Order Fulfillment

Scalable Technology Stack Drives DUDE Products’ Growth
August 15, 2018 at 11:37 am

DUDE Products, an online retailer of disposable wipes and other personal care products for men, was founded by four long-time friends from Chicago. The group appeared on the TV show "Shark Tank" and successfully received funding. DUDE Products sells flushable wipes for guys on Amazon.com, Shopify, and in 7, 000 retail stores. The idea for the…

Study Reveals ¼ Amazon Revenue Fueled by Retail Out-of-Stocks
August 13, 2018 at 11:43 am

DUDE Products, an online retailer of disposable wipes and other personal care products for men, was founded by four long-time friends from Chicago. The group appeared on the TV show “Shark Tank” and successfully received funding. DUDE Products sells flushable wipes for guys on Amazon.com, Shopify, and in 7, 000 retail stores. The idea for the […]

Walmart Testing the Use of Robots for Online Grocery Pickup
August 6, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Walmart is testing the use of storage and retrieval robotics, called Alphabot, to increase the speed of online grocery order pickup, according to a company blog post. The technology, which was developed in collaboration with retail automation company Alert Innovation, is being installed in a section of a Salem, N.H. supercenter, which will also be a dedicated…

Walmart Reconfigures Employee Delivery Program
July 30, 2018 at 1:34 pm

A program Walmart announced last summer that lets store associates opt into delivering e-commerce ship-from-store orders quietly ended in January, according to company documents obtained by Reuters. The program was tested at three stores — two in New Jersey and one in Arkansas — and the idea was that store employees would bring online orders directly to…

The Unique Demands for Holiday Gift Deliveries
July 26, 2018 at 12:49 pm

Though we’re in the peak of summer, retailers are preparing for the holidays looming just a few months away. If the growth in holiday retail sales in 2017 (a 5.5 percent increase to $691.9 billion) serves as any indication for the 2018 holiday season, retailers can expect an influx of shoppers with evolving demands. As…

Predictive Analytics, Omnichannel Fulfillment Help ALDO Group Be More Profitable
July 16, 2018 at 11:08 am

With 3,000 points of sale in over 100 countries around the world, ALDO Group, a designer, manufacturer and retailer of footwear and accessories, sought a solution to help it better optimize its inventory across its online and offline sales channels. After a thorough vetting process, ALDO announced that it was partnering with Celect, a predictive…

4 Best Practices for Omnichannel Fulfillment
July 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Steve Jobs once said, “Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.” For apparel manufacturers and retailers, no statement could be truer. Consumers want to be able to research merchandise, compare prices and move between purchasing channels seamlessly. Without seamless purchasing…

Perfecting the Unboxing Experience is Do or Die for E-Tailers
July 11, 2018 at 11:58 am

The at-home unboxing experience is the “Last Moment of Truth” for any brand. This is the moment when a consumer is dedicating personal, hands-on time to interact with a brand — time that used to be spent in a dressing room or browsing an in-store display. Now, that moment of truth is happening in kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms filled with scattered boxes, piles of packaging material and return labels.

Turning Stores Into Omnichannel Fulfillment Hubs
July 6, 2018 at 11:27 am

Instant gratification, engaging shopping experiences, and customer-controlled delivery options rank high on every consumer’s list. But for brick-and-mortar retailers, regardless of size, delivering on those promises is perhaps their best shot at disrupting some of the world’s most prominent e-commerce leaders. Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers must begin leveraging their stores to become fulfillment centers A delightful…

Amazon to Help Individuals Build Their Own Delivery Companies
June 28, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Amazon.com announced today the launch of a new offering designed to help individuals build their own companies that deliver Amazon packages. With the offering, Amazon will provide an active role in helping interested entrepreneurs start, set up and manage their own delivery businesses, even with little or no logistics experience. Amazon will offer the  couriers — who…