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Regional carrier OnTrac, announced a new service, DirectPost, which will enable it to provide next-day and two-day ecommerce shipping at postal rates.
Macy’s Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet told analysts the company’s retail network gives it an advantage in the ever-more-crowded same-day delivery sweepstakes, as well as in omnichannel fulfillment.
While Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba reported that Singles Day 2014 – 11.11 – the world’s largest shopping day, brought in more than $9.3 billion in sales, up 62% from 2013, the global phenomenon has yet to make a significant impact in the U.S.
A USPS data breach this fall affected personal information of up to 800,000 current and former employees as well as regulatory groups that oversee it, the agency reported. However no customer credit or debit card information was compromised, and USPS operations were not affected.
Ahead of Singles Day 2014, the Chinese government is warning ecommerce firms, including Alibaba and JD.com, to do all they can to keep all transactions free of fraud. The warning was issued based on numerous consumer complaints from past years.
In its never-ending ecommerce battle with rival Amazon, Walmart announced the availability of free shipping on its top 100 gifts, as selected by its buyers, through Dec. 20.
Here’s is O+F’s latest listing of recently announced expansions and additions of retail and ecommerce distribution centers.
DHL is investing 30.5 million Euros in its supply chain and global forwarding divisions in South Africa to support businesses operating in the region.
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, retailers are lining up in droves to offer “free” shipping to consumers as a promotional tool to drive sales.
A listing of some recently announced expansions and additions to retail distribution centers.
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