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Operations & FulfillmentSep 29, 2014 9:34 AM By Tim Parry
Managing a multichannel warehouse is a fairly easy thing. All you have to do is manage the labor, the freight and the inventory. And from there, a thousand other factors assault you. In this tip sheet you will learn 10 ways to improve warehouse efficiency, how omnichannel fulfillment refines the retail strategy and more.
Operations & FulfillmentSep 26, 2014 4:11 PM By Mike O'Brien
Among other things, the acquisition of ABOL will allow MetaPack to provide its customers with improved visibility into global shipments across carriers and countries. It also offers enhanced delivery intelligence and reporting to better understand delivery challenges like potential delays, so retailers can make adjustments in their supply chain to alleviate issues.
Operations & FulfillmentSep 26, 2014 2:54 PM By Mike O'Brien
“We have a very structured plan around all we’re trying to do to grow our package business,” said Cliff Rucker, vice president of sales for the USPS. “When you think about it, over one-third of our volume is gone since 2006 on the letter side, so that’s why we see packaging as a growth area.”
Operations & FulfillmentSep 26, 2014 12:03 PM By Gregg Aamoth
Once viewed as an extra customer incentive, “free” shipping has quickly becoming the norm for retailers when selling online. With online retail giants like Amazon upping the ante, it seems like there is no other option for retailers but to keep up and take the hit to the bottom line.
But omnichannel retailers are starting to realize they don’t always have resort to margin-eroding “free” shipping to compete.
Operations & FulfillmentSep 25, 2014 5:31 PM By Mike O'Brien
News that Amazon will begin collecting sales tax in Minnesota starting next week has led to speculation that the company may open a warehouse, data center or some other operation in the state or buy an existing firm, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Online-only retailers don’t need to charge sales tax in a state unless they have physical presence or affiliated business there.
Operations & FulfillmentSep 24, 2014 9:04 AM By Amine Khechfe
Your small business can perform like an omnichannel powerhouse if you simply adhere to the following tips and tools.
Operations & FulfillmentSep 23, 2014 12:01 PM By Steven Page
For marketers, Canada represents a new and lucrative opportunity. However, for companies unfamiliar with the intricacies of Canadian regulation, the transition can seem confusing and costly.
Operations & FulfillmentSep 23, 2014 11:01 AM By Mike O'Brien
Retailers considering whether to enter a new market via cross border with third-party logistics partners or with an in-country presence should consider factors like their cost of capital and inventory carrying policy, as well as what existing assets can be leveraged in that country, two experts told Multichannel Merchant.
Operations & FulfillmentSep 23, 2014 10:51 AM By Michael Lamia
Retailers face many unique challenges when selling online to international markets. For example, U.S. merchants need to know what imports are prohibited; when to apply import duties, taxes and tariffs; and how to comply with country-specific forms, country-specific product coding, and local shipping rules.
Operations & FulfillmentSep 21, 2014 12:38 PM By Kevon Hills
This year, customers will be more likely to send an email than place a phone call. Unfortunately, email has the lowest rate of issue resolution of all channels. Here’s a few key learnings from StellaService to ensure retailers are ready for this year’s holiday season.
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