the-week-that-was-300

October 9, 2015




Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for Jet.com

Jet.com has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that Jet.com eliminated its $50 membership fee.

Founder Marc Lore wrote on his blog that the response to Jet’s …

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ecommerce fulfillment, direct-to-customer fulfillment, distribution center, ecommerce fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

October 6, 2015




Demand Rising for Holiday Peak Workers in Distribution Operations

Merchant shippers are seeing an especially tight labor market for holiday peak workers in distribution and fulfillment centers this year, as market forces are contributing to decreased availability and increased competition for temporary help.

“We’re seeing demand up again …

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October 2, 2015




Week in Review: Staples Won’t Open Doors on Thanksgiving Day

[caption id="attachment_73492" align="alignright" width="300"] Thanksgiving Day turkeys line up outside an undisclosed Staples store, seeking amnesty…[/caption]

And the first Christmas shoe of the 2015 holiday season has dropped… Staples has announced will not be open on Thanksgiving Day.

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Ecommerce, ecommerce packaging, sustainable packaging, sustainability, eco-friendly packaging, operations and fulfillment

September 28, 2015




Three Ways to Design and Implement Sustainable Packaging

While brands have many choices when it comes to fulfillment and distribution, forgoing sustainable packaging is no longer one of them. Green packaging may feel like an add-on best reserved for the trendiest retailers, but this is not necessarily the …

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September 25, 2015




Week in Review: You Down With EMV (Yeah You Know Me)

The deadline for U.S. merchants to be on board with Europay, Mastercard, Visa (EMV) technology is less than a week away. If merchants do not upgrade their point-of-sale terminals to EMV-compliant machines, they’ll be held responsible for fraudulent …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

3PL, third-party logistics, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, ecommerce operations, operations and fulfillment, ecommerce fulfillment

September 22, 2015




Do You Have the Chops to be a Top 3PL? Tell Us Why!

The editorial team at Multichannel Merchant is developing a valuable new service for our readers: a list of the top third-party logistics (3PL) providers in ecommerce and direct-to-consumer operations.

And we’re looking for a few good 3PLs to help …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

September 21, 2015




6 Steps for Improving Your Retail Operations Management Analysis

Management analysis, when done right, should be a boon for your business, not a boondoggle.

Recently I spent time with a client evaluating their sales and EBITDA growth. Sales have been increasing 20% annually over the last four years; EBITDA is …

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In Blog, Inventory

August 15, 2012




What Are Your Warehouse Management System Priorities?

A recent Aberdeen Group study listed five priorities for an effective warehouse management system: cycle counting, real-time putaway, paperless receiving, bin-level location management, and order picking with mobile devices. We asked three operations experts to find out what their priorities …

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September 18, 2015




Week in Review: Ho Ho Ho, the Holiday Season is Here!

Put down your pumpkin spice lattes, etailers… the 2015 Holiday Season is here!

Well, at least it’s here for those in the retail industry. How can we tell? Because consumers are all riled up when they see Christmas displays in stores (…

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Warehouse Management System Technology

September 17, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 17, 2015

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

Tuxedo and men’s clothing rental company Generation Tux will open a distribution and customer service facility in Jeffersontown, KY, outside Louisville.

Consumer …

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