April 24, 2015

Amazon Introduces Shopping App for Apple Watch

Amazon is now allowing customers who have Apple Watch to simply tap its Amazon shopping app on the watch and purchase items in seconds,  or save an idea for later, according to a press release by Amazon.

The Amazon Shopping …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

April 23, 2015

Retailers Seeking New Distribution Efficiencies

The potential for retail brands to reduce net landed cost of goods by optimizing shipping costs relates directly to the nature of the products they ship to retailers.

Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods …


In Blog, Must Reads

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon,

April 15, 2015

Omnichannel Efforts Increasing, but Not Profitable

A new JDA study reveals an enormous amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omnichannel sales capabilities.

While this may not be surprising given the current business environment, the report, prepared …


In News, Omnichannel


April 14, 2015

7 Business Advantages of Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is a buzzword thrown around loosely and often incorrectly. Knowing that, we thought it would be useful to discuss the pros and cons of drop shipping as a fulfillment method and share some information that ecommerce merchants need …


In Blog, Drop Shipping


April 12, 2015

UNIQLO to Leverage’s Warehouses and Same-Day Delivery Network

UNIQLO will become the first international clothing brand on’s marketplace platform to warehouse its merchandise in the company’s facilities, which will enable customers in eligible areas to take advantage of’s same- and next-day delivery service.



In cross-border, Delivery

west coast ports, West Coast ports labor issues, east coast ports, gulf coast ports, ecommerce, shipping and delivery, logistics management

April 11, 2015

The West Coast Port Dispute: Lessons Learned for the Next Supply Chain Disruption

The labor dispute between the International Longshoreman Workers Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association is finally resolved. The two parties recently agreed to a new five-year contract, which means normal activity is resuming at 29 West Coast ports, including the …


In Blog, Fulfillment

Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, order management, order management system, operations and fulfillment, retail operations

April 7, 2015

Making the Direct-to-Customer Returns Process Easy and Painless

How do you make your returns process easy and painless for direct-to-customer orders?

We asked this question to three direct-to-customer retail executives who will be speaking at Operations Summit 2015, which will be held April 14-16 in Louisville, KY. And here …


In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

December 3, 2011

Warehouse Execs: Look at Your Processes and Information System Support

What was the biggest takeaway from Logistics Management’s 2011 Warehouse & DC Operations Survey? Review your information system support for your operations and review your processes.
“Take a look at your information system support for your operations combined with a look …


In Operations & Fulfillment


April 3, 2015

Automation Brings Efficiency to Order Fulfillment

Merchants in 2015 are faced with major challenges in fulfilling orders from multiple channels, including web, mobile, in store and catalog, and doing so in increasingly rapid fashion.
Order fulfillment automation can address the growing demand for shortened time to customer …


In Automation, executive summary

November 23, 2011

Is Your Warehouse Ready For Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday seem to attain larger status each year as retailers prepare and warehouse and fulfillment personnel brace for the onslaught. This is the time of year warehouse and fulfillment employees wait for each year and have …


In Catalog, Operations & Fulfillment

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