Warehouse Management

Best Buy's Distribution Centers Work 24/7 to Meet Holiday Rush
November 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

Best Buy has sent out special delivery trucks of nothing but TVs — hundreds of thousands of TVs — to its stores in recent days to be ready for Black Friday crowds. At the same time, its distribution centers are packed full of thousands more TVs stacked high, ready for the crush of online orders expected…

Amazon Launches Relay App to Improve Trucker Efficiency
November 20, 2017 at 11:39 am

Amazon.com has quietly launched an app designed to help delivery drivers get in and out of its warehouses faster, according to CNBC. The app, called Relay, debuted late last month and is available on Apple and Android devices. Drivers enter cargo information into the app, allowing them to check in with a QR code and…

Peak Season Panic? Getting Your Warehouse Holiday-Ready in a Pinch
November 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

Peak season creep is real: the National Retail Foundation found that in 2016, 55.7 percent of consumers who celebrate the holidays began shopping by early November, the second highest percentage on record. As seasonal shopping shifts earlier, warehouse peak season preparation also moves up, giving new meaning to the term “Christmas in July.” While software…

Wal-Mart Adding Shelf-Scanning Robots to 50 Stores
October 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said last week it's rolling out shelf-scanning robots in more than 50 U.S. stores next year, to replenish inventory faster and save employees’ time when products run out. While Wal-Mart has been testing shelf-scanning robots in stores in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and California for the past three years, by the end of January,…

Amazon Hosts Job Fair, Expects to Hire 50,000
August 2, 2017 at 11:17 am

Amazon.com is hosting a job fair today in an attempt to fill 50,000 warehouse positions by hiring people on the spot in some of the U.S. cities that host its largest operation hubs. The retailer announced last weekend that it would host job fairs in places like Baltimore and Buffalo, New York for full-time and part-time jobs…

How WorkStride Works for Wireless
June 6, 2017 at 10:21 am

Best Buy has sent out special delivery trucks of nothing but TVs — hundreds of thousands of TVs — to its stores in recent days to be ready for Black Friday crowds. At the same time, its distribution centers are packed full of thousands more TVs stacked high, ready for the crush of online orders expected […]

Proactive Support Delivers Results for Uncommon Goods
May 1, 2017 at 10:55 am

In episode 90 of Total Retail Talks, MC Halfpenny, director of operations at Uncommon Goods, an online retailer of unique gifts and creative home decor, talks about how proactive customer support is helping the company to improve the order delivery process. Halfpenny shares details about the support process at Uncommon Goods, the business benefits it…

Secrets to Leveraging Your ERP System for Holiday Success 
November 11, 2016 at 8:00 am

While the rest of the world is transitioning into the final months of the year, the retail industry has been preparing for the holiday season since before the first signs of summer. Though the time to purchase gifts, decorations and party supplies may still be a few weeks off, retailers are well into the final…

Retailers Fuel a Warehouse Boom in Race to Keep Up With Amazon
May 25, 2016 at 10:42 am

The first thing online clothing reseller ThredUp did after clinching a new round of funding last year? Hunt for strategic warehouse space to get the goods to its customers as fast as possible. Amazon.com has spoiled them for anything less. Within six months, ThredUp's chief executive officer, James Reinhart, had signed leases on two additional warehouses.