Warehouse/Distribution Center ARCHIVE

Learning to Let Go When Outsourcing  Jun 11, 2013 10:33 AM By Curt Barry

More and more companies are looking into using Third Party Fulfillment (3PF) as an option to avoid increases in staff, warehouse size, and technology investments. But for some considering outsourcing, the basic hang-up is giving up control of contact center and fulfillment operations.

Rakuten CMO and COO Talks About Webgistix Acquisition  Jun 10, 2013 12:31 PM By Tim Parry

In this exclusive video, Rakuten CMO and COO Bernard Luthi tells Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry what this deal means to Rakuten, which is competing with Amazon and eBay in the U.S. market.

An Inside Look into Amazon’s Global Enterprise  Jun 05, 2013 10:16 AM By Erin Lynch

Amazon launched it’s latest marketplace in India this week, making it the 10th marketplace for the ecommerce goliath. In this infographic from Amazon, you will get a glimpse into the countries it serves, how many fulfillment centers it has worldwide, and it’s third-party seller growth.

Going Green in the Warehouse  Jun 04, 2013 11:16 AM By Erin Lynch

Going green is a major focus for many consumers and more and more are responding favorably to brands who are conscious about their carbon footprint. But going green isn’t just about selling eco-friendly products, according to this infographic from Storage Solutions, retailers can also look into running energy efficient warehouses which can reduce operational costs and increase customer engagement.

Americans Less Likely to Purchase Clothes Made in Bangladesh  Jun 03, 2013 2:46 PM By Erin Lynch

A new study has found that two in five Americans say they will be less likely to buy clothes made in Bangladesh since 1,100 factory workers were killed in a building collapse there last month.

Same-day Delivery Means a Focus on Brick-and-Mortar  May 31, 2013 10:48 AM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to getting into the realm of same-day shipping it’s not about building a warehouse in every state or waiting to see what Amazon does. According to Shutl CEO and founder Tom Allason, it’s all about focusing on your brick-and-mortar store.

How Do 3PF Costs Compare to Your Internal Fulfillment Costs?  May 28, 2013 4:18 PM By Curt Barry

The proposed costs for third-party fulfillment (3PF) will depend on your company’s volume of orders and transactions, the service level metrics you set as standards, and your company profile data mentioned above. With that said, here are three examples of our clients that use outsourcing to handle their backend fulfillment. These are fully loaded costs, […]

Neiman Marcus to Close Operations in China  May 20, 2013 6:35 PM By Erin Lynch

Neiman Marcus has notified its suppliers that it will be closing its Chinese warehouse citing a change in business model.

11 Steps to Select the Best 3PF Vendor for Your Business  Apr 22, 2013 7:45 PM By Curt Barry

Third-party fulfillment outsourcing does meet many companies’ business requirements. Will it meet yours? Only an objective study of your requirements and discussions with 3PF users and clients can shed light on the advantages and disadvantages. Objectivity is a key word. Experienced fulfillment consultants that are vendor independent and have 3PF outsourcing experience can greatly help […]

SmartHub Ecommerce Study Releases Cyber Monday Results  Apr 11, 2013 11:00 PM By Tim Parry

SmartHub® eCommerce Study Releases Cyber Monday Results (via PR Newswire) ATLANTA, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Innotrac Corporation (NASDAQ: INOC), a best-of-breed commerce provider integrating digital technology, fulfillment, and contact center solutions to support global brands, today announced summary results of its latest SmartHub® eCommerce benchmark analysis,…

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