Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel focus, retail, online retail, brick-and-mortar, brick-and-mortar retail, returns in store, shopping returns, ship-from-store, ship-to-store, in-store pickup, OMS, order management system, USPS, omnichannel best practices, omnichannel retail, SMB, small-to-medium business

September 24, 2014




How to Make Your Small Business Perform Like an Omnichannel Powerhouse

We hear a lot about omnichannel these days. It’s a big word for delivering a seamless shopping experience for customers —whether they are shopping online or in a store — and it can significantly increase sales.

In this digital age, …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

UPS, holiday shipping, holiday shipping peak, seasonal hiring, shipping, Shipping/Delivery, FedEx, Amazon, retail, holiday peak, logistics, 2013 holiday season, 2014 holiday season

September 16, 2014




UPS Plans to Hire 90,000-95,000 Seasonal Workers

UPS announced today it plans to hire between 90,000-95,000 temporary workers to handle the rush of deliveries around the holiday shopping season. This is a significant increase over the projected figure from 2013 and is part of the company’s all-out …

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In Must Reads, News

distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, fulfillment center, Amazon, FedEx, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Zulily

September 15, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 15, 2014

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

The Czech government continues to talk to Amazon about a potential second distribution center in the Czech Republic, as it begins construction on a 1 …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

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March 20, 2014




Winning Hiring Strategies for the Contact Center and Warehouse

We are just a few short weeks away from Multichannel Merchant’s 2014 Operations Summit conference, which is held on April 22 to 24, in Indianapolis. We have a tremendous line up of speakers and probably the best series of sessions in the show’s …

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In Contact Center, Operations & Fulfillment

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September 11, 2014




3 Things Wholesale Companies Should Know Before Going Retail

Online shopping puts people closer to the products, brands, and stores they love. With only a few clicks, it’s easier than ever for shoppers to find exactly what they’re looking for, and forward-thinking brands know that it’s …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

FedEx, Amazon, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, distribution center, sortation center, operations and fulfillment

September 9, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 9, 2014

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Bedding supply company American Textile Company has doubled the size and expected employment of its manufacturing and distribution center in Tifton, GA, according to …

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September 3, 2014




Harry & David a Good Fit for 1-800-Flowers

Industry experts said they were in favor of 1-800-Flowers acquiring specialty gift retailer Harry & David.  1-800-Flowers acquired Harry & David for $142.5 million.

The acquisition includes Harry & David’s brands and websites as well as its headquarters, manufacturing and distribution …

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Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution centers, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, Operations and Fulfillment, Operations Management, Amazon, Gap, The Gap, Trader Joe's, Lindt, Hobby Lobby, Benjamin Moore

September 2, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 2, 2014

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Trader Joe’s purchased a 76-acre brownfield site in Daytona Beach, FL to build a new $80 million, 800,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center, according to …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

September 2, 2014




1-800-Flowers Acquires Harry & David

Online floral retailer 1-800-Flowers announced it has acquired specialty gift retailer Harry & David Holdings Inc. for $142.5 million, according to a press release.

The acquisition includes Harry & David’s brands and websites as well as its headquarters, manufacturing and distribution …

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Ecommerce, global ecommerce, OrderDynamics, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, ship from store, ship to store, in-store pickup, click and collect, order management, order management system, OMS

August 26, 2014




Consumers Demand Omnichannel, So Where Do You Begin?

It all started with the onset of ecommerce. Multichannel was a natural next step, and now we’ve evolved into an omnichannel world. Consumers are continually pushing retailers to improve the shopping experience, whether it’s in store, online or …

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