Fulfillment

Today, the eCommerce rules change. Today, all those who aren’t named Amazon, can fulfill like Amazon. ...

Getting visibility into key financial and operations metrics is a critical first step to enabling them...

The eCommerce transformation is hitting pretty much every form of retail, though not all at the same rate…...

I really like dinosaurs (who doesn’t?), so it can be painful to think about that comet slamming into the Yucatan…...

“Business NOT as Usual” was the theme of the 7th Annual PostalVision2020 conference held in Washington DC on March 21-22, 2017.  The PostalVision2020 initiative was conceived by John Callan to “Reinvent the American Postal Ecosystem of the Future”. Originally focused on regulatory and policy matters, the annual conference has become known for the involvement of dynamic thought leaders and innovators in the postal and parcel arena. This year’s conference focused on the rapidly evolving world of eCommerce driven largely by Amazon...

Are you familiar with Gartner’s free webinar series? You’ll have to register, of course, so in a sense you are paying for information (theirs) with information (yours). But I’ve found it to be a pretty good trade. You can either attend the webinars when they happen (in which case you can ask questions of the analyst), or you can catch the recording later, on demand. Recently, I took the time to check out three webinars that seemed like they would be...

In music, an accelerando is an increase in tempo. In retail, it’s what Amazon is doing with its Fulfillment by Amazon program, which shipped more than two billion products last year, including a 50% increase over the holiday season and a 70% increase in the number of sellers using the service. The Department of Commerce hasn’t released fourth quarter e-commerce numbers yet, but growth in the third quarter was 15.7% year-on-year, so Amazon’s growth is impressive even in a rapidly...