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Localized Sales Help Fuel Digi-Key’s 2014 European Sales Growth  Oct 29, 2014 11:07 AM By Tim Parry

Digi-Key attributes this 26% sales growth to its continued global expansion of local sales and support resources and the strength of its next generation, hybrid distribution model which combines ecommerce savvy with personalized value-add services. Here’s a look at how Digi-Key’s global growth is driven.

Free Shipping Free-For-All  Oct 29, 2014 9:55 AM By Mike O'Brien

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, retailers are lining up in droves to offer “free” shipping to consumers as a promotional tool to drive sales.

5 Easy Ways to Make Returns Part of Your Holiday Season Game Plan  Oct 28, 2014 9:27 AM By Amine Khechfe

And while the thought of returns might make a retailer shudder, planning ahead can actually help increase sales long term.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Oct. 27, 2014  Oct 27, 2014 5:50 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced expansions and additions to retail distribution centers.

Free Returns, Cyber Monday Shipping Times Trending Up  Oct 27, 2014 5:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Innotrac is expanding its quantitative and qualitative studies of retail shipments and returns to include the pre-Christmas rush as well as Cyber Monday.

Retailers Preparing for Surge in Omnichannel Holiday Shopping  Oct 27, 2014 1:51 PM By MCM Staff

With expectations higher than ever for a merry omnichannel holiday season, retailers are assertively preparing their shipping operations to avoid delivery and service hiccups. According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey, more merchants are not going to push guaranteed deliveries to the brink this holiday season.

Newgistics Partners with wnDirect for Global Expansion  Oct 21, 2014 3:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

Newgistics partners with wnDirect to expand its parcel delivery and return service to 34 countries.

JD.com Launches Warehouse and Logistics Initiative in Time for Singles’ Day  Oct 21, 2014 2:51 PM By Daniela Forte

This initiative by JD.com will help process orders during Singles Day, and generates a spike in online shopping as people buy gifts for single friends.

Online Retailers Often Disconnected from Consumer Desires  Oct 21, 2014 12:13 PM By Mike O'Brien

Online retailers are giving consumers delivery options they don’t want, while not offering the ones they do, according to a new survey.

Alibaba Joins Global Shipping Effort  Oct 21, 2014 10:56 AM By Daniela Forte

Alibaba and China Shipping Group joined forces to establish a new logistic platform that enhances the efficiency of international trade and benefits both Chinese and Brazilian companies when it’s fully operational.






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