Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

How to Avoid Under-Sizing Your New Distribution Center  Jun 01, 2015 4:03 PM By Curt Barry

Opening up a new distribution center is no easy task. Here are 9 key factors to consider when planning a new DC that will help you ensure the best outcome.

Amazon Ups Ante by Offering Free Same-Day Delivery  May 29, 2015 3:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Not to be outdone by Walmart, Amazon announced it will make 1 million items available for free same-day shipping to Prime members in 14 metro markets.

Merchants Adjusting to Change in DIM Weight Pricing  May 28, 2015 3:34 PM By Tim Parry

The decision by UPS and FedEx to expand DIM weight pricing in January 2015 to parcels under three cubic feet was one of biggest changes to hit retail shippers in years. Here’s how dimensional weight pricing has forced shippers to rethink their entire approach to packaging and shipping, as millions of items that had been billed based on weight alone are now subject to a calculation based on weight and package dimensions.

5 Things Online Sellers Need to Know About USPS Price Changes  May 26, 2015 3:09 PM By Amine Khechfe

Here are 5 things merchant sellers need to know about the USPS postal rate changes taking effect on May 31 for a variety of services.

Bonobos on Creating a Great Customer Experience  May 26, 2015 10:31 AM By Mike O'Brien

Bonobos’s CMO talks to Multichannel Merchant about how the company creates an overall great experience for its customers.

Shoppers Choose Cost Over Delivery Speed on Cross-border Purchases  May 20, 2015 12:19 PM By Tim Parry

The survey found that 76% of Canadian consumers who made an online purchase from a U.S.-based retailer within the last six months, as well as 63% of U.S. online shoppers, identified shipping costs as very important; while 44% and 32%, respectively, said it was the single most important factor.

The High Cost of Back Orders  May 20, 2015 8:02 AM By Curt Barry

While you may decide not to take back orders because of cost and hassle, consider what goes into those costs and how many sales you’re leaving on the table.

Walmart Undercuts Amazon on Price for Subscription Shipping Program  May 15, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart will test a $50 per year subscription ecommerce shipping service this summer, compared to Amazon Prime’s $99, that gets order to door in three days.

BCBG Max Azria Group on Fulfillment Excellence  May 11, 2015 9:18 AM By Mike O'Brien

Alex Golshan of BCBG Max Azria Group talks with Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien on how the company excels at shipping and delivery.

USPS Reports Q2 Net Loss of $1.5B but 14.4% Gain in Parcel Volume  May 08, 2015 3:15 PM By Mike O'Brien

The USPS reported a $1.5B net loss in Q2, but a 14.4% gain in shipping and parcel volume, nearly double the 7.3% bump in 2014, boosting operating revenue.

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