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Operations & FulfillmentMay 03, 2016 2:03 PM By Howard Rosenberg
Considering the growth in ecommerce returns, merchants need to rethink merchandise liquidation strategy. Technology and expertise is one way to address it. Here are some tips that can help you recoup more value from returned goods while keeping the focus on your core business, including the use of technology solutions.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 03, 2016 10:36 AM By Mike O'Brien
A final hurdle to FedEx’s proposed $4.8 billion acquisition of Dutch carrier TNT Express NV has been cleared via an unconditional approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The deal has already been blessed by authorities in the EU and Brazil, after an initial challenge last fall by the former. The deal will bring FedEx close to parity with UPS in Europe, or possibly launch it into second place behind EU market leader DHL.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 02, 2016 2:47 PM By Keith McCall
Today, the retailer has more than 550 stores that ship domestically and internationally. Here are three strategies for reaching the connected customer from the cloud.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 02, 2016 2:11 PM By Mike O'Brien
Erik Caldwell, senior vice president of logistics and supply chain for Hudson’s Bay Company, was featured in Multichannel Merchant’s April 2016 cover story talking about his role there, industry trends and the company’s acquisition of Gilt. In this excerpt from the Q&A, see what Caldwell has to say about the impact of omnichannel or “all-channel” on the retail world.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 02, 2016 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien
UPS reported 10% growth in Q1 net income, as the company touted its ability to drive efficiency in its ecommerce operations and strong B2C volume gains. See what executives said about UPS’s investment in Deliv and logistics moves by major customer Amazon.
Operations & FulfillmentApr 28, 2016 5:27 PM By Robert Hartley
As the volume of online sales continues to rise, companies are struggling to manage the difference in B2B and D2C operations. If you’re searching for an omnichannel fulfillment partner, here are the top 5 things to consider in finding the right one.
Operations & FulfillmentApr 26, 2016 4:37 PM By MCM Staff
Joining a growing trend, BJ’s Wholesale Club has introduced buy online, pickup in store at its 213 locations in 15 states, including the entire Eastern seaboard as well as Ohio and Pennsylvania. Non-members can try it out for a 90-day trial.
Operations & FulfillmentApr 26, 2016 3:17 PM By Mike O'Brien
Guess is expanding by more than 50% its operations in Louisville, KY, with plans to build a second distribution center next to its existing facility there. The company purchased the 32-acre parcel earlier this year for $32, and currently employs 400 at its existing 505,000-square-foot DC.
Operations & FulfillmentApr 26, 2016 3:06 PM By Mike O'Brien
MCM Outlook respondents said that Amazon had a major impact on their on their DTC business. This includes the pressure to ship faster, as well as the need to offer free or reduced shipping guarantees – both reactions to Amazon Prime and Prime Now services.
Operations & FulfillmentApr 26, 2016 11:57 AM By MCM Staff
The need for speed in ecommerce distribution, driven largely by Amazon Prime’s two-day promise, is behind increased investments in distribution center technology as well as a trend toward more smaller, forward-based facilities closer to the customer, according to a new report. Find out what other topline results came from the survey of 1,400 IT and warehouse professionals around the globe.