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October 07 , 2014

Why Exceeding Fulfillment Expectations is the New Holiday Ecommerce Strategy
MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.
Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With
Assets On Hand Among Criteria for Entering New Markets
Tip Sheet: Managing Your Warehouse

Why Exceeding Fulfillment Expectations is the New Holiday Ecommerce Strategy
With each passing year, more ecommerce retailers urge their holiday shoppers to trust that they’ll be on time delivering each gift off their list. When customer care goes the extra mile, and CSR channels are well-prepared for holiday traffic, fulfillment presents retailers with another chance to shine in the eyes of seasonal shoppers. More…


MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.
Among other things, the acquisition of ABOL will allow MetaPack to provide its customers with improved visibility into global shipments across carriers and countries. It also offers enhanced delivery intelligence and reporting to better understand delivery challenges like potential delays, so retailers can make adjustments in their supply chain to alleviate issues. More…


Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With
Concerning Alibaba’s global aspirations, the company has struck deals in 2014 with the French and Italian governments aimed at fostering ecommerce growth for merchants from those countries selling on Tmall, including providing them with enrollment support, online marketing and customer service support. In the UK, Alibaba has deals with major retailer chain ASOS and high-end fashion brand Burberry, and in Spain with major apparel retailer Zara. In Southeast Asia, Australia and Brazil, Alibaba has partnerships with national postal services. More…

Assets On Hand Among Criteria for Entering New Markets
Retailers considering whether to enter a new market via cross border with third-party logistics partners or with an in-country presence should consider factors like their cost of capital and inventory carrying policy, as well as what existing assets can be leveraged in that country, two experts told Multichannel Merchant. More…


Tip Sheet: Managing Your Warehouse
Managing a multichannel warehouse is a fairly easy thing. All you have to do is manage the labor, the freight and the inventory. And from there, a thousand other factors assault you. In this tip sheet you will learn 10 ways to improve warehouse efficiency, how omnichannel fulfillment refines the retail strategy and more. More…

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