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Walmart ShippingPass, Google Buy Button Crash Amazon’s Party  Jun 10, 2015 6:40 AM By Jerry Jao

Walmart’s ShippingPass will offer unlimited three-day delivery of eligible items purchased on Walmart’s website. Google’s buy button follows in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter, which have both added similar functionality to enable purchases without navigating to a third-party site. Here’s how both Walmart and Google will put pressure on Amazon.

The Fate of Your Cross-Border Customer Could Hinge on Shipping  Jun 10, 2015 6:16 AM By Ahmed Naiem

Shipping matters big time to online consumers. And it matters even more to cross-border customers, because, most likely, shipping cost is a higher percentage of product cost for them than for domestic shoppers. For those that can provide superior customer experiences in this area, however, shipping and delivery can be a key differentiator.

Your ERP Install Partner Almost As Important as the Functionality  Jun 09, 2015 4:28 PM By Curt Barry

Finding the right VAR partner for your ERP install of OMS or WMS is almost as important as the functionality itself. Here are some tips to help you succeed.

Macy’s Exec Predicts BOPS Volume Will Triple This Holiday Season  Jun 09, 2015 12:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

A Macy’s exec told IRCE attendees that buy online/pickup in store demand will be 3x higher during this year’s peak season than it was last December.

Dotcom Distribution CEO on Impact of DIM Weight Pricing  Jun 09, 2015 9:57 AM By Mike O'Brien

Hear Dotcom Distribution CEO Maria Haggerty as she discusses the impact of DIM weight pricing with Multichannel Merchant at IRCE 2015 in Chicago.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 8, 2015  Jun 08, 2015 12:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers.

Demanding Consumers Still in Driver’s Seat, UPS/comScore Study Finds  Jun 06, 2015 11:37 AM By Mike O'Brien

U.S. consumers are continuing to demand convenience, advanced mobile features, flexible shipping options and ease of product returns, according to the fourth annual UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study.

Internet Society Report Points to Rapid Internet Growth in Africa  Jun 03, 2015 11:24 PM By MCM Staff

The report highlights steady adoption of this transformative technology since the introduction of the Internet to Africa in 1991, reaching just over 20% continent-wide. But these aggregate indicators mask glaring disparities in Internet development levels from country to country.

Newegg Unveils Major Improvements to its Marketplace  Jun 03, 2015 10:55 PM By MCM Staff

Recent international expansion into key parts of Europe and Asia greatly expand Newegg’s global reach, and important updates to the company’s Shipped by Newegg program announced today further cement Newegg’s Marketplace leadership.

How to Avoid Under-Sizing Your New Distribution Center  Jun 01, 2015 4:03 PM By Curt Barry

Opening up a new distribution center is no easy task. Here are 9 key factors to consider when planning a new DC that will help you ensure the best outcome.






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