5 Ecommerce Logistics Predictions for 2017

| Jake Rheude

Major breakthroughs in technology are allowing for the possibility of expedited delivery, higher efficiency, greater accuracy and – most importantly for supply chain logistics – lower costs than ever before. See some predictions for ecommerce logistics in 2017.

Newegg Creates Order Fulfillment Service

| MCM Staff

Tech e-tailer Newegg has launched Newegg Logistics to help ecommerce sellers and other organizations streamline order fulfillment, shipment and returns. See what the service, similar to Fulfillment By Amazon, offers to ecommerce shippers.

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Amazon to Add Nearly 3M in FC Space in New Jersey

| MCM staff

To address customer demand in the New York metro area, Amazon announced plans to open three new fulfillment centers in New Jersey totaling nearly 3 million square feet. This is in addition to an existing 1.4 million-square-foot facility in Robbinsville, NJ that opened in 2014.

Flexe Offers Shippers Marketplace of Fulfillment Nodes

| Mike O'Brien

Looking to meet the needs of ecommerce shippers facing a shortage of warehouse space – as well as those who need excess capacity at specific times but aren’t interested in fixed asset investments – Flexe has been building out its network of partner-based fulfillment locations.

Walmart Offers Discount for Store Pickup

| Mike O'Brien

In a move designed to save on shipping costs while offering flexibility to customers, Walmart will begin offering discounts when shoppers opt to pick up an online order in store. See what industry observers have to say about the move, including Walmart’s positioning against Amazon.

Unified Commerce Answers When Omnichannel Fails

| Michael Griffiths

Unified commerce, unlike omnichannel, provides retailers with global reach in any market; a single version of the truth for scenarios like sourcing and returns; and control over hidden costs like shipping enablement that have crippled margins and ceded far too much ground to the likes of Amazon. See how unified commerce delivers on the promise of omnichannel.

An Innovation Checklist for Direct to Customer Operations

| MCM Staff

The recent Executive Operations Forum at Operations Summit 2017 generated many ideas and cost-savings tips. What improvements, best practices and innovations have you implemented in your contact center, fulfillment and inventory management? Here are 27 innovations that six direct to customer companies attending the forum have implemented.

3 Things You Must Know About Ecommerce Order Fulfillment

| MCM Staff

To be successful as an ecommerce seller, you have to do a lot of things right, and one of them is order fulfillment. Find out how free trumps fast, how too many customer choices can cause issues, and how multi-unit shipments lead to efficiencies.