Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts  Jun 17, 2015 12:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the extent of consumer demand for same-day delivery remains an open question, activity and investment around it remains red hot.

Thanks for the Retargeting, Sears!  Jun 16, 2015 12:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

Data-driven, real-time marketing is a thing of beauty for retailers – but sometimes the technology can be too smart for its own good, as happened to Sears.

Amazon Quietly Expands Prime, Allows Direct-From-Merchant Shipping  Jun 15, 2015 5:04 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon has quietly begun expanding its estimated 20 million Prime eligible listings by adding items that ship directly from merchants.

How Brands Can Turn Dimensional Weight Pricing to their Advantage  Jun 11, 2015 10:58 AM By Maria Haggerty

Instead of panicking, retailers can embrace dimensional weight pricing as motivation to upgrade operations, making them more efficient and eco-friendly.

How Any Business Can Compete with Amazon’s Same-Day Delivery  Jun 10, 2015 2:35 PM By Rob Howard

There are resources and technology that let any business compete with Amazon’s same-day delivery program. The first step, though, is a change in thinking.

Walmart ShippingPass, Google Buy Button Crash Amazon’s Party  Jun 10, 2015 6:40 AM By Jerry Jao

Walmart’s ShippingPass will offer unlimited three-day delivery of eligible items purchased on Walmart’s website. Google’s buy button follows in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter, which have both added similar functionality to enable purchases without navigating to a third-party site. Here’s how both Walmart and Google will put pressure on Amazon.

The Fate of Your Cross-Border Customer Could Hinge on Shipping  Jun 10, 2015 6:16 AM By Ahmed Naiem

Shipping matters big time to online consumers. And it matters even more to cross-border customers, because, most likely, shipping cost is a higher percentage of product cost for them than for domestic shoppers. For those that can provide superior customer experiences in this area, however, shipping and delivery can be a key differentiator.

Macy’s Exec Predicts BOPS Volume Will Triple This Holiday Season  Jun 09, 2015 12:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

A Macy’s exec told IRCE attendees that buy online/pickup in store demand will be 3x higher during this year’s peak season than it was last December.

Dotcom Distribution CEO on Impact of DIM Weight Pricing  Jun 09, 2015 9:57 AM By Mike O'Brien

Hear Dotcom Distribution CEO Maria Haggerty as she discusses the impact of DIM weight pricing with Multichannel Merchant at IRCE 2015 in Chicago.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 8, 2015  Jun 08, 2015 12:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers.

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