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December 31, 2015




The Top 10 Stories that Shaped D-to-C Retail in 2015

The ball in Times Square will drop in just a few hours, and Ryan Seacrest will let the world know 2016 is here.

With the year about to come to an end, here’s a look at the Top 10 stories that shaped …

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Amazon-boxes

December 22, 2015




Amazon Reportedly Stepping Up Its Air Transport Plans

Amazon is reportedly in talks to lease 20 Boeing 767 jets to power its nascent air freight operations, according to a report in the Seattle Times, showing the ecommerce giant is getting much more serious about its logistics aspirations.

The company has …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

ecommerce delivery, customer experience, shipping and delivery experience, ecommerce fulfillment

December 16, 2015




The ABCs of Preventing Shipping Damage, Part II

Here’s some “breaking news” that every shipper can use. Although shipment-related damages happen to even the best of companies, a vast number of the mishaps that create them are highly preventable, especially if you involve players across your supply …

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In Blog, customer experience

May 23, 2012




10 Tips for Warehouse Management System Implementation

Faced with leaner budgets, many merchants are looking for high-impact, low-cost ways to improve productivity. But one of the most effective ways to accomplish this goal may be by updating something many merchants already have—a warehouse management system (WMS).

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DCandyBar

December 15, 2015




Dylan’s Candy Bar Achieves Double-Digit Revenue Growth

NetSuite Inc. a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that Dylan’s Candy Bar, the largest state-of-the-art sweets emporium and candy lifestyle brand, has achieved double-digit revenue growth since deploying NetSuite to replace multiple legacy …

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In Ecommerce, News

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December 11, 2015




Week in Review: Will There Be Walmart Pay Evangelists in 2016?

Mobile payments gained more traction this week when Walmart announced Walmart Pay, which is being touted as a first by a major retailer. The service will work on any iOS or Android smartphone, and honor any major payment type at …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

Damaged-Box

December 8, 2015




The ABCs of Preventing Shipping Damage, Part I

Breaking up may be hard to do. But breaking products during transit is all too easy.

According to a recent study conducted by StellaService, as many as one in ten ecommerce packages arrives damaged – a fact that shouldn’t really …

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In Blog, customer experience

big-truck

December 8, 2015




Increased Shipping Costs Continue to Affect Merchants

The rapid rise in shipping costs from the major carriers has become the new normal for ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants, between general rate increases, various surcharges (fuel, local delivery, accessorials, etc.) and the so-called “DIM rule,” imposed in January of …

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