Category: Amazon

Takeaways from 2018 Prime Day

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Prime Day 2018 was historic. That is, until next year, when it will be even bigger. Prime Day shoppers spent an estimated $4.2 billion during the sale—spanning across more than 100 million products. To compare, across all U.S. retailers, Americans spent $7.9 billion on Black Friday and $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday in 2017. Amazon […]

2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together for a common interest: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to […]

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if Your Products Are Out of Stock

Amazon is driven by the goal of being the most customer-centric organization on the planet. To achieve this, they offer thousands of goods to be delivered within a two-day window—and, their delivery promise is reliable. However, they did not implement a world-class supply chain strategy overnight. According to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, they have […]

Hyperbolic Discounting, the Supply Chain, and the Marshmallow Test

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A recent Nir & Far blog post, “Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices,”  got me thinking about the supply chain. I don’t usually default to logistics when thinking about cognitive sciences, but this time, I did. Here’s why. “Hyperbolic discounting” is a cognitive bias where people choose “smaller, immediate rewards rather than larger, […]

Sufficiently “Primed”? What We Can Learn from Amazon Prime Day

Tuesday of last week (July 11) was Amazon Prime Day—a holiday that single-handedly accounts for Amazon’s biggest sales day of the year. After running its third annual Prime Day, it’s clear the Amazon-specific holiday is only getting smarter and gaining traction for boosting sales in retail’s second-slowest month of the year. Amazon Prime Day began […]

Why Your Delivery Promise Matters

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In May, we launched FLEXE Next-Day Fulfillment, our on-demand fulfillment solution that enables retailers to reach 98% of the U.S. with next-day ground delivery. As part of the launch, we created a calculator that surveys retailers on their current demand pattern and percentage of the market they can currently reach with next-day delivery. The output […]

Be a Contender: Top 3 Reasons for On-Demand Fulfillment

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How do you compete with Amazon? With its vast distribution network in the United States, Amazon has set a precedent for shipping logistics that’s probably making your team sweat. However, the “Amazon effect” is not insurmountable—nor is it new. Rethinking your logistics strategy and increasing your number of fulfillment centers has likely been on your […]

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

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eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive. Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. is your ecommerce strategy strong enough? Can you remember your first online purchase? Seems like forever ago. Today, for many of us, shopping online happens more frequently than in-store purchases. It’s convenient, there’s 24-7 access, and we don’t have to […]

1 Big Lesson E-commerce Can Take From Walmart/Jet.com Acquisition

Walmart seems to be looking at every angle of its business as it tries to catch-up with Amazon’s giant online retail lead. Walmart’s acquisition of Jet.com has sparked an outcry across the Internet asking the question “will it” or “won’t it” help Walmart compete with Amazon. From a logistics and fulfillment standpoint, there is one big reason […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results