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By: In: WarehouseOS On: Apr 16, 2017

E-commerce Growth Drives Strong Industrial Market Performance, Payment Innovation, and Lean Efficiencies in Picking, Packing, and Shipping

Patricia Kirk reported for National Real Estate Investor that industrial vacancy is at an all-time low, declining by 70 basis points from a year ago to an aggregate nationwide vacancy of 5.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. According to the year-end industrial market report from real estate services firm JLL, the former record…

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By: In: WarehouseOS On: Apr 07, 2017

Warehouses Are Impacted by Mobile e-Commerce Trends

Ecommerce spending increased 18% to $109.3 billion in Q4 2016 according to                      Multi-Channel Merchant. The majority of online buying occurred on desktop computers, with $86.6 billion spent, up 13% versus one year ago. Meanwhile, m-commerce (mobile e-commerce) spending on smartphones and tablets contributed $22.7 billion, with a significantly higher year-over-year growth rate than desktop at…

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By: In: WarehouseOS On: Mar 31, 2017

Tablet-Based Picking Drives Down Labor Costs

  For most warehouses, order picking represents 60% to 78% of labor costs. Solutions which directly reduce order picking labor for both manufacturers and distributors is the most important aspect of a lean manufacturing operation. While order picking methods vary as greatly as the distribution centers teams who use them, an order picking systems design…

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By: In: WarehouseOS On: Mar 24, 2017

E-Commerce Prognosis: No Limits

E-commerce growth shows no sign of slowing down. The year over year growth trajectory is gaining speed with digital (online) retail sales predicted to reach $632 billion by 2020. Online sales will continue to eat into in-store purchasing, placing pressure on brick-and-mortars to remain profitable. Digital is moving to the core of retailers’ strategies, and…

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