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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.

Week in Review: Peak Holiday Season Expectations Continue to Rise  Sep 04, 2015 10:30 AM By MCM Staff

The peak holiday season this year is beginning to look a lot like … last year, only more so in terms of customer expectations on faster delivery, flexible options and a mobile-friendly experience, retailers and experts told Multichannel Merchant this week.

Curbside Expands to New York, Tries Out New Light-Up Stations  Sep 02, 2015 1:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Pickup app Curbside has expanded to New York and Los Angeles, and is testing an updated pickup location with color-coded lights to signal shoppers.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 1, 2015  Sep 01, 2015 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

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

Heightened Holiday Shopping Expectations Driving Retailer Preparations  Aug 31, 2015 1:29 PM By Daniela Forte

Holiday shopping 2015 is going to look a lot like last year, only more so in terms of customer expectations for faster delivery, flexibility and options, as well as a mobile-friendly experience. See what retailers and industry experts had to say about holiday 2015.

Changing With the Seasons: Managing Inventory Based On Seasonal Demand  Aug 31, 2015 10:59 AM By Michele Salerno

When it comes to selling seasonal merchandise such as shorts, snow boots, or costumes, proper planning is always key. Here are some tips to consider when managing your inventory for seasonal demand.

Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper  Aug 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

Why is an Ecommerce Game-Changer  Aug 27, 2015 3:44 PM By MCM Staff

International airfreight comparison site ParcelHero, an ecommerce fulfilment specialist, says will be a game-changer in the industry, thanks to its unique cost saving approach to logistics.

Product Availability, On-Time Delivery Matter Most in Holiday Peak Shopping Season  Aug 27, 2015 2:51 PM By MCM Staff

Uncovering the latest insights into the online shopper’s expectations during the holiday shopping season, a new survey by eBay Enterprise and CFI Group reveals that consumers desire multiple ordering and more shipping options; while proving that product availability and late deliveries have the biggest impact on retailers’ bottom line.

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