2015

January 10, 2015




3 New Year’s Resolutions for Retailers

During dramatic growth periods, companies must remain in total control to reap the benefits. For those looking to grow rapidly in 2015, meeting and exceeding revenue goals should be a deliberate process. The New Year is a perfect time to get …

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January 5, 2015




Tmall Global GMV Up 1,000% Since February Launch

Tmall Global, Alibaba Group’s ecommerce platform that provides a streamlined channel for Western retailers to sell directly to Chinese consumers, has seen sales increase by more than tenfold in its first 10 months of operation, the company said.

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In cross-border, Global

March 14, 2012




2 Tips Before You Make a Major Warehouse Purchase

Gary Meyer, senior director of operations at nutrition products merchant Herbalife, offers a couple of tips for when your company is considering a major purchase of equipment or software for your warehouse.
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March 7, 2012




9 Tips for Improving Warehouse Productivity

We all want to improve our warehouse efficiency. It’s a never-ending vicious cycle, at times, but there are things merchants can do to make their operations run smoothly.
So here are 9 tips for improving your warehouse productivity:
Create a …

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

UPS, United Parcel Service, FedEx, United States Postal Service, USPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, holiday forecast, holiday peak 2014, 2014 holiday, retail, ecommerce

December 15, 2014




Dec. 15 Is Peak Holiday Shipping Volume Day for FedEx, USPS

Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the peak holiday shipping volume day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.

The USPS is …

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In Holiday 2014, News

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, Macy's, Target, Cabela's, FedEx, Ashley Furniture, Flexsteel Industries, Operations and Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

December 15, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Dec. 15, 2014

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

Macy’s will begin hiring for its new Tulsa, OK distribution center in February or March 2015, with 1,250 to 1,500 core and seasonal workers expected …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

Order Management System, OMS, warehouse management system, WMS, warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

December 4, 2014




Determining Which DTC Operations System Platform is the Best Fit

There are many systems possibilities for direct to customer businesses. The choices include ecommerce platforms with order management (OMS) functionality; standalone OMS; “best of breed” integrations with OMS, customer care or CRM front ends and a warehouse management system (WMS) …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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December 2, 2014




How Wearable Technology is Impacting Retail

Smart watches, connected glasses and even smart contact lenses are gradually making their presence felt in the mass market. These devices are tipped to be the next big thing, capable of running apps that will allow employees or consumers alike …

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1-800-Flowers.com, Fanny May, Harry London, Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, Operations and Fulfillment, disaster recovery, contingency planning, ecommerce, ecommerce orders, Thanksgiving Day, Cleveland, Harry and David, The Popcorn Factory, holiday shopping

December 1, 2014




Making It Right for Affected Customers Key for Harry London

In the wake of a devastating Thanksgiving Day fire that destroyed a distribution center outside Cleveland housing its Fannie May and Harry London chocolates products, 1-800-Flowers.com needs to do all it can to make all affected customers happy …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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November 30, 2014




Thanksgiving Fire Destroys Fannie May and Harry London Distribution Center

[Video Courtesy of FOX 8, Cleveland]
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. reported that supplies of its Fannie May Fine Chocolates and Harry London Chocolates will be limited this holiday season due to a fire at the company’s Maple Heights, OH warehouse …

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