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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

direct to consumer, DTC, Warehouse/Distribution Center, Operations and Fulfillment, order management system, OMS, Warehouse Management Systems, WMS, VAR, value-added reseller, ERP, software selection, software requirements, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

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

FedEx, Amazon, Target, JC Penney, eBay, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, operations and fulfillment

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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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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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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August 30, 2013




The Amazon Warehouse Boom

Amazon has been making major investments into building more warehouses in order to bring more products, to more people, the fastest way possible. In fact, according to a recent article in Businessweek, Amazon has spent nearly $14 billion since 2010 to build 50 …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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July 22, 2014




3 Steps to Turn Dimensional Weight Rates into a Profit Center

It felt like only yesterday when a package’s weight was my primary concern… well, it still is, until Dec. 29, courtesy of UPS and FedEx new dimensional weight pricing models… and then your world is cha-cha-cha-changing (to quote David Bowie).

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

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August 7, 2013




8 Tips for Designing Your Warehouse

When it comes to the ecommerce world, it’s all about efficiency, speed, and accuracy. And while the marketing messages and inventory technology need to be on point, if your warehouse is not set up to sufficiently handle the orders, …

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In Inventory, Must Reads

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July 25, 2013




Ordoro Brings Amazon’s Warehouse to the Masses

Ordoro brings Amazon’s warehouse expertise to the masses (via PR Newswire)
Download image Ordoro logo AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ordoro today announced their partnership with Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) to bring Amazon’s warehousing and order fulfillment expertise to …

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In Ecommerce, Operations & Fulfillment

direct to consumer, DTC, Warehouse/Distribution Center, Operations and Fulfillment, order management system, OMS, Warehouse Management Systems, WMS, VAR, value-added reseller, ERP, software selection, software requirements, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

July 15, 2014




What Growing Companies Need in a Logistics Provider

For growing ecommerce companies, timeliness is next to godliness. According to the 2014 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey, half of consumers have abandoned carts due to a lengthy delivery time or no delivery date provided on a retailer’s …

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