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November 26, 2014




Make Room for Dimensional Weight Pricing: A Look Ahead at Shipping in 2015

Earlier this year, both FedEx and UPS announced that they will apply dimensional weight pricing to all domestic ground shipments. The change — slated to take effect on December 29, 2014 for UPS and January 1, 2015 for FedEx — will impact shippers in a big …

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November 19, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 19, 2014

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

Ulta Beauty is planning a 670,000-square-foot regional distribution center in southwest Dallas.

FedEx has plans to build a $50 million 300,000-square-foot distribution center in …

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January 2, 2014




Monsoon Commerce Acquires CompassIM Warehouse Management System

Monsoon Commerce Acquires CompassIM Warehouse Management System (via PR Newswire)
The leading provider of eCommerce solutions for small and mid-sized merchants will offer multi-channel retailers an end-to-end platform for managing, optimizing, and automating essential warehouse practices with acquisition. Monsoon Commerce …

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November 10, 2014




Amazon Testing Taxi Delivery Via Flywheel

Amazon has begun testing package delivery in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel, according to Yahoo Finance.

Amazon is currently looking into a broader use of taxis as delivery vehicles. Taxis would represent Amazon’s latest …

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November 3, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 3, 2014

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Amazon is considering opening a new fulfillment center in Fall River, MA, according to WBUR.com. The company has reportedly sent a letter of …

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November 2, 2014




Carriers Forecast Record Holiday Season Volume

The three major parcel carriers – FedEx, UPS and USPS – are forecasting this to be the busiest holiday season ever.

USP said it anticipates volume of more than 585 million packages in December,  an 11% increase over 2013. UPS expects its 2014 peak delivery day …

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October 30, 2014




DHL Invests 30.5 million Euros in New South Africa Facilities

DHL announced it is investing 30.5 million Euros in its supply chain and global forwarding divisions in South Africa, as the company continues to focus on long-term growth plans through infrastructure, IT systems and services to support businesses operating in the …

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October 30, 2014




How Retailers Emailed In Halloween

Halloween is one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays with Halloween spending this year expected to reach a record $7.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. We’ve been keeping tabs on our inbox to see the tricks and treats leading …

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November 6, 2013




Amazon Shares Warehouse Space with Proctor & Gamble

Since 2010 Amazon has shared warehouse space with Proctor & Gamble, the parent company of such products like Pampers diapers, Bounty paper towels, Tide laundry detergent among others, according to the Wall Street Journal,  a move many are saying is a beneficial …

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October 27, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Oct. 27, 2014

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Ashley Furniture has opened a 2.8-million-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center, which includes a new 1.1-million-square-foot addition, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Furniture retailer W….

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