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Operations & Fulfillment ARCHIVE

eBay Shuts Down Same-Day Delivery Pilots  Jul 28, 2015 3:33 PM By Mike O'Brien

eBay has shut down its eBay Now same-day delivery service, as well as a pilot local delivery service in Brooklyn, NY, as expected growth never materialized.

Supply Chain Risk: When Bad Things Happen to Good Cargo  Jul 28, 2015 12:05 PM By Dave Zamsky

As supply chains are often global in scope and impact fiscal health, supply chain risk is a major issue. Here are some steps to take to mitigate that risk.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 27, 2015  Jul 27, 2015 3:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers.

How to Assess Your True Readiness for a System Go Live Date  Jul 27, 2015 1:35 PM By Curt Barry

How do you know you’re ready for a system go live on new software that drives your retail operations? Here are 10 steps to help determine if you’re there.

Understanding the 8 Stages of the Omnichannel Order Lifecycle  Jul 27, 2015 12:41 PM By Jim Barnes

To optimize operations and drive success, retailers must focus on processes, technology and people across all 8 stages of the omnichannel order lifecycle.

Week in Review: Jet Cleared for Takeoff, Crowds Ecommerce Skies  Jul 24, 2015 4:50 PM By MCM Staff

After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

AmazonFresh Expands to the U.K.  Jul 23, 2015 2:21 PM By Daniela Forte

While several U.S. cities have yet to reap the benefits of AmazonFresh, several reports are indicating the grocery delivery service will begin expanding overseas to the U.K. as early as September of this year.

Brazil a Lucrative but Complex Market for Cross-Border Trade  Jul 23, 2015 2:07 PM By Mike O'Brien

Brazil represents a complex but lucrative market for cross-border ecommerce, one that Alibaba’s AliExpress discount marketplace has learned to crack.

Chinese Consumers Want Fast Delivery, Alibaba Executive Says  Jul 23, 2015 11:08 AM By Mike O'Brien

Rapid delivery, customer interaction and cost transparency are keys to success in China, an Alibaba executive said at Growing Global in Hollywood, CA.

UPS Expands Billing Options with Staples Partnership  Jul 21, 2015 1:21 PM By MCM Staff

UPS and Staples are teaming up to make it easier to ship UPS packages from any Staples location. See what this will mean for small businesses.

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