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Packaging ARCHIVE

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.

Quiet Logistics’ Robots at Work  Jul 10, 2013 3:48 PM By Erin Lynch

Wired has posted a new video introducing the ecommerce world to a few members of the robotic workforce at the Quiet Logistics order fulfillment center in Devens, Mass. According to the video, the robots, which have names such as Peanut Botter, Botter Rum, Juke Bot, Bot-B-Q, and Walter CaBot IV, require a five minute recharge every hour and have a 99.94% accuracy rate.

Merchants Look To Eco-Friendly Alternatives In Packaging  Jul 09, 2013 1:14 PM By Daniela Forte

The way merchants are packaging their products has changed over the years looking toward more eco-friendly alternatives along with enhanced branding on their packages.

UPS Launches New Service for Sensitive Shipments  Jun 27, 2013 3:23 PM By Daniela Forte

UPS launched its Proactive Response Secure service on June 26, which promises to monitor shipments and is considered a risk management solution that will protect customers against any lost profits, according to a press release.

Why Marketing and Fulfillment Must Work Together  Jun 24, 2013 4:05 PM By Tim Parry

In this video taken at IRCE 2013, three ecommerce executives talk about why it’s important that the marketing and fulfillment teams are on the same page.

Going Green in the Warehouse  Jun 04, 2013 11:16 AM By Erin Lynch

Going green is a major focus for many consumers and more and more are responding favorably to brands who are conscious about their carbon footprint. But going green isn’t just about selling eco-friendly products, according to this infographic from Storage Solutions, retailers can also look into running energy efficient warehouses which can reduce operational costs and increase customer engagement.






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