Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

August 18, 2014




Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center in CA

Continuing its push to expand its footprint and get closer and closer to the customer, Amazon announced it was opening a fifth California fulfillment center in Redlands. The company now has nearly 5 million square feet of fulfillment space in the …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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August 18, 2014




What the Marketplace Fairness Act Means to Small Businesses

 

Before heading out for summer recess, the U.S. Senate made plans to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which bars states from levying taxes on internet access. The act is set to expire November 1, 2014, but with strong bipartisan support …

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In Ecommerce, Marketplaces

UPS, FedEx, holiday shopping, holiday 2013, shipping/delivery, shipping, logistics, ecommerce, holiday shipping

August 12, 2014




Working to Avoid Another Holiday Shipping Disaster

Given the major problems of last-minute shipping delays during the truncated 26-day holiday season in 2013, with customers up in arm about packages arriving after Christmas Day, carriers and merchants have been working overtime in an effort to avoid a repeat …

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In Ecommerce, Inventory

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August 11, 2014




5 Marketplaces You Need to Be Selling On Right Now

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As online shopping continues to grow, third-party marketplaces are cropping up across the globe. Amazon and eBay take up the largest share of the market but other, lesser-known marketplaces offer the same benefits for retailers: a built-in …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon Prime, same-day fulfillment, same-day shipping, same-day delivery, shipping/delivery, shipping, ecommerce, marketplace, online marketplace, Jeff Bezos

August 6, 2014




Amazon Adds Same-Day Delivery in 6 New Cities

Amazon.com today announced that same-day delivery on more than a million eligible items is being added for customers in the Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC metro areas.

As reported in Multichannel Merchant, Amazon has …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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August 3, 2014




Fear the Phone: Amazon Fire Phone Will Drive Amazon’s Mcommerce

Amazon conspiracy theorists… you’re probably right about Jeff Bezos’s motive for entering the smartphone race.

In a day when your smartphone needs to do everything possible but, well, have the ability to make a phone call (who does that these …

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In Blog, Mobile

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July 31, 2014




Amazon and Flipkart Increase Investments in India

[caption id="attachment_51555" align="alignright" width="151"] Want to know more about growing your global ecommerce business? Click here and download Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook report.[/caption]

Amazon announced that it will invest an additional U.S. $2 billion to support its …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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July 29, 2014




Schedules That Work Act is the Next Assault on Profitability

Here is the latest assault on our industry’s profitability – federal legislation requiring over scheduling part time worker.  Our call center and fulfillment centers in many cases use part time labor and flexible schedules to adjust to order and shipping variations …

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In Blog, Executive

Amazon 3D Printed Products store

July 28, 2014




Amazon Opens 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon announced today the launch of the 3D Printed Products store (www.amazon.com/3dp), a marketplace that gives customers access to more than 200 unique print on-demand products, many that can be customized by material, size, styles and color variations, …

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In News, PR Newswire

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July 27, 2014




Only 1 in 5 Retailers Are Ready for the Amazon Fire Phone

[caption id="attachment_51473" align="alignright" width="300"] Walmart was one of the sites on the list that has an “m.dot” site but didn’t redirect when tested on the sample Fire phone. The left image is what is intended to load, …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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