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July 31, 2014




UPS Spending $175M to Add Holiday Shipping Capacity

UPS announced on its Q2 earnings call this week that it was spending $175 million to increase its capacity during the holiday shopping season, including adding 50 new hub sorts at its existing facilities – bumping up capacity by 5% – and going from limited …

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In Fulfillment, Holiday 2014

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January 1, 2014




Omnichannel Retailers Stand to Win or Lose at Every Touch Point

The cardinal rule of retailing never changes: Customers punish poor performance. This has been true for as long as we’ve been buying and selling things – maybe 12,000 years or more. In one sense, nothing’s changed since that Sardinian farmer …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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July 29, 2014




When a Labor Management System Makes Sense

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, especially when they’re in growth mode, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. In a nutshell, it helps managers and supervisors track and manage …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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July 29, 2014




MCM Outlook: Global Ecommerce Opportunity Beckons

If you’re a merchant and you’re not engaged in global ecommerce, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity. Trends like slower growth in domestic ecommerce relative to other countries and increased website traffic from non-U.S. IP …

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July 25, 2014




Apple’s Sales Growth in India is Great for Global Ecommerce

Apple reported that its third quarter revenues were up 6%, and CEO Tim Cook attributes that to its progress in the BRIC countries, where iPhone sales were up a very strong 55% year-over-year.

And that, coupled with strong iPad sales, could lead …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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July 23, 2014




Growing Global Attendees Challenged to Pursue Major Opportunity

If you’re a merchant and you’re not engaged in global ecommerce, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity – but you have to enter it with a clear plan and strategy in place, starting slowly and building on …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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December 18, 2013




IBM Predicts an Omnichannel Shopping World

Now that you have watched the above video, are you surprised that IMB predicts “buying local will beat online” as a part of its 8th-annual IBM 5 in 5 list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, …

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In Blog, Customer Service

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July 17, 2014




Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly Make the “10 Brands That Will Disappear” List

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that it predicts will disappear before the end of the following year. And three retailers – Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly – have made the 2015 list, which published last week.

But should Aeropostale, Lululemon …

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In Blog, Executive

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July 17, 2014




NetSuite Acquires Venda to Accelerate Growth in Europe

NetSuite Inc. today announced the acquisition of London-based Venda, a leading provider of ecommerce solutions for an undisclosed amount.
NetSuite’s acquisition of Venda builds on the momentum of NetSuite SuiteCommerce globally and supports NetSuite’s business expansion into the European market, …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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December 10, 2013




Omnichannel Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead in 2014?

What will retail look like in 2014?  While shopper robots won’t appear in every store next year, we’re clearly headed toward a new era in retail automation, one that’s sure to completely transform the customer experience.

Just as …

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In 2014 Predictions, Channel Integration

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