Warehouse/Distribution Center ARCHIVE

UPS Opens Cross-border Shipping Facility in Mexico  Mar 24, 2014 4:48 PM By Erin Lynch

In an effort to improve cross-border shipping to Mexico, UPS has announced the opening of a new package sorting and delivery facility in Laredo, Texas.

Amazon Distribution Center Rejected in the Czech Republic  Mar 20, 2014 9:21 AM By Erin Lynch

The Associated Press is reporting that the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno, has rejected a plan by Amazon to build a distribution center in the region.

Amazon to Open Fourth Fulfillment Center in Washington State  Mar 17, 2014 3:43 PM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has announced that it will soon open its fourth fulfillment center in Washington, this time just 20 miles outside of its Seattle headquarters

Return to Sender: Making Package Returns Easy  Mar 11, 2014 12:52 PM By Amine Khechfe

Sometimes an item doesn’t fit, it doesn’t match and sometimes customers simply just change their minds. Whatever the reason, returns are business critical and can affect the customer experience. Here are a few tips to help you “up” your returns game.

FedEx Plans Massive Distribution Center in Palm Springs  Mar 11, 2014 11:05 AM By Erin Lynch

FedEx is in the midst of planning a “massive distribution center” located in Palm Springs, CA which would sort thousands of packages a day and employ approximately 300 workers. The facility would function as a regional distribution center serving the Coachella Valley.

Bon-Ton to Consolidate Four Fulfillment Centers into One  Mar 06, 2014 2:53 PM By Erin Lynch

Bon-Ton announced on March 5 that it has signed a lease for a 743,000 square-foot direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in West Jefferson, Ohio in response to its growing ecommerce operations.

Prologis Discusses Same-day Delivery and What’s Trending in DCs  Mar 06, 2014 12:21 PM By Erin Lynch

On Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop,” Prologis chairman and CEO, Hamid Moghadam touched on some of the hottest trends in American distribution including the location of the DCs to the customer and same-day delivery.

A Fantastic Customer Experience Doesn’t End With the Sale  Mar 03, 2014 3:53 PM By Jonathan Levitt

Failing to fulfill customers’ orders in a timely fashion can spell disaster for retailers of any size. Delivering products late can kill sales, batter your reputation and destroy customer loyalty. It can also squander all of the time, money and resources you spent acquiring new customers. Which is exactly why merchants need to remember that the customer experience journey doesn’t end with a sale.

Macy’s Addresses Omnichannel and Same-day Delivery  Feb 26, 2014 2:03 PM By Erin Lynch

While the fourth quarter showed a 1.6% decline in sales, Karen M. Hoguet, chief financial officer at Macy’s, said moving forward the retailer plans on making strides in its omnichannel fulfillment initiatives including buy online, pick up in-store, and same-day delivery.

The Key to Omnichannel Success: A Strong Logistics Strategy  Feb 21, 2014 1:18 PM By Maria Haggerty

Consumers want more flexibility in shipping and fulfillment, including the ability to select delivery dates and times, and to reroute packages based on personal preferences. With consumers placing a heavy emphasis on shipping in retail decision-making, it’s critical for retailers to explore new ways to leverage logistics strategy as a driver of omnichannel success.






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