Walmart,, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution hubs, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping hub, domestic shipping, shipping and delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, fulfillment, fulfillment center, omnichannel fulfillment, order fulfillment, ecommerce, ecommerce sales

February 5, 2014

Walmart Canada Expanding Reach with $500 Million Investment

In an effort to expand its network and ecommerce operations, Walmart Canada announced that it will invest close to $500 million over the next 12 months and add an additional distribution center.

In a release issued on Feb. 4, Walmart said it plans …


In Ecommerce, Ecommerce


February 5, 2014

International Ecommerce to Grow to $50 Billion by 2020

International sales from U.S. online retailers will jump from $11 billion in 2014 to almost $50 billion by 2020, which would make up 16% of the overall U.S. online retail market, according to a report released today by OC&C Strategy Consultants.

The …


In 2014 Predictions, Ecommerce


February 4, 2014

Retailers Commit to Collaborative Approach to Reduce Fraud

The National Retail Federation has urged Congress to take a comprehensive approach as it contemplates a national response to criminal cyberattacks in which millions of consumers’ credit and debit card numbers were stolen. NRF said retailers are willing to do …


In Must Reads, Payment/Security

Amazon,, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

January 31, 2014

7 Secrets for Successful Selling on Amazon

Retailers across the globe recognize Amazon as a powerful tool in the ecommerce landscape to help them sell more and reach international markets, but it takes more than simply listing your products on Amazon to find success. …


In Amazon, Ecommerce


January 30, 2014

State of Retailing Online: Mobile Tops 2014 Priority List

Corresponding with the growing number of mobile users among shoppers, retailers overwhelmingly agree mobile must be the number one priority for their digital business in 2014. According to the 2014 Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) State of Retailing Online survey, …


In Ecommerce, Marketing

UPS, UPS Air, UPS ground, shipping/delivery, shipping, operations and fulfillment, logistics, retail, online shopping, holiday shopping, 2013 holiday season, holiday shipping peak, logistics management

January 30, 2014

UPS Outlines 4-step Plan for Holiday 2014

[caption id="attachment_41693" align="alignright" width="184"] UPS COO David Abney[/caption]

In its Jan. 30 earnings call, UPS acknowledged the operational issues that gave the shipper a black eye during the 2013 holiday season.

And it’s something UPS is not taking lightly. …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads


January 30, 2014

Amazon Q4 Sales up 20%, Falls Short of Expectations

Amazon’s fourth quarter financials have been released which show net sales have hit $25.59 billion and an increase of 20% compared to Q4 2012.

Operating income increased at the marketplace by 20% to 510 million in Q4, according to release, compared to $405 million in 2012.



In Cross Channel, Ecommerce


January 23, 2014

A Year in the Life at eBay

With a 13% growth in revenue in the fourth quarter and 13% for the year, 2013 deemed to be pretty successful for eBay.  The marketplace currently has 128 million active users and generated nearly $77 billion in gross merchandise volume in 2013 alone.

Not only did …


In Cross Channel, Ecommerce


January 23, 2014

Ebay See’s 13% Boost in Sales, Knocks Down PayPal Spinoff

The global marketplace eBay has released its fourth quarter results and not only did it report a 13% increase sales, but it also declined a proposal to spin-off its payment program, PayPal.
Mobile was a major factor in the increase in …


In Cross Channel, Ecommerce


January 22, 2014

Untangling the Retail Supply Chain with Real-Time Analytics

Retail supply chains are longer and more tangled than ever – the complexity of the data sets and the management of far-flung suppliers coupled with high customer expectations around service and reliability are taxing traditional approaches to supply chain management to …


In Analytics, Analytics

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