Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Webgistix Releases Inventory Placement Products  Mar 13, 2013 11:16 AM By MCM staff

International leader in ecommerce order fulfillment Webgistix announced this week the unveiling of SmartShip for ecommerce retailers. SmartShip will help make strategic approaches to inventory placement by leveraging Webgistix’s nationwide network of fulfillment centers to offer consumers faster and more economical shipping, according to a press release.

3 Ways to Simplify International Expansion with Global Marketplaces  Feb 19, 2013 4:09 PM By MCM staff

International e-commerce presents many challenges, and selling across borders requires careful consideration of cultural differences, government regulations and operational infrastructure. This article outlines the various marketplaces and fulfillment tools that are available to help retailers tackle this growing International opportunity.

Ebay CEO Says Same-day Delivery Possible  Feb 13, 2013 9:39 AM By Erin Lynch

Ebay’s CEO John Donahoe said during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that he believes the ecommerce company can provide same-day delivery at scale. Donahoe said it can be done in a similar to the way the on-demand private driver company Uber conducts its business where private driving companies attempt to outbid each other for fares.

Catalog Mailers Fine with 5-day Delivery  Feb 06, 2013 3:32 PM By Tim Parry

Under the new United States Post Office plan announced on February 6, catalogs and other forms of mail will no longer be delivered on Saturdays. Direct-to-customer merchants who mail catalogs told Multichannel Merchant they are fine with the United States Postal Service’s 5-day delivery plan, which is scheduled to go into effect the week of Aug. 5.

Studies Show Free Shipping is a Big Consumer Perk  Feb 06, 2013 10:51 AM By Erin Lynch

With 57% of adults shopping with retailers that offer free shipping, and 27% add unplanned items to their cart in order to meet free shipping thresholds, according to Forrester, it clear that free shipping is a major trend in the industry and will probably only get bigger.

Shipping Charges Are Among Reasons for Cart Abandonment, Survey Finds  Feb 06, 2013 8:59 AM By Erin Lynch

Shipping charges, concerns about security and a lengthy purchasing are the three factors most likely to make consumers abandon online purchases, according to a new study by ecommerce software and services specialist Postcode Anywhere. But rest easy, there is a simple fix. Sees Boost in Sales with New Shipping System  Jan 30, 2013 10:41 AM By Erin Lynch

By revamping shipping options for his customers and technology within the checkout process, CEO and founder of, Mike Schwarz, said the t-shirt company saw a jump in sales and conversion rates, including a 31% growth in revenue.

How to Make Your Packaging Products Reorder-friendly  Jan 30, 2013 9:28 AM By MCM staff

In marketing, emphasis is often placed on the initial efforts to get a customer interested in a product or service. This is a natural part of the sales cycle, of course, but it tends to overshadow the very important aspect of repeat business and the contribution it makes to overall success. Here’s why giving your customers the tools to easily return and purchase additional units of what your business offers is actually just as important as the advertising that brought them to you in the first place.

Join us for the 2013 Operations Summit Conference  Jan 16, 2013 12:22 PM By MCM staff

Direct-to-customer merchandise sales are skyrocketing. Whether you sell to consumers or businesses, your direct-to-customer sales will be a crucial part of future growth and strategy. Which is why we are inviting you to attend the only conference exclusively about ecommerce and catalog operations & fulfillment: the 2013 Operations Summit.

Donahoe: Congressional Inaction Heightens Postal Service Financial Crisis  Jan 03, 2013 10:32 PM By MCM staff

“We encourage the new 113th Congress to make postal reform an urgent priority, and to work steadily toward the quick passage of reform legislation,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “We will continue to work with leaders of our House and Senate oversight committees and all members of Congress to help make this happen.”

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