Walmart Passes on Holiday Hiring, Target Boosts Minimum Wage

| Mike O'Brien

As the peak holiday season hiring frenzy kicks into gear, Walmart has decided to set itself apart by announcing it will once again offer extra shift hours instead of hiring thousands of seasonal staff as many other major retailers do. Target meanwhile plans to raise its minimum wage to $10 per hour and then to $11. See what holiday hiring plans are in the works for other retailers and service providers to meet the seasonal crush.

How RFID Can Help You Get Omnichannel Ready

| Phil Morrow

Retail omnichannel processes have been put to the test in recent years. Convenience options such as buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and ship from store put additional pressure on overburdened store processes and personnel, resulting in missed orders and unhappy shoppers. Here are some factors to consider when evaluating an RFID solution.

5 Tips For Providing Top Customer Service

| Chassidy Lake

It is no secret that the customer’s experience is vital to the success of your business. One way to ensure a positive shopping experience for your customer is to ensure they are receiving top of the line customer service. Here are five ways to provide customers with a good experience that will ensure they return.

How Complacency Can Stunt the Growth of Your Ecommerce Business

| Daniela Forte

Is the “do nothing” approach harmful or beneficial to your business? It’s important to consider all of the alternatives when it comes to a certain project and “doing nothing” may be the path you’re taking. This report will take a look at all the options necessary to ensure the success of your ecommerce business.

7 Considerations for an Incentive Pay Plan in Your DTC Operations

| Brian Barry

Incentive pay is a bonus over and above hourly wage an associate can earn by meeting pre-set requirements or criteria. It can be based on productivity quality or safety. Here are 7 considerations your need to consider beforehand if an incentive pay plan is going to be successful.

4 Steps For Reducing Pick-Error Rates

| Gary Patterson

Many options exist in the marketplace for high-tech solutions that reduce errors in the fulfillment process, including pick-to-light systems, voice-automated picking systems and even fully automated robotic picking systems. However, these solutions can be expensive and are therefore not financially justifiable for small volume or highly variable fulfillment operations. Here are four steps to reduce your pick-error rates.