free shipping, ecommerce fulfillment, Pitney Bowes, same-day delivery, consumer survey, holiday shopping season, 2015 holiday shopping

November 12, 2015




Most Shippers Not Prepared for Holiday Season Challenges

Most retailers are not well prepared to handle several shipping issues this holiday season, according to a new survey from shipping and fulfillment software company Temando.

The October survey polled over 200 micro, small, mid-sized and enterprise retailers about a range …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Returns

March 18, 2015




Choosing the Right Warehouse Management System for Your Needs

How can you determine what benefits a warehouse management system (WMS) can bring to your business? One simple answer: A full function WMS provides greater control of inventory and management of labor within the four walls of the fulfillment center.

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

Walmart, Wal-Mart Stores, Amazon, delivery drones, ecommerce fulfillment, Google, Amazon Prime Air, Google Project Wing

October 27, 2015




Walmart Enters Drone Airspace with Amazon, Google

[caption id="attachment_74726" align="alignright" width="300"] A SZ DJI Technology Co. drone, made in China[/caption]

Wal-Mart Stores on Monday applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to begin outdoor testing of drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and …

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In Blog, News

yet another warehouse

January 26, 2015




5 Criteria for Selecting Warehouse Devices and Gaining Efficiency

Implementing new handheld devices in your warehouse is a daunting and costly endeavor. Equipping each vehicle with the necessary devices can put a dent in your budget, and managing thousands of pallets and accessing their locations on demand requires optimum …

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In Automation, Blog

yet another warehouse

October 15, 2015




How Do My DTC Fulfillment Costs Compare?

In my last blog post, I mentioned that we typically see that efficient, conventional warehouses with minimal automation have total warehouse costs per order (TWC) between $3 and $4.50 for direct-to-customer companies. You might say, “For what sized company?”

To show how …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

UPS, FedEx, peak holiday season 2015, ecommerce fulfillment, Holiday 2015

October 13, 2015




Pottery Barn, West Elm Already Giving Holiday Shipping Cutoffs

You might still be looking for your Halloween costume, but for major retailers, holiday prep has already started.

Last week, the StellaService team spotted both Pottery Barn and West Elm posting holiday shipping cutoff dates for December 24th delivery on …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

the-week-that-was-300

October 9, 2015




Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for Jet.com

Jet.com has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that Jet.com eliminated its $50 membership fee.

Founder Marc Lore wrote on his blog that the response to Jet’s …

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In Ecommerce, Global

ecommerce fulfillment, direct-to-customer fulfillment, distribution center, ecommerce fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

October 6, 2015




Demand Rising for Holiday Peak Workers in Distribution Operations

Merchant shippers are seeing an especially tight labor market for holiday peak workers in distribution and fulfillment centers this year, as market forces are contributing to decreased availability and increased competition for temporary help.

“We’re seeing demand up again …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, Walmart, QVC, Simon & Schuster, FedEx, Urban Outfitters, Conn's HomePlus

November 24, 2014




In Year-End Warehouse Software Discounts, All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

As the year end approaches, software vendors often offer significant discounts in order to secure your business and book it in the current year. This is also true with some vendors at the end of each quarter. But don’t …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

the-week-that-was-300

October 2, 2015




Week in Review: Staples Won’t Open Doors on Thanksgiving Day

[caption id="attachment_73492" align="alignright" width="300"] Thanksgiving Day turkeys line up outside an undisclosed Staples store, seeking amnesty…[/caption]

And the first Christmas shoe of the 2015 holiday season has dropped… Staples has announced will not be open on Thanksgiving Day.

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