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Inventory ARCHIVE

Inventory Management, Lack of Ecommerce, Killed Building 19  Nov 10, 2013 10:57 AM By Tim Parry

Building 19 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and hired Gordon Brothers to liquidate the 10 remaining locations. The irony of New England off-price closeout retailer Building 19′s demise is that it started off in 1964 as a merchant that took advantage of other merchant’s misfortunes and failures.

Recurring Subscription Model Appeals to Customers and Merchants  Oct 21, 2013 11:20 AM By Brendan O’Brien

Target recently announced the introduction of a subscription billing service for providing baby supplies to new moms and dads. Here’s why the recurring subscription model may be the next big thing in omnichannel.

Balancing Innovation and Execution in Holiday Retail  Oct 06, 2013 11:11 AM By Jonathan Levitt

Smart retailers have been preparing for Holiday 2013 for months, putting new omnichannel shopping experiences in place to entice customers to their sites and stores. Done right, online-offline initiatives – such as in-store pickup, mobile apps, and in-store kiosks – herald a rebirth of retail. But done badly, omnichannel programs alienate shoppers and damage your brand.

15 Ways to Deliver the Best Order Fulfillment Experience  Sep 13, 2013 9:54 AM By Erin Lynch

Fulfilling orders is no longer about putting SKUs in a box and shipping products off to the consumer. Merchants are finding that order fulfillment is now a multifaceted operation which includes moving product, creating brand engagement, offering high quality customer service, and creating a lifetime customer. Here are 15 tactics you can use right now on how to delight customers from the warehouse floor up to the box is opened by the consumer.

Dansko Puts Robots to Work In Its Distribution Center  Aug 13, 2013 11:37 AM By Daniela Forte

Shoe company Dansko looked for a different approach to increase efficiency in warehouse automation and in doing so, the company looked no further than from Kiva Systems.

TJ Maxx Expected to See Fulfillment Challenges with New Ecommerce Site  Aug 12, 2013 3:08 PM By Erin Lynch

While launching an online store usually is a great thing for retailers, TJ Maxx, which offers limited items at a discounted rate, might have an uphill battle when it’s site goes live if they do not handle their online inventory efficiently.

Evolving The Supply Chain in the Ecommerce Age  Aug 12, 2013 8:55 AM By Jeremy Hanks

Amazon is a disruptive force that is upending both retailers and ecommerce companies. But its enormity is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Amazon’s competitive advantages.

8 Tips for Designing Your Warehouse  Aug 07, 2013 3:04 PM By Erin Lynch

If you are thinking about moving forward with building a new warehouse or updating your current one, here are a few tips from Cirrus Logistics to help ensure your warehouse will run at peak performance from the moment you plan your facility.

Ship-from-Store is No Longer Just for Larger Merchants  Aug 05, 2013 2:31 PM By Fred Lizza

The ship-from-store trend has been generating a huge amount of buzz in recent months. While major retailers are seeing big benefits such as improved customer satisfaction and shipping cost savings, it’s doesn’t mean smaller retailers should be excluded.

Omnichannel Fulfillment Is Here To Stay  Aug 01, 2013 4:35 PM By Daniela Forte

When it comes to various shipping options for the larger merchant, ship-from-store is not just a passing trend, according to Manish Chowdhary, founder and CEO of GoECart.






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