Warehouse/Distribution Center ARCHIVE

What to Do with Slow Moving Inventory  Jul 16, 2013 10:06 AM By Erin Lynch

Slow moving inventory is an issue that retailers never want to have, but more likely than not, will. But that doesn’t mean you have to let slow moving inventory collect dust. Here are a few things you can do to either turn a profit or gain valuable customer appreciation.

Quiet Logistics’ Robots at Work  Jul 10, 2013 3:48 PM By Erin Lynch

Wired has posted a new video introducing the ecommerce world to a few members of the robotic workforce at the Quiet Logistics order fulfillment center in Devens, Mass. According to the video, the robots, which have names such as Peanut Botter, Botter Rum, Juke Bot, Bot-B-Q, and Walter CaBot IV, require a five minute recharge every hour and have a 99.94% accuracy rate.

Wayfair.com Enters Partnership with Quill  Jul 10, 2013 11:27 AM By Daniela Forte

Home goods retailer Wayfair.com has joined forces with Quill a B2B office provider, to offer a selection of home and office products on Quill.com, according to a press release.

Office Oxygen Breathes New Life in the Workplace  Jul 10, 2013 11:12 AM By Erin Lynch

When Trainers Warehouse first launched in 1993 the most popular marketing tactic was the catalog. But when president Sue Landay decided to launch a sister retailer, Office Oxygen, earlier this year she quickly realized the power social media can have on brand exposure.

Merchants Look To Eco-Friendly Alternatives In Packaging  Jul 09, 2013 1:14 PM By Daniela Forte

The way merchants are packaging their products has changed over the years looking toward more eco-friendly alternatives along with enhanced branding on their packages.

USPS to See Real Time Tracking in All Locations by Years End  Jul 01, 2013 1:43 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service expects to see real time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013. The move was generated to give “piece of mind” to both the customer and the shipper with 15-minute real time package tracking.

Macy’s to Have 500 Fulfillment Stores by End of 2013  Jun 24, 2013 1:51 PM By Erin Lynch

In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.

Is Free Shipping Now Essential for Retailers?  Jun 24, 2013 11:17 AM By Erin Lynch

Free shipping was once the goldmine for online retailers and what set you apart from your competitors. But as more and more retailers offer the service, is it now just something the shopper expects?

Destination Determines Favorite Shippers in B2B World  Jun 18, 2013 4:14 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.

Can Shutl Have Same-day Delivery Success in the U.S.?  Jun 17, 2013 6:01 PM By Tim Parry

Same-day delivery service Shutl has had success in the U.K., large in part to subsidies by participating direct-to-customer merchants. But will merchants offset the cost so U.S. consumers can have their merchandise shipped same-day for free?






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