Subscribe


 

Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Automated Fulfillment Optimizes Shipping and Avoids Errors  Nov 26, 2014 12:44 PM By Ian Goldman

The same technology that helped converge inventory levels has evolved and is now actually able to automate inventory management and fulfillment. By removing reliance on employees to track inventory, this makes mistakes less likely and allows order fulfillment from any location to orders on any channel. Thus omnichannel fulfillment is enabled, providing higher service levels to customers, more streamlined inventory management for retailers, and less stock tied up in expensive warehouses. Many retailers find that they are able to eliminate warehouses entirely and have retail locations function as mini-distribution centers.

Make Room for Dimensional Weight Pricing: A Look Ahead at Shipping in 2015  Nov 26, 2014 11:31 AM By Amine Khechfe

A quick primer on imminent dimensional weight pricing changes from UPS and FedEx, how to calculate them, and what you can do if your business is affected.

OnTrac Partners With USPS to Deliver Final-Mile Service to Retailers  Nov 24, 2014 4:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

Regional carrier OnTrac, announced a new service, DirectPost, which will enable it to provide next-day and two-day ecommerce shipping at postal rates.

Amazon is Looking for a Few Good Drone Pilots  Nov 17, 2014 12:28 PM By Tim Parry

Can you pilot a drone? Then Amazon Prime Air wants you! Amazon is looking for flight operations and certification personnel for flight testing its UAS technologies. Here’s a look into Amazon’s next step toward making same-day delivery by drone a reality.

DHL Global Mail in the Americas Rebrands as DHL eCommerce  Nov 14, 2014 12:58 PM By Tim Parry

This rebranding and the new solutions DHL eCommerce is offering customers is a response to projections of significant growth in ecommerce worldwide in the coming years, especially in emerging markets. Here’s more about the rebranding, and what it means for B2C merchants who want to reach global customers.

Macy’s Sees Omnichannel, Same-Day Delivery as Competitive Advantage  Nov 13, 2014 2:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

Macy’s Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet told analysts the company’s retail network gives it an advantage in the ever-more-crowded same-day delivery sweepstakes, as well as in omnichannel fulfillment.

Uber Snatches Google’s Same-Day Delivery Head  Nov 10, 2014 3:24 PM By Daniela Forte

Google confirmed that Tom Fallows, the head of Google Express, its same-day delivery service is leaving for Uber, a car-hailing service. See what this will mean for Google Express.

Amazon Testing Taxi Delivery Via Flywheel  Nov 10, 2014 10:49 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon has begun testing package delivery in San Francisco and Los Angeles, see what this could mean for them.

USPS to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During Holiday Season  Nov 06, 2014 1:41 PM By Daniela Forte

With online retailers shipping more products to their customers, the demand for package service has grown. The USPS is adding package delivery on Sundays to prepare for the heavy shipping season.

Retailers Get a Jump Start on the Holiday Season  Nov 05, 2014 3:18 PM By Daniela Forte

Last weekend as I was shopping at HomeGoods, I came across a few people at the checkout who were all saying the same thing: It seems like the holiday shopping season is starting earlier and earlier each year.






© 2014, Access Intelligence, LLC. All rights reserved.