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Operations & FulfillmentApr 04, 2016 4:53 PM By Mike O'Brien
Locus Robotics, a company spun out of third-party logistics provider Quiet Logistics, has begun production and implementation of a DC-based order fulfillment robot which it sees as a next logical step beyond Kiva. The company’s executives claim its robots can be deployed a few at a time without major facility retrofitting, and will eventually be used in stores as well as DCs.
Operations & FulfillmentApr 04, 2016 3:08 PM By Mike O'Brien
Next month Amazon plans to offer Prime Now via its website, significantly increase the reach of the service which until now was limited to access via its mobile app.
Operations & FulfillmentApr 04, 2016 2:33 PM By Curt Barry
I go to lots of conferences, but for me the Operations Summit is the most helpful to our clients and our consulting practice because it’s dedicated exclusively to improving direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, presenting a broad range of operations experiences and solutions. It’s not too late to join us, April 12-14 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.
Operations & FulfillmentApr 04, 2016 1:48 PM By Mike O'Brien
How you handle returns goes a long way toward defining how customers perceive your brand, and how loyal they will be. So what are some of the key elements that make up a great returns experience? And what does it mean to be an overall customer experience leader?
Angela Goldstein, director of operations for men’s apparel company Bonobos, spoke with Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien on these subjects, after Bonobos was named a finalist in the two categories for the 2016 Excellence in Customer Experience Awards.
Operations & FulfillmentMar 28, 2016 11:28 AM By Curt Barry
A good vendor compliance policy will help your organization improve its on-time performance and reduce the time and money spent on warehouse rework (e.g. prepackaging, correcting vendor errors, etc.), while reducing time spent on vendor disputes, claims and chargebacks. Here are some tips to help you create a vendor compliance policy that will ensure smoother working relationships while eliminating costly issues.
Operations & FulfillmentMar 24, 2016 1:47 PM By MCM Staff
The red carpet will be rolling out in Cincinnati on April 14. That’s when Multichannel Merchant will announce the winners of its annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards its 2016 Operations Summit.
Operations & FulfillmentMar 22, 2016 12:26 PM By Mike O'Brien
Birchbox’ Pooja Agarwal talks with Multichannel Merchant about how the company excels at packaging and why it matters, driving loyalty and wowing customers. Birchbox is a finalist for MCM’s 2016 Excellence in Customer Experience awards, sponsored by Innotrac + eBay Enterprise’s SmartHub division. Come see the winners at Operations Summit 2016, April 12-14 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.
Operations & FulfillmentMar 22, 2016 12:02 PM By Mike O'Brien
American Apparel has begun offering one-hour delivery through a partnership with Postmates, leveraging RFID technology to provide real-time inventory availability via the Postmates Order app. The program is in place at 79 stores in 31 U.S. markets, making 50 “on-demand basics” items like hoodies, t-shirts and socks available to consumers who desire the items right now.
Operations & FulfillmentMar 21, 2016 7:20 AM By Elizabeth Clor
Your presence and engagement on social media can be a powerful tool, setting your ecommerce business apart from the competition. Here are four ways a strategically planned and carefully executed social customer service program can better your business and positively impact your bottom line.
Operations & FulfillmentMar 18, 2016 9:41 AM By MCM Staff
Pop… Pop… Pop Pop… Pop…
Well, that’s a series of sounds we may not hear anymore, shortly after a co-worker or a family member opens a package. That’s because Sealed Air’s “unpoppable” Bubble Wrap protective packaging solution is now commercially available worldwide.
Read on and find out what this means for Bubble Wrap aficionados and your packaging, and what else was big news this week.
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