UPS, UPS ground, UPS air

February 4, 2016




UPS Blows Out Q4, Cites Ecommerce Growth, Automation, Tight Controls

After facing overcapacity and under-capacity issues the past couple of peak seasons, UPS hit the nail on the head in 2015.

The company reported $2.17 billion in operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2015, up 17.1% from 2014 and the highest ever for the …

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In Fulfillment, News

Amazon Books

February 2, 2016




Looks Like Those Amazon Books Stores Are Happening…

[caption id="attachment_79764" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Amazon Books in University Village, Seattle. (Amazon photo)[/caption]

… or are they?

General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani spilled the beans Feb. 2 on a big secret that really comes as no surprise: Amazon is …

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In Blog, News

fulfillment

February 1, 2016




How to Target a Zero Fulfillment Error Average

In November of 2015, we had a company first – an entire week with one, single error across thousand of orders between two e-tail outlets. That means hundreds of customers in two different demographics, received exactly the color, shape, material, style and …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

ecommerce fulfillment, ecommerce operations, order management system

January 27, 2016




U.S. Retailers Not Fully Meeting Consumers’ Ecommerce Fulfillment Demands

Temando, a leading shipping and fulfillment software platform for commerce, announced U.S. retailer and consumer survey data from its 2016 State of Shipping In Commerce report, covering ecommerce fulfillment trends.

The survey polled 214 micro, small, mid-sized and enterprise retailers and …

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In customer experience, Fulfillment

ecommerce returns

January 27, 2016




Reverse Logistics: The Biggest Retail Problem Technology Has Yet To Solve

From November to December, retail stores and websites were flooded with shoppers looking to buy the perfect items for everyone on their holiday shopping list. Long lines at checkout, slow websites and delivery moguls like UPS and FedEx struggling to …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

warehouse management system, WMS, order management system, OMS, software as a service, software-as-a-service, SaaS, cloud computing, SaaS warehouse systems

January 26, 2016




On-Premise vs. Software as a Service in the DC: Nine Factors to Consider

Software as a Service (SaaS) and Cloud based computing has taken the application world by storm.  As you consider acquiring new systems – whether they are – new order management, warehouse management, marketing, telephone system or shipping systems – there nine …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, Walmart, QVC, Simon & Schuster, FedEx, Urban Outfitters, Conn's HomePlus

November 24, 2014




In Year-End Warehouse Software Discounts, All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

As the year end approaches, software vendors often offer significant discounts in order to secure your business and book it in the current year. This is also true with some vendors at the end of each quarter. But don’t …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

the-week-that-was-300

January 21, 2016




Week in Review: JCPenney is Bringing Back Appliances

[caption id="attachment_79220" align="alignright" width="150"] [Click to enlarge][/caption]After more than 30 years, JCPenney decided to re-enter the appliance business when customer data showed that the vast majority of its shoppers own a home and are frequently searching for …

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In Ecommerce, Global

OMS, order management system, omnichannel retail, ecommerce fulfillment, warehouse management system, WMS, omnichannel fulfillment

January 20, 2016




The Omnichannel OMS Empowers the Retail Operation of the Future

While order management systems are not a new concept, the technology has been advancing to keep up with the evolving world of omnichannel commerce and rising customer expectations of placing orders how, where and when they want to.
Thus next-generation …

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In Ecommerce, executive summary

the-week-that-was-300

January 14, 2016




Week in Review: The Omnichannel Conundrum

Pureplay ecommerce retailers are disadvantaged by the high cost of marketing and shipping, making their business model challenging and ultimately unsustainable in the long-term, according to a report released this week by L2.

By contrast, the report finds that online …

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