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Why we should care what happens to our online order once we’ve placed it.

Posted by Russell Morling on November 25th, 2013 at 8:28 am

As a former trade union member and also having worked previously in a distribution company, I was absolutely shocked to read a BBC investigation about how workers in a very well-known online retailer’s warehouse face an ‘increased risk of mental illness’.
The BBC’s undercover investigation into the warehouse was shown to one of the UK’s leading experts on stress at work, Professor Michael Marmot, who described the conditions are “all the bad stuff at once”
Without having seen the resulting programme, being screened on the BBC’s Panorama programme tonight (Monday, November 25, 20:30 GMT), I really don’t want to pass too much comment. However, with the continual technological advances in warehouse management systems and wholesale & distribution software, I find it incredible that staff are being subjected to this kind of working environment.
I’m an avid online shopper, and can completely understand the need for ever-cheaper, ever more efficient online sales systems and delivery, but surely advances in technology at the front end of online shopping should at least be matched with systems that make the picking and packing of my online order more effective and not to the detriment of the people working in the not-often-seen warehouse environments.
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Are you a Writer?

Posted by Dan Nuckolls on June 4th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

If you are a writer, have you given much thought to the marketing and promotion of your book?
Probably not…you are a writer, not a marketer.
In order for your book to do well, you need someone who captures your purpose, can effectively communicate your story, and gets into the mind of your potential reader…with video.
If you are planning to put your book on Amazon, we know it’s possible to use video.
Also, you could use Social Video on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.
A video can also go in emails and be placed on your site to drive excitement.
The truth is, video works for anyone who wants to present themselves well.
The reasonable cost of a video can dramatically increase your sales.
With video, you can gain instant credibility.
Wouldn’t THAT be nice!?
by Dan Nuckolls
NuxxMedia.com

Amazon vs. Wal-Mart: How Online Strategy Can Meet In-Store Opportunity

Posted by Paul Dunay on May 14th, 2013 at 7:53 am

When Wal-Mart announced plans to use its retail locations to fulfill online orders last week, the media and business community broke into a collective game of word association. The word? Amazon.

The Rise of the Vertical Stack

Posted by Atul Patel on February 11th, 2013 at 6:00 am

Welcome to the era where being a contender in the technology industry means offering the consumer the vertical stack. The companies who introduced us to these technologies (Amazon, Apple, Google) have evolved, from providing a product to providing efficiencies across every layer of the spectrum (from the device to the data) – and each wants to be considered the best.

Cyber-Santa: Harnessing Social, Mobile, and Digital to Find the Perfect Holiday Gift

Posted by Christoph Babka on December 3rd, 2012 at 10:05 am

Attention holiday shoppers, instead of scouring stores thinking, “What would this person want?” start from the comfort of your own home. With today’s digital tools, here are three tips for leveraging digital media to get a gift that tugs at the heart.