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Amazon Launches Same-Day Pickup in UK  Oct 15, 2014 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Expanding a service it has offered here overseas, Amazon has launched same-day parcel pickup in the UK through its delivery partner Connect Group.

Is Google a Threat to Amazon with New Membership Pricing?  Oct 14, 2014 1:50 PM By Daniela Forte

Google Express has challenged Amazon’s membership pricing by offering the service for $95 a year, while Amazon offers its Prime membership service for $99 a year.

Report: U.S. Same-Day Delivery Sales to Reach $4B by 2018  Oct 14, 2014 9:12 AM By Mike O'Brien

Multichannel Merchant talks to BI Intelligence senior analyst Cooper Smith about why he estimates U.S. same-day delivery sales will pass $4 billion by 2018.

UPS Access Point, My Choice Programs Expanded  Oct 13, 2014 12:46 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS Access Point pickup program is being expanded to all major U.S. metro areas by 2015. The company is also adding its My Choice program in 15 countries.

3 Kickstarter and Crowdfunding Order Fulfillment Tips  Oct 11, 2014 2:19 PM By Stephen Bulger

While fully funding a campaign on Kickstarter or Indiegogo is hard enough, that’s just half the battle, as post-campaign problems often occur with manufacturing and order fulfillment. So here are a few tips for the second half of that battle.

What to Make of Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Store Launch  Oct 11, 2014 1:00 PM By Tim Parry

What we know is that the Amazon store has two loading docks, and a tremendous amount of foot traffic. It’s speculated that Amazon will use the store as a same-day delivery hub, and to process returns.

Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment  Oct 09, 2014 2:42 PM By Mike O'Brien

There are several perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals. In this executive summary, several operations executives tell you how to address these challenges. Get your digital download today.

Your 2014 Guide to Order Management Systems  Oct 08, 2014 1:30 PM By Ernie Schell

Is it time to replace or upgrade your existing order management system? This comprehensive report of technology providers will help you compare and contrast various order management systems, and help guide your decision.

UPS Buys Global Ecommerce Firm i-parcel  Oct 07, 2014 2:02 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced today it has acquired U.S.-based global ecommerce enabler and logistics company i-parcel for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition complements UPS’s international cross-border logistics capabilities from the U.S. and U.K., now extending to more than 100 countries.

Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With  Oct 07, 2014 11:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

Concerning Alibaba’s global aspirations, the company has struck deals in 2014 with the French and Italian governments aimed at fostering ecommerce growth for merchants from those countries selling on Tmall, including providing them with enrollment support, online marketing and customer service support.






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