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Home Depot to Roll Out New Order Management System  May 28, 2014 5:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

Home Depot announced on its Q1 earnings call that it plans to roll out a new Order Management System across its U.S. supply chain by the end of 2014.

Please Welcome Mike O’Brien to the Multichannel Merchant Team  May 27, 2014 11:34 AM By Tim Parry

Mike O’Brien has joined Multichannel Merchant as Senior Editor, and will head up our Operations and Fulfillment team. Please reach out to Mike with your O+F tips and article ideas, and let him know if you are interested in contributing O+F content to MultichannelMerchant.com.

Why Customer Service and Distribution Go Hand-in-Hand  May 27, 2014 10:48 AM By Tim Parry

While marketing and customer service clearly go hand-in-hand, the bridge between the contact center and order fulfillment can sometimes go ignored. In this video, S&S Worldwide Director of Distribution Mark Desrosiers talks about how he interacts with the customer service team to help ensure the best overall customer experience.

Target to Test Same-Day Delivery  May 26, 2014 3:10 PM By Tim Parry

Target will test same-day delivery next month in three markets, the discount department store merchant said May 21 during its first-quarter earnings call.

The Robots are Coming! The Robots are Coming!  May 26, 2014 8:34 AM By Tim Parry

Amazon will increase the number of robot workers in its fulfillment centers from 1,000 to 10,000. Here’s more on Amazon’s increased use of Kiva Systems’ technology, and what it will mean for its human workforce.

A 5-step Guide to Winning with Marketplaces  May 23, 2014 10:30 AM By Amine Khechfe

Marketplaces like Amazon and eBay have become a major channel for e-commerce. Here’s a step-by-step guide to launch your marketplace presence.

eBay Hacked – Users Asked to Change Passwords  May 21, 2014 4:48 PM By Tim Parry

The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customers’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth. However, the database did not contain financial information or other confidential personal information.

Saving Shipping Costs with Geographically-optimized Origin Points  May 20, 2014 12:31 PM By Tim Parry

There is definitely a balancing act between reducing shipping distances and costs, which also reduces transit times to your customers. In this video, BuyAutoParts.com president and COO Matt Glauber talks about the benefits of geographically optimizing your origin points.

The Pros and Cons of Drop Shipping  May 12, 2014 4:10 PM By MCM Staff

In this video taken last month at Operations Summit 2014, S&S Worldwide Director of Distribution Mark Desrosiers shares his views on drop shipping with Multichannel Merchant Managing Editor Tim Parry.

3 Steps to Prep for Dads and Grads  May 12, 2014 4:01 PM By Maria Haggerty

Customer behavior during the summer holidays is quite different from the winter and Christmas shopping season. While this can present a challenge for retailers, it’s also a great opportunity to connect with new shoppers and build customer loyalty. Here are 3 steps retailers can take to ensure they are ready for graduations and Father’s Day.






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