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Meeting Your Customer’s Expectations This Holiday Season  Aug 24, 2015 3:04 PM By Daniela Forte

Are you ready what your customers are expecting for holiday 2015? In this video, Ian MacDonald, director of ecommerce for Silver Star Brands talks about what he thinks customers will expect this holiday season.

Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials  Aug 21, 2015 4:36 PM By MCM Staff

In a week heavy with retail financials from major companies, there were some clear winners and losers.

The Internet of (Postal) Things Is Coming  Aug 21, 2015 8:24 AM By Mike O'Brien

Based on the Internet of Things, the U.S. Postal Service envisions a network of sensor-based connected devices to enhance services and drive efficiencies.

Is Tribal Knowledge Impeding Your DC Operations?  Aug 20, 2015 3:43 PM By Curt Barry

Tribal knowledge within your DC operations can be a good thing – that is, until the walking repository isn’t around. Here are tips for avoiding the snares.

Shippers Weighing Options As Ports Jockey for Position  Aug 20, 2015 10:47 AM By Mike O'Brien

While cargo is flowing back to West coast ports after labor issues were settled, it’s growing faster at East and Gulf ports as shippers weigh their options.

4 Things Millennials Want from Your Online Business This Back-to-School Season  Aug 19, 2015 12:33 PM By Amine Khechfe

Online sellers — what’s the key to winning over millennial shoppers this back-to-school season? These quick tips will help you reach and convert them.

French Supply Chain Giant Geodis to Buy OHL  Aug 18, 2015 10:37 AM By Mike O'Brien

Continuing a recent trend in logistics consolidation, France’s supply chain giant Geodis plans to acquire U.S.-based 3PL OHL for an estimated $800 million.

Coyote Acquisition Helps UPS with Backhaul, Peak Season Demand  Aug 18, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

The ability to buy its way into the full truckload (FTL) brokerage sector and provide backhaul services are what led UPS to its $1.8B Coyote acquisition.

Is Order Attribution a Waste of Time and Money?  Aug 17, 2015 5:06 PM By Allen Abbott

In his 2008 book Buyology: “Truth and Lies about Why We Buy,” Martin Lindstrom concluded that 85% of our buying behavior is dictated by emotion, not rational thought.

Startup Wonolo Gives Ecommerce Firms On-Demand Staffing  Aug 17, 2015 4:29 PM By Mike O'Brien

Startup Wonolo, an app that matches workers with available temp positions, has based much of its growth on ecommerce firms needing fulfillment staff.






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