Order Fulfillment

How Predictive Analytics Improve Inventory Allocation, Order Fulfillment at Lucky Brand
July 15, 2019 at 11:15 am

In episode 204 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan interviews Mike Relich, chief operating officer at Lucky Brand, a denim and fashion brand for men, women, and kids. Listen in as they discuss Lucky Brand's use of predictive analytics to improve inventory allocation across channels (store, web, wholesale), touching specifically on Lucky Brand's partnership with…

Minimizing Your Retail Space? Here's How to Maximize Your Success
July 8, 2019 at 9:26 am

It wasn't long ago that every suburb was chasing the same elite retailers. They would create special zones to give residents all the must-have shopping amenities: big-box outlets, DIY shops, grocery stores, and fashion boutiques to browse at their leisure. Then came the e-commerce explosion. Shoppers’ trips became more calculated, with less time spent browsing…

Survey: Dropshipping Drives the Future of Omnichannel
July 3, 2019 at 9:41 am

As the competition between retail behemoths Amazon.com and Walmart heats up, other retailers are paying close attention to the factors driving demand for home delivery. At DiCentral, we have front-row seats to the evolving online retail landscape and recently partnered with the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University to investigate the motivations and expectations…

Amazon Launches Pickup Option, Counter
June 27, 2019 at 12:57 pm

Amazon.com launched a new pickup option, Counter, in the U.S. today. Counter is a network of staffed package pickup points that enables customers to collect their Amazon packages from Counter locations at third-party retail outlets, department stores, and local neighborhood stores. Counter went live today in more than a hundred Rite Aid stores across the U.S. By…

Cracking the 'Last Mile' Supply Chain Challenge
June 21, 2019 at 9:38 am

As Amazon.com rewrites the rules of retail, retailers are struggling to adapt and stay relevant. And it’s only getting harder to compete as the online retail giant continues to up the ante — most recently introducing one-day free shipping to Amazon Prime customers. Instead of forging new and uncharted paths, retailers can succeed by taking a…

Amazon to End US Restaurant Delivery Service
June 12, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Amazon.com will end its U.S. food delivery service, Amazon Restaurants, at the end of June, reports Business Insider. Amazon Restaurants launched in Seattle in 2015, and expanded to over 20 markets globally, yet failed to become a top player in the American food delivery space. The service was available only to Amazon Prime members and…

Building a Successful Delivery Strategy in Europe
May 21, 2019 at 10:41 am

For U.S. retailers and brands looking to expand globally and grow their revenue, Europe is very attractive. The e-commerce market is worth over $602 billion, with Western Europe accounting for approximately 68 percent of total European online retail turnover. Europe offers cross-border retailers access to over 500 million consumers and, unlike the U.S., is not…

Walmart to Offer Next-Day Delivery Without a Membership Fee
May 15, 2019 at 1:44 pm

In a blog post yesterday, Marc Lore, president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce, announced that Walmart will begin rolling out next-day delivery for more than 220,000 items on its website, including pet food, diapers, paper towels and laundry detergent, this week. Customers must spend at least $35 to be eligible for next-day delivery. "NextDay" delivery…

Walmart to Open More Pet Clinics, Online Pet Pharmacy
May 8, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Walmart announced this week that it's planning to open up dozens more in-store veterinary clinics as well as launch its first online pet pharmacy, hoping to lure more U.S. pet owners who are spending billions of dollars each year. Walmart currently operates 21 veterinary clinics in its stores across six states, but over the next…