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November 12, 2015




Most Shippers Not Prepared for Holiday Season Challenges

Most retailers are not well prepared to handle several shipping issues this holiday season, according to a new survey from shipping and fulfillment software company Temando.

The October survey polled over 200 micro, small, mid-sized and enterprise retailers about a range …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Returns

February 6, 2013




9 Ways to Improve Warehouse Productivity

No matter where you decide to locate your facility, your order fulfillment operations are critical when it comes to creating a positive customer experience. So it’s imperative that your warehouse functions at peak operational efficiency.

Here are some steps …

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January 14, 2013




Why Warehouse Automation Leads to Better Labor Conditions

Retailers have been faced with big challenges, including the emergence of smartphone shopping and the continued ecommerce boom. It is no secret that today’s ecommerce shoppers now expect to receive items quickly. Since retailers frequently offer comparable products at …

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October 27, 2015




Walmart Enters Drone Airspace with Amazon, Google

[caption id="attachment_74726" align="alignright" width="300"] A SZ DJI Technology Co. drone, made in China[/caption]

Wal-Mart Stores on Monday applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to begin outdoor testing of drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and …

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In Blog, News

November 27, 2012




2012 Warehouse Management Systems Roundup

Here’s the most comprehensive guide to Warehouse Management Systems that serve direct-to-customer fulfillment locations.

You’ll find not only a comprehensive list, but comprehensive data about theses systems and the companies that manufacture and support them.

You’ll learn about staffing, customer …

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In Channel Integration, Operations & Fulfillment

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October 15, 2015




How Do My DTC Fulfillment Costs Compare?

In my last blog post, I mentioned that we typically see that efficient, conventional warehouses with minimal automation have total warehouse costs per order (TWC) between $3 and $4.50 for direct-to-customer companies. You might say, “For what sized company?”

To show how …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

November 16, 2012




Wayfair.com Doubles Warehouse Space for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Wayfair.com, an online retailer of home goods, has doubled its warehouse space by adding a total of 200,000 sq. ft. to its facilities in Hebron, KY, and Ogden, UT in preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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In Email, Operations & Fulfillment

UPS, FedEx, peak holiday season 2015, ecommerce fulfillment, Holiday 2015

October 13, 2015




Pottery Barn, West Elm Already Giving Holiday Shipping Cutoffs

You might still be looking for your Halloween costume, but for major retailers, holiday prep has already started.

Last week, the StellaService team spotted both Pottery Barn and West Elm posting holiday shipping cutoff dates for December 24th delivery on …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

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October 9, 2015




Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for Jet.com

Jet.com has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that Jet.com eliminated its $50 membership fee.

Founder Marc Lore wrote on his blog that the response to Jet’s …

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In Ecommerce, Global

ecommerce fulfillment, direct-to-customer fulfillment, distribution center, ecommerce fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

October 6, 2015




Demand Rising for Holiday Peak Workers in Distribution Operations

Merchant shippers are seeing an especially tight labor market for holiday peak workers in distribution and fulfillment centers this year, as market forces are contributing to decreased availability and increased competition for temporary help.

“We’re seeing demand up again …

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