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Shipping/DeliveryJan 30, 2015 1:37 PM By Mike O'Brien
Jet.com, a disruptive startup based in Montclair, NJ, is going after Amazon by taking a new approach that allows sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on price by using a system that finds and exploits cost efficiencies in the ecommerce fulfillment process.
Shipping/DeliveryJan 28, 2015 2:07 PM By Mike O'Brien
By lifting a restriction that required all items in an order to come from the same seller to qualify for free shipping, Amazon has more than tripled the number of items that qualify for the benefit.
Shipping/DeliveryJan 27, 2015 1:18 PM By MCM Staff
Parcel Shipping prices are going to rise in 2015, according to reports this month about UPS and the United States Postal Service. Here’s more about rising shipping costs from Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien.
Shipping/DeliveryJan 27, 2015 1:08 PM By Mike O'Brien
As it continues to battle UPS, FedEx and DHL for a larger slice of the ecommerce shipping pie, the USPS has asked the PRC to keep its competitive Priority Mail rates unchanged for domestic delivery while raising Parcel Select – the primary last-mile option of the major carriers – by 8%.
Shipping/DeliveryJan 27, 2015 10:56 AM By Mike O'Brien
While not packing the wallop that forecasters had been predicting, winter storm Juno nonetheless was bad enough to put a serious crimp in the shipping operations of major carriers in the Northeast.
Shipping/DeliveryJan 27, 2015 10:34 AM By Mike O'Brien
As it lowered guidance on its earnings for Q4 and fiscal 2015, UPS also talked about possible adjustments to its peak season pricing later this year.
Shipping/DeliveryJan 26, 2015 5:49 PM By Mike O'Brien
A listing of some recently announced distribution center expansions and additions in retail and direct-to-consumer operations.
Shipping/DeliveryJan 21, 2015 8:58 AM By Tim Parry
Is Amazon bailing on its plans for a New York City showroom? And can RadioShack be the answer to Amazon’s omnichannel plans? Stay tuned, or read on… Tim Parry explains.
Shipping/DeliveryJan 20, 2015 11:01 AM By Curt Barry
You’ve barely put a bow on your peak shipping, but it’s time to assess your performance and start planning for peak season operations in 2015. What are your objectives for improvements? Here are eight steps to help you prioritize which changes happen this year, and which can be pushed into 2016 and beyond.
Shipping/DeliveryJan 19, 2015 3:21 PM By Mike O'Brien
UPS has added nearly 220,000 square feet to its European logistics operations, driven by growing demand from retail and high-tech customers.