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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Online Retailers Often Disconnected from Consumer Desires  Oct 21, 2014 12:13 PM By Mike O'Brien

Online retailers are giving consumers delivery options they don’t want, while not offering the ones they do, according to a new survey.

Alibaba Joins Global Shipping Effort  Oct 21, 2014 10:56 AM By Daniela Forte

Alibaba and China Shipping Group joined forces to establish a new logistic platform that enhances the efficiency of international trade and benefits both Chinese and Brazilian companies when it’s fully operational.

Amazon to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers  Oct 16, 2014 8:39 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon announced it plans to hire 80,000 seasonal employees at its 50 fulfillment centers and 15 sortation centers in the U.S. to handle peak demand.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup  Oct 15, 2014 10:21 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers.

Amazon Launches Same-Day Pickup in UK  Oct 15, 2014 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Expanding a service it has offered here overseas, Amazon has launched same-day parcel pickup in the UK through its delivery partner Connect Group.

Is Google a Threat to Amazon with New Membership Pricing?  Oct 14, 2014 1:50 PM By Daniela Forte

Google Express has challenged Amazon’s membership pricing by offering the service for $95 a year, while Amazon offers its Prime membership service for $99 a year.

Report: U.S. Same-Day Delivery Sales to Reach $4B by 2018  Oct 14, 2014 9:12 AM By Mike O'Brien

Multichannel Merchant talks to BI Intelligence senior analyst Cooper Smith about why he estimates U.S. same-day delivery sales will pass $4 billion by 2018.

UPS Access Point, My Choice Programs Expanded  Oct 13, 2014 12:46 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS Access Point pickup program is being expanded to all major U.S. metro areas by 2015. The company is also adding its My Choice program in 15 countries.

UPS Buys Global Ecommerce Firm i-parcel  Oct 07, 2014 2:02 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced today it has acquired U.S.-based global ecommerce enabler and logistics company i-parcel for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition complements UPS’s international cross-border logistics capabilities from the U.S. and U.K., now extending to more than 100 countries.

MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.  Sep 26, 2014 4:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Among other things, the acquisition of ABOL will allow MetaPack to provide its customers with improved visibility into global shipments across carriers and countries. It also offers enhanced delivery intelligence and reporting to better understand delivery challenges like potential delays, so retailers can make adjustments in their supply chain to alleviate issues.






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