Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Kansas City Aims to Become Next Major Distribution Hub  Apr 02, 2013 9:25 PM By Erin Lynch

The new major distribution hub in the United States could become Kansas City, according to an article the Kansas City Star.

Google Launches Same-day Delivery on the West Coast  Apr 02, 2013 5:14 PM By Daniela Forte

Google announced last week same-day delivery known as Google Shopping Express in the San Francisco area, according to an article on

Postmaster Launches API for Easier Integration  Mar 28, 2013 2:06 PM By Daniela Forte

Postmaster, a cloud based, small package shipping integration platforms for SMBs and ecommerce companies announced the launching of API which promises easier integration for shipping carriers in ecommerce platforms,  according to a blog post on Here are some key takeaways from this blog post by Janet Wagner of The Postmaster API was designed […]

Ship-To-Store In An Omnichannel World  Mar 26, 2013 8:36 PM By Daniela Forte

Ship-to-store gives the consumer options. It makes life easier for those who don’t want to pay shipping and handling charges and is a big part of the ominchannel world consumers are taking part in when they are shopping.

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.

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