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Week in Review: Amazon Had the Best and Worst Week Ever  Jul 19, 2015 1:50 AM By MCM Staff

Amazon had the best week ever… and its worst week ever. Sounds impossible? It does, but here’s a look at why Prime Day was such a polarizing event for the ecommerce marketplace giant.

UPS Capital Acquisition Enhances Luxury Goods Logistics Offering  Jul 17, 2015 3:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS Capital has acquired the Insured Parcel Services (IPS) of G4S International Logistics, pushing further into the luxury goods market.

Newgistics Hires Former Staples, Walmart Exec as CIO  Jul 17, 2015 9:37 AM By MCM Staff

Newgistics hired Gene Wojciechowski as chief information officer. He was formerly CIO of and also worked in IT management at Staples and UPS.

Appellate Court Upholds Ruling That FedEx Drivers Were Employees  Jul 16, 2015 11:09 AM By Mike O'Brien

A federal appellate court has ruled against FedEx in a case from 2003 involving 500 drivers in Kansas who claimed they were misclassified as contractors.

Batteries Plus Bulbs Strengthens Omnichannel Capabilities with New Dynamic Ecommerce Platform  Jul 15, 2015 7:21 AM By MCM Staff

Batteries Plus Bulbs creates a seamless online and mobile shopping experience by integrating new omnichannel features and functionalities, such as buy online and pick up in store.

QVC to Open First West Coast Distribution Center  Jul 15, 2015 6:08 AM By Tim Parry

QVC will open a state-of-the-art distribution center in Ontario, California. When the new facility begins operation in the third quarter of 2016, it will serve as a West Coast distribution hub for QVC.

NLRB Files Complaint against USPS over Staples Deal  Jul 14, 2015 8:47 AM By Mike O'Brien

The National Labor Relations Board says the U.S. Postal Service violated labor laws by joining a Staples shipping partner program without union negotiation.

Gap and Virgin Hotels Bring Room Service to the Next Level  Jul 14, 2015 7:05 AM By MCM Staff

Gap is bringing same-day delivery to the next level for Virgin Hotels’ guests in Chicago. By leveraging Gap’s reserve in store technology, hotel guests can shop on to reserve the styles they want and within a few hours try and purchase the items they reserved.

SingPost and Alibaba Group to Expand Ecommerce Logistics Cooperation  Jul 14, 2015 6:53 AM By MCM Staff

SingPost and Alibaba Group have taken the next step to establish end-to-end ecommerce logistics platform. Alibaba is investing in Quantium Solutions International, a SingPost subsidiary, and SingPost and Alibaba Group will enter into joint strategic business development framework to improve efficiency and integration in ecommerce logistics.

What IT Skillsets Do You Need for an OMS or ERP Install?  Jul 13, 2015 4:57 PM By Curt Barry

With a new ERP or OMS implementation, you need to assess user and IT skillsets. To help you navigate this difficult process, here are 5 key areas to assess.

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