Multichannel Merchant O+F Advisor Operations & Fulfillment Strategies & Tactics

week of 08/16/2017
Target Acquires Grand Junction to Boost Same-Day Delivery
In a move that will help it counter Amazon’s growing Prime Now footprint, Target announced plans to acquire transportation management software firm Grand Junction to expand its same-day delivery capabilities. And a former Amazon supply chain executive is helping Target get there.…»
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Vince Lombardi, the Green Bay Packers’ legendary coach, excelled at winning football games because his teams mastered and executed the fundamentals. When we assess multichannel fulfillment operations, we think Lombardi’s wisdom can be applied to many businesses to gain efficiency. These 19 tactics will help you improve your operational blocking and tackling.…»
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UPS Launches Returns Processing Tool for SMBs
Looking to simplify operations for small-to-medium-sized merchants and drive new business for itself, UPS this week launched Returns Manager, a tool that allows shippers without their own returns infrastructure to make the process smoother and easier for their customers.…»
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Office Depot Launches Same-Day Delivery
As Amazon continues to encroach on the office supply market and offers speedy service in a growing number of urban markets, Office Depot is launching same-day delivery on Aug. 28 in Atlanta and Los Angeles, followed by Miami/Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 6. It has some catching up to do with rival and would-be merger partner Staples.…»
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Amazon Offers Instant Pickup in Five Cities
Not to be outdone by Target’s attention-getting news of its pending Grand Junction acquisition to bolster its same-day delivery efforts, Amazon announced a new Instant Pickup program that lets customers grab “essential” items at locker facilities in five cities in two minutes or less.…»
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