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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Here Come Increased Online Shipping Costs of Patio Furniture  Jun 01, 2016 3:12 PM By Gary Colangelo

As increased shipping costs for bulky items mount, does this spell the end of the line for ordering big-ticket items online? Certainly not, and here are some options that shippers can consider to address the issue.

13 Questions to Consider When Weighing a New Distribution Center  Jun 01, 2016 11:17 AM By Curt Barry

To do battle with Amazon, many DTC companies are looking to expand their distribution center network. But how do you weight the variables in terms of location, facility costs, inventory, transportation and shipping time, local labor and more? Here are 13 key points to consider in your decision process.

Get Operations, Drop Ship Vendors Ready Now for Holiday Peak Prep  May 27, 2016 9:23 AM By Peter Zaballos

With the spring season underway, you are likely already executing on your 2016 ecommerce initiatives. For most retailers, the goal is to be ready by back-to-school season so you can test your advancements prior to the holiday season. So spring is perfect timing to assess holiday peak prep and readiness.

Amazon to Open Second Fulfillment Center Outside Chicago  May 26, 2016 3:02 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon announced plans to open a second fulfillment center in Joliet, IL, outside Chicago, to complement one opened last year, as it continues to expand its massive network to service 50 million-plus Prime members and marketplace sellers with guaranteed two-day deliveries as well as same-day service.

Home Depot Blows Out Online Sales, Expands Home Delivery to All Stores  May 25, 2016 12:23 PM By Mike O'Brien

Home Depot delivered a solid Q1, including a 21.5% increase in online sales and success on a variety of supply chain and omnichannel fronts. See what else the “improving home improvement” company is doing right these days.

Alpha Industries Sees Growth of its Cross-Border Ecommerce Sales  May 24, 2016 4:58 PM By Mike O'Brien

Alpha Industries has seen gains in cross-border ecommerce sales and customer satisfaction after partnering with UPS i-parcel on international fulfillment. See what issues Alpha was facing, and how they were solved through outsourcing the handling of its international transactions.

DSTLD Sees Benefits of Outsourcing Its Fulfillment Operations  May 19, 2016 5:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

Ecommerce-only luxury denim seller DSTLD has seen the benefits of outsourcing its operations, including returns, allowing it to focus on growing its brand. See how the company transitioned from operating its own facility, saving on shipping and giving its customers hassle-free returns.

What to Look For in Selecting the Right 3PL Partner  May 17, 2016 5:09 PM By Jake Rheude

Hiring a third-party logistics provider (3PL) has become a popular option for ecommerce companies in recent years. But because finding the right one is so vital to the success of your ecommerce business, how should you go about evaluating the right options? Here are a few do’s and don’ts of the 3PL selection process.

Walmart to Offer Free Two-Day Shipping With Subscription Plan  May 12, 2016 3:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Again taking square aim at Amazon Prime, Walmart plans to offer free two-day shipping as part of its $50 a year ShippingPass program. See what else the retail giant has in the works as it looks to gain ground against its online rival.

U.S. Postal Service Again Posts Parcel Gains, But Overall Loss  May 10, 2016 10:19 AM By Mike O'Brien

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion in Q2, up $788 million or 4.7% from 2015. The increase was primarily due to an 11.4% gain in shipping and package volume and pricing changes. While the USPS keeps posting double-digit parcel gains, it continues to drown in pension-driven red ink, with a $2 billion quarterly net loss, up from $1.5 billion a year ago.






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