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Deliv Acquires NYC Same-Day Provider Zipments  Nov 12, 2015 9:27 AM By Mike O'Brien

Same-day delivery provider Deliv is continuing its market expansion plan by acquiring New York same-day company Zipments, after acquiring WeDeliver in June.

Here Are The 2015 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for UPS, FedEx, and the USPS  Nov 10, 2015 2:07 PM By Tim Parry

A busy holiday season is a good thing for any ecommerce business. Orders flow in and revenues rise, but the holidays also pose a serious shipping challenge. Adhering to the major carriers’ holiday 2015 shipping deadlines will help you put a smile on your customers’ faces.

Ports See Dramatic Difference From Last Year as Holiday Merchandise Arrives  Nov 10, 2015 1:35 PM By MCM Staff

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 8.3% this month over the same time last year as consumers begin their holiday shopping. That’s a dramatic difference from this time last year, the National Retail Federation says.

Free Trumps Speed for Holiday Shipping Policies  Nov 10, 2015 1:27 PM By MCM Staff

Free shipping is the top priority for shoppers when it comes to retail policies, with 72% of responding consumers planning to take full advantage, according to Deloitte’s 30th annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends.

Amazon Seen As Primed for Move into Logistics, Transportation  Nov 06, 2015 2:54 PM By Mike O'Brien

With Amazon reportedly looking to make its disruption move soon in the logistics game, what is their rationale, and how would it affect the major carriers?

U.S. Postal Service Projecting 10.5% Increase in Holiday Packages  Nov 05, 2015 1:45 PM By MCM Staff

The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver about 600 million packages this holiday season, up 10.5% over 2014, while hiring 30,000 to meet the peak demand.

Sterling Partners Introduces new eBay Enterprise Company  Nov 03, 2015 2:58 PM By MCM Staff

The combined operations portions of eBay Enterprise and Innotrac will have more than 7,500 employees, operate 27 distribution centers and six customer service sites across North America and Europe.

Improving Your Project Management with the Right Software  Nov 03, 2015 11:16 AM By Curt Barry

Typical software tools today combine collaborative content tools and project management tools. Here’s why collaboration and project management is a “mind set”, and should not be an opinion to allow managers to work outside the system.

Delivery Confirmation Can Keep Customers from Disappearing  Nov 01, 2015 8:41 AM By Emma Stone

Confirmation of delivery not only builds consumer confidence and reduces queries to customer service, it can also provide a fantastic opportunity to encourage repeat orders and build a stronger relationship with your customer.

Week In Review: REI Says No to Black Friday  Oct 30, 2015 2:23 PM By MCM Staff

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, outdoor clothing and equipment retailer REI wants its customers to #OptOutside. Won’t REI lose a lot of money? Probably not, and here’s why. Also, here’s a look at the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world last week.






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