5 Top Trends Shaping the Future of Retail Logistics

| Brian Alexander

With the perpetual advancement of technology, retail logistics are undergoing rapid change. What used to be complex is now being blended with technology to create more efficient, self-orchestrated systems. Knowing these 5 key trends will help you ensure a competitive edge as they reshape retail logistics in the coming years.

Omnichannel Essentials for Ecommerce Success in China

| Franklin Chu

China is a hot market for U.S. ecommerce sellers, with nearly 1.4 billion consumers who are tech-savvy, increasingly affluent and ravenous for American products. Taking a cross-border approach to the market reduces the risk and cost. Here are 5 tips to help you create ecommerce success in China.

Retailers Shouldn’t Miss Their Netflix Moment

| Tige Savage

Are retailers poised to take advantage of their “Blockbuster-Netflix” moment? Now is a good time for them to learn from Blockbuster’s mistake – not buying Netflix –
and aggressively acquire small, well-positioned ecommerce firms.

Chinese Ecommerce Spending More than UK, U.S. Combined

| Mike O'Brien

A new report from the Boston Consulting Group found that Chinese ecommerce spending was $750 billion in 2016, more than the U.S. and the UK combined, while it’s growing at 20% per year, twice as fast as those markets. See what else the report found, including China’s booming mobile commerce use.

UPS to Charge for Peak Season Volume Shortfalls

| Mike O'Brien

In a move designed to capture network costs associated with retailers who fail to meet peak volume commitments, UPS plans to charge them for shortfalls this year. The charges would cover costs such as extra workers and surplus space on trucks or in distribution hubs based on retailers’ projections and volume commitments.

Competing with Amazon: The Content Advantage

| James Brooke

In the “Amazon era,” retailers with an online presence must constantly fight to keep loyal customers and attract new ones—or watch their business slowly be eaten up by larger competitors. Here is how companies can better utilize something they already have, their visual imagery and online content.