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Amazon Extends Holiday Shipping Deadlines  Dec 16, 2014 10:11 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon announces it is extending its holiday shipping deadlines allowing customers to order immediately before Christmas. See the plans Amazon has in place for the holidays.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Dec. 15, 2014  Dec 15, 2014 4:38 PM By Mike O'Brien

O+F’s listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers.

Dec. 15 Is Peak Holiday Shipping Volume Day for FedEx, USPS  Dec 15, 2014 1:21 PM By Mike O'Brien

Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the highest volume delivery day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.

3 Barriers to Omnichannel Success  Dec 12, 2014 11:49 AM By Yan Krupnik

Approximately one-third of retailers have invested in some level of omnichannel capabilities, but those that haven’t are setting themselves up for failure. Cross-channel features considered a luxury yesterday are a necessity today. So, what’s preventing retailers from omnichannel integration?

Major Carriers Stay On Top of the Weather with Meteorology Teams  Dec 10, 2014 4:49 PM By Daniela Forte

Given the 2013 holiday shipping debacle, UPS and FedEx have taken great pains to ensure there isn’t a repeat performance this season.

Shopatron Talks Holiday Ecommerce Trends  Dec 09, 2014 3:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

Multichannel Merchant senior editor Mike O’Brien talks with Shopatron founder and CEO Ed Stevens about holiday ecommerce trends in the 2014 shopping season.

Best Buy Announces Free Two-Day Shipping  Dec 09, 2014 1:32 PM By Mike O'Brien

In an effort to lure more holiday season shoppers, Best Buy announced it was offering free two-day shipping on thousands of online items.

Amazon Testing Bikes for Ultra-Fast Delivery in New York  Dec 09, 2014 12:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon is once again pushing the ecommerce envelope, testing out the use of bicycle couriers in New York as part of a service called Amazon Prime Now, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The service will provide delivery of some items purchased on Amazon.com in an hour or two, the Journal said it had been told by an unnamed source.

Determining Which DTC Operations System Platform is the Best Fit  Dec 04, 2014 3:25 PM By Curt Barry

There are many systems possibilities for direct to customer businesses. The choices include ecommerce platforms with order management (OMS) functionality; standalone OMS; “best of breed” integrations with OMS, customer care or CRM front ends and a warehouse management system (WMS) for fulfillment; or ERP systems. How do you determine which is the best fit for your direct business?

Retailers Powered by Shopatron Saw 77% Gross Merchandise Value Growth on Cyber Monday  Dec 04, 2014 12:15 PM By MCM Staff

Omnichannel retailers on the Shopatron platform enjoyed 40% gross merchandise value growth spanning eight days, and spikes over the holiday weekend leading to remarkable year-over-year growth of over 93%.






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