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Quiet Logistics’ Robots at Work  Jul 10, 2013 3:48 PM By 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.

USPS to See Real Time Tracking in All Locations by Years End  Jul 01, 2013 1:43 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service expects to see real time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013. The move was generated to give “piece of mind” to both the customer and the shipper with 15-minute real time package tracking.

UPS Launches New Service for Sensitive Shipments  Jun 27, 2013 3:23 PM By Daniela Forte

UPS launched its Proactive Response Secure service on June 26, which promises to monitor shipments and is considered a risk management solution that will protect customers against any lost profits, according to a press release.

Macy’s to Have 500 Fulfillment Stores by End of 2013  Jun 24, 2013 1:51 PM By Erin Lynch

In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.

5 Misconceptions About the Marketplace Fairness Act  Jun 18, 2013 11:05 AM By Daniela Forte

While many businesses small and large are talking about and worrying about the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), what do you really know about it?

Live Chat and Order Updates a Major Focus for Retailers  Jun 17, 2013 3:39 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to revamping their ecommerce sites in 2013, retailers are focusing on keeping the consumer in the loop from the moment an order is placed right until the packaged is delivered to the doorstep.

DHL Opens Warehouse in India  Jun 17, 2013 2:22 PM By Erin Lynch

Joining the ranks of Amazon, DHL Supply Chain announced that it has opened a warehouse in Luhari, India to help meet the growing demand from the consumer, retail, and automotive sectors.

4 Steps to Prevent Double Refunds  Jun 17, 2013 11:14 AM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

Online merchants often pay a steep price when it comes to chargebacks, which occur when a consumer disputes a charge made on their debit or credit card. Recipients of chargebacks often lose the sale, associated product, valuable time and the fees from card issuers. But those are not the only losses for merchants, as “double […]

Mastering Fcommerce in an Ecommerce World  Jun 12, 2013 11:36 AM By Erin Lynch

One of the hardest things to master when it comes to Facebook for retailers is successfully establishing an ecommerce presence on Facebook. Retailers have tried it throughout the globe but very few have seen standout results.

4 Most Important Things to Watch for in Fraud Prevention  Jun 12, 2013 11:22 AM By Tabitha Stang

How can ecommerce businesses fight the dynamic nature of fraud and reduce losses associated with fraudulent purchases? While certainly not exhaustive, here are four important things to watch for in your ecommerce fraud prevention.






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