JR Siegel

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If The Store is Everywhere, Then Order Fulfillment Must Be, Too

Posted by JR Siegel on Fri, Aug 09. 2013 @ 10:08 AM

Fashion is already the second largest eCommerce category, with US sales estimated at $41 billion. As the market grows, it continues to evolve.  Mobile and tablet sales are surging. Companies like Fancy are already experimenting with Google Glass. All of this, plus the rise of ubiquitous computing and its implications for fashion brands, is available in Vikram Kansara's excellent The Store is Everywhere on the Business of Fashion.

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Topics: Ecommerce trends, Third party Fulfillment

From "Click to Ship" - Robots & Humans Drive Ecommerce Fulfillment

Posted by JR Siegel on Fri, Aug 02. 2013 @ 09:08 AM

Following an up close and personal look at Quiet's robots in Episode 1, Wired interviewed Brian Lemerise, Senior Director of Third Party Logistics, for its second installment of The Window on Quiet.  Brian shared his insights into the value and benefits of working with robots. 

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Topics: Ecommerce trends, Third party Fulfillment

You Too Can Create A Tiffany Blue

Posted by JR Siegel on Wed, Jul 31. 2013 @ 09:07 AM

Hold two small boxes up in front of a group of people.  One is light blue with a white bow and the other is white with a red bow.  The group does not know what is inside either box.  Ask men which one they want, and they will probably split down the middle.  But if you ask the women which one they want, no less than 99.9% will opt for the one that is light blue -- or, to be exact, Tiffany Blue, a color associated with the quality and beauty of what's inside the box.  Marketing just doesn't get more powerful than that. 

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Topics: Ecommerce trends, Third party Fulfillment

How To Delight Ecommerce Fashion Consumers with Tissue Paper

Posted by JR Siegel on Mon, Jul 22. 2013 @ 08:07 AM

What is it about tissue paper?  Wrap an eCommerce order in it, and suddenly the blouse seems nicer, more elegant, more refined.  The tissue paper frames the clothes, signaling them as something special enough to be unwrapped. 

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Topics: Ecommerce trends, Third party Fulfillment

See How Robots Make Quiet Different [Wired Video]

Posted by JR Siegel on Tue, Jul 09. 2013 @ 09:07 AM

Wired's great new series, The Window, "takes you on a tour of the world's most extraordinary construction projects, factories, labs and landmarks—seen through the eyes of the people who work there."  As part of this series, Wired recently visited our Devens facility.  QuietBot might be a Twitter star, but Wired chose to follow a day in the life of BettyBot.  This great video shows how Kiva robots help Quiet fulfill orders quickly and accurately.  

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Topics: Ecommerce trends, Third party Fulfillment, Wired

Fashion Production Ends with Order Fulfillment

Posted by JR Siegel on Mon, Jul 08. 2013 @ 09:07 AM

"As you can imagine, it's impossible to separate production from the overall success of a brand, as great concepts can be designed, developed and sold, but a fashion business will ultimately live or die based on what is produced and delivered to the consumer." 

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Topics: Ecommerce trends, Third party Fulfillment

How Systems Integration Yields Inventory Control for Fashion Brands

Posted by JR Siegel on Mon, Jun 10. 2013 @ 14:06 PM

Successful eCommerce fashion businesses expertly manage their inventory.  Hold too much stock, it languishes on your balance sheet, starving operations of cash. Hold too little, and stock-outs choke off potential sales.  

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Topics: Ecommerce trends, Third party Fulfillment

Quiet to Co-Sponsor Brand Assembly Los Angeles June 10 - 13

Posted by JR Siegel on Thu, Jun 06. 2013 @ 09:06 AM

Quiet Logistics is proud to sponsor Brand Assembly LA, a wholesale trade show focused on the Intermediate Market Holiday 13/Resort 14 happening June 10 – 13 at the Cooper Design Space in downtown Los Angeles.  The event will feature 28 contemporary and accessories brands and is being co-sponsored by Joor, the leading global online wholesale marketplace.

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Scaling eCommerce Order Fulfillment Through Time

Posted by JR Siegel on Tue, May 07. 2013 @ 09:05 AM

As Ecommerce businesses grow and evolve, their fulfillment requirements change. The right fulfillment solution for a start-up wouldn't make sense for Amazon (they'd need a really big garage).  That's why we've developed the three phase framework of Launch, Ramp, Sustain to help you determine the right eCommerce order fulfillment solution for your business.

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Topics: Third party Fulfillment

3 Tips for Finding a Distribution Center with Fast Order Fulfillment

Posted by JR Siegel on Wed, Apr 24. 2013 @ 11:04 AM

Ecommerce customers are an impatient lot.  They want what they bought from you, and they want it now.  Want proof?  Look at recent moves by WalmartGoogle and Amazon to test the viability of same-day order delivery.   

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Topics: Third party Fulfillment