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How Retailers Can Adapt to Dimensional Weight Pricing Changes  Sep 15, 2014 11:37 AM By Maria Haggerty

Steps that retailers should take to prepare for dimensional weight pricing that is taking effect at the end of the year.

What Growing Companies Need in a Logistics Provider  Jul 15, 2014 12:18 PM By Maria Haggerty

While growth requires some element of change, there’s something to be said for working with a logistics provider that grows with the company and whose processes are flexible enough to accommodate increased demand. Here are the traits companies need to seek out in logistics partners.

3 Steps to Prep for Dads and Grads  May 12, 2014 4:01 PM By Maria Haggerty

Customer behavior during the summer holidays is quite different from the winter and Christmas shopping season. While this can present a challenge for retailers, it’s also a great opportunity to connect with new shoppers and build customer loyalty. Here are 3 steps retailers can take to ensure they are ready for graduations and Father’s Day.

How to Move Outdated Inventory  Apr 08, 2014 6:47 AM By Maria Haggerty

In a hyper-competitive retail environment, moving outdated inventory requires a calculated approach to maximize profits and space. Here are a few ways you can quickly do that.

The Key to Omnichannel Success: A Strong Logistics Strategy  Feb 21, 2014 1:18 PM By Maria Haggerty

Consumers want more flexibility in shipping and fulfillment, including the ability to select delivery dates and times, and to reroute packages based on personal preferences. With consumers placing a heavy emphasis on shipping in retail decision-making, it’s critical for retailers to explore new ways to leverage logistics strategy as a driver of omnichannel success.

3 Must-Haves for a Successful Try-Before-You-Buy Policy  Jan 29, 2014 10:12 AM By Maria Haggerty

At-home try-on merchants such as Warby Parker mitigate many of the uncertainties and anxieties around purchasing online, but pose significant logistic and fulfillment challenges for retailers. Before offering try-before-you-buy, it’s important to understand the logistic and fulfillment implications associated with these types of policies. Here are three key tips you need to master in order to be a successful free, at-home try-on policy.

How to Avoid the Post-Holiday Blues  Jan 14, 2014 10:43 AM By Maria Haggerty

In the weeks after the holidays, many retailers simply resign themselves to sluggish traffic and anemic sales totals. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Although you may not be able to replicate the fever pitch of the holiday shopping season, with the right strategy in customization, fulfillment, customer service, and discounts, you can stimulate retail activity and avoid the post-holiday blues.

Your Shipping and Fulfillment Holiday Checklist  Dec 03, 2013 11:50 AM By Maria Haggerty

The more time and energy you invest in planning your holiday shipping and fulfillment strategy, the more effective your brand will be in delivering the type of customer experience that will keep shoppers coming back in 2014. While it’s too late to effectively change your retail agenda through the end of the year, here is a list things you can focus on from now through Christmas.

Don’t Let Your Logistics Provider Put You on Customers’ Naughty Lists  Nov 02, 2013 10:19 PM By Maria Haggerty

Here are a few key requirements of a successful fulfillment strategy during the holidays when order volume can easily be 10 to 20 times higher than the busiest days during the year.

5 Must-Know Tips for Moving into Brick-and-Mortar  Oct 06, 2013 10:47 AM By Maria Haggerty

By analyzing the distribution, inventory and fulfillment requirements in advance, online retailers can substantially improve the odds of a successful physical store launch. Here are the five must-know tips for moving into brick-and-mortar retail.

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