Inventory ARCHIVE

The Pros and Cons of Drop Shipping  May 12, 2014 4:10 PM By MCM Staff

In this video taken last month at Operations Summit 2014, S&S Worldwide Director of Distribution Mark Desrosiers shares his views on drop shipping with Multichannel Merchant Managing Editor Tim Parry.

Taking Advantage of Back in Stock Alerts  Apr 08, 2014 5:28 PM By Ross Kramer

Out of stock items can be a real headache for retailers. A back in stock alerts solution can not only save the sale but provide a perfect opportunity to engage with the customer and even generate additional revenue.

Operations Summit Preview: Characteristics of Successful Start-ups  Apr 08, 2014 7:43 AM By Tim Parry

How can you set up your operation for success? Whether you use a third party or manage you own fulfillment operation, this session is a must.

How to Move Outdated Inventory  Apr 08, 2014 6:47 AM By Maria Haggerty

In a hyper-competitive retail environment, moving outdated inventory requires a calculated approach to maximize profits and space. Here are a few ways you can quickly do that.

Amazon Distribution Center Rejected in the Czech Republic  Mar 20, 2014 9:21 AM By Erin Lynch

The Associated Press is reporting that the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno, has rejected a plan by Amazon to build a distribution center in the region.

Return to Sender: Making Package Returns Easy  Mar 11, 2014 12:52 PM By Amine Khechfe

Sometimes an item doesn’t fit, it doesn’t match and sometimes customers simply just change their minds. Whatever the reason, returns are business critical and can affect the customer experience. Here are a few tips to help you “up” your returns game.

A Fantastic Customer Experience Doesn’t End With the Sale  Mar 03, 2014 3:53 PM By Jonathan Levitt

Failing to fulfill customers’ orders in a timely fashion can spell disaster for retailers of any size. Delivering products late can kill sales, batter your reputation and destroy customer loyalty. It can also squander all of the time, money and resources you spent acquiring new customers. Which is exactly why merchants need to remember that the customer experience journey doesn’t end with a sale.

PetBox CEO Opens Up About Superman, the NFL, and Free Shipping  Mar 03, 2014 1:01 PM By Erin Lynch

Sean Conlon, the co-founder and CEO of PetBox, got candid with Multichannel Merchant and opened up about his preferences for free shipping, same-day delivery, which merchant is mastering the fulfillment space, and his dreams of playing in the NFL.

Macy’s Addresses Omnichannel and Same-day Delivery  Feb 26, 2014 2:03 PM By Erin Lynch

While the fourth quarter showed a 1.6% decline in sales, Karen M. Hoguet, chief financial officer at Macy’s, said moving forward the retailer plans on making strides in its omnichannel fulfillment initiatives including buy online, pick up in-store, and same-day delivery.

The Key to Omnichannel Success: A Strong Logistics Strategy  Feb 21, 2014 1:18 PM By Maria Haggerty

Consumers want more flexibility in shipping and fulfillment, including the ability to select delivery dates and times, and to reroute packages based on personal preferences. With consumers placing a heavy emphasis on shipping in retail decision-making, it’s critical for retailers to explore new ways to leverage logistics strategy as a driver of omnichannel success.






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