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PackagingSep 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.
PackagingAug 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.
PackagingAug 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.
PackagingJul 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.
PackagingJul 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.
PackagingJul 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.
PackagingJun 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.
PackagingJun 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.
PackagingJun 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.
PackagingJun 03, 2013 4:58 PM By Daniela Forte
Are you setting shipping and delivery expectations to make the ecommerce experience less tricky for your customers. Some customers want their products quickly while others prefer a cheaper shipping option even if it takes longer, according to a blog post by Fifth Gear.
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