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Inventory ARCHIVE

How RibbedTee Prepared its Customers for Holiday 2013 Delays  Feb 20, 2014 10:55 AM By Erin Lynch

If the 2013 holiday season will be remembered for anything in the ecommerce world, it very well could be how the lack of communication between merchants, carriers and shoppers created an unsatisfactory shopping experience, which is exactly why RibbedTee.com decided to be as upfront as possible regarding a lag in inventory.

The Home Depot Opens Same-day Shipping Fulfillment Center  Feb 11, 2014 2:08 PM By Erin Lynch

The Home Depot has opened the first of three new same-day shipping focused direct fulfillment centers in the U.S., adding more than three million square feet to its supply chain.

5 Ways to Cut Your Order Fulfillment Costs  Feb 03, 2014 2:23 PM By Stephen Bulger

It’s no secret that online shoppers are looking for low-priced items, free shipping or free returns. As a result, merchants are looking for ways to keep costs low while fulfilling orders in ways that don’t break the bank. To help solve the dilemma, here are five simple ways to cut fulfillment costs that don’t involve big hardware or software investments.

3 Must-Haves for a Successful Try-Before-You-Buy Policy  Jan 29, 2014 10:12 AM By Maria Haggerty

At-home try-on merchants such as Warby Parker mitigate many of the uncertainties and anxieties around purchasing online, but pose significant logistic and fulfillment challenges for retailers. Before offering try-before-you-buy, it’s important to understand the logistic and fulfillment implications associated with these types of policies. Here are three key tips you need to master in order to be a successful free, at-home try-on policy.

Untangling the Retail Supply Chain with Real-Time Analytics  Jan 22, 2014 8:24 AM By Dale Skeen

Retail supply chains are longer and more tangled than ever – the complexity of the data coupled with high customer expectations around service and reliability are taxing traditional approaches to supply chain management to their limits. In this article you will learn how to pinpoint problems faster, make adjustments quickly, prevent missed deliveries, and catch those out-of-stock situations before they can impact the customer.

How to Maximize Returns Efficiencies and Minimize Cost  Dec 19, 2013 2:14 PM By Erin Lynch

As more and more merchants focus their ecommerce energy into creating a customer-centric organization, one of the best ways to set yourself apart from the competition is through your returns policy. Regardless of why a consumer returns a good, there are ways for merchants to develop an effective and efficient returns process that keeps customers coming back for more.

Your Shipping and Fulfillment Holiday Checklist  Dec 03, 2013 11:50 AM By Maria Haggerty

The more time and energy you invest in planning your holiday shipping and fulfillment strategy, the more effective your brand will be in delivering the type of customer experience that will keep shoppers coming back in 2014. While it’s too late to effectively change your retail agenda through the end of the year, here is a list things you can focus on from now through Christmas.

Gap Inc. Expands Reserve in Store Availability  Nov 20, 2013 7:04 PM By Tim Parry

Gap Inc. announced Nov. 20 that it has expanded its reserve in store capabilities to all U.S. Banana Republic stores and more than 200 Gap stores in 15 major U.S. markets.

JCPenney’s Ecommerce Sales Rise 24.5%  Nov 20, 2013 10:54 AM By Tim Parry

Third-quarter net sales at JCPenney were down 4.8%, but its ecommerce arm continues to shine. Online sales through JCP.com were $266 million for the quarter, up 24.5% versus the same period last year and reflecting sequential increases through the quarter.

5 Tips to Increase Sales through Smarter Inventory Management  Nov 18, 2013 3:08 PM By Brandon Levey

As your business grows, it is inevitable that the number of online and offline sales channels will grow with it. In order to best maximize your efforts and keep your inventory off the shelves and into the hands of customers, here are five tips to follow.






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