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OnTrac Partners With USPS to Deliver Final-Mile Service to Retailers  Nov 24, 2014 4:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

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 Sees Omnichannel, Same-Day Delivery as Competitive Advantage  Nov 13, 2014 2:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

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.

Alibaba Reports Singles Day Sales Up 62% to $9.3B  Nov 11, 2014 2:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

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.

Customers, Employees Hit By USPS Data Breach  Nov 10, 2014 2:07 PM By Mike O'Brien

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.

Chinese Government to Ecommerce Firms: Keep Singles Day Legit  Nov 05, 2014 1:53 PM By Mike O'Brien

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.

Walmart Offers Free Shipping on Top 100 Items through Dec. 20  Nov 03, 2014 3:06 PM By Mike O'Brien

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.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 3, 2014  Nov 03, 2014 12:18 PM By Mike O'Brien

Here’s is O+F’s latest listing of recently announced expansions and additions of retail and ecommerce distribution centers.

DHL Invests 30.5 million Euros in New South Africa Facilities  Oct 30, 2014 11:43 AM By Mike O'Brien

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.

Free Shipping Free-For-All  Oct 29, 2014 9:55 AM By Mike O'Brien

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.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Oct. 27, 2014  Oct 27, 2014 5:50 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced expansions and additions to retail distribution centers.

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