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February 17, 2016




MCM Outlook 2016: Ecommerce’s Role Grows with Omnichannel and Mobile

As proven during the most recent holiday season, the convergence of ecommerce and bricks-and-mortar is more important for merchants than ever. Merchants working hard to prepare for the always-connected shopper, whether they buy from their smartphone and pick up in …

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In Ecommerce, executive summary

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April 12, 2016




Operations Summit, Growing Global Deliver Relevant, Actionable Content

Everything you could possibly want to know about operations fundamentals, global ecommerce, shipping and distribution strategies, omnichannel and contact center/customer care – and then some – is being covered at 50+ information-packed workshops, keynotes and breakout sessions during Operations Summit and Growing …

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In Automation, customer experience

ecommerce returns

February 4, 2016




Omnichannel Returns Jump Significantly During Holiday Season

A higher percentage of retailers adopting more liberal returns policies to help drive sales, along with the general rise in ecommerce transactions, drove a significant increase in omnichannel returns during the holiday season 2015, according to ecommerce fulfillment provider Newgistics.

Patrick …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

omnichannel fulfillment

February 2, 2016




Were We Right About Omnichannel Fulfillment Trends?

There’s no doubt that omnichannel fulfillment has been a game changer for bricks-and mortar retailers.

Shoppers not only expect but demand flexibility and freedom to buy at their total convenience. This creates supply chain complexity around synchronizing inventory and orders …

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In fulfillment, Must Reads

Michael C Fina

April 4, 2016




Michael C. Fina Transforming Into Online-Only Retailer

NEW YORK (April 4, 2016) – Today Michael C. Fina, the world renowned luxury tableware, engagement jewelry and wedding registry resource, announced the next chapter in its more than 80-year legacy, transforming into an online-only retailer.

Starting April 16, the selection of high-quality jewelry, …

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In Ecommerce, News

Locus Robotics

April 4, 2016




Locus Robotics Looks to Fill Market Gap Left by Kiva

[caption id="attachment_82642" align="alignright" width="300"] A Locus Robotics unit in action (contributed photo)[/caption]

Andover, MA-based Locus Robotics, a company spun out of third-party logistics provider Quiet Logistics, has begun production and implementation of a DC-based order fulfillment robot …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

Operations Summit 2016

April 4, 2016




Operations Summit Will Help With Your Systems, Fulfillment Strategies

I go to lots of conferences, but for me, the Operations Summit is the most helpful to our clients and our consulting practice at F. Curtis Barry & Company. Why? It is dedicated exclusively to improving direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, presenting …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

April Fools

April 1, 2016




Week in Review: It’s April, Fools!

Trader Joe’s is closing all its stores, and the sky is falling. April Fools’ Day came one day early for fans (like me) of the specialty grocer. But the joke was on Yahoo News, which posted the faux Trader Joe’s …

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In News, PR Newswire

January 21, 2016




Omnichannel Order Volume Spiked 72% During 2015 Peak Season

eBay Enterprise, a leading independent omnichannel operations provider for the world’s leading retailers and brands, today announced the findings of its Digital Commerce Index based on data from millions of orders processed in 2015. The data shows ecommerce order volumes …

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In Omnichannel

ebayDemandware

January 21, 2016




Ebay Enterprise and Demandware Form New Alliance to Deliver Omnichannel Commerce

Demandware, Inc. a provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, and eBay Enterprise, an independent omnichannel commerce provider, have announced an alliance to develop a fully enabled omnichannel solution. The goal of this relationship is to deliver integrated access to the …

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