FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

October 15, 2014




Costco Enters China Through Tmall

Costco announced it will enter China through the opening of Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global Platform, an extension of Tmall.com, according to a press release by Alibaba Group.

Tmall Global allows overseas brands and retailers to establish presence on …

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In cross-border, Global

June 20, 2011




Illuminating Facts On Warehouse Lighting

Energy efficient lighting in the form of T5 and T8 fluorescents has been around for a number of years now. These are better by far than even the T12 fluorescents that most of us have been accustomed to all of …

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Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, urban outfitters, FedEx, Walmart, Rite Aid, Office Depot, Office Max, third-party logistics, third-party fulfillment, 3PL

October 9, 2014




Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment

Major tactical areas like handling holiday season demand and related labor management issues, as well as implementing omnichannel commerce and dealing with rapid changes in customer contact centers, are perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals.
To help them address …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

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October 8, 2014




Your 2014 Guide to Order Management Systems

Is it time to replace or upgrade your existing order management system?  This comprehensive report of technology providers will help you compare and contrast various order management systems, and help guide your decision.
In this OMS technology roundup from Multichannel …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, vendor roundup

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution centers, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, Operations and Fulfillment, Operations Management, Amazon, Gap, The Gap, Trader Joe's, Lindt, Hobby Lobby, Benjamin Moore

October 1, 2014




Why Exceeding Fulfillment Expectations is the New Holiday Ecommerce Strategy

With each passing year, more ecommerce retailers urge their holiday shoppers to trust that they’ll be on time delivering each gift off their list. When customer care goes the extra mile, and CSR channels are well-prepared for holiday traffic, …

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In Fulfillment, Holiday 2014

key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

September 25, 2014




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

FedEx announced plans this week to build a $2 million, 12,000-square-foot ground distribution center in Safford, AZ, according to the Eastern Arizona Courier.

Convenience store …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel focus, retail, online retail, brick-and-mortar, brick-and-mortar retail, returns in store, shopping returns, ship-from-store, ship-to-store, in-store pickup, OMS, order management system, USPS, omnichannel best practices, omnichannel retail, SMB, small-to-medium business

September 24, 2014




How to Make Your Small Business Perform Like an Omnichannel Powerhouse

We hear a lot about omnichannel these days. It’s a big word for delivering a seamless shopping experience for customers —whether they are shopping online or in a store — and it can significantly increase sales.

In this digital age, …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

April 13, 2011




How Threadless.com Makes Warehouse Work Fun

Want to keep your operations staff happy and motivated? Make your workplace fun.
It isn’t as hard as you may think, and the rewards can be huge, according to executives from online apparel merchant Threadless.com.
Speaking at the …

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UPS, United Parcel Service, peak season 2014, Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, seasonal peak, retail peak season 2014, holiday peak 2014

September 16, 2014




UPS Plans to Hire 90,000-95,000 Seasonal Workers

UPS announced today it plans to hire between 90,000-95,000 temporary workers to handle the rush of deliveries around the holiday shopping season. This is a significant increase over the projected figure from 2013 and is part of the company’s all-out …

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Order Management System, OMS, warehouse management system, WMS, warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

September 15, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 15, 2014

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

The Czech government continues to talk to Amazon about a potential second distribution center in the Czech Republic, as it begins construction on a 1 …

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