Tag Archives: supply chain

The “New” Retailing Transforms Logistics

Logistics is a key factor in determining a company’s success, since it impacts on delivery times, inventory levels, sales levels, and customer satisfaction. As a definition, logistics encompasses the activities concerned with efficiently delivering raw materials, parts, semi-finished items, and … Continue reading

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For Small Businesses: Payment Processing Must Be Easier

For large retailers, handling multiple credit/debit card brands is pretty systematic due to their own sophisticated computer systems and the support from the major card issuers. The tasks are not as simple for small retailers. As reported by PYMENTS.com: “Running a … Continue reading

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Free Marketing Tools from Credit Card Companies

Click on the image below to see some of the many marketing resources that American Express offers to the retailers that accept an American Express card.   Click on the image below to see some of the many marketing resources … Continue reading

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Videos on How YOU Can Do Better in Omnichannel

Supply chain management has become a lot more complex for the retailers that operate through multiple sales channels. Their goal is to provide the most seamless operations possible through an omnichannel strategy — as we have noted before (see, for … Continue reading

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Visa Being More Retailer Friendly

As part of its initiatives to expand its retailer base — and to grow greater retailer loyalty, Visa is enacting several tactics. Here is one of them: the Visa Commerce Network (VCM). Here is a synopsis of VCM, as reported … Continue reading

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Global Retail Logistics: An Infographic

In today’s retail supply chain, global logistics has become a much more important activity to optimize. As Mike O’Brien reports for Multichannel Merchant: “With the rapid growth in E-commerce here and across the world, global retail logistics have become more … Continue reading

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UPS: Monitoring Change in the Global Supply Chain

The global supply chain is sure getting more complex. UPS annually conducts a B2B survey to see what is changing in how the supply chain moves merchandise from manufacturers to their customers. To read about UPS’ latest research and view … Continue reading

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