United States Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service, USPS, postal rates, postal rate changes, new postal rates, ecommerce, ecommerce shipping, UPS, FedEx, dimensional weight pricing

May 26, 2015




5 Things Online Sellers Need to Know About USPS Price Changes

Every year, online sellers have to navigate new shipping rates that impact how they operate. This year is no different. On May 31, the U.S. Postal Service will be making changes for a variety of services.

This time, it’s …

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back orders, Operations and Fulfillment, retail, omnichannel, ecommerce orders, ecommerce

May 20, 2015




The High Cost of Back Orders

How are backorders affecting your profitability?
From our consulting work with clients to improve their merchandise planning, forecasting and management processes and systems, we’ve seen a range of costs over 15 years to be between $7 and $12 for each unit that …

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May 20, 2015




Monnier Freres Selects a New Cross-border Partner

Paris-based online luxury retailer Monnier Freres has selected Borderlinx as the company’s international ecommerce partner.

“We’re focused on taking our growth strategy to the next level, so we knew Borderlinx would be our ideal partner,” stated Jean Monnier, …

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Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, DC, FC, Amazon, Amazon.com, FedEx, Target, Walmart, Ace Hardware, operations and fulfillment

May 14, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, May 14, 2015

Here is a listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers:

Ace Hardware is asking county officials for $1.1 million in sales tax breaks and a $2.1 million property tax abatement over 10 years to help offset …

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In Fulfillment, News

February 6, 2013




9 Ways to Improve Warehouse Productivity

No matter where you decide to locate your facility, your order fulfillment operations are critical when it comes to creating a positive customer experience. So it’s imperative that your warehouse functions at peak operational efficiency.

Here are some steps …

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order management, Order Management Systems, OMS, warehouse management, Warehouse Management System, WMS, Operations and Fulfillment

May 8, 2015




Script Vendor Demos to Improve Your OMS Selection Process

One of the most important aspects of your OMS selection process is getting a demo of the vendor’s application. There are a couple of different approaches to demos, depending on where you are in the system selection process.

One …

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May 7, 2015




Merchants Address Fast Delivery Demands

While so much attention is being paid to same-day and next-day delivery, members of a merchant panel at the recent Operations Summit in Louisville, KY said while they do all they can to decrease time-to-customer, instant (fulfillment) gratification isn’t …

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Amazon Prime Air, Google, Project Wing, Google Project Wing, Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment

May 6, 2015




FAA Allows Drone Testing Beyond Line of Sight

As part of its announcement of a drone testing program in conjunction with CNN, drone manufacturer PrecisionHawk and BNSF Railroad, the Federal Aviation Administration said today it will allow commercial testing of drones beyond line-of-sight from the pilot. This makes …

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In Fulfillment, News

January 14, 2013




Why Warehouse Automation Leads to Better Labor Conditions

Retailers have been faced with big challenges, including the emergence of smartphone shopping and the continued ecommerce boom. It is no secret that today’s ecommerce shoppers now expect to receive items quickly. Since retailers frequently offer comparable products at …

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Operations and Fulfillment, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, amazon, Target Inc., Carhartt, REI, D&H, Staples, O'Reilly Auto Parts, O'Reilly Automotive

May 4, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, May 4, 2015

Here is a listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers:

Outdoor retailer REI plans to open a third distribution center in Goodyear, AZ, which will service 40 of the company’s 140 U.S. stores …

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