Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Google Express Expands in Midwest, Adds Grocery Delivery  Sep 11, 2015 12:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Google Express has expanded into 7 Midwestern states with overnight delivery, and plans to test out grocery delivery in San Francisco and another market.

Preparing Your DC for Holiday Peak: A Continuous Process  Sep 09, 2015 4:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

Holiday peak season represents up to 40% of retail sales in 6 weeks. What’s learned in that crucible can become part of a continuous DC improvement process.

Toys R Us Slashes Free Shipping Threshold from $49 to $19  Sep 09, 2015 11:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Toys R Us, ahead of the holiday crowd, slashed its free shipping threshold for Toys R Us and Babies R Us from $49 to $19 except for some heavy/large items.

Uber Reportedly Working with Retailers on Same-Day Delivery  Sep 09, 2015 10:26 AM By Mike O'Brien

Uber plans to provide dozens of retail and apparel brands in New York and San Francisco with same-day delivery, and is in talks with ecommerce platforms.

Ecommerce, Same-Day Delivery Driving More Spec DCs  Sep 04, 2015 1:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Driven by the growth in ecommerce and same-day delivery, more distribution centers are being built on spec as demand causes available space to tighten up.

Curbside Expands to New York, Tries Out New Light-Up Stations  Sep 02, 2015 1:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Pickup app Curbside has expanded to New York and Los Angeles, and is testing an updated pickup location with color-coded lights to signal shoppers.

Why is an Ecommerce Game-Changer  Aug 27, 2015 3:44 PM By MCM Staff

International airfreight comparison site ParcelHero, an ecommerce fulfilment specialist, says will be a game-changer in the industry, thanks to its unique cost saving approach to logistics.

Product Availability, On-Time Delivery Matter Most in Holiday Peak Shopping Season  Aug 27, 2015 2:51 PM By MCM Staff

Uncovering the latest insights into the online shopper’s expectations during the holiday shopping season, a new survey by eBay Enterprise and CFI Group reveals that consumers desire multiple ordering and more shipping options; while proving that product availability and late deliveries have the biggest impact on retailers’ bottom line.

DHL Continues Investment in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport  Aug 26, 2015 11:44 AM By Tim Parry

DHL is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of future growth generated by international shipping and global trade. Strong growth in international shipments in the U.S. and continued expansion of global trade are drivers for DHL’s positive business development.

Meeting Your Customer’s Expectations This Holiday Season  Aug 24, 2015 3:04 PM By Daniela Forte

Are you ready what your customers are expecting for holiday 2015? In this video, Ian MacDonald, director of ecommerce for Silver Star Brands talks about what he thinks customers will expect this holiday season.

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