Same-Day Delivery App Curbside Acquired by Rakuten

| Mike O'Brien

Tokyo-based marketplace and logistics supplier Rakuten has acquired Curbside, a startup with $50 million in funding that powers same-day store and restaurant pickup of online orders, for an undisclosed amount. See what this deal means for the retail and restaurant customers of Curbside.

How to Supercharge Your BOPIS Operations

| Adam Silverman

Although the demand for omnichannel services like buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) is rising, many retailers lack the processes and technology to effectively (and profitably) execute on it. Creating real-time connections between store associates and enterprise systems like OMS and inventory management is one solution.

13 Steps to a Successful WMS Selection

| Brian Barry

Warehouse management systems (WMS) have become more affordable even for small-to-medium-sized ecommerce businesses thanks to the growth in subscription, cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) models. But you need to apply a rigorous methodology to select the right system. Here are 13 steps that will help you select the best WMS to meet your current and future ecommerce fulfillment needs.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Supply Chain Moves Include Testing Lockers

| Mike O'Brien

Dick’s Sporting Goods is moving from centralized ecommerce fulfillment to regional east and west coast operations as it revamps its supply chain to speed up deliveries while also testing pickup lockers, the company’s CEO told analysts on a Q1 call. See what other changes have contributed to the company’s growth.

Walmart’s Jetblack Marries Personalized Shopping, Same-Day Speed

| Mike O'Brien

Jetblack, Walmart’s new invite-only, personalized shopping service aimed at busy moms in Manhattan and Brooklyn, allows members to get same-day orders fulfilled by texting them in, at $50 a month. It’s the latest example of the beast of Bentonville seeking to go upmarket and out-innovate main rival Amazon.