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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Google Teams Up with Barnes & Noble to Take On Amazon  Aug 08, 2014 8:25 AM By Mike O'Brien

Aiming for Amazon, Google adds Barnes & Noble to its Google Shopping Express same-day delivery program in Manhattan, San Francisco, West Los Angeles.

Amazon Adds Same-Day Delivery in 6 New Cities  Aug 06, 2014 10:37 AM By MCM Staff

Amazon today announced same-day delivery is being added in the Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC metro areas.

Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014  Aug 05, 2014 11:28 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon’s plans for new sortation centers are part of its larger goals of getting close to the customer, Sunday delivery and competing with major carriers.

Can Your Business Pass the Back-to-School Test?  Aug 05, 2014 11:14 AM By Amine Khechfe

Some tips for online merchants in order to be prepared for success in the back-to-school shopping season.

UPS Spending $175M to Add Holiday Shipping Capacity  Jul 31, 2014 5:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS plans to spend $175 million to increase holiday shipping capacity, including adding 50 new hub sorts and going from limited to full operations on Black Friday.

Competition, Opportunity Behind UPS $1B Euro Investment  Jul 31, 2014 12:14 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS’ decision to invest $1B in Euro operations was based on Germany’s surging economy, growth in healthcare spending and competitors’ logistical build-out.

WMS vs. WCS: Which Do You Need?  Jul 29, 2014 1:38 PM By Mike O'Brien

As operations and fulfillment technology continues to evolve, merchants face a decision of implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), a warehouse control system (WCS) or both.

10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs  Jul 29, 2014 1:28 PM By Curt Barry

Multichannel Merchant contributor Curt Barry offers some best practices to optimize your warehouse efficiency.

The Benefits and Challenges of a Homegrown WMS  Jul 29, 2014 1:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

In the never-ending decision over build vs. buy when it comes to software applications, a growing group of pure-play ecommerce providers is opting to develop their own homegrown warehouse management system (WMS), opting for the flexibility on upgrades and functionality over the comfort of relying on a vendor.

When a Labor Management System Makes Sense  Jul 29, 2014 12:59 PM By Mike O'Brien

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. So the question becomes: when does investment in an LMS make sense for my operations? And what are the main criteria to consider in making this important decision?






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