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S&S Worldwide Distribution Director Talks Amazon Supply and Winter Weather  Mar 11, 2014 3:02 PM By Tim Parry

S&S Worldwide Director of Distribution Mark Desrosiers talks with Multichannel Merchant about initiatives that most help the company’s operational efficiencies, what global marketplaces he sees as hot economies to sell in, and the effect Amazon Supply has on his business.

Return to Sender: Making Package Returns Easy  Mar 11, 2014 12:52 PM By Amine Khechfe

Sometimes an item doesn’t fit, it doesn’t match and sometimes customers simply just change their minds. Whatever the reason, returns are business critical and can affect the customer experience. Here are a few tips to help you “up” your returns game.

FedEx Plans Massive Distribution Center in Palm Springs  Mar 11, 2014 11:05 AM By Erin Lynch

FedEx is in the midst of planning a “massive distribution center” located in Palm Springs, CA which would sort thousands of packages a day and employ approximately 300 workers. The facility would function as a regional distribution center serving the Coachella Valley.

How Contact Centers Can Recapture Revenue Through Better Reporting  Mar 09, 2014 3:27 PM By Steve Wellen

Every day, more contact centers are providing more of what consumers need: real, valuable service. And that means more revenue. But that’s still the exception to the rule. Here’s a quick look at what is holding contact centers back, and how they can forge a better way forward.

Bon-Ton to Consolidate Four Fulfillment Centers into One  Mar 06, 2014 2:53 PM By Erin Lynch

Bon-Ton announced on March 5 that it has signed a lease for a 743,000 square-foot direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in West Jefferson, Ohio in response to its growing ecommerce operations.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Join Me at the Operations Summit  Mar 06, 2014 1:52 PM By Erin Lynch

We are just a few weeks away from the 2014 Operations Summit and we have an insane line up of speakers and probably the best series of sessions in the shows history. But if that doesn’t convince you, hopefully these reasons will!

Prologis Discusses Same-day Delivery and What’s Trending in DCs  Mar 06, 2014 12:21 PM By Erin Lynch

On Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop,” Prologis chairman and CEO, Hamid Moghadam touched on some of the hottest trends in American distribution including the location of the DCs to the customer and same-day delivery.

Same-Day Delivery: The Antidote to Amazon  Mar 05, 2014 10:10 AM By Rob Howard

When Amazon Prime was introduced in 2005, analysts and consumers alike thought it was a risky, expensive venture, however, Amazon Prime members now comprise nearly 10% of Amazon’s purchases, and spend twice as much as non-Prime members. While Amazon has certainly been giving retailers a lot of heartburn recently, there is a way to fight back and all comes down to same-day delivery.

FedEx Freight to Increase Shipping Rates by 3.9%  Mar 04, 2014 2:51 PM By Erin Lynch

FedEx announced this week that its subsidiary, FedEx Freight, will increase its shipping rates by 3.9%, effective March 31.

A Fantastic Customer Experience Doesn’t End With the Sale  Mar 03, 2014 3:53 PM By Jonathan Levitt

Failing to fulfill customers’ orders in a timely fashion can spell disaster for retailers of any size. Delivering products late can kill sales, batter your reputation and destroy customer loyalty. It can also squander all of the time, money and resources you spent acquiring new customers. Which is exactly why merchants need to remember that the customer experience journey doesn’t end with a sale.






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