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Packaging ARCHIVE

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.

TJ Maxx Expected to See Fulfillment Challenges with New Ecommerce Site  Aug 12, 2013 3:08 PM By Erin Lynch

While launching an online store usually is a great thing for retailers, TJ Maxx, which offers limited items at a discounted rate, might have an uphill battle when it’s site goes live if they do not handle their online inventory efficiently.

Omnichannel Fulfillment Is Here To Stay  Aug 01, 2013 4:35 PM By Daniela Forte

When it comes to various shipping options for the larger merchant, ship-from-store is not just a passing trend, according to Manish Chowdhary, founder and CEO of GoECart.

UPS Talks About Shopping and Returns  Jul 29, 2013 4:51 PM By Daniela Forte

Omnichannel is all the buzz right now among consumers. In a recent one-on-one interview with Multichannel Merchant, Melanie Alavi, retail manager for UPS, explains why it is important more than ever for merchants to embrace the anytime, anywhere shopper.






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