Order Fulfillment

Fulfilling Experiences? Fulfillment Centers vs. Experiential Retail Stores
January 13, 2022 at 4:34 pm

The theory goes that consumers come in two varieties: those who shop with a focus and those who browse at leisure. It’s a tidy split. However, shoppers aren’t so tidy in practice. They switch between purpose and leisure as easily as they glide between online and offline. Many retailers accommodate various types of shoppers by…

Getting the Most Overlooked Part of E-Commerce Right
January 5, 2022 at 4:54 pm

Creating innovative products from properly sourced raw materials. Hiring social media influencers to show off your latest product release. Using data to deliver an amazing web and app experience. These are the kinds of things that e-commerce brands dream about when launching a business. They're the fun parts of e-commerce, but they're only half the…

Order Services and Customer Order Visibility from Blue Yonder
December 20, 2021

Delivering effective, customer-centric experiences starts by identifying -- and implementing -- the right tools. Learn how Blue Yonder’s Order Services offers transparency to businesses and their customers by managing orders across geographies, brands, and channels, utilizing a wide variety of modern fulfillment options.

Will Amazon Sellers Survive the Q4 Dilemma?
November 23, 2021 at 4:35 pm

The biggest risk for third-party Amazon.com sellers in the fourth quarter is likely to be inventory storage limits. Amazon’s Inventory Performance Index (IPI), which measures things like sell-through rate and age of inventory to determine what it costs Amazon to warehouse your inventory, is the primary factor the company uses to calculate sellers’ inventory storage…

Walmart Using Driverless Trucks to Improve Online Grocery Business
November 8, 2021 at 6:41 pm

Walmart said yesterday that it has started using fully driverless trucks in its online grocery business in an effort to increase capacity and reduce inefficiencies. Walmart has partnered with Gatik, a middle mile logistics provider that delivers goods safely and efficiently using its fleet of light and medium duty trucks that operate daily without a driver.…

Uber, Bed Bath & Beyond Partner to Deliver Baby and Kids’ Essentials
November 1, 2021 at 7:29 pm

Bed Bath & Beyond has partnered with Uber Technologies to launch a baby and kids vertical on the Uber Eats app, the companies announced Monday. Through the partnership, Uber will deliver baby and home products from 120 BuyBuy Baby and 750 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in the U.S. The selection includes essentials ranging from diapers and…

A Checklist for Stepping Up Your E-Commerce Game
October 26, 2021 at 8:18 pm

American consumers spent a whopping $861.12 billion with online retailers in 2020, up 44 percent from the previous year. Amazon.com, the largest North American online retailer, reported a significant rise in site visits in January 2021, up 20 percent from the year prior. It’s plain to see that e-commerce is blowing up, and we don’t…

The True Winners of the Democratization of the Last Mile Are Your Customers
October 21, 2021 at 4:57 pm

External consumer-facing challenges and internal (sometimes immediate) strategic pivots have made the retail vertical very exciting to watch in the past 18 months. On one side, consumers have a major upper hand when it comes to purchasing decisions as there are many retailers that offer the same products, have similar pricing, and offer a variety…

NRF: Delta Variant Pushed Consumer Spending Toward Merchandise in September
October 18, 2021 at 8:16 pm

Retail sales increased in September as worries about the COVID-19 delta variant pushed consumer spending toward merchandise rather than services like dining, entertainment or travel — despite supply chain disruptions and inflation, the National Retail Federation (NRF)said last week. NRF’s calculation of retail sales — which is based on U.S. Census Bureau monthly retail data but excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants…

Shipping Strategies for Greater Order Fulfillment Agility This Holiday Season
October 7, 2021 at 10:08 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Kristina Stidham and Marie Albiges discuss an article recently published by Total Retail, “Creating Fulfillment Independence to Reduce Shipping Challenges,” authored by Aimee Tierney, vice president of sales at Logistyx Technologies. Shipping challenges are top-of-mind for retailers preparing for holiday season demand with a COVID-impacted supply…