prepared to handle several shipping issues this holiday season, according to a new survey from shipping and fulfillment software company Temando.

The October survey polled over 200 micro, small, mid-sized and enterprise retailers about a range …


In Operations & Fulfillment, Returns

Walmart, Wal-Mart Stores, Amazon, delivery drones, ecommerce fulfillment, Google, Amazon Prime Air, Google Project Wing

October 27, 2015

Walmart Enters Drone Airspace with Amazon, Google

[caption id="attachment_74726" align="alignright" width="300"] A SZ DJI Technology Co. drone, made in China[/caption]

Wal-Mart Stores on Monday applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to begin outdoor testing of drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and …


In Blog, News

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 …


In Fulfillment, Inventory

yet another warehouse

October 15, 2015

How Do My DTC Fulfillment Costs Compare?

In my last blog post, I mentioned that we typically see that efficient, conventional warehouses with minimal automation have total warehouse costs per order (TWC) between $3 and $4.50 for direct-to-customer companies. You might say, “For what sized company?”

To show how …


In Blog, Fulfillment

2015 holiday shopping, holiday shipping cutoffs, peak holiday season, Pottery Barn, West Elm

October 13, 2015

Pottery Barn, West Elm Already Giving Holiday Shipping Cutoffs

You might still be looking for your Halloween costume, but for major retailers, holiday prep has already started.

Last week, the StellaService team spotted both Pottery Barn and West Elm posting holiday shipping cutoff dates for December 24th delivery on …


In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment


October 9, 2015

Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that eliminated its $50 membership fee.

Founder Marc Lore wrote on his blog that the response to Jet’s …


In Ecommerce, Global

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