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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

The ABCs of Preventing Shipping Damage, Part II  Dec 16, 2015 9:42 AM By Will O'Shea

Having products damaged in transit can’t be avoided entirely, but it can certainly be reduced. In the second and final installment, learn some valuable tips that will lessen the potential of shipping damage, improve customer satisfaction and limit unnecessary product returns.

Cyber Weekend Ecommerce Surge Slows Carrier Networks  Dec 14, 2015 4:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

Cyber Weekend, while a boon for retailers, hit UPS’ on-time performance, according to ShipMatrix. UPS says its network is operating as expected, most customers are getting packages on time, and it doesn’t put stock in ShipMatrix data. The company did say it experienced higher-than-expected volumes in some locations.

Report Identifies Digital Disruption in Global Post and Parcel Industry  Dec 10, 2015 10:46 AM By MCM Staff

Digital disruption is cutting across nearly every aspect of the global post and parcel industry, including the customer experience and last-mile delivery.

Retailers Matching Supply and Demand of Holiday Merchandise  Dec 10, 2015 10:27 AM By MCM Staff

December’s import cargo volume at major container ports will be the same as 2014 as stores bring in the last round of holiday merchandise, the NRF said.

The ABCs of Preventing Shipping Damage, Part I  Dec 08, 2015 5:50 PM By Will O'Shea

Breaking up may be hard to do, but breaking products in transit is all too easy. Part 1 of this series offers lots of great tips to prevent shipping damage.

Increased Shipping Costs Continue to Affect Merchants  Dec 08, 2015 3:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

Shipping costs are continuing to rise for ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants using the major carriers. What are they doing to address the issue?

DSW Launches In-Store Pickup and Ship-to-Store  Dec 08, 2015 2:35 PM By MCM Staff

eBay Enterprise, an omnichannel commerce provider, announced Designer Shoe Warehouse , a footwear and accessory retailer, successfully implemented eBay Enterprise In-Store Pickup and Ship-to Store in 467 stores.

Is Your Customer Service Performance Building Confidence and Loyalty?  Dec 08, 2015 10:59 AM By Curt Barry

What are you doing in customer service to keep folks happy? What are the metrics and are you hitting service levels? Here are some key points to consider.

Smaller Boxes, Bigger Rewards: How to Survive the Holidays in Ecommerce  Dec 04, 2015 3:38 PM By Ken Chrisman

To save ecommerce shipping costs this holiday season, the right box size, packaging materials and knowing what customers want are important considerations.

Editor’s Notebook: Cyber Weekend BOPIS Went Smoothly… Kinda…  Dec 02, 2015 8:51 AM By Tim Parry

Buy online, pick up in store… Seems pretty easy from the customer point of view, and seems pretty complicated from a retailer’s perspective. And during the holiday season, omnichannel shopping should be nerve-racking for everyone. But truth be told, my BOPIS experience over Cyber Weekend 2015 went pretty well, for the most part. Any glitches […]






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