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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.
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.
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.
Intermec, a provider of data capture and information management solutions, announced that an agreement is in the works in which technology and manufacturing firm Honeywell International will acquire Intermec for $600 million. The deal is expected to go through by the end of the second quarter 2013.
Knotice has released its annual mobile and tablet email survey, which revealed that during Cyber Week 46.76% of all emails opened from retailers were done so on a mobile device. The report also states that overall the mobile open rate during that week jumped to 50% over last year.