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July port traffic is projected to be at the highest level in five years, the NRF reports, as west coast port negotiations go on.
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.
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.
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.
As the deadline passed July 1, the two sides continuing talking to avert a west coast port strike.
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.
Firing yet another salvo in the retail discount shipping wars, Target announced it is offering free shipping on “nearly all” orders over $50.
UPS has explored varying global consumer preferences before the purchase, during checkout and delivery and post purchase.
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.
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.
by Ian Goldman
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