While most people would have forgiven delivery people for not being able to make deliveries on uncleared roadways, many 1-800-Flowers customer took to social media to express their displeasure with the brand.
The Office of the Inspector General has announced that the United States Postal Service will end its same-day delivery pilot program, Metro Post, throughout the San Francisco area due to insufficient participation.
The Home Depot has opened the first of three new same-day shipping focused direct fulfillment centers in the U.S., adding more than three million square feet to its supply chain.
In an effort to satisfy more customers and expand the brand’s reach across the globe, Men’s Wearhouse had joined the ranks of many American retailers opening up its ecommerce site for international shipping.
Mike Schwarz, founder of RibbedTee.com, took the time to get candid with Multichannel Merchant about his own personal shopping habits, his shipping preferences, and what merchant he admires right now, and some other things you may not know about him.
While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.
Newegg has launched a subscription-based program called Newegg Premier, which offers its 25 million registered customers benefits similar to Amazon.com’s Amazon Prime, according to a post on Newegg’s blog.
Life isn’t a piece of cake for small merchants, even if they sell something as sweet as brownies. David Kravetz talks about some of the ways Fairytale Brownies tackles the operational challenges they face as they compete in the marketplace.
Online retailers are sprinting towards the day when they can offer consumers products anytime, anywhere and as quickly and affordable as possible. In the next few months we will see many big ecommerce players continue to pour funding into delivery projects that will bring instant gratification to the consumer. Here is a look at just some of those projects and tops trends we can expect to see for package shipping in 2014.
Ecommerce grew 30% year over year during the 2013 holiday season, but Forrester principal analyst Sucharita Mulpuru doesn’t expect history to repeat itself in 2014. Here’s why lofty delivery expectations taxed the carriers this holiday season.