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December 4, 2018

Amazon has been in the headlines a lot this fall. From lower-than-expected earnings to advanced speculation - and subsequent uproar - over the location(s) of HQ2, the e-commerce giant has experienced its fair share of controversy.

Even against this flurry of reporting, few announcements have been more divisive than the company's move to give its workers in the U.S. a minimum wage of $15 per hour. If it seems strange that a wage rise would lead to negative press, it's time to look a little closer at what the company is proposing.

As in other questionable cases with Amazon, not everything is as compelling as it might seem on the surface.

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November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

The holiday season is upon us once again, which means the juxtaposition of two of our favorite things: piles of food and peak fulfillment!

It's no secret that we're now deep into our busiest time of year. Orders spike for our clients and our team must be at peak performance to ensure products move quickly from our facility, into the hands of delighted customers.

For their hard work and dedication, as well as our exciting clients, we are perpetually thankful!

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November 9, 2018

A quick browse around our site is enough to show that the Capacity team is drawn from many different countries and cultures.

However, the topic of diversity and inclusion at Capacity runs deeper than a few pictures, which is one of the reasons we held a panel discussion on the subject earlier this year.

Beyond the broad themes of hiring a diverse workforce and bringing everyone into the fold, we wanted to take the time to explain these ideas in the context of Capacity. Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion: The Capacity Way

October 17, 2018

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to hear from some of the finest minds in online selling at the North American E-tail Operations Summit 2018.

Held in San Francisco, the summit gathered executives from across the realms of digital and retail, including Google, Nordstrom, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, and our client Glossier.

As well as posting highlights to the hashtag #NAEOS18, we gathered our favorite moments and some key takeaways for any of you who couldn’t attend this unique event. Continue reading Highlights & Takeaways from NAEOS 2018

September 29, 2018

The question of FBA vs. 3PL – or Fulfillment by Amazon vs. a third-party fulfillment partner, to be complete – is often skewed by brand recognition.

Everyone knows about Amazon’s reach and influence by now, so it’s easy to assume that means they’ll provide the best experience for your company and clients.

In reality, there are many downsides to moving your orders with Amazon, some of which we’ll cover in this article. Continue reading FBA vs. 3PL: Notes from the CPG Industry on Which to Choose for Order Fulfillment