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Demand Rising for Holiday Peak Workers in Distribution Operations  Oct 06, 2015 12:20 PM By Mike O'Brien

Merchants are seeing a tight market for holiday peak workers in distribution and fulfillment centers, as competition and wages increase. See what staffing professionals and a top retailer have to say about the trend, and how to address it.

3 Ways to Fight Cybercrime By Making Data Worthless to Thieves  Oct 02, 2015 1:56 PM By Mike O'Brien

The PCI Security Standard Council explains 3 ways that companies can fight cybercrime: chip-and-pin cards; tokenization; and point-to-point encryption.

Amazon Flex Pushes Into Uber, Postmates Territory  Oct 02, 2015 11:25 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon Flex pushes into Uber territory by tapping independent contractors to fulfill one- and two-hour orders for Prime members in 11 metro areas.

Shipping Options, Especially Free, Continue to Delight Shoppers, Survey Finds  Sep 24, 2015 2:36 PM By Mike O'Brien

Offering consumers different holiday shipping options is key this holiday season, while free shipping still trumps fast, according to a new survey.

Half of Millennials Want Same-Day Delivery, but Most Retailers Don’t Offer It  Sep 24, 2015 11:44 AM By Mike O'Brien

Two new surveys demonstrated the growing expectation from millennials for same-day shipping, while relatively few retailers are offering it.

Do You Have the Chops to be a Top 3PL? Tell Us Why!  Sep 22, 2015 9:26 AM By Mike O'Brien

We’re looking for a few good 3PLs! Tell us why you excel at third-party logistics, and we’ll add you to Multichannel Merchant’s Top 3PLs 2016 list.

FedEx Raises Some Shipping Rates Ahead of Peak  Sep 21, 2015 2:10 PM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx has announced a number of rate changes, some of which will take place in January while others will take effect Nov. 2, ahead of the holiday rush.

FedEx Grows Profit but Misses Analyst Forecast, Lowers Outlook  Sep 18, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx grew Q1 revenue and earnings but missed analyst forecasts, and lowered its fiscal 2016 outlook. Weak global conditions and currency issues were cited.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 17, 2015  Sep 17, 2015 10:40 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced openings, expansions, closures and layoffs at retail distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

The Keys to a Successful Drop Shipping Program  Sep 16, 2015 1:42 PM By Mike O'Brien

Drop shipping offers several advantages, including expanding inventory and reducing out-of-stocks. Here are some best practices to help make it succeed.

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