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DHL Invests 30.5 million Euros in New South Africa Facilities  Oct 30, 2014 11:43 AM By Mike O'Brien

DHL is investing 30.5 million Euros in its supply chain and global forwarding divisions in South Africa to support businesses operating in the region.

The Same-day Delivery Reality  Oct 29, 2014 4:03 PM By Daniela Forte

It’s safe to say that same-day delivery isn’t a passing trend: vendors and carriers are listening by expanding their reach to major areas to make same-day delivery a reality.

Localized Sales Help Fuel Digi-Key’s 2014 European Sales Growth  Oct 29, 2014 11:07 AM By Tim Parry

Digi-Key attributes this 26% sales growth to its continued global expansion of local sales and support resources and the strength of its next generation, hybrid distribution model which combines ecommerce savvy with personalized value-add services. Here’s a look at how Digi-Key’s global growth is driven.

Free Shipping Free-For-All  Oct 29, 2014 9:55 AM By Mike O'Brien

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, retailers are lining up in droves to offer “free” shipping to consumers as a promotional tool to drive sales.

5 Easy Ways to Make Returns Part of Your Holiday Season Game Plan  Oct 28, 2014 9:27 AM By Amine Khechfe

And while the thought of returns might make a retailer shudder, planning ahead can actually help increase sales long term.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Oct. 27, 2014  Oct 27, 2014 5:50 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced expansions and additions to retail distribution centers.

Free Returns, Cyber Monday Shipping Times Trending Up  Oct 27, 2014 5:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Innotrac is expanding its quantitative and qualitative studies of retail shipments and returns to include the pre-Christmas rush as well as Cyber Monday.

Retailers Preparing for Surge in Omnichannel Holiday Shopping  Oct 27, 2014 1:51 PM By MCM Staff

With expectations higher than ever for a merry omnichannel holiday season, retailers are assertively preparing their shipping operations to avoid delivery and service hiccups. According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey, more merchants are not going to push guaranteed deliveries to the brink this holiday season.

Newgistics Partners with wnDirect for Global Expansion  Oct 21, 2014 3:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

Newgistics partners with wnDirect to expand its parcel delivery and return service to 34 countries.

JD.com Launches Warehouse and Logistics Initiative in Time for Singles’ Day  Oct 21, 2014 2:51 PM By Daniela Forte

This initiative by JD.com will help process orders during Singles Day, and generates a spike in online shopping as people buy gifts for single friends.






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