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Jet.com Is an Ecommerce David Taking on Amazon’s Goliath  Jan 30, 2015 1:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

Jet.com, a disruptive startup based in Montclair, NJ, is going after Amazon by taking a new approach that allows sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on price by using a system that finds and exploits cost efficiencies in the ecommerce fulfillment process.

Amazon Triples Items Eligible for Free Shipping  Jan 28, 2015 2:07 PM By Mike O'Brien

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.

Storm Juno Cost Online Retailers $35 Million  Jan 28, 2015 2:00 PM By Tim Parry

Adobe estimates that the Storm Juno cost online retailers $35 million yesterday due to power outages, over-run cellular networks and general prep for the storm.

ShoeBuy Acquires Minority Stake in Boston Boot Company  Jan 27, 2015 4:35 PM By MCM Staff

The acquisition ob Boston Boot marks ShoeBuy’s expansion into the footwear manufacturing business, and provides an opportunity for the company to directly deliver superior products to its customers.

Consumers Embrace Shopping from Smartphones  Jan 27, 2015 3:24 PM By Tim Parry

Consumers have embraced online shopping from their smartphones, boosting their spending by 125% across all product categories, according to the results of MarketLive’s latest quarterly Performance Index report.

USPS Asks to Keep Priority Mail Rates the Same But Raise Parcel Select Rates  Jan 27, 2015 1:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

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%.

Winter Storm Juno Shuts Down Deliveries in Northeast  Jan 27, 2015 10:56 AM By Mike O'Brien

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.

UPS Hints At Higher Peak Season Pricing in 2015  Jan 27, 2015 10:34 AM By Mike O'Brien

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.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Jan. 26, 2015  Jan 26, 2015 5:49 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced distribution center expansions and additions in retail and direct-to-consumer operations.

Retailers Focus on Returns Excellence as Processing Time Shrinks  Jan 26, 2015 5:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

StellaService finds returns processing times are shrinking, especially during the holidays, as more retailers make it a focus of the customer experience.






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