Warehouse/Distribution Center ARCHIVE

3 Must-Haves for a Successful Try-Before-You-Buy Policy  Jan 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.

Shipping Promotions Major 2013 Holiday Focus  Jan 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.

Amazon to Offer Sunday Delivery in the United Kingdom  Jan 22, 2014 11:36 AM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has announced that it will now offer Sunday deliveries to a number of customers in cities across the United Kingdom, and Amazon Prime members in the UK can now receive their packages on Sundays at no additional charge.

Nordstrom to Open Fulfillment Center in PA  Jan 22, 2014 10:35 AM By Erin Lynch

Nordstrom has announced plans to open its third fulfillment center Elizabethtown, Pa. Construction for the 672,000-square-foot building began on Jan. 20 and is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

Untangling the Retail Supply Chain with Real-Time Analytics  Jan 22, 2014 8:24 AM By Dale Skeen

Retail supply chains are longer and more tangled than ever – the complexity of the data coupled with high customer expectations around service and reliability are taxing traditional approaches to supply chain management to their limits. In this article you will learn how to pinpoint problems faster, make adjustments quickly, prevent missed deliveries, and catch those out-of-stock situations before they can impact the customer.

Amazon Patents Futuristic Fulfillment Process  Jan 21, 2014 3:07 PM By Erin Lynch

In an effort to draw an even larger gap between itself and its competitors, Amazon has been awarded a patent that could potentially ship products to consumers before they even place an order. Welcome to Amazon’s new, futuristic fulfillment.

Macy’s to Build Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment Center in Midwest  Jan 13, 2014 1:34 PM By Erin Lynch

In an effort to get ship more orders to more customers throughout the central and southern regions in the U.S., Macy’s announced plans to build a new $170 million direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in Tulsa County, OK.

How to Maximize Returns Efficiencies and Minimize Cost  Dec 19, 2013 2:14 PM By Erin Lynch

As more and more merchants focus their ecommerce energy into creating a customer-centric organization, one of the best ways to set yourself apart from the competition is through your returns policy. Regardless of why a consumer returns a good, there are ways for merchants to develop an effective and efficient returns process that keeps customers coming back for more.

Get a Glimpse into the Biggest Shipping Day of the Year at UPS  Dec 17, 2013 11:59 AM By Erin Lynch

Monday marked the biggest shipping day of the year for UPS as they geared up and shipped out 34 million packages. So how exactly does UPS handle this organized chaos? Take a look at this video to get a firsthand look inside the busy shipping day of the year.

Amazon Recruits RV Camper Community to Fulfill Holiday Orders  Dec 16, 2013 11:49 AM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has turned to an unusual source of seasonal hires to fulfill orders this holiday season: hundreds of workers who call RV campers their homes in Kentucky, Kansas and Nevada.

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