April 26, 2012




Senate Postal Bill Passes, Brings Mixed Reaction

The U.S. Senate passed S. 1789 by a 62-37 vote yesterday, but the USPS said the bill, which is supposed to enable the U.S. Postal Service to return to financial viability, does nothing to help the agency.

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In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery

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June 20, 2015




Week in Review: Amazon Wants You to Deliver

Amazon is trying to make delivery even faster by turning the U.S. into a Nation of Couriers… Who needs drones when you can have an Uber-like delivery experience? You think that’s crazy? Just remember the Roadie and Waffle House …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Operations and Fulfillment, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, Dayco Products, HSN, Toys R Us, Ace Hardware, Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center

June 18, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 18, 2015

Here is a listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers:

Dayco Products, a Tulsa, OK-based engine products drive systems manufacturer, plans to shut down its three distribution centers in Cumberland and Robeson counties …

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In Inventory, News

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January 23, 2014




Ebay See’s 13% Boost in Sales, Knocks Down PayPal Spinoff

The global marketplace eBay has released its fourth quarter results and not only did it report a 13% increase sales, but it also declined a proposal to spin-off its payment program, PayPal.
Mobile was a major factor in the increase in …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

June 10, 2015




JDA Software Partners with Google on Cloud-Based Omnichannel Solution

JDA Software Group, Inc. today announced an innovative new collaboration with Google aimed at leveraging the core strengths of both companies to deliver JDA’s next generation cloud-based omnichannel and supply chain solutions via Google Cloud Platform, a powerful public …

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In inventory management, Omnichannel

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September 26, 2014




MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.

London-based ecommerce technology delivery services provider The MetaPack Group has acquired ABOL Software Inc. of Altlanta, a provider of multi-carrier shipping software in North America, the company said in a press release.

The acquisition expands MetaPack’s global delivery services …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

west coast port slowdown, West Coast ports labor issues, National Retail Federation, NRF, Retail Industry Leadership Association, RILA, retail, shipping news, operations and fulfillment, PMA, ILWU, The PORTS Act

June 9, 2015




Proposed Law Would Let Governors Intervene in Port Slowdowns

A bill proposed by two Republican senators would overhaul the Taft-Hartley Act, giving governors the authority to invoke the 1947 labor act in the case of crippling labor disputes, like the one that caused gridlock at 29 West Coast ports for nine …

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June 4, 2015




Korean Retailer Coupang Gets $1 Billion Investment

SoftBank Corp. and Coupang have announced a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of SoftBank will invest $1 billion in Coupang, the largest and fastest growing standalone ecommerce player in Korea. The investment is expected to close at the beginning of …

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In cross-border, Delivery

October 26, 2010




PMG Potter To Retire in December

It’s the end of an era: The U.S. Postal Service announced Oct. 25 that Postmaster General Jack Potter will retire on Dec. 3. Potter was named the 72nd U.S. Postmaster General on June 1, 2001 – making him the longest serving postmaster …

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In Catalog, Customer Relationship Management

December 7, 2011




Postal Pain Continues With First-Class Mail Changes

Don Landis, vice president of postal affairs for catalog printer Arandell Corp., has seen it all in the mailing industry. That is until the U.S. Postal Service filed for change of standards that will dramatically alter the First-Class Mail …

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