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Technology ARCHIVE

MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.  Sep 26, 2014 4:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Among other things, the acquisition of ABOL will allow MetaPack to provide its customers with improved visibility into global shipments across carriers and countries. It also offers enhanced delivery intelligence and reporting to better understand delivery challenges like potential delays, so retailers can make adjustments in their supply chain to alleviate issues.

How to Make Your Small Business Perform Like an Omnichannel Powerhouse  Sep 24, 2014 9:04 AM By Amine Khechfe

Your small business can perform like an omnichannel powerhouse if you simply adhere to the following tips and tools.

Foot Locker Testing Same-Day Delivery in California  Sep 11, 2014 9:24 PM By Mike O'Brien

In a first in the athletic footwear and apparel space, Foot Locker has started a trial of same-day/next-day delivery at five stores in California, with plans to roll it out at its 1,300 locations across the U.S. and Canada

UPS Outlines Plans to Increase Holiday Capacity  Sep 05, 2014 7:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS this week detailed plans for ensuring that delivery issues which plagued the 2013 holiday shopping season aren’t a rerun this year

What Ecommerce Retailers Need to Translate in a Global-Local World  Sep 02, 2014 10:56 AM By Ian Henderson

To prepare for the modern customer journey, ecommerce retailers need to localize the website, customer communications and the mobile experience.

Consumers Demand Omnichannel, So Where Do You Begin?  Aug 26, 2014 1:26 PM By Heather Bonura

The key to implementing a successful omnichannel strategy is to prioritize your tactics based on your business goals and to walk before you run.

Merchants Refine Omnichannel Strategy as Demand Grows  Aug 26, 2014 12:16 PM By Mike O'Brien

As retailers continue to battle Amazon’s quick and cheap approach, omnichannel strategy is becoming an increasingly important weapon in their arsenal.

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.

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.

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.






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