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Holiday Shipping 2014  Nov 04, 2014 2:08 PM By Daniela Forte

Want to know which carrier will be open, closed or have changed service this holiday season? This infographic by ShipStation, gives all this information to help retailers get orders and presents out on time.

“Open to Sell” – The New School Approach to Inventory Management  Nov 04, 2014 10:10 AM By Andy Moser

Strategic inventory management is imperative for all retailers – especially thought already in distress – which could make or break the biggest revenue generating time of year. See what approaches to take with your inventory management.

Walmart Offers Free Shipping on Top 100 Items through Dec. 20  Nov 03, 2014 3:06 PM By Mike O'Brien

In its never-ending ecommerce battle with rival Amazon, Walmart announced the availability of free shipping on its top 100 gifts, as selected by its buyers, through Dec. 20.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 3, 2014  Nov 03, 2014 12:18 PM By Mike O'Brien

Here’s is O+F’s latest listing of recently announced expansions and additions of retail and ecommerce distribution centers.

Carriers Forecast Record Holiday Season Volume  Nov 02, 2014 2:23 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx, UPS and USPS all project record-setting double-digit gains in parcel deliveries for the 2014 holiday season. But will packages arrive on time? Here’s a look at what the carriers are doing in hopes of guaranteeing a happy holiday.

2014 Holiday Hirings Shift to Permanent, Omnichannel Positions  Nov 02, 2014 12:56 PM By Tim Parry

The most significant shifts for retailers in the 2014 holiday season can be found in omnichannel, which is changing the landscape for companies and impacting their holiday staffing strategies. See what this shift means for the 2014 holiday season.

DHL Invests 30.5 million Euros in New South Africa Facilities  Oct 30, 2014 11:43 AM By Mike O'Brien

DHL is investing 30.5 million Euros in its supply chain and global forwarding divisions in South Africa to support businesses operating in the region.

The Same-day Delivery Reality  Oct 29, 2014 4:03 PM By Daniela Forte

It’s safe to say that same-day delivery isn’t a passing trend: vendors and carriers are listening by expanding their reach to major areas to make same-day delivery a reality. See what carriers are doing with same-day delivery.

Localized Sales Help Fuel Digi-Key’s 2014 European Sales Growth  Oct 29, 2014 11:07 AM By Tim Parry

Digi-Key attributes this 26% sales growth to its continued global expansion of local sales and support resources and the strength of its next generation, hybrid distribution model which combines ecommerce savvy with personalized value-add services. Here’s a look at how Digi-Key’s global growth is driven.

Free Shipping Free-For-All  Oct 29, 2014 9:55 AM By Mike O'Brien

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, retailers are lining up in droves to offer “free” shipping to consumers as a promotional tool to drive sales.






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