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The Omnichannel OMS Empowers the Retail Operation of the Future  Jan 20, 2016 9:37 AM By Mike O'Brien

While order management systems are not a new concept, the technology has been advancing to keep up with the evolving world of omnichannel commerce and rising customer expectations of placing orders how, where and when they want to. So how do you go about identifying the right system for your particular business needs, now and in the future?

USPS Rate Increases Not Expected to Materially Impact Volume, Share  Jan 18, 2016 1:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the USPS’ new parcel shipping price increases are the first in three years, the move is not expected to drive significant volume or market share away.

Pitney Bowes Acquires Transportation Management Firm Enroute  Jan 14, 2016 2:29 PM By MCM Staff

Pitney Bowes announced the acquisition of Enroute Systems Corporation, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service transportation management solution provider.

Amazon to Buy Out French Delivery Company  Jan 14, 2016 11:46 AM By Mike O'Brien

In its continuing march toward setting up its own logistics and shipping operations, Amazon plans to acquire French package-delivery company Colis Privé.

Amazon Opening New Pickup Location at UPenn  Jan 12, 2016 3:39 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon has announced Amazon@Penn, a staffed package pickup point to be opened on the University of Pennsylvania campus, the first at an Ivy League school.

4 Steps to Make International Shipping Simple  Jan 12, 2016 10:55 AM By Melissa O'Malley

Selling cross-border has become a major moneymaker for corporations and small businesses alike. Still, many merchants find the thought of exporting daunting. Here are four simple steps to make international shipping a breeze

6 Ways You Can Bring Innovation to Your Fulfillment Operations  Jan 12, 2016 10:20 AM By Curt Barry

At the start of a new year, how can you infuse innovative thinking throughout your fulfillment operations? Here are 6 ways to get the process jump started.

What is the Best Warehouse Management System Technology for Retailers?  Jan 11, 2016 4:49 PM By Kevin Sghia

If you’re a retailer and looking to invest in new Warehouse Management System Technology, we’ve put together some resources to help you in your search.

Finish Line Supply Chain System Issues Hit Q3 Numbers  Jan 11, 2016 11:56 AM By Mike O'Brien

Supply chain issues tied to new OMS and WMS systems led to inventory shortfalls and poor third quarter results for sporting apparel retailer Finish Line.

Premium Packaging Enhances the Customer Experience  Jan 11, 2016 11:39 AM By Tim Parry

In these days of fast shipping, customers expect their order to arrive on their front doorstep in a plain brown box with some bubble wrap and a receipt. But by creating a tremendous unboxing experience for the customer, some ecommerce merchants are creating a “wow” factor, which in turn leads to increased customer loyalty.






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