order management, Order Management Systems, OMS, warehouse management, Warehouse Management System, WMS, Operations and Fulfillment

May 8, 2015

Script Vendor Demos to Improve Your OMS Selection Process

One of the most important aspects of your OMS selection process is getting a demo of the vendor’s application. There are a couple of different approaches to demos, depending on where you are in the system selection process.

One …


In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

Amazon, Operations Summit 2015, FedEx, FedEx Services, Shepler's Western Store, S&S Worldwide, iHerb, same-day delivery, next-day delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, shipping and delivery, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center

May 7, 2015

Merchants Address Fast Delivery Demands

While so much attention is being paid to same-day and next-day delivery, members of a merchant panel at the recent Operations Summit in Louisville, KY said while they do all they can to decrease time-to-customer, instant (fulfillment) gratification isn’t …


In customer experience, Fulfillment

Amazon Prime Air, Google, Project Wing, Google Project Wing, Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment

May 6, 2015

FAA Allows Drone Testing Beyond Line of Sight

As part of its announcement of a drone testing program in conjunction with CNN, drone manufacturer PrecisionHawk and BNSF Railroad, the Federal Aviation Administration said today it will allow commercial testing of drones beyond line-of-sight from the pilot. This makes …


In Fulfillment, News

Forklift at dock

May 4, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, May 4, 2015

Here is a listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers:

Outdoor retailer REI plans to open a third distribution center in Goodyear, AZ, which will service 40 of the company’s 140 U.S. stores …


In Fulfillment, News

Operations and Fulfillment, shipping and delivery, distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, ecommerce, Cascade Designs, Tempur Sealy, HomeGoods, American Eagle Outfitters, FedEx, FedEx Ground, Amazon, Fulfillment By Amazon, FBA, Tuesday Morning, IKEA, Delia's

April 27, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution and Fulfillment Center Roundup, April 27, 2015

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Outdoor adventure gear maker Cascade Designs is opening a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Reno, NV. The company plans to create up …


In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment


April 24, 2015

Amazon Introduces Shopping App for Apple Watch

Amazon is now allowing customers who have Apple Watch to simply tap its Amazon shopping app on the watch and purchase items in seconds,  or save an idea for later, according to a press release by Amazon.

The Amazon Shopping …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

April 23, 2015

Retailers Seeking New Distribution Efficiencies

The potential for retail brands to reduce net landed cost of goods by optimizing shipping costs relates directly to the nature of the products they ship to retailers.

Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods …


In Blog, Must Reads


March 20, 2014

Winning Hiring Strategies for the Contact Center and Warehouse

We are just a few short weeks away from Multichannel Merchant’s 2014 Operations Summit conference, which is held on April 22 to 24, in Indianapolis. We have a tremendous line up of speakers and probably the best series of sessions in the show’s …


In Contact Center, Operations & Fulfillment

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

April 15, 2015

Omnichannel Efforts Increasing, but Not Profitable

A new JDA study reveals an enormous amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omnichannel sales capabilities.

While this may not be surprising given the current business environment, the report, prepared …


In News, Omnichannel


April 14, 2015

7 Business Advantages of Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is a buzzword thrown around loosely and often incorrectly. Knowing that, we thought it would be useful to discuss the pros and cons of drop shipping as a fulfillment method and share some information that ecommerce merchants need …


In Blog, Drop Shipping

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