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August 6, 2014




What Retailers Can Learn from Personal Health Apps

When people are willing to hand over data about their heart, sleep cycles, medications, diet and exercise, why can’t retailers collect data without seeming creepy?

With wearable technologies from Fitbit, Basis and Jawbone now widespread, and mobile apps like …

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In Data & Analytics

same-day delivery, ecommerce, operations and fulfillment, retail, Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Newegg, Google, Google Shopping Express, eBay Now, shipping/delivery, BI Intelligence, Business Insider

August 6, 2014




Amazon Adds Same-Day Delivery in 6 New Cities

Amazon.com today announced that same-day delivery on more than a million eligible items is being added for customers in the Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC metro areas.

As reported in Multichannel Merchant, Amazon has …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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

August 6, 2014




Tmall or JD.com: Which Platform is a Better Fit?

Merchants considering JD.com and Alibaba for China market entry are to be twice congratulated for their perspicacity. China’s ecommerce market surpassed America’s in 2013, $298 billion to $263 billion, and has robust growth characteristics, especially in demand for western goods, …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Amazon, Amazon.com, free shipping, amazon prime, ecommerce

August 5, 2014




Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014

In a move aimed at expediting its promise of Sunday delivery via the U.S. Postal Service, Amazon has announced plans to open 15 specialized sortation centers this year, which gets packages to nearby USPS offices for last-mile service.

The move …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

January 4, 2011




Customize Warehouse Equipment Safety Training for Your DC

Read Part 1 now: The Basics of Forklift Safety
When it comes to warehouse safety, adhering to the Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) requirements is key: Every company that uses industrial equipment must certify that its employees have been trained …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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July 30, 2014




A Sparkling Social Engagement

In the summer of 2012, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse partnered with Sony Pictures for a promotion centered around the release of the blockbuster movie, “Sparkle.” It was the ideal partnership: Sony Pictures wanted to promote its new movie and Off Broadway …

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In Engagement, Marketing

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

July 29, 2014




When a Labor Management System Makes Sense

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, especially when they’re in growth mode, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. In a nutshell, it helps managers and supervisors track and manage …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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

July 29, 2014




The Benefits and Challenges of a Homegrown WMS

In the never-ending decision over build vs. buy when it comes to software applications, a growing group of pure-play ecommerce providers is opting to develop their own homegrown warehouse management system (WMS), opting for the flexibility on upgrades and functionality …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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July 29, 2014




WMS vs. WCS: Which Do You Need?

As operations and fulfillment technology continues to evolve, merchants face a decision of implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), a warehouse control system (WCS) or both.

The WMS, which has been around for about 30 years, stores and maintains a vast …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

December 22, 2010




Orchard Brands to Close MA Warehouse; Move Jobs to Blair Facility

Multititle mailer Orchard Brands plans to move 75 to 100 jobs from its Beverly, MA-based distribution center to its Blair Corp. unit’s fulfillment facility located in Irvine, PA. The Beverly DC is 240,000 sq. ft. and the Irvine, PA DC is 931,000 sq. …

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