FedEx

February 23, 2016




UPS Challenging FedEx-TNT Deal in Brazil

UPS has filed an appeal in Brazil of FedEx’s planned acquisition of TNT Express NV, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, after Brazilian antitrust authorities had given it a green light.

“The review process in Brazil contains …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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February 23, 2016




Room for Improvement: 5 Steps to Better Retail Warehouse Selection

The continued growth of omnichannel has changed the dynamic of how much warehouse space companies need and where.  As a result, public warehousing, or the short-term use of a 3PL facility, is becoming an increasingly popular supply chain practice.

The …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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February 23, 2016




Nordstrom Takes No. 1 Ranking in Customer Experience Index

Nordstrom was ranked No. 1 in the annual Customer Experience Index results from the e-tailing group, in conjunction with its 18th Annual Mystery Shopping Study conducted in the fourth quarter of 2015. Overall results for the ninth year of indexing came in …

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In customer experience, Customer Service

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February 19, 2016




Week in Review: Ecommerce Sales Outpaced Store Growth

Ecommerce sales grew 15.8% in 2015, which far outpaced the growth of sales at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey.

According to the MCM Outlook 2016 results, bricks-and-mortar store sales grew just 4% in 2015.

MCM Outlook 2016 also revealed that the …

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In News, PR Newswire

Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Deliv, same-day delivery, Amazon, ecommerce

April 21, 2015




A Crawl and Walk Approach to Omnichannel for Macy’s

With omnichannel becoming the norm these days, retailers are trying to figure out where to begin, which avenue to take first.    Macy’s is staying ahead of the omnichannel game with their initiatives to further evolve their business and adhere …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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April 20, 2015




Omnichannel Operations, Rising Costs, Customer Experience, Innovation and More

Over 700 direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, distribution executives and managers, and industry vendors, came together at the annual Operations Summit in Louisville, KY.

The keynote “power panel,” moderated by industry veteran Bill Kuipers of Spaide, Kuipers & Company, set the tone and …

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In Blog, Must Reads

the-week-that-was-300

February 11, 2016




Week in Review: Amazon Looks to Go Global with Logistics Operations

Amazon has taken another step in its march toward world dominance, as Bloomberg has reported that the company plans to create a global shipping and logistics operation. Code named “dragon boat,” and unofficially Global Supply Chain by Amazon, the network …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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

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 …

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In News, Omnichannel

Amazon, Amazon Prime, omnichannel retail, two-day delivery, same-day delivery

February 9, 2016




Amazon Shipping Has Slowed for Non-Prime Members

While Amazon Prime’s guaranteed two-day delivery promise has helped swell its ranks to an estimated 40 million members in the U.S. and growing rapidly, the shipping speed for non-Prime members has actually slowed as traditional retailers have caught up …

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In Fulfillment, fulfillment

Online-Payment

February 8, 2016




6 Ways Online Payment Technologies Will Revolutionize Your Business

What the typical merchant wouldn’t give to be able to read a customer’s mind. The next wave of payment technology will focus on offering merchants more insight into the customer journey – especially during the checkout and payment phases. …

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