Packaging ARCHIVE

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.

UPS Rates to Rise an Average 4.9%  Nov 22, 2013 11:33 AM By Tim Parry

UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase an average net of 4.9%, UPS announced Nov. 21.

Are Damaged Packages Damaging Your Brand’s Reputation?  Nov 22, 2013 11:10 AM By Jordy Leiser

In advance of the holidays, StellaService Analysts examined more than 3,200 packages received in order to understand the frequency in which shoppers are receiving damaged packages and which carriers are responsible for the highest percentages of damaged packages. Here are their findings.

When a Package is Just a Cardboard Box  Oct 14, 2013 2:31 PM By Tim Parry

Your customer should be able to take one look at the box on his front step and say, “Hooray, my order from (X Merchant) is here” without having to squint at the shipping label to determine the sender. Here’s why a branded box can make all the difference.

15 Ways to Deliver the Best Order Fulfillment Experience  Sep 13, 2013 9:54 AM By Erin Lynch

Fulfilling orders is no longer about putting SKUs in a box and shipping products off to the consumer. Merchants are finding that order fulfillment is now a multifaceted operation which includes moving product, creating brand engagement, offering high quality customer service, and creating a lifetime customer. Here are 15 tactics you can use right now on how to delight customers from the warehouse floor up to the box is opened by the consumer.






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