warehouse management system, WMS, order management system, OMS, software as a service, software-as-a-service, SaaS, cloud computing, SaaS warehouse systems

July 9, 2016

The Commandments For Conversion Is Written On Tablets

It often seems that in discussions of omnichannel retail, the channels typically brought up are bricks and mortar, e-commerce, and mobile. Most people tend to lump tablets in with mobile or e-commerce as an afterthought, but tablets deserve unique attention …


In Blog, Ecommerce


October 22, 2015

Alibaba Unveils Omnichannel Retailing Plans for Singles Day 2015

Alibaba Group has revealed its omnichannel retailing plans for the 2015 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, also known as Singles Day.

This year, more than 1,000 retail brands, with 180,000 stores in 330 cities across China, will participate in this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. In …


In Global, Marketplaces

ecommerce distribution center

July 8, 2016

User Requirements Key to Selecting the Right DTC Operations System

Confusion reigns!

Last week a new customer asked me if a Distributed Order Management system (DOM) is the same as an Order Management System (OMS). Other clients ask if their CRM will give them call center or source reporting. OMS …


In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment


July 5, 2016

Honeywell to Acquire Automation Provider Intelligrated for $1.5B

Cincinnati — Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces it has entered an agreement to be acquired by Honeywell  in a transaction valued at $1.5 billion.

Intelligrated’s 2016 sales are estimated to be approximately $900 million …


In Automation, Fulfillment


July 5, 2016

Same-Day Delivery Could Cause a Huge Prime Day Headache

Amazon’s second-annual Prime Day could be a game-changer for same-day delivery. That’s because Amazon’s Prime Now service has more than doubled from seven metropolitan areas to more than 40 since the first selling holiday was held last year.

And that could …


In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

NRF, National Retail Federation

October 14, 2015

New Report Identifies Omnichannel Fulfillment Leaders, Highlights Gaps

Given growing customer expectations of shopping anywhere, anytime and from any device, it’s not surprising that almost half of retailers surveyed for a new report from the National Retail Federation and FitForCommerce said omnichannel initiatives and investments were among …


In Fulfillment, fulfillment


July 1, 2016

UPS Expanding Pickup Lockers to 300 U.S. Locations By Year’s End

Following a pilot program at nine locations in Chicago begun last fall, UPS has  begun expanding its self-serve pickup lockers to 300 locations in five states by the end of the year, with lockers to be added at locations in eight …


In customer experience, News

UPS, UPS ground, UPS air

June 30, 2016

Drones, Robotics, 3D Printing Part of Major Technology Focus at UPS

UPS executives said they will continue to place a $1 billion bet on new technology each year, including major investments in facility automation, robotics and even drones to conduct tasks such as aircraft inspections and inventory counts.

During media day at …


In Automation, News


June 29, 2016

Canada Post Strike Would Hit SMB Ecommerce Shippers

Primarily smaller merchants doing business in Canada are scrambling to get product out the door and set up contingency plans as workers for Canada Post may be on strike as of July 8, according to various media reports.

Canada Post has …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment


June 29, 2016

Forever 21 Shipping Firm Abandons Retailer

Forever 21 may need to start looking for a new shipping company, as its current shipping company EZ Worldwide Express has abandoned them. The shipping firm sighted slow business as the reason so much that the work isn’t profitable.

The …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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