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Fulfillment ARCHIVE

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 2, 2015  Jul 02, 2015 1:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

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

7 Steps to a Safer Distribution Center  Jul 01, 2015 10:25 AM By Curt Barry

Distribution center safety, a No. 1 concern, requires a focused effort. Here are 7 steps you can take to reduce the incidence of accidents and injuries.

Deliv Acquires WeDeliver, Expands into Local Merchant Space  Jun 26, 2015 10:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

Crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Deliv has acquired Chicago-based WeDeliver, allowing it to expand into the local merchant category nationwide.

Walmart Asking Suppliers for Inventory, Warehouse Fees  Jun 25, 2015 3:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart is asking most U.S. suppliers for fees to cover store and warehouse use, in an effort to wring costs out of the supply chain and boost earnings.

UPS Asking Some Retailers for Peak Concessions on Large Parcels  Jun 23, 2015 11:51 AM By Mike O'Brien

To save costs, UPS has begun negotiating with major retail shippers about eliminating discounts for large parcels during this year’s peak holiday season.

Want to Offer Same-Day Delivery? Here’s What You Need to Think About  Jun 17, 2015 3:33 PM By John Haber

Players from Amazon to Postmates, Instacart and Uber, even the USPS are chasing a piece of the same-day delivery action. For retailers thinking about it, here are a few questions to consider.

Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts  Jun 17, 2015 12:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the extent of consumer demand for same-day delivery remains an open question, activity and investment around it remains red hot.

Thanks for the Retargeting, Sears!  Jun 16, 2015 12:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

Data-driven, real-time marketing is a thing of beauty for retailers – but sometimes the technology can be too smart for its own good, as happened to Sears.

Amazon Quietly Expands Prime, Allows Direct-From-Merchant Shipping  Jun 15, 2015 5:04 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon has quietly begun expanding its estimated 20 million Prime eligible listings by adding items that ship directly from merchants.

How Brands Can Turn Dimensional Weight Pricing to their Advantage  Jun 11, 2015 10:58 AM By Maria Haggerty

Instead of panicking, retailers can embrace dimensional weight pricing as motivation to upgrade operations, making them more efficient and eco-friendly.






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