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The Challenge of Fulfillment
Integrated multichannel retailing will inevitably become the norm. For retailers, the key to multichannel success lies in understanding the factors that drive

shelves  the units on the shelves (which means double-handling [at least] units between the manufacturer and retailer). At the end of the thirty days (or more, depending on the terms of payment), the retailer has a payable due to the supplier, regardless of how many units are left on the shelves. Thus, while it's advantageous to ensure the customer's instant gratification and maintain more control over when and how the merchandise is shipped (order fulfilled), the downside is the cost and risk of maintaining a

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