UPS, FedEx, peak holiday season 2015, ecommerce fulfillment, Holiday 2015

October 13, 2015




Pottery Barn, West Elm Already Giving Holiday Shipping Cutoffs

You might still be looking for your Halloween costume, but for major retailers, holiday prep has already started.

Last week, the StellaService team spotted both Pottery Barn and West Elm posting holiday shipping cutoff dates for December 24th delivery on …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

March 14, 2012




2 Tips Before You Make a Major Warehouse Purchase

Gary Meyer, senior director of operations at nutrition products merchant Herbalife, offers a couple of tips for when your company is considering a major purchase of equipment or software for your warehouse.
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October 9, 2015




Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for Jet.com

Jet.com has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that Jet.com eliminated its $50 membership fee.

Founder Marc Lore wrote on his blog that the response to Jet’s …

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In Ecommerce, Global

March 7, 2012




9 Tips for Improving Warehouse Productivity

We all want to improve our warehouse efficiency. It’s a never-ending vicious cycle, at times, but there are things merchants can do to make their operations run smoothly.
So here are 9 tips for improving your warehouse productivity:
Create a …

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October 6, 2015




Demand Rising for Holiday Peak Workers in Distribution Operations

Merchant shippers are seeing an especially tight labor market for holiday peak workers in distribution and fulfillment centers this year, as market forces are contributing to decreased availability and increased competition for temporary help.

“We’re seeing demand up again …

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October 2, 2015




Week in Review: Staples Won’t Open Doors on Thanksgiving Day

[caption id="attachment_73492" align="alignright" width="300"] Thanksgiving Day turkeys line up outside an undisclosed Staples store, seeking amnesty…[/caption]

And the first Christmas shoe of the 2015 holiday season has dropped… Staples has announced will not be open on Thanksgiving Day.

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Ecommerce, ecommerce packaging, sustainable packaging, sustainability, eco-friendly packaging, operations and fulfillment

September 28, 2015




Three Ways to Design and Implement Sustainable Packaging

While brands have many choices when it comes to fulfillment and distribution, forgoing sustainable packaging is no longer one of them. Green packaging may feel like an add-on best reserved for the trendiest retailers, but this is not necessarily the …

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September 25, 2015




Week in Review: You Down With EMV (Yeah You Know Me)

The deadline for U.S. merchants to be on board with Europay, Mastercard, Visa (EMV) technology is less than a week away. If merchants do not upgrade their point-of-sale terminals to EMV-compliant machines, they’ll be held responsible for fraudulent …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

3PL, third-party logistics, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, ecommerce operations, operations and fulfillment, ecommerce fulfillment

September 22, 2015




Do You Have the Chops to be a Top 3PL? Tell Us Why!

The editorial team at Multichannel Merchant is developing a valuable new service for our readers: a list of the top third-party logistics (3PL) providers in ecommerce and direct-to-consumer operations.

And we’re looking for a few good 3PLs to help …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

September 21, 2015




6 Steps for Improving Your Retail Operations Management Analysis

Management analysis, when done right, should be a boon for your business, not a boondoggle.

Recently I spent time with a client evaluating their sales and EBITDA growth. Sales have been increasing 20% annually over the last four years; EBITDA is …

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