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By lifting a restriction that required all items in an order to come from the same seller to qualify for free shipping, Amazon has more than tripled the number of items that qualify for the benefit.
As it continues to battle UPS, FedEx and DHL for a larger slice of the ecommerce shipping pie, the USPS has asked the PRC to keep its competitive Priority Mail rates unchanged for domestic delivery while raising Parcel Select – the primary last-mile option of the major carriers – by 8%.
While not packing the wallop that forecasters had been predicting, winter storm Juno nonetheless was bad enough to put a serious crimp in the shipping operations of major carriers in the Northeast.
As it lowered guidance on its earnings for Q4 and fiscal 2015, UPS also talked about possible adjustments to its peak season pricing later this year.
While overall return rates are not increasing dramatically, they are on the rise, forcing ecommerce merchants to optimize their supply chain squeeze as much value as they can out of returned merchandise.
A listing of some recently announced distribution center expansions and additions in retail and direct-to-consumer operations.
StellaService finds returns processing times are shrinking, especially during the holidays, as more retailers make it a focus of the customer experience.
Canadian consumers are more brand loyal than their U.S. counterparts, but connecting with them involves more relationship-building and trust.
UPS has added nearly 220,000 square feet to its European logistics operations, driven by growing demand from retail and high-tech customers.
Executives from Macy’s, Lowe’s and The Limited said the impact of mobile on omnichannel engagement has been huge and has progressed faster than expected.
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