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March 18, 2016




Week In Review: Bubble Wrap Becomes Unbreakable

Pop… Pop… Pop Pop… Pop…

Well, that’s a series of sounds we may not hear anymore, shortly after a co-worker or a family member opens a package. That’s because Sealed Air’s “unpoppable”  Bubble Wrap protective packaging solution is now commercially …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

FedEx, UPS, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, ecommerce fulfillment

March 18, 2016




FedEx Says Amazon Business Not a Concern

Executives with FedEx took issue with multiple media reports about Amazon’s moves into logistics and transportation as they discussed the company’s third quarter financial results, saying the ecommerce giant was simply addressing capacity issues with its own assets …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

Growing Global 2015, Alibaba.com, Tmall, Taobao, ecommerce, global ecommerce, cross-border ecommerce

March 15, 2016




Hermes’ BorderGuru Announces Logistics Partnership with Alibaba Group

Chicago, March 15, 2016 – Hermes, operator of the largest business-to-consumer (B2C) parcel shop network in Europe, announces its subsidiary, cross-border solution BorderGuru, has become the logistic partner to the Alibaba Group and its logistics affiliate Cainiao. The partnership will enable BorderGuru‘…

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In Fulfillment, Global

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March 16, 2016




Ask the Right Questions About Your Retail Freight Management Strategy

In just 24 hours, the U.S. Postal Service on average processes and delivers over 500 million pieces of mail. In the same timeframe, FedEx ships nine million boxes. While the logistics of shipping may be invisible to shoppers placing orders from …

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In Blog, customer experience

ecommerce returns

March 15, 2016




Growth in Ecommerce Returns Will Drive Facilities Demand

A new report from CBRE has found that the rapid growth in ecommerce returns is creating future demand for new or expanded facilities, even strategically located “quick response” operations near demand centers dedicated to handling reverse logistics.

“We think in …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

omnichannel fulfillment

March 14, 2016




Amazon Effect Still a Major Driver in DTC, Ecommerce Operations

The effect of Amazon on the direct-to-customer and ecommerce landscape, and the changing customer expectations it has helped to engender, continue to be a major factor as seen in the ripples throughout the world of operations and fulfillment, judging by …

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In Fulfillment, fulfillment

the-week-that-was-300

March 10, 2016




Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight

Ending months of speculation, Amazon announced it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while at the same time taking a 20% stake in the Wilmington, OH-based company. That is where Amazon has reportedly been running air …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

warehouse automation totes

March 8, 2016




Choosing the Right Order Fulfillment Automation Solution

Direct-to-customer retailers in 2016 are constantly being asked to address the needs of individual shoppers. They’re seeing double-digit growth in a business that requires them to fulfill orders of low line numbers, often just a single item, compared to bulk …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

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

March 8, 2016




10 Ways A 3PL Can Help Multichannel Companies Operate Profitably

On occasion we have completed client projects to compare third-party logistics and fulfillment (3PL) services and costs to the cost of expanding a company’s internal fulfillment operations. These have included ecommerce, wholesale and retail companies. Just to be clear, …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

the-week-that-was-300

February 25, 2016




Week in Review: UPS Invests in Deliv to Learn About Same-Day Market

UPS took a big step this week by leading a $28 million investment round in same-day startup Deliv, with the stated purpose of learning the intricacies of its business model, especially how it has succeeded in the retail space.

While some …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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