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Winter Weather to Blame for FedEx Third Quarter Earnings  Mar 20, 2014 4:38 PM By Erin Lynch

FedEx said this week that its third quarter earnings took a direct hit thanks, in most part, to severe weather during the holiday shopping season.

The Risks and Rewards of Regional Parcel Carriers  Mar 20, 2014 2:08 PM By Daniela Forte

Is your company spending too much using national parcel carriers for air express and ground deliveries? There are options, according to Rob Martinez, president/CEO of Shipware, LLC.

Amazon Distribution Center Rejected in the Czech Republic  Mar 20, 2014 9:21 AM By Erin Lynch

The Associated Press is reporting that the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno, has rejected a plan by Amazon to build a distribution center in the region.

Men’s Wearhouse Launches Omnichannel Inventory Program  Mar 20, 2014 8:24 AM By MCM Staff

Customers can shop at over 900 stores from one location with Find-It App and Reserve Online, Pick up In-Store rollout.

USPS Teams Up with Sony Pictures to Promote The Amazing Spider-Man 2  Mar 18, 2014 2:06 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service’s Priority Mail will soon be hitting a theater near you after scoring a major product endorsement in Sony Picture’s highly anticipated summer blockbuster “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

Amazon to Open Fourth Fulfillment Center in Washington State  Mar 17, 2014 3:43 PM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has announced that it will soon open its fourth fulfillment center in Washington, this time just 20 miles outside of its Seattle headquarters

Drive Online and In-store Sales with Cross-Chain Fulfillment  Mar 17, 2014 1:47 PM By Daniela Forte

The key to success is not just technology, but accurate inventory allocation, intelligent order routing, in-store operations execution, and change management.

SmartHub Report Finds Delivery Times Nearly Doubled over Cyber Monday  Mar 17, 2014 11:54 AM By MCM Staff

So how did over 230 of the leading merchants fare during the 2013 Cyber Monday? This report analyzed retailers response to shipping and delivery timing, free shipping, promotions, returns and customer service.

Nearly 12% of Holiday Gifts Were Not Delivered On Time  Mar 16, 2014 10:47 AM By Tim Parry

But it does not appear to be the result of shippers pushing that last-chance offer as close as possible to Christmas.

Amazon Pushes Prime Price to $99  Mar 13, 2014 4:36 PM By Tim Parry

After about six weeks of speculation, Amazon has announced it will raise the annual membership fee for Prime to $99. So, what will the price increase mean for its competitors?






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