key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

September 29, 2014

Tip Sheet: Managing Your Warehouse

Managing a multichannel warehouse is a fairly easy thing. All you have to do is manage the labor, the freight and the inventory. And from there, a thousand other factors assault you.

In this Tip Sheet from Multichannel Merchant, you …


In Operations & Fulfillment, tip-sheet


July 16, 2015

Consumers Were Not Impressed With Amazon’s Prime Day

[caption id="attachment_68944" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Overall, consumers were not impressed with Amazon’s Prime Day, and took to social media with their complaints.[/caption]

Wednesday turned out to be a Prime Day for Amazon… to hold a garage sale.

That …


In News, PR Newswire

Joinem, ecommerce, ecommerce marketplace, online marketplace, Amazon, Amazon Prime Day,,, GoGo

July 15, 2015

Joinem Enters the Ecommerce Marketplace Fray

Even as prepares for its highly anticipated launch next week and Amazon looks to win big with its Prime Day faux shopping holiday today, there’s a new marketplace player in the room.

Dallas-based startup Joinem is looking …


In Ecommerce, marketplaces

Amazon,, Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Now, Prime Now, same-day delivery, one-hour delivery, drones, Amazon drones, U.S. Senate, FAA, Federal Aviation Administration

July 15, 2015

Amazon Claims Prime Day is a Success

Despite numerous consumer complaints on social media, Amazon is claiming Prime Day to be a success.

“Prime Day peak order rates have already surpassed 2014 Black Friday,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President Amazon Prime, in a press release issued at 3:30 p….


In News, PR Newswire


July 15, 2015

Amazon is Having a Bad Prime Day

You know it’s going to be a bad day when you wake up on Prime Day… and you’re Amazon.

Okay, maybe that’s not a funny one-liner. But a lot of angry Amazon customers have taken to Twitter and voiced their …


In Blog, News


July 15, 2015

The State of the Catalog is Healthy

Merchants continue to recognize the value of the printed catalog in today’s digital world. It’s a channel that many are using to drive consumers to the website, help build brand awareness and sell products. For many it is …


In Catalog, executive summary

Enterprise Resource Planning, OMS, order management system, warehouse management system, WMS, ERP

August 19, 2014

IRS Tax Change Will Impact Warehouse Owners

Starting this tax year, a major change to the Internal Revenue Service code will impact how owners of business property assets, including warehouses and distribution centers, can deduct expenses for work done on their facilities.

In some cases it will …


In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, order management system, ERP, operations and fulfillment, system integration, VAR

July 13, 2015

What IT Skillsets Do You Need for an OMS or ERP Install?

With the implementation of a new ERP or OMS, companies need to assess end user and IT department skillsets, which are often dramatically different from what’s needed to support legacy systems. Department managers will also be tasked with learning …


In Blog, Fulfillment

yet another warehouse

July 13, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 13, 2015

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

Wal-Mart has opened four new warehouses in Tianjin to expand its distribution in northern China. The four facilities total 860,800 square feet as the …


In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment


July 10, 2015

Week in Review: Prime Day is Coming, Prime Day is Coming!

The biggest news this week was probably Amazon’s announcement that they would launch Prime Day, its own selling holiday. July 15 (which is Prime Day, and the eve of its 20th anniversary) will be Amazon’s version of Alibaba’s Singles Day celebration, …


In Ecommerce, Executive

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