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April 24, 2015




Amazon Introduces Shopping App for Apple Watch

Amazon is now allowing customers who have Apple Watch to simply tap its Amazon shopping app on the watch and purchase items in seconds,  or save an idea for later, according to a press release by Amazon.

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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

April 23, 2015




Retailers Seeking New Distribution Efficiencies

The potential for retail brands to reduce net landed cost of goods by optimizing shipping costs relates directly to the nature of the products they ship to retailers.

Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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April 15, 2015




Omnichannel Efforts Increasing, but Not Profitable

A new JDA study reveals an enormous amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omnichannel sales capabilities.

While this may not be surprising given the current business environment, the report, prepared …

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In News, Omnichannel

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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In Channel Integration, Operations & Fulfillment

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April 14, 2015




7 Business Advantages of Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is a buzzword thrown around loosely and often incorrectly. Knowing that, we thought it would be useful to discuss the pros and cons of drop shipping as a fulfillment method and share some information that ecommerce merchants need …

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In Blog, Drop Shipping

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April 12, 2015




UNIQLO to Leverage JD.com’s Warehouses and Same-Day Delivery Network

UNIQLO will become the first international clothing brand on JD.com’s marketplace platform to warehouse its merchandise in the company’s facilities, which will enable customers in eligible areas to take advantage of JD.com’s same- and next-day delivery service.

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In cross-border, Delivery

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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In Email, Operations & Fulfillment

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April 11, 2015




The West Coast Port Dispute: Lessons Learned for the Next Supply Chain Disruption

The labor dispute between the International Longshoreman Workers Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association is finally resolved. The two parties recently agreed to a new five-year contract, which means normal activity is resuming at 29 West Coast ports, including the …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

Warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, Operations and Fulfillment, ecommerce, direct-to-consumer, DTC operations, FedEx, FedEx Ground, HomeGoods, Keystone Automotive Corp., Jelly Belly

April 7, 2015




Making the Direct-to-Customer Returns Process Easy and Painless

How do you make your returns process easy and painless for direct-to-customer orders?

We asked this question to three direct-to-customer retail executives who will be speaking at Operations Summit 2015, which will be held April 14-16 in Louisville, KY. And here …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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April 3, 2015




Automation Brings Efficiency to Order Fulfillment

Merchants in 2015 are faced with major challenges in fulfilling orders from multiple channels, including web, mobile, in store and catalog, and doing so in increasingly rapid fashion.
Order fulfillment automation can address the growing demand for shortened time to customer …

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