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Amazon Bans Confederate Flag Sales After 3,000% Spike  Jun 23, 2015 3:37 PM By Daniela Forte

Amazon saw “skyrocketing” sales of Confederate flags after other retailers decided to stop selling them, spiking an amazing 3,000% in 24 hours.

UPS Asking Some Retailers for Peak Concessions on Large Parcels  Jun 23, 2015 11:51 AM By Mike O'Brien

To save costs, UPS has begun negotiating with major retail shippers about eliminating discounts for large parcels during this year’s peak holiday season.

Week in Review: Amazon Wants You to Deliver  Jun 20, 2015 4:29 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon is trying to make delivery even faster by turning the U.S. into a Nation of Couriers… Who needs drones when you can have an Uber-like delivery experience? Here’s a look at the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world this week.

JD.com Anniversary Sale Order Volume Grows 100%  Jun 19, 2015 2:58 PM By Tim Parry

One-day orders on June 18, the day of JD.com’s Anniversary Sale, increased more than 100% compared to last year. Here’s a snapshot look at the results, which include a jump in mobile orders of more than 60% of total sales.

UPS Buys Parcel Pro, Boosts Insurance of Luxury Goods Shipments  Jun 19, 2015 9:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS Capital, a subsidiary of UPS, has acquired Parcel Pro to bolster insurance of luxury goods shipments.

U.S. Postal Service Selects Vantiv for Payment Fraud Solution  Jun 19, 2015 9:45 AM By Mike O'Brien

CINCINNATI – Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that it has been selected by the United States Postal Service to provide a full suite of omnichannel payment solutions. Vantiv’s processing services will support the efficiency, scale and functionality required for […]

FedEx Misses on Top and Bottom Line in Q4  Jun 19, 2015 9:16 AM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx’ Q4 top and bottom line fell short of expectations, the latter impacted by pension accounting adjustments and a settlement with California drivers.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 18, 2015  Jun 18, 2015 12:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers, including Toys R Us, Amazon, HSN Inc. and Ace Hardware.

Borderfree Expands Global Ecommerce Platform and Services  Jun 18, 2015 10:10 AM By MCM Staff

Borderfree, which was recently acquired by Pitney Bowes, has added 120 markets, enabling global ecommerce retailers to localize the shopping experience for customers in long-tail markets around the world. Here’s why Borderfree believes emerging luxury markets such as Nigeria and Kazakhstan should be on cross-border retailers’ radar.

Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts  Jun 17, 2015 12:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the extent of consumer demand for same-day delivery remains an open question, activity and investment around it remains red hot.






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