Tag Archives: distribution

Choosing Your Best Digital Channel

As we have noted before, digitizing the retail supply chain is essential. Today, look at choosing your best digital channel. After all, there are various options from which to select.   Choosing Your Best Digital Channel According to Rob FitzGerald, writing … Continue reading

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Can Tesla Sell Direct and Bypass Dealers?

As we approach the end of 2016, we are going to present some of the most popular of the more than 1,500 posts that have appeared on Retailing A to Z. Today, we cover Tesla’s unique and controversial dealership program … Continue reading

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Amazon: The Best in Efficient Shipping

We have noted several times before that Amazon is quite an innovative company. And it is especially adept at developing and using new technology to facilitate its distribution network.  As Matt McFarland recently reported for CNN Money:  “By the time … Continue reading

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Distribution Tips to Enhance the Customer Experience

As we have written about before (see, for example, 1, 2, 3), offering a superior customer experience is a key aspect of how successful a retailer will be. Here are some more tips for providing an excellent customer experience, presented … Continue reading

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P&G: Retailers’ Friend or Foe?

For decades, Procter & Gamble has been recognized as one of the most cooperative and supportive channel partners. It advertises widely, offers frequent coupons and other promotions, and provides in-store support. But now, Andrew Elliot — a vice-president at WD … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Distribution Center

For larger retailers, the distribution center is a major focus in the logistics system. Thus, having the best possible distribution center is often a leading goal for such retailers. As Joseph O’Reilly writes for Inbound Logistics: “Every company prioritizes different … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and Logistics: An Infographic

How does Wal-Mart handle its logistics? Take a look at this infographic and see why logistics is such a strength for Wal-Mart.  

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