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Given the 2013 holiday shipping debacle, UPS and FedEx have taken great pains to ensure there isn’t a repeat performance this season.
In an effort to lure more holiday season shoppers, Best Buy announced it was offering free two-day shipping on thousands of online items.
Amazon is once again pushing the ecommerce envelope, testing out the use of bicycle couriers in New York as part of a service called Amazon Prime Now, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The service will provide delivery of some items purchased on Amazon.com in an hour or two, the Journal said it had been told by an unnamed source.
In the wake of a Thanksgiving fire that destroyed a distribution center outside Cleveland, 1-800-Flowers.com is doing all it can to make customers happy.
In September, the United States Postal Service introduced new, lower rates on Priority Mail service for online retailers. On the surface, the change sounds like good news for ecommerce providers’ holiday shipping programs. But here’s what the USPS’s new rates really mean for online retailers.
The same technology that helped converge inventory levels has evolved and is now actually able to automate inventory management and fulfillment. By removing reliance on employees to track inventory, this makes mistakes less likely and allows order fulfillment from any location to orders on any channel. Thus omnichannel fulfillment is enabled, providing higher service levels to customers, more streamlined inventory management for retailers, and less stock tied up in expensive warehouses. Many retailers find that they are able to eliminate warehouses entirely and have retail locations function as mini-distribution centers.
A quick primer on imminent dimensional weight pricing changes from UPS and FedEx, how to calculate them, and what you can do if your business is affected.
Regional carrier OnTrac, announced a new service, DirectPost, which will enable it to provide next-day and two-day ecommerce shipping at postal rates.
Can you pilot a drone? Then Amazon Prime Air wants you! Amazon is looking for flight operations and certification personnel for flight testing its UAS technologies. Here’s a look into Amazon’s next step toward making same-day delivery by drone a reality.
This rebranding and the new solutions DHL eCommerce is offering customers is a response to projections of significant growth in ecommerce worldwide in the coming years, especially in emerging markets. Here’s more about the rebranding, and what it means for B2C merchants who want to reach global customers.
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