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The High Cost of Back Orders  May 20, 2015 8:02 AM By Curt Barry

While you may decide not to take back orders because of cost and hassle, consider what goes into those costs and how many sales you’re leaving on the table.

Walmart Undercuts Amazon on Price for Subscription Shipping Program  May 15, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart will test a $50 per year subscription ecommerce shipping service this summer, compared to Amazon Prime’s $99, that gets order to door in three days.

The West Coast Port Dispute: Lessons Learned for the Next Supply Chain Disruption  Apr 11, 2015 7:03 PM By Peter Zaballos

While it will take months for the return of normalcy after the West Coast port crisis, what about the next one? Partnering with a 3PL is one way to prepare.

Automation and Technology Best Practices Revealed at Operations Summit 2015  Apr 02, 2015 12:25 PM By Curt Barry

At Operations Summit 2015, learn how major brands apply automation and technology to their fulfillment operations, leading to process and efficiency gains.

Ace Hardware Expands In-Store Pickup Nationwide  Mar 31, 2015 12:31 PM By Mike O'Brien

In yet another reflection of growing omnichannel demand, Ace Hardware announced the national expansion of its in-store pickup program, launched as a pilot in 2014.

O+F Advisor Distribution and Fulfillment Center Roundup, March 31, 2015  Mar 31, 2015 10:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in direct-to-consumer distribution and fulfillment centers.

Best Practices for Holiday Peak Season Planning  Mar 13, 2015 2:34 PM By Mike O'Brien

Kim Silva of Fairytale Brownies, talks to Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien about her approach to holiday peak season planning.

Macys Beats on Earnings, Says Impacts of West Coast Port Issues are Ongoing  Feb 25, 2015 10:50 AM By Mike O'Brien

Macys’ inventory levels continue to be negatively impacted as a result of protracted labor issues that tied up shipments at 29 West Coast ports for months.

New Nordstrom Facility Gets Half its Customers Within Two-Day Window  Feb 23, 2015 5:14 PM By Mike O'Brien

Nordstrom plans to open a third ecommerce fulfillment center in Pennsylvania that will put half of its customers within reach of two-day ground delivery.

Forget The Rotting Fruit on West Coast Docks – Where’s My Order from eBay?  Feb 20, 2015 12:20 PM By Mike O'Brien

The intractable West coast port labor dispute may lead to shutdowns costing the U.S. economy $1.9 billion per day, but where’s my Turkish backgammon board?






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