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New USPS Pricing Strategy to Grow Priority Mail  Jul 02, 2014 3:00 PM By MCM Staff

The USPS today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission to change Priority Mail prices. Unlike UPS and FedEx, the USPS is not implementing any new dimensional-weight charges.

Two Sides Still Talking As West Coast Ports Remain Open  Jul 02, 2014 1:56 PM By Mike O'Brien

As the deadline passed July 1, the two sides continuing talking to avert a west coast port strike.

Global Ecommerce Operations Do’s and Don’ts  Jul 01, 2014 9:57 AM By Mike O'Brien

If you want to learn about which global ecommerce operations strategies and tactics worked best, you’ll want to attend the “Global Ecommerce Operations Do’s and Don’ts Merchant Panel” at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global conference on July 15 and 16 in Long Beach, CA.

Target Offers Free Shipping on Orders Over $50  Jun 30, 2014 5:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Firing yet another salvo in the retail discount shipping wars, Target announced it is offering free shipping on “nearly all” orders over $50.

Channels, Choices and Convenience: Flex Shopping Around the World  Jun 30, 2014 3:33 PM By Daniela Forte

UPS has explored varying global consumer preferences before the purchase, during checkout and delivery and post purchase.

Reducing the Cost of Order Fulfillment  Jun 29, 2014 7:55 AM By Ed Romaine

Omnichannel commerce puts a premium on reducing the cost of order fulfillment while at the same time speeding up the fulfillment process. With automated storage and retrieval systems, this process reversed, with employees spending more time fulfilling orders.

Understanding Omnichannel Inventory Dynamics  Jun 29, 2014 7:55 AM By Ed Romaine

Inventory visibility has the effect of making the supply chain work to optimum efficiency, a critical element for omnichannel success. Here’s why you need to use detailed inventory information to create a model that optimizes your particular fulfillment operation.

Optimizing Omnichannel Order Picking and Fulfillment Operations  Jun 29, 2014 7:54 AM By Ed Romaine

Omnichannel is a studied approach to meet all of these customer expectations. In order to do so successfully, retailers must reevaluate their logistics business model by putting the focus on fulfilling more orders, faster throughput and lower costs. The first step in that process is understanding the trends that define the omnichannel marketplace.

Study: West Coast Port Strike Could Cost U.S. Economy $2.5B Per Day  Jun 27, 2014 3:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

A joint NRF/NAM study found a West Coast port strike could cost the U.S. economy up to $2.5 billion per day.

Why ShipStation Acquisition Bodes Well for Stamps.com  Jun 27, 2014 1:27 PM By Mike O'Brien

Investment advisory service The Motley Fool sees the recent acquisition of ShipStation by Stamps.com as a huge positive for the company.






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