March 7, 2012




9 Tips for Improving Warehouse Productivity

We all want to improve our warehouse efficiency. It’s a never-ending vicious cycle, at times, but there are things merchants can do to make their operations run smoothly.
So here are 9 tips for improving your warehouse productivity:
Create a …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

August 8, 2014




Multichannel Merchant Presents: This Week in Amazon

It’s been a busy summer at Amazon: The ecommerce juggernaut added same-day delivery in 6 cities, said they’d open 15 new sortation centers, and introduced a smartphone that may or may not be an Amazon sales-driver.

In this video, Multichannel Merchant senior …

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In Must Reads, Videos

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August 6, 2014




What Retailers Can Learn from Personal Health Apps

When people are willing to hand over data about their heart, sleep cycles, medications, diet and exercise, why can’t retailers collect data without seeming creepy?

With wearable technologies from Fitbit, Basis and Jawbone now widespread, and mobile apps like …

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In Data & Analytics

Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon Prime, same-day fulfillment, same-day shipping, same-day delivery, shipping/delivery, shipping, ecommerce, marketplace, online marketplace, Jeff Bezos

August 6, 2014




Amazon Adds Same-Day Delivery in 6 New Cities

Amazon.com today announced that same-day delivery on more than a million eligible items is being added for customers in the Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC metro areas.

As reported in Multichannel Merchant, Amazon has …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

August 6, 2014




Tmall or JD.com: Which Platform is a Better Fit?

Merchants considering JD.com and Alibaba for China market entry are to be twice congratulated for their perspicacity. China’s ecommerce market surpassed America’s in 2013, $298 billion to $263 billion, and has robust growth characteristics, especially in demand for western goods, …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Amazon, Amazon.com, distribution center, fulfillment center, UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, Operations and Fulfillment, warehouse, postal, Postal Service, Destination Delivery Unit, shipping, Shipping/Delivery, parcel shipping, parcel, ecommerce, sunday delivery

August 5, 2014




Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014

In a move aimed at expediting its promise of Sunday delivery via the U.S. Postal Service, Amazon has announced plans to open 15 specialized sortation centers this year, which gets packages to nearby USPS offices for last-mile service.

The move …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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July 30, 2014




A Sparkling Social Engagement

In the summer of 2012, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse partnered with Sony Pictures for a promotion centered around the release of the blockbuster movie, “Sparkle.” It was the ideal partnership: Sony Pictures wanted to promote its new movie and Off Broadway …

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In Engagement, Marketing

distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, fulfillment center, Amazon, FedEx, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Zulily

July 29, 2014




When a Labor Management System Makes Sense

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, especially when they’re in growth mode, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. In a nutshell, it helps managers and supervisors track and manage …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, warehouse, operations, Operations and Fulfillment, retailers, retail,

July 29, 2014




The Benefits and Challenges of a Homegrown WMS

In the never-ending decision over build vs. buy when it comes to software applications, a growing group of pure-play ecommerce providers is opting to develop their own homegrown warehouse management system (WMS), opting for the flexibility on upgrades and functionality …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

FedEx, Amazon, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, distribution center, sortation center, operations and fulfillment

July 29, 2014




WMS vs. WCS: Which Do You Need?

As operations and fulfillment technology continues to evolve, merchants face a decision of implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), a warehouse control system (WCS) or both.

The WMS, which has been around for about 30 years, stores and maintains a vast …

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