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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.

SkyMall Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection  Jan 23, 2015 4:02 PM By Tim Parry

The days of buying garden gnomes, orthopedic pet beds and assorted tchachkies from SkyMall, the iconic catalog found in airline seat-back pocket. SkyMall and its parent company, Xhibit Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona.

UPS Adds New Logistics Facilities in Germany, Netherlands  Jan 19, 2015 3:21 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS has added nearly 220,000 square feet to its European logistics operations, driven by growing demand from retail and high-tech customers.

Mobile Huge in Omnichannel Engagement, Retailers Report at NRF  Jan 15, 2015 3:00 PM By Mike O'Brien

Executives from Macy’s, Lowe’s and The Limited said the impact of mobile on omnichannel engagement has been huge and has progressed faster than expected.

Target to Close All 133 Stores in Canada  Jan 15, 2015 12:19 PM By Mike O'Brien

Target announced it was closing all 133 of its Canadian stores by the end of 2015, with plans to liquidate its assets.






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