Excess-Inventory

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 …

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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 …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

January 2, 2014




Monsoon Commerce Acquires CompassIM Warehouse Management System

Monsoon Commerce Acquires CompassIM Warehouse Management System (via PR Newswire)
The leading provider of eCommerce solutions for small and mid-sized merchants will offer multi-channel retailers an end-to-end platform for managing, optimizing, and automating essential warehouse practices with acquisition. Monsoon Commerce …

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In Ecommerce, News

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 …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

bill-blass-300

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, …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

omnichannel fulfillment

April 26, 2016




MCM Outlook 2016: Amazon Has a Major Effect on DTC Operations

While competition comes from many sources, the growing dominance of Amazon in every aspect of DTC and ecommerce is evident. Consider the fact that is now pushing into its own delivery and logistics operations, including leasing cargo jets in the …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

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 …

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In Fulfillment, mcm-outlook

same-day delivery

April 26, 2016




Need for Delivery Speed Driving Ecommerce Distribution Investments

The need for speed in ecommerce distribution, driven largely by Amazon Prime’s two-day promise, is behind increased investments in distribution center technology as well as a trend toward more smaller, forward-based facilities closer to the customer, according to a new …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

ulta-beauty-300

April 20, 2016




Ulta Beauty Named Retail Innovator of the Year

Ulta Beauty was named Retail Innovator of the Year at the 2nd annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards, held April 14 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati as part of Multichannel Merchant’s Operations Summit 2016.

The Retailer Innovator of …

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In customer experience, News

AmazonPGLogo

November 6, 2013




Amazon Shares Warehouse Space with Proctor & Gamble

Since 2010 Amazon has shared warehouse space with Proctor & Gamble, the parent company of such products like Pampers diapers, Bounty paper towels, Tide laundry detergent among others, according to the Wall Street Journal,  a move many are saying is a beneficial …

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In Amazon, Ecommerce

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