Storage and Inventory Control Best Practices

| Kate Vitasek

Storage and inventory control processes include the activities related to holding material and the processes of counting and transacting the material as it moves through the warehouse. Discover ways to make your warehouse more efficient for your company.

9 Tips for Improving Warehouse Productivity

| John Tufts

We all want to improve our warehouse efficiency. It’s a never-ending vicious cycle, at times, but there are things merchants can do to make their operations run smoothly. Here are 9 tips to that will help improve your warehouse efficiency.

Returns, returns policy, holiday returns, retail, online retail, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, operations and fulfillment, shipping/delivery

8 Tips for Creating a Solid Returns Policy

| Erin Lynch

While most merchants would prefer to not think about their returns policy, it’s imperative for every ecommerce company to have one. Not only is it good business, but it will also help customers trust your brand and the products that you sell. Here are eight tips designed to get you to master the art of the refund policy.

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

Why Omnichannel Fulfillment Matters

| Erin Lynch

Shopping habits, shopping devices, and shopping locations are interchangeable in the customer’s eyes, which is why it’s more important than ever for merchants to offer a wide variety of omnichannel fulfillment options, according to Bill Toney, senior vice president, Omnichannel Solutions at VendorNet.

Quiet Logistics’ Robots at Work

| Erin Lynch

Wired has posted a new video introducing the ecommerce world to a few members of the robotic workforce at the Quiet Logistics order fulfillment center in Devens, Mass. According to the video, the robots, which have names such as Peanut Botter, Botter Rum, Juke Bot, Bot-B-Q, and Walter CaBot IV, require a five minute recharge every hour and have a 99.94% accuracy rate.

Office Oxygen Breathes New Life in the Workplace

| Erin Lynch

When Trainers Warehouse first launched in 1993 the most popular marketing tactic was the catalog. But when president Sue Landay decided to launch a sister retailer, Office Oxygen, earlier this year she quickly realized the power social media can have on brand exposure.

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

Destination Determines Favorite Shippers in B2B World

| Erin Lynch

When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.