MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT » OPERATIONS & FULFILLMENT
Operations & FulfillmentJun 01, 2016 3:12 PM By Gary Colangelo
As increased shipping costs for bulky items mount, does this spell the end of the line for ordering big-ticket items online? Certainly not, and here are some options that shippers can consider to address the issue.
Operations & FulfillmentJun 01, 2016 11:17 AM By Curt Barry
To do battle with Amazon, many DTC companies are looking to expand their distribution center network. But how do you weight the variables in terms of location, facility costs, inventory, transportation and shipping time, local labor and more? Here are 13 key points to consider in your decision process.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 31, 2016 2:50 PM By Mike O'Brien
While retailers say they’re growing their omnichannel sales, it’s unclear how profitable they are, according to a new report from Retail Systems Research. Greater inventory visibility, including use of RFID, as well as better syncing of demand origination with inventory allocation, will help drag omnichannel into the black, the report’s author states.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 27, 2016 9:23 AM By Peter Zaballos
With the spring season underway, you are likely already executing on your 2016 ecommerce initiatives. For most retailers, the goal is to be ready by back-to-school season so you can test your advancements prior to the holiday season. So spring is perfect timing to assess holiday peak prep and readiness.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 26, 2016 3:02 PM By Mike O'Brien
Amazon announced plans to open a second fulfillment center in Joliet, IL, outside Chicago, to complement one opened last year, as it continues to expand its massive network to service 50 million-plus Prime members and marketplace sellers with guaranteed two-day deliveries as well as same-day service.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 26, 2016 11:17 AM By MCM Staff
A new report from Kibo, the e-tailing group and Multichannel Merchant shows how leading omnichannel retailers are performing with buy online, pickup in store. According to the study, retailers can no longer wait on the sidelines to adopt this functionality. See what other insights the report brings to light.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 25, 2016 12:23 PM By Mike O'Brien
Home Depot delivered a solid Q1, including a 21.5% increase in online sales and success on a variety of supply chain and omnichannel fronts. See what else the “improving home improvement” company is doing right these days.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 25, 2016 10:52 AM By Donna Devaul
In an era when the customer is king, retailers need to elevate their game to gain loyalty, an edge over the competition in a fierce environment, and drive sales. Here are some best practices culled from winners and finalists of the 2016 Excellence in Customer Experience awards at the Operations Summit.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 24, 2016 4:58 PM By Mike O'Brien
Alpha Industries has seen gains in cross-border ecommerce sales and customer satisfaction after partnering with UPS i-parcel on international fulfillment. See what issues Alpha was facing, and how they were solved through outsourcing the handling of its international transactions.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 23, 2016 11:54 AM By MCM Staff
A new guideline focused on omnichannel and ecommerce fulfillment processes has been released by GS1 US to help the retail industry evolve toward a single fulfillment process for improved cost savings and maximized resources.
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