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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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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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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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In Blog, Customer Service

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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

November 27, 2012




2012 Warehouse Management Systems Roundup

Here’s the most comprehensive guide to Warehouse Management Systems that serve direct-to-customer fulfillment locations.

You’ll find not only a comprehensive list, but comprehensive data about theses systems and the companies that manufacture and support them.

You’ll learn about staffing, customer …

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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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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

November 16, 2012




Wayfair.com Doubles Warehouse Space for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Wayfair.com, an online retailer of home goods, has doubled its warehouse space by adding a total of 200,000 sq. ft. to its facilities in Hebron, KY, and Ogden, UT in preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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Amazon, Operations Summit 2015, FedEx, FedEx Services, Shepler's Western Store, S&S Worldwide, iHerb, same-day delivery, next-day delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, shipping and delivery, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center

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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In customer experience, Fulfillment

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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