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DHL Global Mail in the Americas Rebrands as DHL eCommerce  Nov 14, 2014 12:58 PM By Tim Parry

This rebranding and the new solutions DHL eCommerce is offering customers is a response to projections of significant growth in ecommerce worldwide in the coming years, especially in emerging markets. Here’s more about the rebranding, and what it means for B2C merchants who want to reach global customers.

Macy’s Sees Omnichannel, Same-Day Delivery as Competitive Advantage  Nov 13, 2014 2:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

Macy’s Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet told analysts the company’s retail network gives it an advantage in the ever-more-crowded same-day delivery sweepstakes, as well as in omnichannel fulfillment.

Uber Snatches Google’s Same-Day Delivery Head  Nov 10, 2014 3:24 PM By Daniela Forte

Google confirmed that Tom Fallows, the head of Google Express, its same-day delivery service is leaving for Uber, a car-hailing service. See what this will mean for Google Express.

Amazon Testing Taxi Delivery Via Flywheel  Nov 10, 2014 10:49 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon has begun testing package delivery in San Francisco and Los Angeles, see what this could mean for them.

USPS to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During Holiday Season  Nov 06, 2014 1:41 PM By Daniela Forte

With online retailers shipping more products to their customers, the demand for package service has grown. The USPS is adding package delivery on Sundays to prepare for the heavy shipping season.

Retailers Get a Jump Start on the Holiday Season  Nov 05, 2014 3:18 PM By Daniela Forte

Last weekend as I was shopping at HomeGoods, I came across a few people at the checkout who were all saying the same thing: It seems like the holiday shopping season is starting earlier and earlier each year.

Holiday Shipping 2014  Nov 04, 2014 2:08 PM By Daniela Forte

Want to know which carrier will be open, closed or have changed service this holiday season? This infographic by ShipStation, gives all this information to help retailers get orders and presents out on time.

“Open to Sell” – The New School Approach to Inventory Management  Nov 04, 2014 10:10 AM By Andy Moser

Strategic inventory management is imperative for all retailers – especially thought already in distress – which could make or break the biggest revenue generating time of year. See what approaches to take with your inventory management.

Walmart Offers Free Shipping on Top 100 Items through Dec. 20  Nov 03, 2014 3:06 PM By Mike O'Brien

In its never-ending ecommerce battle with rival Amazon, Walmart announced the availability of free shipping on its top 100 gifts, as selected by its buyers, through Dec. 20.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 3, 2014  Nov 03, 2014 12:18 PM By Mike O'Brien

Here’s is O+F’s latest listing of recently announced expansions and additions of retail and ecommerce distribution centers.






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