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NRF: June Port Traffic Highest in Five Years  Jul 09, 2014 5:42 PM By Mike O'Brien

July port traffic is projected to be at the highest level in five years, the NRF reports, as west coast port negotiations go on.

Report: UPS to Invest $1B in European Ops, Mostly Germany  Jul 08, 2014 10:17 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS plans to invest $1 billion in its European operations over the next three to five years, mostly focused on Germany, according to CFO Kurt Kuehn.

IDS Acquires Aspen Logistics  Jul 07, 2014 3:34 PM By MCM Staff

The purchase of Aspen builds on Plainfield, IN-based IDS’s strategy in e-fulfillment to serve 90% of the US with 2-day ground service, a critical component in the rapidly expanding ecommerce market.

New USPS Pricing Strategy to Grow Priority Mail  Jul 02, 2014 3:00 PM By MCM Staff

The USPS today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission to change Priority Mail prices. Unlike UPS and FedEx, the USPS is not implementing any new dimensional-weight charges.

Two Sides Still Talking As West Coast Ports Remain Open  Jul 02, 2014 1:56 PM By Mike O'Brien

As the deadline passed July 1, the two sides continuing talking to avert a west coast port strike.

Global Ecommerce Operations Do’s and Don’ts  Jul 01, 2014 9:57 AM By Mike O'Brien

If you want to learn about which global ecommerce operations strategies and tactics worked best, you’ll want to attend the “Global Ecommerce Operations Do’s and Don’ts Merchant Panel” at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global conference on July 15 and 16 in Long Beach, CA.

Target Offers Free Shipping on Orders Over $50  Jun 30, 2014 5:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Firing yet another salvo in the retail discount shipping wars, Target announced it is offering free shipping on “nearly all” orders over $50.

Channels, Choices and Convenience: Flex Shopping Around the World  Jun 30, 2014 3:33 PM By Daniela Forte

UPS has explored varying global consumer preferences before the purchase, during checkout and delivery and post purchase.

Reducing the Cost of Order Fulfillment  Jun 29, 2014 7:55 AM By Ed Romaine

Omnichannel commerce puts a premium on reducing the cost of order fulfillment while at the same time speeding up the fulfillment process. With automated storage and retrieval systems, this process reversed, with employees spending more time fulfilling orders.

Understanding Omnichannel Inventory Dynamics  Jun 29, 2014 7:55 AM By Ed Romaine

Inventory visibility has the effect of making the supply chain work to optimum efficiency, a critical element for omnichannel success. Here’s why you need to use detailed inventory information to create a model that optimizes your particular fulfillment operation.






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