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Inventory ARCHIVE

Making It Right for Affected Customers Key for Harry London  Dec 01, 2014 5:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

In the wake of a Thanksgiving fire that destroyed a distribution center outside Cleveland, 1-800-Flowers.com is doing all it can to make customers happy.

Automated Fulfillment Optimizes Shipping and Avoids Errors  Nov 26, 2014 12:44 PM By Ian Goldman

The same technology that helped converge inventory levels has evolved and is now actually able to automate inventory management and fulfillment. By removing reliance on employees to track inventory, this makes mistakes less likely and allows order fulfillment from any location to orders on any channel. Thus omnichannel fulfillment is enabled, providing higher service levels to customers, more streamlined inventory management for retailers, and less stock tied up in expensive warehouses. Many retailers find that they are able to eliminate warehouses entirely and have retail locations function as mini-distribution centers.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 19, 2014  Nov 19, 2014 1:41 PM By Daniela Forte

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

Omnichannel Choreography Delivers the Perfect Customer Experience  Nov 18, 2014 2:56 PM By Frank Poore

Through “omnichannel choreography,” retailers can orchestrate all the moving pieces of online order fulfillment and deliver the perfect customer experience.

Online Retailers Often Disconnected from Consumer Desires  Oct 21, 2014 12:13 PM By Mike O'Brien

Online retailers are giving consumers delivery options they don’t want, while not offering the ones they do, according to a new survey.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup  Oct 15, 2014 10:21 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup  Sep 25, 2014 5:31 PM By Mike O'Brien

News that Amazon will begin collecting sales tax in Minnesota starting next week has led to speculation that the company may open a warehouse, data center or some other operation in the state or buy an existing firm, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Online-only retailers don’t need to charge sales tax in a state unless they have physical presence or affiliated business there.

How to Make Your Small Business Perform Like an Omnichannel Powerhouse  Sep 24, 2014 9:04 AM By Amine Khechfe

Your small business can perform like an omnichannel powerhouse if you simply adhere to the following tips and tools.

Your 5-point Checklist for Going Omnichannel  Sep 21, 2014 8:04 AM By Brandi Slaughter

With the right omnichannel strategy in place, retailers can enhance engagement between the customer and store associate, better leverage inventory positions and maximize the store footprint. To prepare to go omnichannel, retailers’ checklist should focus on the following five points

How Retailers Can Adapt to Dimensional Weight Pricing Changes  Sep 15, 2014 11:37 AM By Maria Haggerty

Steps that retailers should take to prepare for dimensional weight pricing that is taking effect at the end of the year.






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