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Expanding Your Retail Horizons and How to Find the Right Fulfillment Services
Fulfillment services have largely been the domain of 3PLs, and needless to say, not all 3PLs are created equal when it comes to eCommerce expertise and omnichannel efficiency, and given the central role a fulfillment partner plays in the customer's journey and overall satisfaction, retailers…
3PL Provider Improves Ecommerce Fulfillment from Multiple WMS Systems with New Data Architecture
One Six Solutions recently helped a third-party logistics company implement a Data Warehouse solution that utilizes a modern cloud data architecture to reduce maintenance overhead as well as allow the client to scale in size as their data needs continue...
A Guide to Amazon Order Management Best Methods
The Amazon order management system guides and controls the order fulfillment process, from the point when the customer places the order to when the order is delivered to the customer, the software simplifies the order fulfillment process by automating it...
Delivering Seamless Omnichannel Guest Experiences with a Fully Integrated Digital Suite
SAP Commerce, SAP Marketing Cloud, and SAP Customer Data working in concert to seamlessly deliver an omnichannel experience to TGI Fridays guests no matter the device, channel, or source – both online and offline.

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Ecommerce and Packaging, From All Angles
Top-of-mind CPG concerns around e-commerce packaging are addressed, including package design, sustainability, specialized packaging equipment, and Amazon’s...
Top 7 Retail Distribution Models, Explained
You have products to sell. And customers that want to buy them. But do you know the best...

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Industry Experts Discuss Technology Trends & Solutions for Efficient Ecommerce Logistics
We know ecommerce is reshaping the logistics landscape, but what are the technologies managers can leverage to meet evolving requirements and shifting operational constraints? We’ve rounded up insights from leading experts to share tools that are available now as well as what’s on the horizon.

Walmart in Talks to Buy More Than 40 Percent of Indian Ecommerce Company Flipkart
In what would be one of its biggest overseas deals, the U.S. retailer is looking at buying new and existing shares in Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon in Asia’s third-largest economy.

E-Commerce Expansion Fuels Robust Returns with National Returns Day Expected to Hit New Record
In December, more than 1 million returns occurred each day before Christmas, and today's National Returns Day, 1.4 million returns are expected, a fifth consecutive annual record, up 8% from prior year.

Walmart’s Headaches from Competing With Amazon
Walmart has thousands of stores that sell hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of goods, and it's particularly strong in suburban and rural areas and among low- and middle-income consumers, but it’s playing catch-up with online retailer Amazon, who is on a collision course with Walmart to try to be the predominant seller of pretty much everything you buy.

Study Finds Traditional Industrial Distributor Model Faces Mounting Risks
Companies must adapt amid rapid change fueled chiefly by millennials and a shift to e-marketplaces; a surge of purchases coming directly from manufacturers and e-marketplaces, bypassing distributors.

Walmart Challenges Amazon’s Prime Day with 5 Days of Free Online Shipping
The battle between these two retail giants is heating up with Walmart countering the e-commerce giant with its own new promotion the day before Amazon's Prime Day: free shipping with no minimum purchase on all online orders.

U.S. Businesses Prepare for Rising Shipping Rates
Higher costs, growing complexity and increasing volume of sending prompt businesses to optimize shipping operations.

Macy’s Struggles in Ecommerce Omni-Channel Era
With the age of online e-commerce, a drop in international tourism, and declining traffic in many malls, Macy's cut its full-year forecast raising wide concerns about the retail sector's financial health.

Retail Enterprise Commerce Predictions for 2016
Demandware, an industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, and who has used its experience in advising some of the world’s largest retailers help grow their business, predicts where retail is headed in 2016.

UPS Invests to Learn About Direct-to-Consumer Online Sales
United Parcel Service Inc. is investing in tech startup Ally Commerce which that allows brand manufacturers to set up websites and sell directly to consumers, bypassing the middlemen.

Countdown: World’s Largest U.S. Ecommerce Giant verses World’s Largest U.S. Retailer
How do Wal-Mart and Amazon really stack up next to one another? Here's a brief breakdown (infographic) of the two companies and how they compare.

Walmart, Amazon Deal Day Duel
In case it wasn’t already perfectly obvious that Walmart is gunning for Amazon, the Bentonville, Ark. giant just kicked up its e-tailing competition.

2015 is Getting an Extra Second and that Could Be Problematic for The Internet
Today, June 30th 2015, at precisely 23:59:59, the world’s atomic clocks will pause for a single second, or, to be more precise, they’ll change to the uncharted time of 23:59:60 - before ticking over to the more worldly hour of 00:00:00 on the morning of July 1st, 2015.

Infographic: The Next Generation of Commerce
The next generation of commerce will be more than the sum of its parts, and marketers need to keep a holistic strategy in mind that takes into account the full consumer experience and how consumers want to see branded content, engage with and even purchase and receive products from brands.

Leaked Site Reveals Walmart’s Answer to Amazon Prime -“ShippingPass”
A leaked internal link on accidentally unveiled more details regarding the retailer’s forthcoming three-day shipping service which aims to challenge Amazon Prime.

Will Google’s E-Commerce ‘Buy Buttons’ Strategy Outsell Amazon (Walmart)?
Google will add ‘buy buttons' to its search results for mobile users, establishing it as a retailer rather than simply a provider of link information driving users to retail sites.

UT Study Ties Distribution Management to Success in Online Business
DC management clearly requires the best and brightest of management personnel, this job demands innovation, technical acumen and human resource skills. DC managers must manage upward to respond to very tough management goals and customer expectations.

Walmart Steps Up Rivalry With Amazon Prime
Walmart confirmed on Wednesday that it plans to test a new unlimited shipping service for $50 a year in a move that could rival Amazon's Prime subscription service, which costs $99 a year.

Former Apple Retail Chief Takes On Amazon With Personalized Delivery
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Walmart’s Supply Chain Connecting Customers with E-Commerce Orders
The expectations for Walmart’s e-commerce business is high coming off of 22% sales growth last year - the momentum builds, but room for improvement has been noted.

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Jagged Peak
Jagged Peak, a subsidiary of Singapore Post Limited, is a leading eCommerce solutions provider with software and services that enhance the scalability and profitability of omnichannel businesses. Its full-featured eCommerce Platform (ECP) and robust Order Management System (OMS) can be…
Today’s pace of change is mind-blowing. Digital innovation is propelling the marketing industry forward faster than ever before. At Google, we use research, analysis and insights to stay ahead and created Think Insights to share all of this and…
Founded in 1999, Ignify is a privately-held ISO 9001 certified company focused on the mid-market and enterprise businesses and public sector organizations for ERP, CRM, Point of Sale (POS), Portals, and eCommerce implementations. Our Management team brings rich experience in several industries…
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