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Shipping/DeliveryDec 22, 2014 2:45 PM By Mike O'Brien
As the 2014 retail seasonal shipping peak roars to a close, the major carriers are seeing their numerous upgrades and investments put to the test.
Shipping/DeliveryDec 18, 2014 3:45 PM By Tim Parry
The idea of Free Shipping Day used to be a bigger deal. Now it’s more the exception than special. Amazon has trained people that they’re going to get not just free shipping, but fast free shipping, all the time. And that’s why Free Shipping Day has become a thing of the past.
Shipping/DeliveryDec 18, 2014 9:44 AM By Mike O'Brien
Continuing on its juggernaut of instant fulfillment of all kinds of stuff from “the anything store,” Amazon today announced Prime Now, a service that will allow Prime members in New York to receive household items like paper towels and laundry soap in as little as an hour via a mobile app.
The app, which is available in iOs and Android versions, give Prime members in select New York neighborhoods free two-hour delivery; the one-hour version costs $7.99 per order. The company’s much-touted facility on West 34th St. in Manhattan will serve as the fulfillment hub.
Shipping/DeliveryDec 17, 2014 5:15 PM By Mike O'Brien
ShipMatrix president Satish Jindel talks with Multichannel Merchant senior editor Mike O’Brien about his company’s latest on-time performance report for UPS and FedEx, and how major initiatives and investments from both have thus far enabled them to surpass their 2013 numbers. Subscribe to RSS headline updates from: Powered by FeedBurner
Shipping/DeliveryDec 17, 2014 10:17 AM By Cheyanne Ritz
For retailers, that means a lot of addresses in your company’s database. This will lead to a copious amount of deliveries.
Shipping/DeliveryDec 16, 2014 5:08 PM By Mike O'Brien
In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.
Through crowdsourced same-day shipping provider Deliv, customers who use Banana Republic’s reserve in store option on its website can opt for free same-day delivery in eight cities: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Houston and Seattle.
Shipping/DeliveryDec 16, 2014 10:11 AM By Daniela Forte
Amazon announces it is extending its holiday shipping deadlines allowing customers to order immediately before Christmas. See the plans Amazon has in place for the holidays.
Shipping/DeliveryDec 15, 2014 4:38 PM By Mike O'Brien
O+F’s listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers.
Shipping/DeliveryDec 15, 2014 1:21 PM By Mike O'Brien
Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the highest volume delivery day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.
Shipping/DeliveryDec 10, 2014 4:49 PM By Daniela Forte
Given the 2013 holiday shipping debacle, UPS and FedEx have taken great pains to ensure there isn’t a repeat performance this season.