Advantages of Automation in an e-Commerce Warehouse

The e-commerce industry has experienced an astounding rate of growth. While this is obviously great news for the bottom line, it has forced retailers, e-commerce giants, warehouse management system vendors, third-party logistics providers and integrators to re-evaluate their use of technology, specifically of automation. Handling orders in batches and package stations using label-guns and antiquated …Read More

E-Commerce: Who Really Pays for ‘Free’ Shipping?

Amazon has no doubt set the bar high for online retailers trying to compete with their “free shipping” business model. The e-commerce giant has gobbled up an increasingly large slice of the online retail pie, leaving smaller e-commerce merchandisers, along with traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, scrambling to keep up. Failure to match the free-shipping option might …Read More