eBay has acquired U.K.-based same-day delivery courier service Shutl, and will use the acquisition to boost its eBay Now to 25 markets by the end of 2014. Financial terms of the Oct. 22 deal have not been disclosed.
Shippers are continually focused on globalization, competition and shifting economic conditions in an increasingly global marketplace, leaving many to re-evaluate their supply chain strategies, according to 18th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study.
Ecommerce companies that invest in shipping extras, such as speedy delivery times, vast fulfillment networks and free shipping are seeing surprising returns through customer loyalty, referrals and positive reviews. So what’s holding the rest back?
Smart retailers have been preparing for Holiday 2013 for months, putting new omnichannel shopping experiences in place to entice customers to their sites and stores. Done right, online-offline initiatives – such as in-store pickup, mobile apps, and in-store kiosks – herald a rebirth of retail. But done badly, omnichannel programs alienate shoppers and damage your brand.
Amazon is expected to hire more than 70,000 full-time seasonal employees across its U.S. fulfillment centers for the holiday season in order to meet the increase in customer demand, a 40% increase over 2012, according to a press release.
Neiman Marcus announced its plan to offer free shipping and free returns permanently in its Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores and online.
Google announced that its Google Shopping Express, a same-day delivery service, is now available to everyone in the Bay area from San Francisco to San Jose, according to a press release.
After a one year test program, Amazon has decided to remove its lockers from both Staples Inc. and RadioShack Corp. Both retailers have said the delivery program either didn’t meet it’s criteria or match up with its fulfillment strategy.
Same-day Delivery has come to Canada. Canada Post announced Tuesday that it launched a pilot program in the greater Toronto area that will provide evening delivery of products ordered earlier that day from select online retailers. Canada Post said in a press release that Delivered Tonight will be available to a limited number of greater Toronto […]
Even though the holiday season is almost here, there is still time to prepare for the rush. Merchants are actively getting ready for what many believe will be a busy holiday season. Here are five holiday shipping tips worth implementing.