port strike, west coast port strike, NRF, national retail federation, shipping/delivery, shipping, freight, ocean freight, labor unions, labor issues, retail

June 27, 2014




Study: West Coast Port Strike Could Cost U.S. Economy $2.5B Per Day

A West Coast port strike, which could happen as early as 5 p.m. PT on July 1 if dockworkers and port management don’t reach an agreement, could cost the U.S. economy up to $2.5 billion per day, according to a …

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In Must Reads, News

October 12, 2011




When to Spend to Reduce Warehouse Costs

Orders for material handling equipment – an indicator of economic growth – are up 17% this year as of August, according to the U.S. Commerce.
That’s a good sign, says Bill Kuipers, president of operations consultancy Spaide, Kuipers & Co. “While maybe …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

October 8, 2011




Four Tips for Holiday Hiring in the Warehouse

Staffing the warehouse for the fourth quarter rush isn’t easy to get right. But there are a few tricks that can help make the hiring process run smoother.
First, have a clear picture of exactly what you need, and …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

October 1, 2011




Two Tips for Staffing the Warehouse for the Holidays

Forecasting and staffing the warehouse for your fourth-quarter rush is always a challenge for retailers. But if you arm yourself with the right metrics and formulas, you can make this year your most efficient yet.

To hire the correct amount …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

Walmart, Walmart.com, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution hubs, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping hub, domestic shipping, shipping and delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, fulfillment, fulfillment center, omnichannel fulfillment, order fulfillment, ecommerce, ecommerce sales

June 20, 2014




Walmart to Open New Ecommerce Distribution Center in Indiana

Walmart plans to open a 1.2 million square foot distribution center in Plainfield, Ind. by 2015 that will employ 300 workers. The center will be able to distribute goods to more than 160 million people in two days or less.

“By combining large-scale online …

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In Ecommerce, Inventory

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June 20, 2014




Jimmy Jazz Sees Successful Ecommerce Growth

Fashion and sneaker retailer Jimmy Jazz has seen success with the acceleration of its ecommerce growth with the handling of hundreds of thousands of ecommerce and call center orders a year, according to a press release.

Since it began working …

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In Contact Center, Ecommerce

June 12, 2014




Newegg Announces Partnership with Mercent at IRCE 2014

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newegg announced a partnership at the Internet Retailer Conference in Chicago which will certify Mercent to increase retail product and offer visibility for Newegg Marketplace sellers. The company’s Mercent Retail™ platform creates value and drives …

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In IRCE 2014

August 17, 2011




Tips for Seasonal Warehouse Staffing

Is the back end of your business ready to take on fulfilling holiday orders? You not only need to make sure you have enough workers on hand to handle seasonal demand, you need to hire the right people and train …

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In CRM, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

June 4, 2014




How Will Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Affect Your Business?

The Seattle City Council just voted to put low-wage workers on a path over the next several years to earning a $15-per-hour minimum wage.

Put aside what your brand of politics is or how you feel about progressive agendas and …

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In Blog, Executive

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June 2, 2014




Genesco Focusing on Omnichannel Rollouts, Growth

The head of specialty sportswear retailer Genesco said on the company’s Q1 earnings call that it plans to implement several aspects of its omnichannel strategy later this year, seeing it as a significant growth area.

Bob Dennis, president, chairman …

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In Cross Channel, Inventory

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