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Fulfillment ARCHIVE

MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.  Sep 26, 2014 4:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Among other things, the acquisition of ABOL will allow MetaPack to provide its customers with improved visibility into global shipments across carriers and countries. It also offers enhanced delivery intelligence and reporting to better understand delivery challenges like potential delays, so retailers can make adjustments in their supply chain to alleviate issues.

Competing with Free Shipping the Smart Way  Sep 26, 2014 12:03 PM By Gregg Aamoth

Once viewed as an extra customer incentive, “free” shipping has quickly becoming the norm for retailers when selling online. With online retail giants like Amazon upping the ante, it seems like there is no other option for retailers but to keep up and take the hit to the bottom line.

But omnichannel retailers are starting to realize they don’t always have resort to margin-eroding “free” shipping to compete.

How to Make Your Small Business Perform Like an Omnichannel Powerhouse  Sep 24, 2014 9:04 AM By Amine Khechfe

Your small business can perform like an omnichannel powerhouse if you simply adhere to the following tips and tools.

Getting Logistics and Fulfillment Right to Enter the Canadian Market  Sep 23, 2014 12:01 PM By Steven Page

For marketers, Canada represents a new and lucrative opportunity. However, for companies unfamiliar with the intricacies of Canadian regulation, the transition can seem confusing and costly.

How Retailers Can Adapt to Dimensional Weight Pricing Changes  Sep 15, 2014 11:37 AM By Maria Haggerty

Steps that retailers should take to prepare for dimensional weight pricing that is taking effect at the end of the year.

Foot Locker Testing Same-Day Delivery in California  Sep 11, 2014 9:24 PM By Mike O'Brien

In a first in the athletic footwear and apparel space, Foot Locker has started a trial of same-day/next-day delivery at five stores in California, with plans to roll it out at its 1,300 locations across the U.S. and Canada

Returns Policy a Key Differentiator in UK Market  Sep 11, 2014 10:30 AM By Mike O'Brien

Consumers in the UK market respond well when credit for returns is applied faster, attendees were told at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global conference.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 9, 2014  Sep 09, 2014 10:19 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions and additions in retail distribution and fulfillment centers.

UPS Outlines Plans to Increase Holiday Capacity  Sep 05, 2014 7:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS this week detailed plans for ensuring that delivery issues which plagued the 2013 holiday shopping season aren’t a rerun this year

UPS Testing Customer Pickup in New York and Chicago  Sep 05, 2014 5:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced last week it launched a customer pickup program trial in mid-July that allows people to pick up parcels from 172 retail locations in Chicago and New York.






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