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Fulfillment ARCHIVE

Automated Fulfillment Optimizes Shipping and Avoids Errors  Nov 26, 2014 12:44 PM By Ian Goldman

The same technology that helped converge inventory levels has evolved and is now actually able to automate inventory management and fulfillment. By removing reliance on employees to track inventory, this makes mistakes less likely and allows order fulfillment from any location to orders on any channel. Thus omnichannel fulfillment is enabled, providing higher service levels to customers, more streamlined inventory management for retailers, and less stock tied up in expensive warehouses. Many retailers find that they are able to eliminate warehouses entirely and have retail locations function as mini-distribution centers.

Make Room for Dimensional Weight Pricing: A Look Ahead at Shipping in 2015  Nov 26, 2014 11:31 AM By Amine Khechfe

A quick primer on imminent dimensional weight pricing changes from UPS and FedEx, how to calculate them, and what you can do if your business is affected.

OnTrac Partners With USPS to Deliver Final-Mile Service to Retailers  Nov 24, 2014 4:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

Regional carrier OnTrac, announced a new service, DirectPost, which will enable it to provide next-day and two-day ecommerce shipping at postal rates.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 19, 2014  Nov 19, 2014 1:41 PM By Daniela Forte

A listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers.

Omnichannel Choreography Delivers the Perfect Customer Experience  Nov 18, 2014 2:56 PM By Frank Poore

Through “omnichannel choreography,” retailers can orchestrate all the moving pieces of online order fulfillment and deliver the perfect customer experience.

Macy’s Sees Omnichannel, Same-Day Delivery as Competitive Advantage  Nov 13, 2014 2:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

Macy’s Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet told analysts the company’s retail network gives it an advantage in the ever-more-crowded same-day delivery sweepstakes, as well as in omnichannel fulfillment.

“Open to Sell” – The New School Approach to Inventory Management  Nov 04, 2014 10:10 AM By Andy Moser

Strategic inventory management is imperative for all retailers – especially thought already in distress – which could make or break the biggest revenue generating time of year. See what approaches to take with your inventory management.

Localized Sales Help Fuel Digi-Key’s 2014 European Sales Growth  Oct 29, 2014 11:07 AM By Tim Parry

Digi-Key attributes this 26% sales growth to its continued global expansion of local sales and support resources and the strength of its next generation, hybrid distribution model which combines ecommerce savvy with personalized value-add services. Here’s a look at how Digi-Key’s global growth is driven.

Free Returns, Cyber Monday Shipping Times Trending Up  Oct 27, 2014 5:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Innotrac is expanding its quantitative and qualitative studies of retail shipments and returns to include the pre-Christmas rush as well as Cyber Monday.

Retailers Preparing for Surge in Omnichannel Holiday Shopping  Oct 27, 2014 1:51 PM By MCM Staff

With expectations higher than ever for a merry omnichannel holiday season, retailers are assertively preparing their shipping operations to avoid delivery and service hiccups. According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey, more merchants are not going to push guaranteed deliveries to the brink this holiday season.






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