Amazon Suddenly Drops Out of Google Shopping PLAs

| Mike O'Brien

After testing the waters, Amazon has stopped bidding on product listing ads on Google Shopping, according to data from marketing agency Merkle, opening the door for home goods sellers in their absence. See what this decision means for sellers, and what might be behind it.

Retail and Ecommerce Distribution Center Roundup

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon, Wayfair, Best Buy, Ulta Beauty and IKEA are among the major retailers announcing new distribution center or fulfillment center activity to meet consumer demand, in Multichannel Merchant’s periodic roundup of facilities news.

Ulta Beauty Launches Referral Program

| Daniela Forte

In an effort to continue the success of its popular loyalty program, which has more than 20 million members, Ulta Beauty developed a referral program to serve its omnichannel customers. See how this program is driving more loyalty from customers to the brand.

Ulta Beauty Sees Strong Ecommerce Growth in Q3

| Daniela Forte

Ulta Beauty reported a 59.1% increase in ecommerce sales in the third quarter, even besting the impressive 56.3% growth in 2015. Here is what contributed to the ecommerce success and what it means for Ulta Beauty.

Women in Operations 2016 | Kristin Bauer

| Tim Parry

Kristin Bauer is responsible for working to drive efficiencies in Ulta Beauty’s current distribution centers but also the facility design, build and deployment of new distribution centers in its network. Read more about how she made great strides in operations in retail.

ecommerce fulfillment, shipping data, distribution data, Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce shipping, direct-to-customer fulfillment

Phasing Implementation with Easy Learning Curves and Accelerated ROI

| Marcel Munoz

There are ways to phase in an implementation, simplify the learning curve, and accelerate the ROI. Many technology solutions today are built in a modular fashion, which makes it possible to add incremental functionality while mitigating the risks that can come with technology upgrades and modifications.