May 19, 2016

DSTLD Sees Benefits of Outsourcing Its Fulfillment Operations

As a growing ecommerce company selling luxury denim and casual apparel, DSTLD found itself challenged to keep up with its fulfillment operations, including meeting rising customer expectations. Predecessor firm 20Jeans had charged customers for shipping and returns but as it …


In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

ecommerce distribution center

May 18, 2016

Is Your ERP-Ecommerce Technology Disconnect Stunting Growth?

Recently I was working on an acquisition due diligence project for an omnichannel client. My part of the assignment was to address the company’s systems and technology strategy for IT and ecommerce; assess risks the business systems may pose; …


In Blog, Fulfillment


May 17, 2016

What to Look For in Selecting the Right 3PL Partner

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have grown tremendously in recent years as the expectations and buying habits of consumers continue to evolve.

According to research from Temando, customer expectations are higher than ever: Retailers’ top concerns in 2016 are meeting these customer …


In Blog, Fulfillment


May 13, 2016

Can Beaconing Make Shopping In Physical Stores Cool Again?

Retailers struggle with making their in-store shopping experience as fresh and novel as the online experience, with its endless aisles, one-click checkout, and limitless two-dimensional design potential.

Could brick-and-mortar stores do something so technologically cool as to create the kind …


In Blog, Must Reads


January 11, 2016

What is the Best Warehouse Management System Technology for Retailers?

If you’re a retailer and looking to invest in a new Warehouse Management System, Multichannel Merchant and Operations Summit have put together some of our best written, video and “live” resources to help you in your search.

Whether you …


In Operations & Fulfillment


May 9, 2016

8 Steps to Improving Inventory Management and the Bottom Line

Even the most efficient of multichannel merchants often stumbles when it comes to managing excess inventory. Common practices such as discounting or liquidating items devalue products and undermine sales. Ecommerce can magnify that problem, making it easier for shoppers to …


In Blog, Inventory

OS16 build buy panel

May 4, 2016

Build or Buy Best of Breed Software – What’s Right for You?

[caption id="attachment_83989" align="alignright" width="300"] Left-right: Ashley Kohnen, Shao Li, Keith Kirssin at Operations Summit 2016 (photo credit: Curt Barry)[/caption]

At the recent Operations Summit 2016, I led one of the best panels ever on warehouse software strategy. What made …


In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

inventory management

April 28, 2016

The Top 5 Considerations in Finding an Omnichannel Fulfillment Partner

As the volume of online sales continues to rise, companies are struggling to manage the difference in B2B and D2C operations. Many still segregate these inventories, meaning they pay more for inventory, equipment, buildings and labor.

If you …


In Blog, Fulfillment


April 26, 2016

Bill Blass Names Borderlinx as Cross-Border Ecommerce Expansion Partner

Iconic American fashion brand Bill Blass has chosen Borderlinx to lead the global distribution of its high-end product range, rounding out the retailer’s major brand re-launch.

Bill Blass set the standard for American designer brands when it was founded in 1970, …


In cross-border, Ecommerce

distribution center

April 26, 2016

Use of a 3PL A Small But Growing Option for Merchant Shippers

[caption id="attachment_83347" align="alignright" width="253"] Source: MCM Outlook Survey 2016[/caption]

While there are many clear advantages to using a third-party fulfillment (3PL) partner for outsourcing some or all of your operations, the majority of merchant companies still opt for …


In Fulfillment, mcm-outlook

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