A 6-Step Process for Improved Inventory Management

| Brian Barry

In omnichannel and ecommerce companies, inventory management, including tracking and reserving inventory for orders, is crucial for maximizing sales and improving customer satisfaction. Here is a 5-step process for assessing your inventory systems and developing an action plan for improvement.

Case Study: Opening Your First Ecommerce Fulfillment Center

| Brian Barry

Moving from third-party fulfillment to opening an in-house ecommerce fulfillment center is a massive endeavor. This case study of how one DTC company got it done will provide useful examples as you evaluate the planning and startup challenges for your own new facility.

3 Imperatives for Warehouse Labor in Your DTC Business

| Curt Barry

Given both macro trends in the economy and micro trends in the direct-to-customer industry, there are things you need to be doing and keeping an eye on in terms of warehouse labor. Following these 3 imperatives will help set you up for success in 2018.

Multichannel Merchant Publishes Top 3PL List for 2018

| Mike O'Brien

The Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL listing for 2018, a directory of leading third-party logistics (3PL) providers in ecommerce and direct-to-customer operations, is now available. For the third year in a row, the editorial team at MCM has put together this valuable service for our readers.

Why Ecommerce is Both a Burden and a Boon for Retailers

| Smadar Landau

Predictive analytics is increasingly being used to fine-tune marketing strategies by forecasting which products are most likely to be purchased by which customers, while also influencing buying behavior. It’s the power behind the suggestions of other items you may like when browsing or shopping online. Here’s how it can benefit your ecommerce business.

Toys ‘R’ Us Plans New Ecommerce Site

| Daniela Forte

In an effort to compete with Amazon and its other rivals and not fall behind in the ecommerce game, Toys ‘R’ Us is working on launching a new ecommerce website. Here are some details about Toys ‘R’ Us’ ecommerce upgrade.