Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management for retailers

Saleswarp SPS Commerce Partner Post Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory refers to an inventory management method whereby the goal is to have inventory readily available to meet demand, without having any excess quantities on hand. With this approach, merchants can hold...
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Shopping local with online influence upticks in summer

There is a recognizable change in consumer shopping habits once summer hits. When Memorial Day rolls around, things happen pretty fast: The kids are off school, summer activities start up, people are going on vacations (and staycations), visiting the local pool,...
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Ten steps to investing in a new ERP

If you’re investing in a new ERP (enterprise resource planning) system, whether it’s to replace your existing one or buying your company’s very first system, there are a few things all retailers and suppliers should look for before they sign on the...
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Amazon Fulfillment via 1PL, 3PL, FBA: Pros, Cons, and Use Recommendations

By Chad Rubin, Skubana Co-Founder Customers demand great service, and one crucial aspect of great service is fast and affordable shipping. So if you want your e-commerce business to succeed, you need to ship fast and cheap, if not free! Amazon, used for more than 50%...
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Amazon and Whole Foods predictably find each other

Probably anyone who checked out the internet today knows by now that Amazon.com Inc. is acquiring Whole Foods Market Inc. in a $13.7 billion agreement. This deal has sent shockwaves across both the online and brick-and-mortar retail sector, especially grocery retail....
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