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As it is losing money from fuel surcharge revenue due to falling oil prices, FedEx plans to increase its fuel surcharge rates on Feb. 2, effectively putting them in line with rates from rival UPS.
The U.S. Postal Service exceeded its holiday delivery projections for 2014. See what steps the USPS took for both retailers and customers.
Tmall Global, Alibaba Group’s ecommerce platform that provides a streamlined channel for Western retailers to sell directly to Chinese consumers, has seen sales increase by more than tenfold in its first 10 months of operation, the company said. Total gross merchandise volume (GMV) for retailers hosted by Tmall Global was up in excess of 1,000% […]
The 2014 Answers Experience Index reveals that Amazon’s customer satisfaction score slipped to 83, tying it with QVC for the highest score among the top 100 ecommerce sites measured. Here’s a look at how far Amazon’s score has fallen in just one year.
Christmas Day online sales were up 8.3% over the same period on Christmas Day 2013, according to trends reported by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. And, as was the case throughout the holiday season, mobile commerce had a big impact.
Amazon’s 20th holiday season brought record growth to the company’s fast, free shipping program Amazon Prime – more than 10 million new members worldwide tried Prime for the first time.
The USPS OIG said the USPS has been inefficient in handling Sunday deliveries for major customer Amazon, leading to over $350,000 in additional costs.
Google is seeing gains in its Google Express same-day delivery service this holiday season, as it looks to claw back ecommerce search traffic lost to Amazon.com because more consumers are going there for product research.
According to Google, as cited in an article by Bloomberg, Google Express handled 50% more toys in the two weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday, while sales of books rose more than 30%.
Dov Charney has been terminated as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Apparel, the company he founded in 1989. Paula Schneider will become Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 5.
eBay said 83 businesses – including online merchants as well as retailers with physical stores – have joined its eBay Local pilot program in Brooklyn, NY., offering a range of delivery options, including $5 same-day and in-store pickup, to consumers through eBay’s website and mobile apps.
The Brooklyn trial is taking place as the company shifts the focus of Amazon Local more toward its core marketplace sellers, with less emphasis on major retailers.
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