Amazon,, Amazon Prime, FedEx, FedEx Ground, USPS, U.S. Postal Service

June 15, 2015

Amazon Quietly Expands Prime, Allows Direct-From-Merchant Shipping

Looking to expand the massive rolls of Amazon Prime even further, the ecommerce giant has quietly begun expanding its estimated 20 million Prime eligible listings by adding items that ship directly from merchants, according to the Wall Street Journal. Normally, merchants …


In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

west coast ports, West Coast ports labor issues, east coast ports, gulf coast ports, ecommerce, shipping and delivery, logistics management

June 9, 2015

Proposed Law Would Let Governors Intervene in Port Slowdowns

A bill proposed by two Republican senators would overhaul the Taft-Hartley Act, giving governors the authority to invoke the 1947 labor act in the case of crippling labor disputes, like the one that caused gridlock at 29 West Coast ports for nine …


In News

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.


In Operationssummit, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

June 8, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 8, 2015

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

Youth apparel retailer Five Below opened a 1 million-square-foot-plus distribution center in Oldmans, NJ. The company will initially occupy 700,000 square feet of the space.


In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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 …


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

Warehouse/Distribution Center, Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, fulfillment center, picking and packing, retail order fulfillment, ecommerce order fulfillment, DC automation, retail, ecommerce

June 1, 2015

How to Avoid Under-Sizing Your New Distribution Center

Deciding to move into a new warehouse is no easy task and certainly brings about a level of planning that many companies are not accustomed to. All too often, buildings don’t last as long as expected, so you really …


In Blog, Fulfillment

HighJump, Nexternal, ecommerce, ecommerce platforms, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, warehouse management system, WMS, supply chain solution, retail supply chain, retail, e-retail, mergers and acquisitions, M&A

May 29, 2015

HighJump Acquires Ecommerce Platform Nexternal

Supply chain management solutions provider HighJump has acquired Nexternal, a cloud-based ecommerce platform provider, the company said in a release.

Nexternal’s omnichannel commerce platform includes an order management system that captures both B2B and B2C orders. It …


In Acquisition, Fulfillment


May 28, 2015

Merchants Adjusting to Change in DIM Weight Pricing

The decision by UPS and FedEx to expand DIM weight pricing in January 2015 to parcels under three cubic feet was one of biggest changes to hit retail shippers in years. Dimensional weight pricing has forced shippers to rethink their entire …


In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

United States Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service, USPS, postal rates, postal rate changes, new postal rates, ecommerce, ecommerce shipping, UPS, FedEx, dimensional weight pricing

May 26, 2015

5 Things Online Sellers Need to Know About USPS Price Changes

Every year, online sellers have to navigate new shipping rates that impact how they operate. This year is no different. On May 31, the U.S. Postal Service will be making changes for a variety of services.

This time, it’s …


In Blog, News


May 20, 2015

Monnier Freres Selects a New Cross-border Partner

Paris-based online luxury retailer Monnier Freres has selected Borderlinx as the company’s international ecommerce partner.

“We’re focused on taking our growth strategy to the next level, so we knew Borderlinx would be our ideal partner,” stated Jean Monnier, …


In cross-border, Global

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