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To Uniform or Not To Uniform, That is the Parcel Delivery Question  Sep 15, 2015 2:21 PM By Amine Khechfe

As last-mile delivery startups abound, should they use uniforms like established parcel delivery services? Here are 4 reason why uniforms still matter.

UPS To Hire up to 95,000 for Holiday Season  Sep 15, 2015 12:14 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS said it expects to hire 90,000-95,000 seasonal employees this year to support the anticipated increase in package volume, the same as in 2014.

There’s Free Shipping, Then There’s Stupidity  Sep 14, 2015 2:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

Actress Melissa Joan Hart should’ve known better than to exploit the Sept. 11 tragedy to promote her clothing line via a free shipping offer using “911.”

Week In Review: eBay’s Wish List Doesn’t Include a New Perception  Sep 11, 2015 3:08 PM By MCM Staff

Happy 20th anniversary, eBay! We noticed you didn’t have “New Perception” on your wish list. But boy, would we like to give you one.

Google Express Expands in Midwest, Adds Grocery Delivery  Sep 11, 2015 12:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Google Express has expanded into 7 Midwestern states with overnight delivery, and plans to test out grocery delivery in San Francisco and another market.

Preparing Your DC for Holiday Peak: A Continuous Process  Sep 09, 2015 4:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

Holiday peak season represents up to 40% of retail sales in 6 weeks. What’s learned in that crucible can become part of a continuous DC improvement process.

Toys R Us Slashes Free Shipping Threshold from $49 to $19  Sep 09, 2015 11:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Toys R Us, ahead of the holiday crowd, slashed its free shipping threshold for Toys R Us and Babies R Us from $49 to $19 except for some heavy/large items.

Uber Reportedly Working with Retailers on Same-Day Delivery  Sep 09, 2015 10:26 AM By Mike O'Brien

Uber plans to provide dozens of retail and apparel brands in New York and San Francisco with same-day delivery, and is in talks with ecommerce platforms.

Beware of Unneeded OMS, ERP, WMS Modifications  Sep 08, 2015 10:38 AM By Curt Barry

A close working vendor-client relationship can help avoid unnecessary system modifications to ERP, WMS and OMS systems, saving money and avoiding headaches.

Ecommerce, Same-Day Delivery Driving More Spec DCs  Sep 04, 2015 1:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Driven by the growth in ecommerce and same-day delivery, more distribution centers are being built on spec as demand causes available space to tighten up.

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