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Global CEOs of 3PLs Confident of Growth Prospects  Oct 08, 2015 11:47 AM By MCM Staff

An annual survey of 3PL CEOs found they are confident about the current state and future growth potential of their companies and the industry worldwide.

AliExpress Selects Newgistics for U.S. Deliveries  Oct 07, 2015 4:39 PM By MCM Staff

Newgistics, a provider of end-to-end commerce solutions for top retailers and brands, announced that it will provide delivery services in the U.S. for products purchased through AliExpress.

Demand Rising for Holiday Peak Workers in Distribution Operations  Oct 06, 2015 12:20 PM By Mike O'Brien

Merchants are seeing a tight market for holiday peak workers in distribution and fulfillment centers, as competition and wages increase. See what staffing professionals and a top retailer have to say about the trend, and how to address it.

Inventory Systems, Availability Key to Serving Omnichannel Shoppers  Oct 05, 2015 2:27 PM By Curt Barry

Battling Amazon and customer expectations are major challenges, but supply chain and infrastructure are the real elephants in the room. How do you fix it?

Cross-Border Commerce: Managing Inventory and Fulfillment  Oct 05, 2015 10:28 AM By Lori Mitchell-Keller

Across the world, a few retail brands have built empires out of successfully leveraging both local and cross-border commerce transactions.

Week in Review: Staples Won’t Open Doors on Thanksgiving Day  Oct 02, 2015 12:00 PM By MCM Staff

And the first Christmas shoe of the 2015 holiday season has dropped… Staples has announced will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. I mean, really, a retail store not open on Thanksgiving Day? That’s sacrilege! I’m kidding, of course. This whole phenomenon of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day so shoppers could beat the Black […]

Amazon Flex Pushes Into Uber, Postmates Territory  Oct 02, 2015 11:25 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon Flex pushes into Uber territory by tapping independent contractors to fulfill one- and two-hour orders for Prime members in 11 metro areas.

Optimizing Your Online Returns  Sep 30, 2015 4:13 PM By Tim Parry

In our new video, learn why merchandise returns have become so important for retailers in general, and particularly online retailers, the elements of a best-in-class returns experience, and more…

Shopify Partners with USPS on Shipping Service  Sep 28, 2015 11:26 AM By MCM Staff

Shopify has launched Shopify Shipping, allowing merchants to buy and print discounted U.S. Postal Service shipping labels from within the Shopify platform.

Wishing You A Very Happy Omnichannel Holiday  Sep 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

The omnichannel consumer is putting direct-to-consumer delivery on a collision course with the brick and mortar environment. And the retailers with real-time inventory visibility and order management systems in place will be prepared to serve these consumers this holiday season… Or will they?

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