Kiva Systems Robot Amazon

The Robots are Coming! The Robots are Coming!

| Tim Parry

Amazon will increase the number of robot workers in its fulfillment centers from 1,000 to 10,000. Here’s more on Amazon’s increased use of Kiva Systems’ technology, and what it will mean for its human workforce.

Canada, Canadian, Stalco, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, Canadian consumers, Canadian market, retail, retailer, import regulations, import duties, import taxes, Operations and Fulfillment

Why Target Faces an Uphill Battle in Canada

| Tim Parry

If you follow the story of Target’s big launch into Canada, you’ll get a lesson in how to do business north of the border – whether you are targeting (no pun intended) an online or bricks-and-mortar customer.

Amazon, Amazon Logistics, Amazon.com, UPS, FedEx, Walmart, Costco, ecommerce fulfillment

Is Amazon’s Reign as Ecommerce King Over?

| Tim Parry

Walmart, JCPenney and Nordstrom all reported faster year-over-year ecommerce growth than Amazon for their respective first quarters. But does that mean Amazon’s reign on ecommerce is coming to an end?

Why Not Pinterest?

| Daniela Forte

Pinterest seems to be the social media channel of choice these days for direct-to-consumer retailers. How are you, as a direct-to-consumer retailer, using Pinterest to your advantage?