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7 Business Advantages of Drop Shipping  Apr 14, 2015 8:47 AM By Nate Gilmore

Drop shipping is a buzzword thrown around loosely and often incorrectly. In this article, we shed light on common drop shipping challenges and possible drop ship solutions.

The West Coast Port Dispute: Lessons Learned for the Next Supply Chain Disruption  Apr 11, 2015 7:03 PM By Peter Zaballos

While it will take months for the return of normalcy after the West Coast port crisis, what about the next one? Partnering with a 3PL is one way to prepare.

FAA Gives Amazon Green Light on Drone Testing – Again  Apr 11, 2015 6:39 PM By Mike O'Brien

The FAA again gave Amazon permission for drone testing, a month after complaints that a previous approval was moot because the vehicle had become obsolete.

Making the Direct-to-Customer Returns Process Easy and Painless  Apr 07, 2015 12:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

How do you make your returns process easy and painless for direct-to-customer orders? We asked this question to three direct-to-customer retail executives who will be speaking at Operations Summit 2015, which will be held April 14-16 in Louisville, KY.

FedEx Will Buy TNT Express for $4.8 Billion  Apr 07, 2015 6:49 AM By Tim Parry

FedEx Corporation and TNT Express N.V. have reached conditional agreement on recommended all-cash public offer of €8.00 per ordinary TNT Express share. The transaction represents an implied equity value for TNT Express of €4.4 billion, or $4.8 billion U.S.

Automation Brings Efficiency to Order Fulfillment  Apr 03, 2015 2:44 PM By Mike O'Brien

Order fulfillment automation address the growing demand for quicker delivery by increasing the number of units that can be processed per day, and allows the distribution centers to get more out the door faster.

Amazon Dash Is NOT a Detergent, But Yet Another Hook Into Consumers  Apr 02, 2015 4:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon Dash, small branded buttons that consumers can stick up in their homes, allow for one-touch reordering of household items – just not Dash.

USPS Delays Parcel Price Increase  Apr 02, 2015 2:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

The USPS has put on hold planned pricing increases in parcel services until all pricing requests across products were approved by the PRC.

Automation and Technology Best Practices Revealed at Operations Summit 2015  Apr 02, 2015 12:25 PM By Curt Barry

At Operations Summit 2015, learn how major brands apply automation and technology to their fulfillment operations, leading to process and efficiency gains.

4 Insider Tips Your Parcel Carrier Doesn’t Want You to Know  Apr 02, 2015 11:37 AM By John Stitz

While many carrier tactics can be detrimental and costly for shippers, there are certain things shippers can do to offset the bottom-line effect.






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