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Online retailers are sprinting towards the day when they can offer consumers products anytime, anywhere and as quickly and affordable as possible. In the next few months we will see many big ecommerce players continue to pour funding into delivery projects that will bring instant gratification to the consumer. Here is a look at just some of those projects and tops trends we can expect to see for package shipping in 2014.
International sales from U.S. ecommerce retailers will jump from $11 billion in 2014 to almost $50 billion by 2020, according to a report by OC&C Strategy Consultants.
Men’s Wearhouse extends its reach to existing customers who live outside the United States by offering international shipping.
Walmart Canada announced that it will invest close to $500 million over the next 12 months in an effort to expand its network and its distribution and ecommerce operations.
Adyen sees total mobile growth of 55% year-over-year. Tablets are the preferred device for high value payments. Retail sector sees 36% growth in transaction volume.
With the launch of its new ecommerce site, Canadian home décor and housewares retailer, Bouclair Home, has announced a new omnichannel initiative including buy online, pickup in-store, and buy online and return in-store.
DHL announced plans to resume foreign package delivery in Russia after reaching an agreement with custom officials. Russian express delivery shipments from DHL and FedEx to individual Russian customers had been suspended on Jan. 23 because of stricter customs regulations and procedures.
Over 400 UK merchants have said that they do not want a repeat of the recent data breaches that have occurred in the US to occur in their country.
Flip Flop Shops announced a master franchise agreement with Middle East fashion leader, Al Mana Fashion Group, W.L.L., that includes significant global expansion with the development of 50 Flip Flop Shops retail locations throughout the region, including shops in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman.
IBM has announced the results of a new study entitled which found that while nearly 87 percent of African IT leaders rank new technologies such as analytics, cloud, mobile and social media as being critical to business success, however, only 53% are pushing forward with adoption.