Blockchain: Coming to a Supply Chain Near You

| Mike O'Brien

The advent of blockchain technology as a tool to enable secure, accurate sharing and verification across entire supply chains is fast approaching, moving it beyond the realm of Bitcoin transactions, attendees were told at Home Delivery World in Atlanta.

13 Considerations for Peak Holiday Season Readiness Now

| Brian Barry

By now your peak holiday season planning is well underway. If you’re behind schedule, there’s still time to implement improvements but you need to be prudent and not over-commit. Here are 13 critical considerations for improving your peak operations and fulfillment processes.

Asian Consumers Have Greater Fulfillment Expectations Than Those in U.S.

| Mike O'Brien

Surprisingly, Asian consumers far outstripped their U.S. counterparts in terms of expectations for placing late orders and still qualifying for fast delivery, according to a new global version of the UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey. See what other insights were gleaned from the study on preferences around the globe.

How to Assess Your Drop Shipping Customer Service

| Brian Barry

Offering merchandise from drop shipping vendors has greatly extended the assortment of thousands of ecommerce and omnichannel brands, with many choosing to drop ship 100% of their merchandise. The challenge: Maintaining high customer service standards and vendor compliance. Here’s what we found from mystery shopping two major merchants.

Retail Transformation: Strategies to Make “Fulfill From Store” A Reality

| Brent Felker

It’s hard to escape the chatter claiming the death of the traditional retail store. And, when stores do go bankrupt, we hear the same explanation: Ecommerce and direct-to-home delivery has turned brick-and-mortar retail into an outdated model for serving customer needs and desires. Here are some key areas to think about when fulfilling from a retail store.