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Operations & Fulfillment ARCHIVE

UPS Says Holiday Peak Volume Will Grow 10%  Oct 29, 2015 9:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS expects holiday volume to grow 10%, as Q3 revenue dipped but profit grew through cost-cutting measures like expanded pickup locations, sort reductions.

Amazon Sued by Contractors Claiming They’re Employees  Oct 28, 2015 9:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

Joining the likes of Uber, Postmates and FedEx, Amazon is facing a lawsuit from contract delivery drivers who claim they should be classified as employees

How Is Dimensional Weight Pricing Being Addressed 9 Months Later?  Oct 27, 2015 2:56 PM By Mike O'Brien

Nine months into the new world of dimensional weight pricing for smaller parcels, what are merchant shippers doing to address the increased costs?

Walmart Enters Drone Airspace with Amazon, Google  Oct 27, 2015 10:22 AM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart asked the FAA to begin testing drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, joining Amazon and Google in the air.

FedEx Projecting 12.4% Growth in Holiday Volume  Oct 27, 2015 9:38 AM By MCM Staff

FedEx is predicting a record 317 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas Eve this year, a 12.4% increase in volume compared to 2014.

Week in Review: Sears Goes Back to the Future  Oct 24, 2015 8:37 AM By MCM Staff

Sears has introduced “Meet With An Expert,” this free service that improves the home appliance shopping experience by connecting online shoppers with knowledgeable associates in store. It seems fitting that Sears made this announcement on October 21, 2015, which was “Back to the Future Day.”

UPS Pilots Vote for Strike, While FedEx Settles With Its Union  Oct 23, 2015 4:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

The union representing UPS pilots voted in favor of a strike to settle a four-year-long negotiation, as FedEx reached a six-year deal with its pilots union.

Memo to Warehouse System Vendors: Please Show Me What I’m Asking For  Oct 23, 2015 10:54 AM By Curt Barry

Is your warehouse system vendor on the level? Here’s how you can ensure that the new OMS, WMS or ERP system you’re considering will meet your requirements.

Which Store Should You Ship From? All of Them.  Oct 20, 2015 12:07 PM By Ian Goldman

Second day delivery service for ecommerce orders anywhere in the U.S. is only possible for players with massive warehouses, robots, and drones, right? Wrong. Here are three ways to harness the fulfillment power.

Amazon Creating More Than 100,000 Seasonal Jobs  Oct 20, 2015 8:14 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon said it is creating 100,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network this holiday season to meet increased demand, up from 80,000 hired in 2014.

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