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Packaging ARCHIVE

USPS to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During Holiday Season  Nov 06, 2014 1:41 PM By Daniela Forte

With online retailers shipping more products to their customers, the demand for package service has grown. The USPS is adding package delivery on Sundays to prepare for the heavy shipping season.

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.

Protective Packaging Considerations for Omnichannel  Aug 26, 2014 11:48 AM By Ivan Brewington

Omnichannel retailing has accelerated service expectations and permanently changed the competitive landscape.

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.






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