Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

UPS To Hire up to 95,000 for Holiday Season  Sep 15, 2015 12:14 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS said it expects to hire 90,000-95,000 seasonal employees this year to support the anticipated increase in package volume, the same as in 2014.

There’s Free Shipping, Then There’s Stupidity  Sep 14, 2015 2:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

Actress Melissa Joan Hart should’ve known better than to exploit the Sept. 11 tragedy to promote her clothing line via a free shipping offer using “911.”

Google Express Expands in Midwest, Adds Grocery Delivery  Sep 11, 2015 12:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Google Express has expanded into 7 Midwestern states with overnight delivery, and plans to test out grocery delivery in San Francisco and another market.

Preparing Your DC for Holiday Peak: A Continuous Process  Sep 09, 2015 4:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

Holiday peak season represents up to 40% of retail sales in 6 weeks. What’s learned in that crucible can become part of a continuous DC improvement process.

Toys R Us Slashes Free Shipping Threshold from $49 to $19  Sep 09, 2015 11:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Toys R Us, ahead of the holiday crowd, slashed its free shipping threshold for Toys R Us and Babies R Us from $49 to $19 except for some heavy/large items.

Uber Reportedly Working with Retailers on Same-Day Delivery  Sep 09, 2015 10:26 AM By Mike O'Brien

Uber plans to provide dozens of retail and apparel brands in New York and San Francisco with same-day delivery, and is in talks with ecommerce platforms.

Ecommerce, Same-Day Delivery Driving More Spec DCs  Sep 04, 2015 1:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Driven by the growth in ecommerce and same-day delivery, more distribution centers are being built on spec as demand causes available space to tighten up.

Curbside Expands to New York, Tries Out New Light-Up Stations  Sep 02, 2015 1:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Pickup app Curbside has expanded to New York and Los Angeles, and is testing an updated pickup location with color-coded lights to signal shoppers.

Why is an Ecommerce Game-Changer  Aug 27, 2015 3:44 PM By MCM Staff

International airfreight comparison site ParcelHero, an ecommerce fulfilment specialist, says will be a game-changer in the industry, thanks to its unique cost saving approach to logistics.

Product Availability, On-Time Delivery Matter Most in Holiday Peak Shopping Season  Aug 27, 2015 2:51 PM By MCM Staff

Uncovering the latest insights into the online shopper’s expectations during the holiday shopping season, a new survey by eBay Enterprise and CFI Group reveals that consumers desire multiple ordering and more shipping options; while proving that product availability and late deliveries have the biggest impact on retailers’ bottom line.

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