Speed Commerce Acquires Fifth Gear

| Tim Parry

The transaction provides Speed Commerce with a diverse list of marquee clients on long-term contracts, adds substantial fulfillment services assets, and solidifies the company’s position as one of the fastest growing providers of end-to-end ecommerce services.

Operations Executives Cope With Growing Complexity

| Ellen Shannon

One thing merchants and vendors agree upon is that direct-to-customer operations have become more complex, and important, than ever before. So, we’ll see many solutions at Operations Summit 2014 aim to make merchants’ jobs less complex.

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3 Must-Haves for a Successful Try-Before-You-Buy Policy

| Maria Haggerty

At-home try-on merchants such as Warby Parker mitigate many of the uncertainties and anxieties around purchasing online, but pose significant logistic and fulfillment challenges for retailers. Before offering try-before-you-buy, it’s important to understand the logistic and fulfillment implications associated with these types of policies. Here are three key tips you need to master in order to be a successful free, at-home try-on policy.

Your Shipping and Fulfillment Holiday Checklist

| Maria Haggerty

The more time and energy you invest in planning your holiday shipping and fulfillment strategy, the more effective your brand will be in delivering the type of customer experience that will keep shoppers coming back in 2014. While it’s too late to effectively change your retail agenda through the end of the year, here is a list things you can focus on from now through Christmas.