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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Dec. 15, 2014  Dec 15, 2014 4:38 PM By Mike O'Brien

O+F’s listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers.

Dec. 15 Is Peak Holiday Shipping Volume Day for FedEx, USPS  Dec 15, 2014 1:21 PM By Mike O'Brien

Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the highest volume delivery day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.

Major Carriers Stay On Top of the Weather with Meteorology Teams  Dec 10, 2014 4:49 PM By Daniela Forte

Given the 2013 holiday shipping debacle, UPS and FedEx have taken great pains to ensure there isn’t a repeat performance this season.

Best Buy Announces Free Two-Day Shipping  Dec 09, 2014 1:32 PM By Mike O'Brien

In an effort to lure more holiday season shoppers, Best Buy announced it was offering free two-day shipping on thousands of online items.

Amazon Testing Bikes for Ultra-Fast Delivery in New York  Dec 09, 2014 12:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon is once again pushing the ecommerce envelope, testing out the use of bicycle couriers in New York as part of a service called Amazon Prime Now, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The service will provide delivery of some items purchased on Amazon.com in an hour or two, the Journal said it had been told by an unnamed source.

Making It Right for Affected Customers Key for Harry London  Dec 01, 2014 5:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

In the wake of a Thanksgiving fire that destroyed a distribution center outside Cleveland, 1-800-Flowers.com is doing all it can to make customers happy.

New Priority Mail Rates Aren’t Good News for Everyone  Nov 28, 2014 3:11 PM By Doug Sternberg

In September, the United States Postal Service introduced new, lower rates on Priority Mail service for online retailers. On the surface, the change sounds like good news for ecommerce providers’ holiday shipping programs. But here’s what the USPS’s new rates really mean for online retailers.

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.






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