MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT » OPERATIONS & FULFILLMENT
Operations & FulfillmentMay 17, 2016 5:09 PM By Jake Rheude
Hiring a third-party logistics provider (3PL) has become a popular option for ecommerce companies in recent years. But because finding the right one is so vital to the success of your ecommerce business, how should you go about evaluating the right options? Here are a few do’s and don’ts of the 3PL selection process.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 12, 2016 5:50 PM By Tim Parry
The role of retail shopping is shifting, and that is why it is vital for retailers to put themselves in the position of meeting the customers’ demands. This resulting report by the e-tailing group and Multichannel Merchant takes take an in-depth look at unified commerce and how you can make it work for your brand.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 12, 2016 3:28 PM By Mike O'Brien
Again taking square aim at Amazon Prime, Walmart plans to offer free two-day shipping as part of its $50 a year ShippingPass program. See what else the retail giant has in the works as it looks to gain ground against its online rival.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 11, 2016 4:50 PM By MCM Staff
Sealed Air Corp. has partnered with Box on Demand and Panotec, providers of 3D platforms and fanfold corrugated for on-demand, right-sized box creation.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 11, 2016 10:42 AM By MCM Staff
Fetch Robotics has partnered with SAP, incorporating the SAP Extended Warehouse Management application with the Fetch and Freight robots, as use of warehouse robotics continues to grow.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 10, 2016 10:19 AM By Mike O'Brien
The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion in Q2, up $788 million or 4.7% from 2015. The increase was primarily due to an 11.4% gain in shipping and package volume and pricing changes. While the USPS keeps posting double-digit parcel gains, it continues to drown in pension-driven red ink, with a $2 billion quarterly net loss, up from $1.5 billion a year ago.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 09, 2016 1:51 PM By Gary C. Smith
Even the most efficient multichannel merchant often struggles with managing excess inventory. Common practices such as discounting or liquidation devalue products and undermine sales. And ecommerce makes it easier for shoppers to find cut-rate products. Here are 8 steps to help you avoid the biggest inventory management mistakes and come out on top.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 06, 2016 2:49 PM By Mike O'Brien
Following on the heels of FedEx’s move earlier this year, UPS plans to update its fee structure for larger parcels, decreasing the size of items that incur an extra $10.50 handling charge. Under the new rule, packages with a long side of 48″ or more will be subject to the charge as of June 6. The previous threshold was 60″.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 05, 2016 1:18 PM By Mike O'Brien
Continuing its relentless push into logistics to shore up carrier network capacity issues, Amazon has struck a deal with major air transport firm Atlas Air of Purchase, NY, leasing 20 of its Boeing 767-300 jets and taking up to a 30% stake in the company. Atlas is also a supplier of transport planes to UPS.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 05, 2016 11:40 AM By Adam Vitarello
While consumerism is alive and well, people are increasingly green-minded. The “circular economy” brings both streams together: Wanting our stuff now while pursuing sustainability. Find out how forward-looking brands are making strides in marrying the two seemingly disparate dynamics.