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SmartHub Report Finds Delivery Times Nearly Doubled over Cyber Monday  Mar 17, 2014 11:54 AM By MCM Staff

So how did over 230 of the leading merchants fare during the 2013 Cyber Monday? This report analyzed retailers response to shipping and delivery timing, free shipping, promotions, returns and customer service.

Nearly 12% of Holiday Gifts Were Not Delivered On Time  Mar 16, 2014 10:47 AM By Tim Parry

But it does not appear to be the result of shippers pushing that last-chance offer as close as possible to Christmas.

Amazon Pushes Prime Price to $99  Mar 13, 2014 4:36 PM By Tim Parry

After about six weeks of speculation, Amazon has announced it will raise the annual membership fee for Prime to $99. So, what will the price increase mean for its competitors?

Who is Winning the Shipping War? It All Depends on What You Need.  Mar 12, 2014 3:22 PM By Erin Lynch

Who reigns supreme in reliability, delivery times, and cost in the world of American shipping? Well, according to a recent report, it all depends on your exact shipping needs.

Why Incentive Programs Help Increase Upselling in the Contact Center  Mar 12, 2014 9:09 AM By Daniela Forte

The contact center staff needs to be trained and coached on how to collect and use valuable data from customers to encourage the purchases of additional products and services. Learn ways to successfully upsell in the contact center.

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.






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