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3 Ways to Avoid Holiday Shipping Disasters  Sep 21, 2015 4:57 PM By Maria Haggerty

The holiday shipping peak is always difficult to handle no matter how established your business. So plan ahead and take the necessary precautions.

6 Steps for Improving Your Retail Operations Management Analysis  Sep 21, 2015 4:33 PM By Curt Barry

Is your retail operations management analysis a business boon or boondoggle? These action steps will help straighten it out and make it work for you.

FedEx Raises Some Shipping Rates Ahead of Peak  Sep 21, 2015 2:10 PM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx has announced a number of rate changes, some of which will take place in January while others will take effect Nov. 2, ahead of the holiday rush.

Week in Review: Ho Ho Ho, the Holiday Season is Here!  Sep 18, 2015 11:31 AM By MCM Staff

Put down your pumpkin spice lattes, etailers… the 2015 Holiday Season is here! Well, at least it’s here for those in the retail industry. We all know this is the time to make any final tweaks and adjustments, and you can find some helpful hints, and more, in the latest Week in Review…

Home Depot Opens Massive Ohio Distribution Center  Sep 18, 2015 10:39 AM By MCM Staff

Home Depot has opened a 1.6 million square foot fulfillment center in Ohio to support its growing ecommerce business, which represents about 5% of sales.

FedEx Grows Profit but Misses Analyst Forecast, Lowers Outlook  Sep 18, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx grew Q1 revenue and earnings but missed analyst forecasts, and lowered its fiscal 2016 outlook. Weak global conditions and currency issues were cited.

The Gift of Shipping Options for Consumers This Holiday Season  Sep 17, 2015 11:20 AM By Daniela Forte

This holiday season 93% of consumers find shipping options to be an important factor for the overall shopping experience. See what options consumers want this holiday season.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 17, 2015  Sep 17, 2015 10:40 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced openings, expansions, closures and layoffs at retail distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

The Keys to a Successful Drop Shipping Program  Sep 16, 2015 1:42 PM By Mike O'Brien

Drop shipping offers several advantages, including expanding inventory and reducing out-of-stocks. Here are some best practices to help make it succeed.

Why Uniforms Matter for Parcel Delivery Drivers  Sep 16, 2015 11:49 AM By MCM Staff

With so many new last-mile delivery startups, from Uber to Postmates to Deliv and Shyp, do parcel delivery driver uniforms still matter? The answer is yes!

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