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August 6, 2014




What Retailers Can Learn from Personal Health Apps

When people are willing to hand over data about their heart, sleep cycles, medications, diet and exercise, why can’t retailers collect data without seeming creepy?

With wearable technologies from Fitbit, Basis and Jawbone now widespread, and mobile apps like …

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In Data & Analytics

same-day delivery, ecommerce, operations and fulfillment, retail, Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Newegg, Google, Google Shopping Express, eBay Now, shipping/delivery, BI Intelligence, Business Insider

August 6, 2014




Amazon Adds Same-Day Delivery in 6 New Cities

Amazon.com today announced that same-day delivery on more than a million eligible items is being added for customers in the Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC metro areas.

As reported in Multichannel Merchant, Amazon has …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

August 6, 2014




Tmall or JD.com: Which Platform is a Better Fit?

Merchants considering JD.com and Alibaba for China market entry are to be twice congratulated for their perspicacity. China’s ecommerce market surpassed America’s in 2013, $298 billion to $263 billion, and has robust growth characteristics, especially in demand for western goods, …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Amazon, UPS, FedEx, holiday shopping, holiday 2013, holiday 2014, shipping/delivery, shipping, operations and fulfillment, seasonal workers, seasonal hires, holiday peak

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

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

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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

distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, fulfillment center, Amazon, FedEx, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Zulily

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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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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