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MCM OUTLOOK 2015: O+F

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Google Express Expands in Midwest, Adds Grocery Delivery  Sep 11, 2015 12:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Google Express has expanded into 7 Midwestern states with overnight delivery, and plans to test out grocery delivery in San Francisco and another market.

Preparing Your DC for Holiday Peak: A Continuous Process  Sep 09, 2015 4:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

Holiday peak season represents up to 40% of retail sales in 6 weeks. What’s learned in that crucible can become part of a continuous DC improvement process.

Toys R Us Slashes Free Shipping Threshold from $49 to $19  Sep 09, 2015 11:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Toys R Us, ahead of the holiday crowd, slashed its free shipping threshold for Toys R Us and Babies R Us from $49 to $19 except for some heavy/large items.

Uber Reportedly Working with Retailers on Same-Day Delivery  Sep 09, 2015 10:26 AM By Mike O'Brien

Uber plans to provide dozens of retail and apparel brands in New York and San Francisco with same-day delivery, and is in talks with ecommerce platforms.

Beware of Unneeded OMS, ERP, WMS Modifications  Sep 08, 2015 10:38 AM By Curt Barry

A close working vendor-client relationship can help avoid unnecessary system modifications to ERP, WMS and OMS systems, saving money and avoiding headaches.

Ecommerce, Same-Day Delivery Driving More Spec DCs  Sep 04, 2015 1:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Driven by the growth in ecommerce and same-day delivery, more distribution centers are being built on spec as demand causes available space to tighten up.

Week in Review: Peak Holiday Season Expectations Continue to Rise  Sep 04, 2015 10:30 AM By MCM Staff

The peak holiday season this year is beginning to look a lot like … last year, only more so in terms of customer expectations on faster delivery, flexible options and a mobile-friendly experience, retailers and experts told Multichannel Merchant this week.

Curbside Expands to New York, Tries Out New Light-Up Stations  Sep 02, 2015 1:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Pickup app Curbside has expanded to New York and Los Angeles, and is testing an updated pickup location with color-coded lights to signal shoppers.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 1, 2015  Sep 01, 2015 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

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

Heightened Holiday Shopping Expectations Driving Retailer Preparations  Aug 31, 2015 1:29 PM By Daniela Forte

Holiday shopping 2015 is going to look a lot like last year, only more so in terms of customer expectations for faster delivery, flexibility and options, as well as a mobile-friendly experience. See what retailers and industry experts had to say about holiday 2015.






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