Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon Prime, FedEx, FedEx Ground, USPS, U.S. Postal Service

June 15, 2015




Amazon Quietly Expands Prime, Allows Direct-From-Merchant Shipping

Looking to expand the massive rolls of Amazon Prime even further, the ecommerce giant has quietly begun expanding its estimated 20 million Prime eligible listings by adding items that ship directly from merchants, according to the Wall Street Journal. Normally, merchants …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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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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In News

distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, fulfillment center, Five Below, Techtronic Industries, FedEx Ground, FedEx, CVS Caremark, Amazon, Amazon.com, Michael Kors, IKEA, operations and fulfillment

June 8, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 8, 2015

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

Youth apparel retailer Five Below opened a 1 million-square-foot-plus distribution center in Oldmans, NJ. The company will initially occupy 700,000 square feet of the space.

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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

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

Warehouse/Distribution Center, Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, fulfillment center, picking and packing, retail order fulfillment, ecommerce order fulfillment, DC automation, retail, ecommerce

June 1, 2015




How to Avoid Under-Sizing Your New Distribution Center

Deciding to move into a new warehouse is no easy task and certainly brings about a level of planning that many companies are not accustomed to. All too often, buildings don’t last as long as expected, so you really …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

HighJump, Nexternal, ecommerce, ecommerce platforms, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, warehouse management system, WMS, supply chain solution, retail supply chain, retail, e-retail, mergers and acquisitions, M&A

May 29, 2015




HighJump Acquires Ecommerce Platform Nexternal

Supply chain management solutions provider HighJump has acquired Nexternal, a cloud-based ecommerce platform provider, the company said in a release.

Nexternal’s omnichannel commerce platform includes an order management system that captures both B2B and B2C orders. It …

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In Acquisition, Fulfillment

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May 28, 2015




Merchants Adjusting to Change in DIM Weight Pricing

The decision by UPS and FedEx to expand DIM weight pricing in January 2015 to parcels under three cubic feet was one of biggest changes to hit retail shippers in years. Dimensional weight pricing has forced shippers to rethink their entire …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

United States Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service, USPS, postal rates, postal rate changes, new postal rates, ecommerce, ecommerce shipping, UPS, FedEx, dimensional weight pricing

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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In Blog, News

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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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In cross-border, Global

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