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Just in time for Christmas, the U.S. Postal Service is teaming up with 1-800-Flowers in San Francisco to offer same-day delivery services. The test fulfillment option should run for about a year in the city, but the postal service is confident it could bring the fast shipping option to other metro areas.
FedEx reported a 12% profit loss in its second quarter. The shipping company said the decline is due in part to Superstorm Sandy that paralyzed much of the East Coast this fall. Although FedEx saw a profit loss last quarter, the Memphis-based company said it expects to see a record setting holiday season.
A new report in the social media activity in the ecommerce world found that when it comes to online shopping social media still play a major role. In this infographic by Social Annex found that 66% of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers did so as a result of social media and of 86% of social users make and/or receive holiday gift recommendations on their perspective social networks.
While various shipping options such as same-day delivery and in-store pickup are becoming common place for many retailers, the concepts are beginning to change the way consumers shop. Here are a few tips from Shop.org on how to master your fulfillment options to best meet your customers needs.
Consumers are craving speed when it comes to shopping with their mobile phone or conducting in-store research, according to a new study conducted by Moosylvania, and retailers need to be ready to oblige.
UPS said it expects to make 28 million deliveries on Thursday, Dec. 20, the busiest day of the holiday season. In this infographic from UPS, you will see how the shipping giant will add more than 400 additional flights every day this week at UPS Airlines. UPS also expects that three million express shipments will be processed within 24 hours through the UPS Worldport international air hub in Louisville, Kentucky.
Multichannel Merchant Associate Editor Erin Lynch details her experience of returning an in store item after a mobile purchase on Cyber Monday using Old Navy
While a new report revealed that Apple, Best Buy and Kohl
An internal email inside an unsealed class-action lawsuit alleges that FedEx has been overcharging many of its commercial and government customers for years. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are claiming that the shipping company violated federal civil racketeering laws and are seeking three times the amount of the overcharges.
Office Depot has announced that customers can now pick up most of its online inventory at a traditional brick and mortar store within an hour of ordering from the web.