Packaging ARCHIVE

WMS vs. WCS: Which Do You Need?  Jul 29, 2014 1:38 PM By Mike O'Brien

As operations and fulfillment technology continues to evolve, merchants face a decision of implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), a warehouse control system (WCS) or both.

A Practical Guide to Addressing Dimensional Weight Pricing  Jun 19, 2014 5:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

MCM contributor Curt Barry offers practical information for shippers in light of dimensional weight pricing moves by major carriers.

Experts: New UPS Dimensional Weight Pricing Will Have Significant Impact  Jun 18, 2014 1:53 PM By Mike O'Brien

On the heels of a similar announcement last month by rival FedEx, United Parcel Service announced Tuesday it will expand dimensional weight pricing for all U.S. ground shipments, effective Dec. 29, 2014.

How to Not Get Kicked Off Amazon Marketplace (And Get Reinstated If You Are)  May 30, 2014 3:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

If you’re selling on the Amazon marketplace you need to know what can get you kicked off – and how to get back on if Amazon takes action against you.

Read the April 2014 Operations & Fulfillment Guide  Apr 15, 2014 4:26 PM By Tim Parry

Returns, shipping and delivery, fulfillment, contact centers and more are covered in the latest edition of Multichannel Merchant.

Return to Sender: Making Package Returns Easy  Mar 11, 2014 12:52 PM By Amine Khechfe

Sometimes an item doesn’t fit, it doesn’t match and sometimes customers simply just change their minds. Whatever the reason, returns are business critical and can affect the customer experience. Here are a few tips to help you “up” your returns game.

FedEx Plans Massive Distribution Center in Palm Springs  Mar 11, 2014 11:05 AM By Erin Lynch

FedEx is in the midst of planning a “massive distribution center” located in Palm Springs, CA which would sort thousands of packages a day and employ approximately 300 workers. The facility would function as a regional distribution center serving the Coachella Valley.

USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%  Feb 10, 2014 1:41 PM By Erin Lynch

While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.

5 Ways to Cut Your Order Fulfillment Costs  Feb 03, 2014 2:23 PM By Stephen Bulger

It’s no secret that online shoppers are looking for low-priced items, free shipping or free returns. As a result, merchants are looking for ways to keep costs low while fulfilling orders in ways that don’t break the bank. To help solve the dilemma, here are five simple ways to cut fulfillment costs that don’t involve big hardware or software investments.

Skechers Plans Upgrade to Belgium Distribution Center  Nov 27, 2013 2:16 PM By Erin Lynch

U.S. based footwear merchant Skechers announced that it is planning a major investment and technology upgrade to its European distribution center in Belgium. These investments will improve performance and prepare the facility for a future expansion.






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