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

November 2, 2014




2014 Holiday Hirings Shift to Permanent, Omnichannel Positions

Nearly one quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season. That’s according to the eighth annual retail seasonal hiring …

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

October 28, 2014




How to Transform Omnichannel Retail from Myth to Reality

As you’re folding laundry at the end of a long day, you realize that your favorite pants are sporting stains from the tomato sauce-covered pasta that was yesterday’s dinner. Try as you might, the stain is there to …

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October 27, 2014




Retailers Preparing for Surge in Omnichannel Holiday Shopping

With expectations higher than ever for a merry omnichannel holiday season, retailers are assertively preparing their shipping operations to avoid delivery and service hiccups.

According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly eight in 10 (78.8%) retailers …

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In Fulfillment, News

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October 16, 2015




It All Adds Up: Analytics, Assortment Data Bolster Business

Without a doubt, the holidays can – and will – provide a critical stress test and opportunity for today’s leading retailers and suppliers to capture the hearts and wallets of consumers. Websites must stay up-to-date with the latest product details. Shipping needs …

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In Blog, Data & Analytics

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October 16, 2015




Email, Loyalty Programs Must Work in Tandem

While retailers can take full advantage of their marketing plan through email and loyalty programs, both must work seamlessly across touch points or they run the risk of disappointing customers, according to a study by the National Retail Federation, in …

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October 15, 2015




How Do My DTC Fulfillment Costs Compare?

In my last blog post, I mentioned that we typically see that efficient, conventional warehouses with minimal automation have total warehouse costs per order (TWC) between $3 and $4.50 for direct-to-customer companies. You might say, “For what sized company?”

To show how …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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October 15, 2015




Singapore Post Making Mega Moves in the U.S.

Singapore Post is on the move in the United States. A week after it took a majority stake in ecommerce logistics provider Jagged Peak, Singapore Post announced an agreement to acquire TradeGlobal, an omnichannel provider of end-to-end ecommerce services.

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In Fulfillment, Fulfillment

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October 13, 2015




How Supply Chain Visibility Helps You Navigate Complexity

As technology brings supply chain data into focus, the ability to access and interpret critical business information moves from being an added feature to a necessity. Better supply chain visibility has become more than a “nice to have” as executives …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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October 13, 2015




How Retailers Are Improving the Mobile Shopping Experience

In the last few weeks I have come across several headlines where a retailer is either doing one of two things – launching a mobile app or redesigning their mobile site or app.  Doing these two things isn’t new. We’…

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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October 13, 2015




Why Communication Breakdowns Cramp Omnichannel’s Style

By now, it’s universally evident that omnichannel retailing is relatively flawless up until the customer’s order gets to the store. That’s where many customers are frustrated with the buy online ship to store process.

In this video taken at Shop….

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