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Warehouse/Distribution CenterFeb 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.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterFeb 20, 2014 10:55 AM By Erin Lynch
If the 2013 holiday season will be remembered for anything in the ecommerce world, it very well could be how the lack of communication between merchants, carriers and shoppers created an unsatisfactory shopping experience, which is exactly why RibbedTee.com decided to be as upfront as possible regarding a lag in inventory.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterFeb 11, 2014 2:08 PM By Erin Lynch
The Home Depot has opened the first of three new same-day shipping focused direct fulfillment centers in the U.S., adding more than three million square feet to its supply chain.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterFeb 06, 2014 2:17 PM By Harry Whitehouse
Online retailers are sprinting towards the day when they can offer consumers products anytime, anywhere and as quickly and affordable as possible. In the next few months we will see many big ecommerce players continue to pour funding into delivery projects that will bring instant gratification to the consumer. Here is a look at just some of those projects and tops trends we can expect to see for package shipping in 2014.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterFeb 05, 2014 8:48 AM By Erin Lynch
Walmart Canada announced that it will invest close to $500 million over the next 12 months in an effort to expand its network and its distribution and ecommerce operations.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterFeb 03, 2014 2:23 PM By Stephen Bulger
It’s no secret that online shoppers are looking for low-priced items, free shipping or free returns. As a result, merchants are looking for ways to keep costs low while fulfilling orders in ways that don’t break the bank. To help solve the dilemma, here are five simple ways to cut fulfillment costs that don’t involve big hardware or software investments.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterFeb 03, 2014 12:16 PM By Erin Lynch
Amazon announced late last week during its fourth quarter conference call to investors that it was planning on raising its Amazon Prime annual subscription of $79 to potentially $99 or even $119. Even though the increase may seem steep, many experts are saying the move will not hurt business.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterJan 29, 2014 3:55 PM By Erin Lynch
With the launch of its new ecommerce site, Canadian home décor and housewares retailer, Bouclair Home, has announced a new omnichannel initiative including buy online, pickup in-store, and buy online and return in-store.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterJan 29, 2014 10:12 AM By Maria Haggerty
At-home try-on merchants such as Warby Parker mitigate many of the uncertainties and anxieties around purchasing online, but pose significant logistic and fulfillment challenges for retailers. Before offering try-before-you-buy, it’s important to understand the logistic and fulfillment implications associated with these types of policies. Here are three key tips you need to master in order to be a successful free, at-home try-on policy.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterJan 27, 2014 1:58 PM By Erin Lynch
A new study by Innotrac has found that the most popular types of promotions offered by merchants over the 2013 holiday season were shipping offers. In fact, 34% of all promotions offered in holiday 2013 were shipping related and the single most offered promotion during the holidays was free shipping.