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Outsourcing and OMS: When Does It Make Sense?

| Steve Congro

Whether they’re shopping from a smartphone, PC, an in-store kiosk or a catalog, today’s consumers expect a seamless experience across channels and devices. The delivery of that optimal omnichannel customer experience requires a robust order management system (OMS). Here are four questions to think about when deciding whether outsourcing your order management system makes sense for your business.

How To Manage Outside Partnerships

| Randy Stocklin

There is always a fine line when deciding what you can, and should, manage in-house, versus what could be outsourced. Here are a few tips on managing partner companies.

5 Ways to Cut Your Order Fulfillment Costs

| Stephen Bulger

It’s no secret that online shoppers are looking for low-priced items, free shipping or free returns. As a result, merchants are looking for ways to keep costs low while fulfilling orders in ways that don’t break the bank. To help solve the dilemma, here are five simple ways to cut fulfillment costs that don’t involve big hardware or software investments.

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Learning to Let Go When Outsourcing

| Curt Barry

More and more companies are looking into using Third Party Fulfillment (3PF) as an option to avoid increases in staff, warehouse size, and technology investments. But for some considering outsourcing, the basic hang-up is giving up control of contact center and fulfillment operations.