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Operations & FulfillmentJan 27, 2015 1:18 PM By MCM Staff
Parcel Shipping prices are going to rise in 2015, according to reports this month about UPS and the United States Postal Service. Here’s more about rising shipping costs from Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien.
Operations & FulfillmentJan 27, 2015 1:08 PM By Mike O'Brien
As it continues to battle UPS, FedEx and DHL for a larger slice of the ecommerce shipping pie, the USPS has asked the PRC to keep its competitive Priority Mail rates unchanged for domestic delivery while raising Parcel Select – the primary last-mile option of the major carriers – by 8%.
Operations & FulfillmentJan 27, 2015 10:56 AM By Mike O'Brien
While not packing the wallop that forecasters had been predicting, winter storm Juno nonetheless was bad enough to put a serious crimp in the shipping operations of major carriers in the Northeast.
Operations & FulfillmentJan 27, 2015 10:34 AM By Mike O'Brien
As it lowered guidance on its earnings for Q4 and fiscal 2015, UPS also talked about possible adjustments to its peak season pricing later this year.
Operations & FulfillmentJan 27, 2015 8:52 AM By Mike O'Brien
While overall return rates are not increasing dramatically, they are on the rise, forcing ecommerce merchants to optimize their supply chain squeeze as much value as they can out of returned merchandise.
Operations & FulfillmentJan 26, 2015 6:43 PM By Mark Holleran
Five criteria for helping you select warehouse devices that can add efficiency and productivity gains.
Operations & FulfillmentJan 26, 2015 5:49 PM By Mike O'Brien
A listing of some recently announced distribution center expansions and additions in retail and direct-to-consumer operations.
Operations & FulfillmentJan 26, 2015 5:08 PM By Mike O'Brien
StellaService finds returns processing times are shrinking, especially during the holidays, as more retailers make it a focus of the customer experience.
Operations & FulfillmentJan 21, 2015 8:58 AM By Tim Parry
Is Amazon bailing on its plans for a New York City showroom? And can RadioShack be the answer to Amazon’s omnichannel plans? Stay tuned, or read on… Tim Parry explains.
Operations & FulfillmentJan 20, 2015 11:01 AM By Curt Barry
You’ve barely put a bow on your peak shipping, but it’s time to assess your performance and start planning for peak season operations in 2015. What are your objectives for improvements? Here are eight steps to help you prioritize which changes happen this year, and which can be pushed into 2016 and beyond.