Alibaba platform adds procurement, fulfillment services

Tmall Global, an online marketplace operated by Alibaba, launched two initiatives: Centralized Import Procurement (CIP) and Tmall Overseas Fulfillment (TOF), designed to help international brands and businesses enter...

UPS launches fulfillment platform for small and medium sellers

UPS launched a new eFulfillment platform to connect small- and medium-sized businesses on 21 online marketplaces — including Amazon, eBay and Etsy — to UPS fulfillment...

The over-under on inventory buying

Forty-three percent of respondents in a recent survey choose "overbuying inventory" as a challenge within their company, and 36% said the same for underbuying....

Fulfillment sparks a cycle of customer satisfaction

In retail, the sale isn’t the end point of customer conversion. In today’s omnichannel environment, retailers must follow through with a good supply chain...

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Will Self-Checkout Ever Win Over Its Critics?

Self-checkout stations show little signs of slowing their expansion across retail, yet critics only appear to be getting louder. In a recent article in The Atlantic,...
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American Express expands small business perks as it reportedly falls under federal investigation

Dive Brief: Days before The Wall Street Journal reported federal investigators were looking into American Express' sales to business owners, the company introduced more incentives...
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Digital Shift Leads Mastercard To Take Contactless Payments To The Cloud

If the sky’s the limit for contactless payments, which the pandemic has certainly shown, and if the technology is deployed across mobile devices ......