Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

October 17, 2014




China and Alibaba: Ecommerce News Dominators

When I was setting up our MCM Global Ecommerce newsletter, I was trying keep a balanced list of our top global articles and couldn’t help but see so many of them were about companies making active plans to go …

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In Blog, cross-border

Apple Pay

October 15, 2014




Will Apple Pay Launch This Week?

The Apple Pay system could launch for retailers as early as Saturday, various sources are reporting. CNN Money is reporting that the rumor of the launch came through a leaked memo from Walgreens, which is among the group of retailers …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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October 11, 2014




What to Make of Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Store Launch

[caption id="attachment_55576" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This is a Google Maps street view of 7 W. 34th St. in Manhattan, where Amazon will reportedly open a brick-and-mortar store in time for the 2014 holiday season.[/caption]

So this happened: Wall Street Journal …

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In Blog, Customer Service

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, urban outfitters, FedEx, Walmart, Rite Aid, Office Depot, Office Max, third-party logistics, third-party fulfillment, 3PL

October 9, 2014




Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment

Major tactical areas like handling holiday season demand and related labor management issues, as well as implementing omnichannel commerce and dealing with rapid changes in customer contact centers, are perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals.
To help them address …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

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November 18, 2013




Omnichannel Advantage Helps Retailers Gain on Etailers

A year ago, it seemed inevitable Amazon would take over the world. Industry watchers predicted retailers like Best Buy and Target, with their overhead of physical stores, would soon lose the ecommerce battle. After all, consumers increasingly visit big-box retailers …

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In Channel Integration, Ecommerce

Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

October 7, 2014




Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With

Its record-setting IPO done, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is a tsunami that will have a major impact on ecommerce and retail in general both here and around the world, a leading consultant told attendees at Parcel Forum 2014.

“This company has 81% …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, fulfillment center, Five Below, Techtronic Industries, FedEx Ground, FedEx, CVS Caremark, Amazon, Amazon.com, Michael Kors, IKEA, operations and fulfillment

October 1, 2014




Why Exceeding Fulfillment Expectations is the New Holiday Ecommerce Strategy

With each passing year, more ecommerce retailers urge their holiday shoppers to trust that they’ll be on time delivering each gift off their list. When customer care goes the extra mile, and CSR channels are well-prepared for holiday traffic, …

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In Fulfillment, Holiday 2014

Amazon, United Kingdom, Amazon UK, UK, same-day delivery, Royal Mail, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, shipping/delivery, shipping, global ecommerce

September 30, 2014




Amazon 20th Anniversary Shows How Ecommerce and Marketing Have Evolved

Once upon a time, when mom-and-pop shops ruled the land, one-on-one relationships between retailers and customers were easy to nurture. Vendors understood their customers’ tastes and knew what they wanted and needed. But the advent of the big-box retailer turned …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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

September 29, 2014




Tip Sheet: Managing Your Warehouse

Managing a multichannel warehouse is a fairly easy thing. All you have to do is manage the labor, the freight and the inventory. And from there, a thousand other factors assault you.

In this Tip Sheet from Multichannel Merchant, you …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, tip-sheet

Ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, retail, inventory management, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel operations, ship to store, ship from store, in-store pickup, customer experience, shipping, free shipping, Amazon

September 26, 2014




Competing with Free Shipping the Smart Way

Once viewed as an extra customer incentive, “free” shipping has quickly becoming the norm for retailers when selling online. With online retail giants like Amazon upping the ante, it seems like there is no other option for retailers but to …

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In Engagement, Fulfillment

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