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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

3 Steps to Prep for Dads and Grads  May 12, 2014 4:01 PM By Maria Haggerty

Customer behavior during the summer holidays is quite different from the winter and Christmas shopping season. While this can present a challenge for retailers, it’s also a great opportunity to connect with new shoppers and build customer loyalty. Here are 3 steps retailers can take to ensure they are ready for graduations and Father’s Day.

Amazon Adds Sunday Delivery to 15 More Cities  May 08, 2014 3:28 PM By Tim Parry

In addition to the 15 cities just announced, Amazon and the USPS plan to continue to roll out Sunday delivery to a large portion of the U.S. population this year.

3 Steps to Adjust to Major FedEx Rate Increase  May 05, 2014 4:58 PM By Rob Martinez

Effective January 1, FedEx Ground will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments. So what can shippers do? Rob Martinez, DLP, shares his strategies with Multichannel Merchant.

FedEx Ground Will Apply Dimensional Weight Pricing to All Shipments  May 05, 2014 4:52 PM By Tim Parry

Currently, FedEx Ground applies dimensional weight pricing only to packages measuring three cubic feet or greater. This change will align the FedEx Ground dimensional weight pricing with FedEx Express by applying it to all packages.

How BuyAutoParts.com Negotiates with Carriers  May 05, 2014 4:06 PM By Tim Parry

Shipping costs are one of the largest bottom line expenses for direct-to-customer merchants. But how do you know when you should negotiate with your carrier for better terms and rates? Here’s advice from BuyAutoParts.com president and COO Matt Glauber.

Tale of the Tape: Fast Shipping vs. Free Shipping  May 05, 2014 3:24 PM By Tim Parry

Thanks to Amazon, same-day delivery is getting a lot of attention. But is it what ecommerce consumers really want? Find out in this infographic from eFulfillment Services.

Amazon Prime Pantry Adds to Delivery Disruption  Apr 29, 2014 11:01 AM By Tim Parry

Is Amazon getting geared up to grapple with grocers? During its first-quarter earnings call, the ecommerce behemoth said it is seeing early success with Prime Pantry, a new delivery service for its Prime members.

MCM Outlook 2014: The State of Operations  Apr 17, 2014 4:42 PM By Tim Parry

How are shippers preparing for Holiday 2014? What systems are they looking to add in the fulfillment center? And do merchants really think Amazon has little effect on their business? These questions and more are answered in Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2014 report on Operations & Fulfillment.

Read the April 2014 Operations & Fulfillment Guide  Apr 15, 2014 4:26 PM By Tim Parry

Returns, shipping and delivery, fulfillment, contact centers and more are covered in the latest edition of Multichannel Merchant.

Advanced Parcel Negotiations Tips, Tricks and Tactics  Mar 28, 2014 11:42 AM By Daniela Forte

Are you looking to maximize contract negotiations with companies like FedEx, UPS, USPS and other parcel carriers?






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